September 8, 2014 at 8:02AM


Blackmagic Studio Camera - What lens-options are there?

I am looking at buying a live-video setup with 3 cameras, an BMD ATEM and some other accessories - but I´m struggling with camera-choice. I would love to go for the new BMD Studio Cameras (, but I can´t find any affordable lens that covers a proper zoom-range. Alternatives are prosumer-camcorders like the Sony HXR-NX5P (, but with that You wouldn´t have the integrated CCU-Control over the ATEM, no integrated Intercom & Tally-Solution and You wouldn´t have the image quality of the BMD Studio Camera.

I´d love to hear if anyone is using the BMD Studio Camera, and with what lenses, and what other things I have to think of.

Thanks in advance!


What zoom range do you want and does it need to be ENG style?

September 8, 2014 at 8:25AM

You voted '+1'.
Alex Smith

A zoom-range above 10x would be great. If You mean remote zoom-and focus control by ENG-style than yes!

Vincens von Bibra

September 8, 2014 at 8:37AM

Your best bet might be getting some MFT zooms with a control system such as this one:

However I don't really know what your budget is. Most ENG lenses are quite expensive and you would have to adapt to MFT as well.

Alex Smith

September 8, 2014 at 11:16AM

I guess that´s out of the Budget already for just the Controller. I would be willing to spend a Little more than 3000$ for lens including remotes, but not much more.
Thanks for Your answer though.

Vincens von Bibra

September 8, 2014 at 11:19AM, Edited September 8, 11:19AM

Moments like these make me wish we knew who votes up or down. Like where do you get off thumb-downing a question? I dare those people to come here and explain why they did that.

September 9, 2014 at 4:53PM


You can use JVC lenses. They have 1.8 with tele and normal.

September 29, 2014 at 11:40PM

Ragüel Cremades
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