August 27, 2016 at 12:53PM

You voted '-1'.

what lenses to buy for bmpcc for shooting product demo videos from closeby?

I need to shoot product videos / demos from closeby (1-2 meters distance) in varying light conditions and want to know what lenses are must haves for my bmpcc. I already have these two lenses:

Olympus 9mm 1:8.0 Fish Eye Body Cap Lens
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm 1:1.8

I also have this adapter

Nikon to Micro Four Thirds,K&F Concept® Lens Mount Adapter Nikon G Lens to Micro 4 3 Adapter Nikon G AF-S F Lens to Micro 4/3 M4/3 Mount Adapter Nikon G-M4/3

And I have a cheapo kit lens that came with my Nikon DX10 camera years ago. I think it's this one -

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras

The problem with the lenses I have is that I can't seem to cover all situations when shooting video. I want a high quality image and a lens that is easy and quick to work with and covers all situations.

I am not using this camera to shoot portraits or interviews or outside scenery. This is mostly indoor shooting.

I've read online about the Sigma 18-35mm with speedbooster people are raving about but since i'm a novice video maker and I'd rather get some advice before spending serious money on lenses.

Ideally I'd like to spend less than $300 on this new lens i'm planning to buy.


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I infer from the above that 25mm is not wide enough for your tastes, and that you are not happy with cheap zoom lens quality. With a price point of $300, there's approximately one option to consider: a Samyang 12mm f2.0 lens (with silver finish). This lens by no means meets the criteria of "a high quality image and a lens that is easy and quick to work with and covers all situations." Heck, I have a dozen Canon L lenses and they don't meet that criteria in all cases! But if you are looking to keep working in a confined space a need a wide-angle lens, the 12mm is one option. For $399 there's a 10mm f2.0 lens that might also do the trick. My suggestion: learn to work with the tools that are available.

August 27, 2016 at 2:42PM


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