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    I am looking for a good handheld lens for the pocket 6K. Something that won’t magnify shake, keeps the camera small and lightweight. A lens that I can run and gun without a lot of accessories. Would something like this work:

    Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens

    Is this an Ef lens that will work on the pocket 6k? Will the IS work on the pocket 6K?
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    You may want something a bit wider as a 28mm may not provide the results you're looking for.

    It's also best to ask on the official BM forum or BMCuser about that lens' compatibility with IS.

    [Back in the day, that's the only way any of us really knew what worked and didn't with such a company.]


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    They also have a 24mm with IS. I am leaning toward that one. It’s a little wider. You are right, there’s quite a bit of a crop factor with that camera. The thing is, I don’t think there’s a IS lens wider than 24mm. I think IS would help for handheld.
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    There's a Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 with IS which sounds fantastic on paper and I considered it at one point, but I never had a chance to use it and I don't know if it works well.

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ..._f_2_8_di.html

    But it might be too big for you.

    Canon has the 16-35mm f/4L IS and some other smaller wider zooms with IS.


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    I have a zoom that's similar to that one. I kind of like the idea of going small with a lens. Would love to buy Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens. It's super small pancake, but no IS.
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    No IS but if you really need wide, the Sigma 11-16mm f2.8, 11-20mm f2.8 or Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 zooms do a bang up job.

    I have used the 11-16 and 18-35 many times for run n gun work.

    Most of the time I have found that I don't need IS when I'm shooting that wide.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thefilmaddict View Post
    I am looking for a good handheld lens for the pocket 6K. Something that won’t magnify shake, keeps the camera small and lightweight. A lens that I can run and gun without a lot of accessories. Would something like this work:

    Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens

    Is this an Ef lens that will work on the pocket 6k? Will the IS work on the pocket 6K?

    "run and gun" with primes lenses. Like a sprinter in track & field who has to periodically change shoes during the race. "Can you all hold up a minute, mates, while I swap shoes? And anyone got a shoe-horn handy that I could borrow? It'll only take a minute or so. Really appreciate everyone waiting on me!"
    Big sources matter.


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    In 2019, "run and gun" for many people means lightweight and the ability to move quickly (and probably inconspicuously).


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    That’s exactly what I meant, no bro.

    I understand the limitations of photo lenses. When I say run and gun, I mean shooting family videos. I don’t want a cage or extra gear. I just want the camera and a lens. I bought the 24mm by canon. It seems to be the widest lens with stabilization and its much smaller than a zoom lens. I think it will do the trick.
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