Blackmagic Cinema Camera (EF mount) Lens tests (video)

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera (EF mount) Lens tests (video)

PostWed Jun 12, 2013 6:49 pm



BMCC LENS TESTS
Camera: Blackmagic Cinema Camera 2.5k EF mount
Filming Mode: Raw 2.5k - 23.976fps -180° Shutter ISO 800
Processed using: Davinci Resolve
Lenses Used:
Canon 24-105L f4
Helios 44 58mm f2.8
Samyang/Rokinon 35mm f1.4
Helios 28mm f2.8
Sigma EX DG 20mm 1.8
Tokina 11-16mm 2.8
Samyang/Rokinon 8mm Fisheye
All shots graded the same, equal Sharpening and Noise Reduction applied - the only variations were to compensate for exposure differences.
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Re: Blackmagic Cinema Camera (EF mount) Lens tests (video)

PostWed Jun 12, 2013 7:58 pm

Nice test. Well i fell in love with Samyang 35mm. Loved the look. Too bad in 8mm there is such distrotion. Seems that Tokina looks great as well, but im just worried if I have to send my camera in or all of them now have that focusing issue fixed?
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Re: Blackmagic Cinema Camera (EF mount) Lens tests (video)

PostWed Jun 12, 2013 9:31 pm

Thanks Tom. Very interesting.
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Re: Blackmagic Cinema Camera (EF mount) Lens tests (video)

PostWed Jun 12, 2013 10:14 pm

masterok wrote:Nice test. Well i fell in love with Samyang 35mm. Loved the look. Too bad in 8mm there is such distrotion. Seems that Tokina looks great as well, but im just worried if I have to send my camera in or all of them now have that focusing issue fixed?


I got mine after it was apparently being fixed on the built cameras, mine only just reaches infinity, has to be turned as hard as you can until it stops rotating. Its much less of a problem at 16mm.

I also LOVE the Samyang 35mm, such a great lens! I would love them to make a 16mm or 18mm with the same quality image.
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Re: Blackmagic Cinema Camera (EF mount) Lens tests (video)

PostFri Jun 14, 2013 8:39 am

Thanks for the test. These things are so useful!

It seems to me that there is a consideration of the ND's affecting sharpness when you open up a lens and compare with the same light. I know the lens behaves differently wide open, but I worry about the ND's.
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Re: Blackmagic Cinema Camera (EF mount) Lens tests (video)

PostTue Jun 18, 2013 5:38 pm

Tom wrote:
masterok wrote:Nice test. Well i fell in love with Samyang 35mm. Loved the look. Too bad in 8mm there is such distrotion. Seems that Tokina looks great as well, but im just worried if I have to send my camera in or all of them now have that focusing issue fixed?


I got mine after it was apparently being fixed on the built cameras, mine only just reaches infinity, has to be turned as hard as you can until it stops rotating. Its much less of a problem at 16mm.

I also LOVE the Samyang 35mm, such a great lens! I would love them to make a 16mm or 18mm with the same quality image.


Ask an ye shall be rewarded!! Samyang 16mm f2 lens shipping end of July!!
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Re: Blackmagic Cinema Camera (EF mount) Lens tests (video)

PostTue Jun 18, 2013 6:31 pm

sean mclennan wrote:
Tom wrote:
masterok wrote:Nice test. Well i fell in love with Samyang 35mm. Loved the look. Too bad in 8mm there is such distrotion. Seems that Tokina looks great as well, but im just worried if I have to send my camera in or all of them now have that focusing issue fixed?


I got mine after it was apparently being fixed on the built cameras, mine only just reaches infinity, has to be turned as hard as you can until it stops rotating. Its much less of a problem at 16mm.

I also LOVE the Samyang 35mm, such a great lens! I would love them to make a 16mm or 18mm with the same quality image.


Ask an ye shall be rewarded!! Samyang 16mm f2 lens shipping end of July!!



cool! I hope its one of their better lenses!
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Re: Blackmagic Cinema Camera (EF mount) Lens tests (video)

PostTue Jun 18, 2013 9:56 pm

sean mclennan wrote:
Tom wrote:
masterok wrote:Nice test. Well i fell in love with Samyang 35mm. Loved the look. Too bad in 8mm there is such distrotion. Seems that Tokina looks great as well, but im just worried if I have to send my camera in or all of them now have that focusing issue fixed?


I got mine after it was apparently being fixed on the built cameras, mine only just reaches infinity, has to be turned as hard as you can until it stops rotating. Its much less of a problem at 16mm.

I also LOVE the Samyang 35mm, such a great lens! I would love them to make a 16mm or 18mm with the same quality image.


Ask an ye shall be rewarded!! Samyang 16mm f2 lens shipping end of July!!


Good find, Sean. On the BMCC, this will perform like a 36mm lens compared to full-frame with a horizontal angle of view about 53 degrees. On the BMPC4K, it's like a 27mm lens with about 67 degrees HAOV. Wonder when the ciné version T2.1 will be released assuming they have plans for that?

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