Zach’s Lenses

People have asked me to talk about which camera lenses I use in my youtube videos. I have a Canon 5D and I shoot with just 3 primary lenses for my videos.


Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens

The widest angle lens that I use is the Tokina.

Product Features

  • Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Zoom Digital Lens

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Tokina
  • Model: ATX 11-16mm
  • Lens Type: wide-angle
  • Minimum focal length: 11 millimeters
  • Maximum focal length: 16 millimeters
  • Price: $699.00

Picture taken with the Tokina 11-16



Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens

This is the standard go-to lens for any interviews to achieve a beautiful depth of field. This lens is great for Close Up shots and looks great in the early morning and dusk light.

Technical Details

  • 50mm standard lens with f/1.8 maximum aperture
  • Traditional Gauss-type optical design is extremely sharp
  • Focuses as close as 18 inches for extreme close-ups
  • Ideal for natural-looking shots; excellent color balance
  • Measures 2.7 inches in diameter; 1-year warranty
  • Price: $118.00

Picture taken with the Canon 50mm




Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras


I bought this lens with the Canon 5D when I initially purchased it. It is pretty much a standard lens that I use for every video shoot. The only thing I do not like about the lens is that it does terrible in low light situations so as long as you use it when there is a sufficient amount of light, it looks great. Many DSLR filmmakers are strict about using prime lenses but I do love having a zoom feature on this lens. I never use the zoom during a shot but it is great for punch in shots.

Technical Details

  • 24-105mm standard zoom lens with f/4 maximum aperture for Canon EOS SLR cameras
  • 1 Super UD glass element and 3 aspherical lenses minimize chromatic aberration and distortion
  • Ring-type USM system delivers silent but quick autofocus (AF); full-time manual focus
  • Image Stabilizer technology steadies camera shake at up to 3 stops; weighs 23.6 ounces
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant; measures 3.3 inches in diameter and 4.2 inches long; 1-year warranty
  • Price: $1049
Picture taken with the Canon 24-105mm –