Best lens for vlogging

Best lens for vlogging: EF 16-35mm f2.8L III USM FSLPicking the best lens for vlogging can be a TOUGH choice.

It doesn’t have to be.

Actually picking the best lens for vlogging is extremely easy.

In todays post I will going through what the best lens for vlogging is for Canon and Nikon platforms as well as tell you why these are the best lenses.

 

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What makes a good vlogging lens

Before we get into the lenses lets just talk about what makes a good vlogging lens.

The main attribute to look for when picking out a vlogging lens is to look for wide or ultra wide lenses.

When I say wide of ultra wide I am talking about a focal length that starts at around 16mm(35mm equivalent). Having a wide view will allow you to get more of your surroundings in shot and will make it easier to keep yourself in frame.

Another important aspect of a lens that makes it good for vlogging with is having a zoom lens. Zoom lenses allow you to change your focal length at any time without having to change the lens itself.

 

Canon best lens for vlogging

Canon 10-18mm

The best vlogging lens for APSC Canon DSLR’s has to be the Canon EF-S 10-18mm()

This lens is fantastic, it is inexpensive(as camera equipment goes), light and easy to use and will fit on any APSC canon DSLR camera(70D, 80D, 7D Mark II, etc).

One of the most popular vloggers on YouTube uses this lens combined with his Canon 80D.

If you have a crop sensor Canon DSLR camera and you want to start vlogging this is the go to lens to start with.

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Canon 16-35mm F4

The 10-18mm is the best lens for vlogging for APSC Canon DSLR’s. If you want the best vlogging lens for Full Frame Canon cameras then you will be much better of using the Canon 16-35mm F4()

This is another fantastic lens from Canon. This lens might not be as light as the 10-18mm that you see above but this is part of Canon’s Professional line up.

This Canon 16-35mm also has some nice features like weather sealing which means you do not have to worry too much about it if it happens to get a bit wet from rain etc.

For more info about this lens you can check The Digital Pictures review.

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Nikon best lens for vlogging

Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G

Nikon needed a good inexpensive ultra wide lens for their DX DSLR cameras and this 10-20mm() lens is it.

This 10-20mm lens is a superb choice for vlogging when using a Nikon camera. It is a DX lens which means that is for DX Nikon DSLR’s(d7500, d7200, d5300, etc).

The Nikon 10-20mm is light weight, near silent auto focus and inexpensive.

One of the downsides of this particular lens is that it has no buttons, consequently all the controls are in the cameras menu system.

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Nikon 16-35mm F4G

If you have a full frame camera or you want to use the more “Professional” line up from Nikon then the Nikon 16-35mm F4() is the perfect lens for that.

This lens is by no means inexpensive but it is built well and has wonderful image quality.

Just like the 16-35mm Canon lens, this lens is not as light weight and small as the previous lens I spoke about. Having said that, it is built to be more durable for any conditions.

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Conclusion

Any one of these lenses are great for use as a vlogging lens.

If you want more information about what to look for when buying a vlogging lens you can take a look at this post.