April 28, 2015 at 4:01AM

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A Prime Lens with a non-fixed zoom OR A Fixed Zoom lens

Hey guys,
i still studying film making hoping i can start making some short movies and documentary stuff soon , so i picked up the GH3 and the BMPCC with the Rokinon 12mm f2.0 ( not the cin ) , now i'm looking for a zoom lens that can help me cover a wide range and gives a good quality and I'm getting kind of overwhelmed with the amount of options so I'm here looking for suggestions.

my question is :
1- should i keep the Rokinon and get on of those ( and which one you recommend ? )
- Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 II ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S ( 165$)
- Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ ( 345$)
- Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Ver. II R, Interchangeable Lens (300$)

2- or i should sell my Rokinon 12mm f2.0 and get the Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm/F2.8 ( if it will be enough ! )
i wish i could have the chance to try any of those lenses or the money to have a lot of lenses in my kit but in my country i can't put my hand on any of them and i'm on a budget :)

I appreciate any help you guys might offer, I'm totally lost.
Thanks.

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The Panasonic 14-42mm version 2 zoom lens is quite good ( do NOT buy the version 1 lens because it's soft in the telephoto range ) or the Panasonic 12-32mm f/3.5 - 5.6 zoom lens is also quite good.

I would keep your Rokinon lens and get either one of these two zoom lenses.

April 28, 2015 at 11:30AM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Just FYI, you should never use a variable aperture lens for video. You want a fixed aperture like a 2.8, not 3.5-5.6. That is why when you zoom in the image gets darker, not acceptable for video only for photography unless you are making home movies.

NinjaMonkey

May 12, 2015 at 8:07AM

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