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Richard Cooper
Re: FS 100 lens for Interviews
on Nov 21, 2012 at 11:50:18 pm

You may miss not having the 51-84mm range if these are the only two lenses in your kit but it is a good start. Also, while having an f1.8 piece of glass is very nice in certain situations, for interviews I find that if you choose to shoot wide open at 1.8 it is very distracting for the viewer. Usually this will put one eye in focus and one eye out.

I have found for interviews that an F4/5.6 at that focal range keeps the entire face in focus and still gives you a nice soft out of focus background. This being said, I have recently picked up the Canon 24-105mm f4 L series lens (which in only about a grand brand new) and find it is a nice "utility lens" for the money and typically my lens of choice for interviews unless we have the budget to rent better glass.

Sorry I have no experience with the Sony lenses.

Good Luck~

Richard Cooper
FrostLine Productions, LLC
Anchorage, Alaska

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