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What's one of the best parts about being a video professional? All the cool gear! In this weekly series, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman team up to discuss the latest and greatest equipment for video production and post. They talk about the newest cameras, like the Blackmagic 4K, pocket cinema cameras, and GoPros; accessories and adapters that will make your shoots run smoother; and the great tech being invented every day. And because they keep both cost and quality in mind, you'll never have to worry about blowing your budget or compromising production value. Come back every Friday for a new tip.
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Hi, my name is Rich Harrington. >> And I'm Robby Carmen. >> And welcome to this week of Video Gear Weekly. Rob, one of the things I'm always on the lookout for are new lenses. Except I don't know, my wife started looking at the credit card bill and she noticed my habits. So I had to switch from good lenses to cheap lenses. >> Well, it's a good thing that you don't have like a Cinema Prime addiction. Because then you would have more mortgages and you know huge bank loans. >> Yeah, you're right. >> Lenses are sort of an obsession for a lot of people, myself included. And just because you like lenses doesn't mean that you have to always err on the side of, you know, real expensive or really, you know, optically perfect lenses.
There are a lot of fun lenses out there. That let you get, sort of, special effects in your shot, sort of weird focus and weird chromatic aberration and stuff like that. I like to experiment with lenses and just try them out. Because oftentimes I find that the weirdest, cheapest, most banged up dirtiest lens gives me a pretty cool result. >> Yeah, in fact that is what we are going to do today. We've got a couple of lenses that we rented from lensrental.com. Just to try out a wide range and I pulled a few from my personal collection. And I'm just going to be honest. I will go to Amazon.
Type in, micro 4 3rd lens. And then, sort by cheapest price. >> Yeah, that's, that's. >> And just buy from the bottom of the list. >> Absolutely, and why not? I mean, because if you're not spending a lot of money. You know, it's worth a shot. And, you know, you could get a gem. Something that's going to work particularly well for a situation. >> And to be clear, we're not talking about used lenses. We'll cover that on another show, how to adapt used lenses. These are all lenses you can buy for new, that are anywhere from 70 bucks up to about $300. And we're just going to give you an overview of some different options you can add to your kit.
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