Lenses for Handheld B-Roll?

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  1. 0ptics

    0ptics TPF Noob!

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    Hello,

    Just some background, new to FF and got the XT3 (switched from Nikon). I shoot landscape & travel stills, but want to shoot short handheld B-roll/slow-mo cinematic videos; I am brand new to videography and so starting from square one.

    I picked up the 10-24 f/4 OIS. I want the 16-55 f/2.8 for the flexibity of wide landscapes & bokeh/shallow DOF stills. My prev APS-C Nikon, I used 12-24mm f/4 & 17-55mm f/2.8 for stills only.

    My main question is since XT3 doesn't have IBIS, how essential is it for handheld B-roll vids? Should I get the non-OIS 16-55mm because of its flexiblity for stills & video; esp at 55mm is handheld usable??? Or non-f/2.8 zoom that has OIS for video (kit 18-55 or 18-135mm) AND a wide prime for stills (16 or 23 or 35mm 1.4)? I know this decision is obviously up to me, but again I know nothing about videography & have no experience lol.

    Anticipated lens set up:

    Still Photography
    -10-24 OIS
    -16 or 23 or 35 1.4 non-OIS

    Videography
    -10-24 OIS & 18-55 OIS or 18-135 OIS
    or
    -10-24 OIS & 16-55 2.8 non-OIS

    Thank you, I'd really appreciate the input!


     
  2. Gary A.

    Gary A. Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The XT3 is an APS-C.
     
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    JonA_CT TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I had really good luck with the XT-2 and 18-55mm 2.8-4.

    Everything inside the manufacturing facility and most of it in the brewhouse was more or less hand held with that combo in this video:



    I’m not a videographer, and my friend who edited isn’t either, haha, but it was very usable for us.
     
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    Solarflare No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Video that isnt stabilized otherwise (which is what professionals do) benefits from image stabilization, yes.
     

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