what lens to use for low-light video?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Steven, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    I used the 20mm/1.7 because it's the brightest lens I have. However it does seem to hunt a bit for focus sometimes (unnecessarily?). I also have the 14mm/2.5 . Would it be better with quicker focus? Would it be worth it giving up some light for?
    I do prefer the longer reach of the 20mm. Would it be better to use manual focus to prevent the lens from focusing back and forth during the video?


    Examples :smile: :2thumbs::

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/H-wh9wtI8rY?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MsTXALkvXLg?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    btw, is it just me or does the guy in the first video look like Alec Baldwin in a wig? :rofl:
  2. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Real Name:
    Promit Roy