Today on the Youtube education channel, we talk about our favourite lenses and how we use them. Lenses are probably the best and most important investment any cinematographer can make. While its simplest role is to focus the light from a scene onto the camera sensor, a good lens will significantly reduce flare and internal reflections, minimize distortion and chromatic aberration, all while boosting colour and contrast. Best of all? While your camera body may only last 2–3 years, good glass barely depreciates and, if cared for properly, there’s no reason why a lens shouldn’t last for 20 years or more.
Gear in this video: