Masterpieces in motion
From home movies to cinematic masterpieces, DSLR cameras and their wide selection of interchangeable lenses put amazing creative tools into the hands of amateur and pro filmmakers alike. Every Nikkor lens optimized for video offers a unique way of telling a story and interpreting a scene with outstanding depth-of-field and fast, quiet operation.
Characteristics of a Video Lens
With quieter motors designed for video, focusing noises are greatly reduced to keep quiet scenes disruption-free.
Fast prime lenses (f/1.4 or f/1.8) give shots stunning depth where backgrounds softly blur to isolate your subject.
If you plan on shooting documentary-style, where a tripod setup may be too restricting, VR is a must.
One of the biggest advantages of shooting video with a DSLR camera is the great lens selection available to shoot with.
Mark Soares, Sr. Manager, DSLR & Lenses
Prime vs. Zoom
|are usually compact and easy to carry|
|great in low light scenarios for use with natural light|
|offer the largest apertures for softer backgrounds|
|are great for establishing, mid-range and close-up shots all in one lens|
|let you zoom without moving your feet|
|typically offer Vibration Reduction (VR)|