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lens recommendations for short films?

Discussion in 'Filmmaking' started by Pesca, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. Pesca

    Pesca New to Mu-43

    Aug 20, 2014
    Hi all,

    Just looking for some feedback regarding the lenses that I currently have vs ones I should look into getting.

    I recently bought a barely used secondhand Lumix G6 (previously had a GH2) and I'm interested in making short films ( interviews, documentaries, random artsy stuff etc..some handheld, some with a tripod).

    I've got 3 micro 4/3 lenses at the moment - 20mm f/1.7 Lumix, the 14-42mm Lumix kit lens, 45mm f/1.8 Olympus. I also have a and a manual legacy lens which I plan on keeping around - a Pentax-M 1.7 50mm.

    I guess I'm looking for feedback on what lens would complement the 20mm panny and the 45mm Oly for filmmaking. I'm debating whether I should sell the 14-42 kit lens and possibly buy a longer zoom lens. Up until now the main reason I've been holding onto it is because it's the only one of the 3 with OIS. I do a bit of still photography here and there, but my primary interest is in video. I'm on a fairly tight budget, so secondhand is fine. I'm wondering if there's anything out there that might go for $200 or under secondhand that would complement the two prime lenses that I already have (and the kit zoom lens if it's worth holding onto).

    Thanks :) 
  2. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    I would say 'something stabilised'. As for focal length, that depends on how you like framing your shots...
  3. Lobbamobba

    Lobbamobba Mu-43 Veteran

    May 15, 2013
    I think your pretty covered with focal lengths. If you want something longer a 60/2.8 from Sigma is nice and cheap.
    Another way to go is adapter and get some really cheap Minolta lenses.
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