Question by Izayaa™: Can I film video with a 50mm lens?
I am going to be purchasing a DSLR camera, the Canon EOS Rebel T3. But, I wanted to just purchase the body and the Canon’s 50mm f/1.8 lens because it would come out cheaper and I planned on keeping a 50mm lens as my main lens anyways. The 50mm lens suits what I’ll be doing with my photography (mainly portraits and street photography).
BUT, I also want to shoot videos. I’ll mainly be shooting just still videos of me playing piano, but also like if I’m making short films, I was wondering if I can still film with this lens? Like, would I still be able to do the focusing in the video? I like the focus.
Answer by elfo
I saw some video tutorials, they suggested to use 50 mm f/1.8 for those who had low budgets. I’ve also seen the videos created with it and they were not bad. it’s a great starter lens due to its cheapness, the problems are low light performance and sharpness (sometimes leaves a lot to be desired) but all depends on what you want to create. It would work fine if you were using a friction-based follow focus.
50mm 1.4 should be better.
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