10 - 12 mm solution for BMPCC 4k

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10 - 12 mm solution for BMPCC 4k

PostSun Jan 13, 2019 10:56 am

Hi guys,

i'm stucked into this : i want to buy a new wide angle lens (no fish eye), something between 10-12 mm.
The problem is, since i'm going to buy the viltrox focal reducer to use with my NIKON lenses (i have a nikon 20mm and a 50mm), i'd prefer to buy a NIkon mount lens, that's why I'm not considering the SAMYANG 12MM 2.0 NCS, because they don't make it for Nikon.

The only other possibility i see is the SAMYANG 10 mm 2.8, that is Nikon mount, i would be able to use it both with the viltrox and without the focal reducer (with a simple lens adapter).

Do you have any suggestion? Am I missing some lenses in my research?

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Re: 10 - 12 mm solution for BMPCC 4k

PostSun Jan 13, 2019 2:39 pm

Gary, I’d be tempted to just go light and native mFT with the SLR Magic 10mm T2.1 Cine which is currently on sale for only $479 USD at B&H Photo:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1084426-REG

If you had money burning a hole in your pocket, the Tokina 11-20mm T2.9 is available in several mounts including F to suit either mounting with an adapter or native mFT. It’s a good range for a wide view at DCI 4K/UHD or a normal to portrait view at HD windowed.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1435277-REG




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Re: 10 - 12 mm solution for BMPCC 4k

PostSun Jan 13, 2019 9:59 pm

I own the SLR Magic 10mm T2.1 Cine and it works well. Minimum focus distance at 7 inches is quite good.

Another option, if you want to get even wider, is the MFT mount Laowa 7.5mm
There's an f2 photo version out now that I own, and it works well:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1337244-REG/venus_optics_ve7520mftstblk_laowa_7_5mm_f_2_mft.html

Wish I had waited a bit longer though as they announced a clickless aperture T2.1 "cine" version a couple months ago (though it doesn't appear to be shipping yet):
https://www.newsshooter.com/2018/09/22/laowa-announces-a-ton-of-new-lenses/
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Re: 10 - 12 mm solution for BMPCC 4k

PostSun Jan 13, 2019 10:10 pm

Why aren't you considering any of the native m4/3 lenses? It saves using adapters and gives you full lens compatibility.

Here's a full list of all m4/3 lenses: https://www.four-thirds.org/en/microft/lense.html
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Re: 10 - 12 mm solution for BMPCC 4k

PostSun Jan 13, 2019 11:11 pm

Australian Image wrote:Why aren't you considering any of the native m4/3 lenses? It saves using adapters and gives you full lens compatibility.

Here's a full list of all m4/3 lenses: https://www.four-thirds.org/en/microft/lense.html



i am considering m4/3 lenses too, but since i'm buying the focal reducer m4/3 to Nikon, if i buy a nikon lens i can use it with a simple adapter or with the focal reducer, do you understand me? It's like having 2 lenses
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Re: 10 - 12 mm solution for BMPCC 4k

PostSun Jan 13, 2019 11:38 pm

garypayton wrote:
Australian Image wrote:Why aren't you considering any of the native m4/3 lenses? It saves using adapters and gives you full lens compatibility.

Here's a full list of all m4/3 lenses: https://www.four-thirds.org/en/microft/lense.html



i am considering m4/3 lenses too, but since i'm buying the focal reducer m4/3 to Nikon, if i buy a nikon lens i can use it with a simple adapter or with the focal reducer, do you understand me? It's like having 2 lenses


I understand what you're saying, but I was merely curious as to why you weren't considering a native m4/3 lens. I could understand (and wouldn't have even commented) if you had said that you wanted a lens that you could use with both a Nikon camera as well as the BMPCC4K. Sorry for interrupting.

And probably for the price of two adapters and one lens, you could get one m4/3 zoom that is much better.
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Re: 10 - 12 mm solution for BMPCC 4k

PostMon Jan 14, 2019 2:26 am

Tokina made a 17mm f/3.5 lens with a Nikon Mount, which will give you a 12mm focal length equivalent with the speed booster.
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Re: 10 - 12 mm solution for BMPCC 4k

PostMon Jan 14, 2019 5:53 am

That's a nice old lens, but pretty low contrast compared to today's standards.
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PostMon Jan 14, 2019 7:07 am

Yes, but it has its uses, but not an everyday lens. If you want a more modern look, than the Zeiss ZF 18mm is another choice.
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Re: 10 - 12 mm solution for BMPCC 4k

PostMon Jan 14, 2019 9:02 am

I have the SLR Magic. Excellent lens. What could be easier than not needing an adapter?
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Re: 10 - 12 mm solution for BMPCC 4k

PostMon Jan 14, 2019 5:08 pm

Voigtlander 10.5mm is an excellent choice. Native mount, no distortion. Beautiful image. I'll leave this hear again..

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Re: 10 - 12 mm solution for BMPCC 4k

PostMon Jan 14, 2019 5:38 pm

Denny Smith wrote:Tokina made a 17mm f/3.5 lens with a Nikon Mount, which will give you a 12mm focal length equivalent with the speed booster.
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How could it give me a shorter focal lenght than the original 35mm-compared lenght?
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Re: 10 - 12 mm solution for BMPCC 4k

PostMon Jan 14, 2019 5:46 pm

Que Thompson wrote:Voigtlander 10.5mm is an excellent choice. Native mount, no distortion. Beautiful image. I'll leave this hear again..



Wish i had the money for a voigtlander...
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Re: 10 - 12 mm solution for BMPCC 4k

PostMon Jan 14, 2019 6:16 pm

garypayton wrote:
Denny Smith wrote:Tokina made a 17mm f/3.5 lens with a Nikon Mount, which will give you a 12mm focal length equivalent with the speed booster.
Cheers


How could it give me a shorter focal lenght than the original 35mm-compared lenght?


You get the 12mm equivalent filed of view when you use it withnthe Speed Booster MFT/Nik (0.71), like the Metabones Ultra, and 17 or 18mm (depending on which kens) when used with a straight MFT/Nik adapter.

That said, I agree, the SLR Magic 10mm is an excellent lens, if you just want the 10mm WA.
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