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Preferred focal length or field of view

20 April 2016 - 09:32 AM

Curious what focal length/field of view people shoot video at most. It is probably a matter of where you dive and personal preference.


For myself, I mainly shoot medium angle/portrait of marine animal life.  I use wide angle mainly for setup shots.   


A lot of photographers love wide angle and fisheye, but for video, I find it a specialty shot.  Wrecks, people, fish schools, the rare times I can get very close to a large animal, lush reef landscape scenes.  


I ask because I just got a new camera for video.  As you know, wide angle underwater lens and ports are expensive.  I am debating the expense vs. how often I will use it.