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An expensive zoom lens is not necessary and adds to the workload of the operator. Currently, we are using two non-zooming cameras and we have never had a complaint. Zoom would be a nice addition for the children's sermon and perhaps if we gain more capable personnel we will get one. So this choice is definitely debatable.

The two lenses we currently use are entirely different. One is a narrow focus lens used to zero in on the minister, liturgist, special music, and children's sermon. The other is a wide angle lens used while panning the first lens so the viewers don't get sea sick.

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