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Long time lurker and first time poster in a while (probably posted under another alias a while back).
I'm parting out an order for my company and I'm looking into the 7D with a Zacuto hood and some other equipment (possibly a chest/shoulder mount, maybe something with steadying capability). I'm confident that the 7D is the best choice for our price point and what we're doing (mostly nice quality talking heads, occasional field shoots, professional stuff but not completely heavy-duty yet, mostly indoors with a light kit available).
My question is, would you guys have a recommendation for an all-around L-series lens for DSLR video production that's wide enough to get interior interview shots in cramped quarters, but also has enough of a zoom to be reasonable for field shoots? A solid mid-range is a requirement (something that will shoot talking heads from a comfortable distance) but adaptability and a useful range is a great bonus.
I'm not talking about telephoto or necessarily long distance shooting, but enough of a range to be versatile. I also wouldn't turn down multiple recommendations in case a combination of a nice prime and a zoom would be a good situation.
In a nutshell, again: digital SLR videographers, if you had to choose 1-2 lenses to take with you to cover most situations, what would they be?
Apologies if this is in the wrong spot, but I'm kind of on a tight deadline for drumming up some ideas. We have a budget to work with!