Sony PXW-FS5 Review

Sony PXW-FS5 Review

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Lens for Sony PXW-FS5

zerovision's picture

I enjoyed reading your article about the FS5, a camera I recently purchased, but since I am new at video I went with the kit lens. You mentioned that it was not a very good lens, but did not list a lens you would prefer. I have heard other experts talk about Canon glass as being preferred by them and I have been a Canon shooter for a few years and have the 70-200 f/2.8L mark ii, the 85 f/1.2L mark II and the 17-40 f/4. I've used the first two with the FS5 and a Commlite adapter. I have not been able to commit to the Metabones adapter since everything I have read about it indicates it has difficulty with auto focus. I was happy with the results of the 70-200, but I had the 85 set at 1.3 so it was difficult to follow the subject and keep it in focus. I felt that the kit lens would be easy to work with while learning about the FS5. Please list what lenses would be the best for the FS5 and there are really good Sony lenses that are ideal for the camera without weighing more that the camera itself.
Thank you