That’s a very good question, Dave. I’ve been debating with myself for a month because I could buy the 24-70 f/2.0, saying that’s cinematic enough. Then I’d get bonus focal lengths.
The application is live streaming for ADV — and YouTubing for a food channel I’m starting with my daughter. Most YouTubers I admire are using the 15-35 f/2.8 and calling it cinematic enough. While they’re filming they can just reach out to the camera with a hand and change the zoom level.
It does look pretty good but when I backed off with a longer lens and wider aperture, I got rave comments for my ADV streams.
In my kitchen for the food stuff with Anne, there’s a bay window in the background. It looks lovely all blurred out plus I don’t mind looking a little softer around the edges myself. I held off the lens decision until I got to look at it with the Nikon and 50mm f/1.4. When I showed it to Anne and Toni they went nuts over it.
I can’t do it justice this time of day because direct sun on the bay window, but here’s an iPhone snap for now;