This video shows the SLR Magic 25mm F1.4, 35mm F1.2, 50mm F1.1, 75mm F1.4 in action. Unfortunately it’s not labeled for which lens is used for which segment. Nonetheless it shows the general look you can get from these excellent budget lenses. We find the 50mm to be the weakest link. The camera is the Sony A7R II.
Unlike our last post where we stated the version II of the Panasonic lens is the better choice, this video indicates that version I may be the better option for video shooters (and cheaper):
The following review covers both stills and video, but as you will see, if you need a long, cheap, and relatively small zoom lens for 4K video, then the Panasonic 100-300mm version II is a viable choice:
We generally don’t like going beyond 24mm for wideness on video, and even at 24mm when things come to close to the lens they start to appear abnormal in a way the viewer will notice. Yet one cannot make hard rules for film making and ultrawides can produce speciality looks as like seen here:
Cinema 5D has released a post and a video comparing the Zeiss Batis 18mm, Batis 25mm and the Loxia 21mm for gimbal work. We find 24mm is about as wide as we like to go for video without having to spend a lot of effort to keep things looking natural and undistorted. The camera used was the Sony A7s II.