camera1Right lenses are required to capture perfect shots. Many of the cinematographers are in big confusion that which lens to choose with a given budget! Following are some lenses that are not only best but also cheap that you can use to rock your cinematography project:

  1. SIGMA 18-35MM F/1.8 DC HSM L LENS

Out of many wide lens options, it’s the one you stop at. This lens gives photographers the same speed and sharpness as of a prime lens, along with the convenience of various focus length. SIGMA 18-35MM F/1.8 DC HSM L LENS is notably sharp with a wide aperture and has a zoom range of 1.9x.

  1. CANON EF-S 18-135MM F/3.5-5.6 IS STM

This one lens serves most of your shooting purposes. It’s an upgrade from an 18-55mm kit lens for cinematographers who wish to operate one lens throughout shooting. The variable focal length with enhanced image stabilization gives phenomenal video quality.

  1. CANON 50MM F/1.8 STM LENS

This very effective lens has a fixed focal length of 50mm and a fast aperture of f/1.8. A good thing for cinematographers is that the lens has in-built STM stepping motor for smooth and quiet continuous autofocus while capturing video and for photography as well. Canon 50mm gives super spectra coatings that minimizing ghosting and flare and a short minimum focusing distance of only 0.35m.


The ROKINON 35MM CINE T1.5 LENS is specially designed for DSLR video cinematographers. Being the most affordable, high-quality lenses in the market, the lens offers excellent features like de-clicked aperture and follow focus compatibility. With T1.5 aperture opening, the lens gives capability for low light shooting or creating extremely shallow depth of field.

  1. CANON 10-18MM F/4.5-5.6 IS STM LENs

The lens has ultra-wide focal length serving best capture landscape, architecture, interior and other photography needing wide angles of view. Canon 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens managed to grab eyeballs with its features of being smallest and lightest.

So, keeping in mind the requirement and budget you can go for any of the above lenses and improve your cinematography experience