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Jason JenkinsRe: Best lens options for shooting interviews
by on Mar 1, 2012 at 5:47:05 pm

[Casey Petersen] "It has worked well when the lighting is plentiful, but in low light and in dark indoor situations, I am having a heck of a time getting it to look good...even when ISO is bumped up to 1250, it is hard to get anything in sharp focus, even the things in focus are still not very sharp. Is this part of the problem?

Does anyone have any advice on what a good lens (or method) to use when shooting interviews, that allows for good bokeh?"


The secret to a good looking interview is lighting, not lenses. And good audio. I typically spend an hour setting up lighting and audio before an interview shoot. For this one I had a fluorescent key light, LED fill & back lights and a CDM fresnel on the wall. I had a shotgun mic mounted on a boom pole directly over the doctor. The lens on my GH2 was an old, inexpensive Nikkor, 35 or 50mm, set at f2.

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