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Advice for a starter please: I’m shooting a short documentary. It’s on the fly and I’ll be following a party of people on an expedition, so I won’t be able to do a huge amount of planning.
I’ve got a sony a7s and I have Â£600/$800 for a lens. Should I go for a versatile but very bulky second hand 4 yr old canon I’ve found, it’s a F2.8 24-80, with my metabones adaptor. It’s very heavy but useul. Hpw does that compare to getting a new sony F1.8 55m? They’re similar prices (Â£550). The first is versatile but bulky, the second, lighter but limited shooting.
I’ll be grateful for your suggestions.
Given the facts of the shoot as you describe it, I’d opt for the versatility of the f2.8 24-80 over the fixed lens. It will give you more opportunity to remain unobtrusive while filming and will enhance your ability to compose your shots on the fly.