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Which Lens for your FS5 / FS7? - Fujinon, Sony or Canon

Sony cameras like the FS7, FS7 II & FS5 are quickly becoming industry standard. But up until recently, high quality zoom lenses designed for video were either lacking in quality or hugely expensive. Now we have a range of exciting new high quality video lenses in the £2000 - £4000 range.

We look at the most popular of these 3 exciting new lenses and try and decide which one works best with your Sony camera.

Fujinon 18-55mm T2.9

Canon 18-80mm T4.4

Sony 18-110mm f4

Sony FS7 II

Sony FS7

Sony FS5

Sony 18-110 FS7 II
Fujinon 18-55 FS7 II


Canon 18-80 FS7




This video was filmed using:

Main Camera - Canon C300mk2
Lens - Sigma 18-35mm f1.8
Monitor / Recorder - Atomos Shogun Flame
Audio - Sennheiser AVX-ME2 Set
Teleprompter - Datavideo TP-300
Key Light - Lishuai Edge 700
Fill Light - Lishuai Edge 300
Back Light - Lishuai Edge 518


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  • Mark Moreve

    30th April 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Looks like on skin tones the Canon is warmest, then the Sony then the Fuji. But the Bokeh is more pleasant on the Fuji, then the Sony then the Canon! So decisions decisions! For me it's the lens range I find the most important. It's useability in hand held situations. The Sony 18-110 is the winner for me! It's also the most reasonably priced!

    • proavuser

      4th May 2017 at 4:18 pm

      The Sony does have a fantastic lens range. If you want to come try them out yourself in the showroom Mark just let us know!

  • John Gilmore

    16th July 2017 at 4:52 pm

    I have an FS5 with the standard 18-105 lens.

    I'm just a hobbyist but I shoot 4K so I'm considering the 18-110.

    I can live without manual focus and the lighter weight and reduced size are an argument for not upgrading.

    So, for me, it comes down to image quality.

    How much difference is there between these two lenses?

    • proavuser

      27th July 2017 at 12:55 pm

      Hi John

      Interesting question, it would be a good subject for a blog post!
      The 18-110 is a far better lens optically, with many of its imperfections being corrected by the camera electronically.
      As they are such similar focal lengths and apertures though it would be fascinating to see how much difference you could notice side by side like the above comparisons.


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