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Old October 17th, 2014, 08:20 PM   #1
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URSA: Lens Options (Low cost, high-enough quality)

I'm excited about the apparent versatility and low cost of the URSA platform, and I'd really like to buy these and the ATEM mixer to have an almost-complete BMD system, but I'm really curious about lens options. I'm not married to any of the mounts, but if I recommend that a church invest in a BMD Studio Cameras + URSA system for live video production, it'd be nice to standardize on a mount. I would need to pick lenses that make full use of the camera's electronic lens control capability (no handicapping the camera). Basically, I'm wondering if there's an unofficial "kit lens" for this camera?

Any thoughts on lens choice for EF, PL, or B4?
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Old October 26th, 2014, 03:12 PM   #2
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Re: URSA: Lens Options (Low cost, high-enough quality)

I did more research after this. Please disregard this thread.
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Old October 26th, 2014, 05:46 PM   #3
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What did you conclude?
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Old October 27th, 2014, 04:41 PM   #4
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Re: URSA: Lens Options (Low cost, high-enough quality)

It's too bad the Sony powered zoom wouldn't run on this, that'd be a decent cheap match for the form factor. Maybe a Sony mount will be in the future works.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 05:32 PM   #5
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What did you conclude?
I discovered that Blackmagic listed three (now four) Micro Four-Thirds lenses on its website which are reasonably priced. I figured that these were as close to a kit lens as I was going to get for the Studio Camera.

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The following lenses are currently supported for Blackmagic Studio Cameras and can be controlled with a supported LANC controller:

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4.0-5.6 Zoom OIS Lens
Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 ED M.Zuiko EZ Micro 4/3 Lens
Olympus 14-42mm M.Zuiko f/3.5-5.6 Digital ED EZ Lens
I decided that if BMD ever integrated that Camera Converter into the URSA with the remote control features enabled, then I would begin considering recommending the URSA for live event multi-camera productions.
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