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Photo & Video for sports - 14-140 better than 45-200mm?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by sigamy, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. sigamy

    sigamy Mu-43 Regular

    134
    Dec 4, 2012
    I often shoot kids sports and I need a super zoom to get close to the action from the sidelines. I've been living with the 45-200mm but I'm seeing times where having the wide view of the 14-140mm would be very nice.

    I'm wondering what comes with the 14-140's "HD" badging? I know it has near slient autofocus...is there more? would it be noticeably faster in AF for moving subjects than the 45-200mm in video?

    If you had a choice between the two which would you get?

    I try to do a 50/50 mix of video and stills. I'm using a GH2. My other lenses are the 14-42mm kit, PL 25mm and a Nikon 50mm f/1.8.
     
  2. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

    836
    Feb 29, 2012
    I have the 14-140, but not the 45-200. It works very well for video with that range. I also have the 45-175z which is nice since it's internal zooming, so you can get very smooth zooms.

    Both lenses will keep up in AF just fine.