Fancy giving your videos a more professional and cinematic feel? Pro videographer Paul Lewis runs through the limitations of kit lenses, the benefits of cine lenses and the key feature he always looks for when buying a new optic.
Want the perfect lens for video? Here are our recommendations
You can use standard photographic lenses for video recording, such as Canon's EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM and EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM II. These will give professional results and provide flexibility when switching from stills to video. Lenses designed specifically for video will have actual light transmission indicated in T-stops and may have declicked aperture rings that can be adjusted smoothly and silently while recording.