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Old March 20th, 2011, 01:28 PM   #16
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Re: What Focal Lengths For Interviews

Usually, the zoom is preferred because it's an unobtrusive tool. Once we start the interview, I'm invisible.
If I stop to switch lenses, it draws attention to the camera. Now, if the F3 had a turret...
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Old March 20th, 2011, 10:14 PM   #17
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I know primes are preferred in many applications. Interviews where you need to change your FOV a few times is one of those times where I prefer to use a zoom lens.

Personally I am usually in the 80-150mm range most of the time. I prefer to shoot longer when space allows because I'm further back and not distracting. I prefer the look of a longer lens on faces. Especially if I'm working with people with prominent facial features if ya know what I mean. A bit of depth compression can be flattering.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 03:09 PM   #18
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I like Thierry use the Nikon 80-200 2.8 when a client is in need of varied FOV's, but I prefer the ZEISS ZF 85 F1.4, or the 50mm. My 50 is the macro type which is a slower F2.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 03:27 PM   #19
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There should be a Zeiss 35mm 1.4 out soon.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 03:29 PM   #20
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My ideal zoom would be. But 29K
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Old March 21st, 2011, 04:52 PM   #21
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My ideal zoom would be. But 29K
Lets start a fund to help me buy this lens. 'Premiere' level of donations start at $1000 and get you pictures of the lens on a F3 :)
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Old March 21st, 2011, 05:51 PM   #22
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Hi Dennis,
Is it the lens that's light-weight, or just your wallet after buying it?
Actually seems like a decent 'wide zoom range' for hand-held, but doubtless unweildy, and too short for most of your interviews.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 07:31 PM   #23
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D, yes hand held as well as a good production wide to median. When you use the 5D for a while and then migrate to the F3, the 16mm-35mm Canon is missed. And yes I know the reduction factor plays into this. But imagine someone gifting you this lens. Ill be renting from Able/Fletcher as needed. In the mean time the Zeiss 18mm 3.5 will do,... until the Sony zoom arrives.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 07:54 PM   #24
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Re: What Focal Lengths For Interviews

I found the Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 on the F3 to be a pretty good alternative to Canon's 16-35 F2.8 I use on a 5D. It's a bit shorter than the Canon but it's a very good looking lens and the built quality, ergonomics and price are quite good. My all around lens for handheld work is Sigma 17-50 F2.8. Nice and light.

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Old March 21st, 2011, 08:34 PM   #25
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T, Thanks, Ill try it out.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 08:38 PM   #26
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For Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Size Sensors
How does that affect the F3 sensor/ FOV
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Old March 21st, 2011, 08:42 PM   #28
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Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size or 35mm SLR cameras. Perhaps yo mean a different version.

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Old March 21st, 2011, 08:57 PM   #29
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The sensor size on the F3 is comparable to APS-C sensor size, no vigneting will occur.

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Old March 22nd, 2011, 08:44 AM   #30
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Thierry any footage from F3 using the Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 that you can share or the Sigma 17_50mm_F2_8_EX_DC ?
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