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    hey all...
    i recently came across a video about camera stuff...and there was this part where the guy said that he uses this particular lens for "scouting" may i know what is the meaning of a scouting lens?


    thanks alot guys!!

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    A lens used to scout? =X

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    the guy shld be chase jarvis right? i think he uses the 18-200 as a general purpose zoom to take snapshots for reference before he does the actual shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    the guy shld be chase jarvis right? i think he uses the 18-200 as a general purpose zoom to take snapshots for reference before he does the actual shoot.
    yes ! thats the guy..thanks alot
    so it what he means is a multi purpose lens? sorry if im wrong

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    Default Re: what are scouting lens?

    Generally, it refers to a lower powered lens esp. when it's used together with telescopes, etc...

    This is to give you a preview and aim point for the more powerful tele lenses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wawasan View Post
    yes ! thats the guy..thanks alot
    so it what he means is a multi purpose lens? sorry if im wrong
    A lens that has a large range like 18-200 (cant rem what was in the video)

    So that you can just walk around and test what focal lengths you will need for whicheve shots, then later change to specific (usually higher quality) lens to take the final product.
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