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Under 10lbs, under $5000, favorite all-purpose zoom?


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#1 Andrew Payne

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Posted 27 May 2016 - 12:04 PM

I'm familiar with quite a few of them, and I'm excited about the new Canon lens announced at NAB this year (the 18-80).

 

But I'm curious if if anyone can suggest a nice all-purpose zoom that can be bought used.  Something that can manage interviews, then stay on the camera for b-roll.

 

S35 coverage.


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#2 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 09:36 AM

The only S35mm zooms you're going to find in that price range are the new Tokina cinema zooms (16-28mm and 50-135mm), used Red zoom lenses (18-50mm, 17-50mm), and the cheaper stills lens rehousings like the GL Optics 18-35mm Sigma rehousing.

 

And that's pretty much it I'm afraid.


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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 09:58 AM

Absence of something like this is a long standing problem.

 

Canon launched their 18-80mm zoom at NAB. They'll sell lots, but it seems slightly too compromised in terms of speed and ergonomics to me.


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