Advice on 35mm Lenses?

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Greg Wasanasan

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Advice on 35mm Lenses?

PostTue Apr 18, 2017 7:52 pm

So I am getting my very first used Black Magic Cinema Camera 2.5k :D
I am thinking about what lens to get and I've decided on a 35mm prime lens.

At this stage of the game I will only be using the lens to take portrait photos for friends (non-professional) and shoot some stuff to get used to the camera and learn more about photography/cinematography.

I don't know much about lenses or cameras and I'm still learning about focal length.

What 35mm lens UNDER $250 (strict budget) should I get that will be versatile enough to achieve focal lengths and frames like these:

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Denny Smith

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Re: Advice on an inexpensive 35mm Lens?

PostWed Apr 19, 2017 5:01 pm

You should be able to pick up a good used Nikon 35mm APS lens and a Nik to EF (or a Nik - BMCC MFT adapter if it the MFT version) to use on the BMCC. The advantage of the Nikon lens, is it all manual and quick to use with excellent optical IQ.
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Greg Wasanasan

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Re: Advice on an inexpensive 35mm Lens?

PostWed Apr 19, 2017 9:02 pm

Denny Smith wrote:You should be able to pick up a good used Nikon 35mm APS lens and a Nik to EF (or a Nik - BMCC MFT adapter if it the MFT version) to use on the BMCC. The advantage of the Nikon lens, is it all manual and quick to use with excellent optical IQ.
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Hey Denny!
So I found a Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8G at Ritz Camera for $170. I am getting the EF mount BMCC. Do you know if I would need any sort of mount adapter for this or is it good to go?
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Re: Advice on 35mm Lenses?

PostFri Apr 21, 2017 5:32 am

You will need a Nikon F to Canon EF adapter, they sell for $30-50 for good ones. You do not need the more expensive Nikon G to Eaf adapter (which adds an Iris control, lacking on the new G lenses). I think I have an adapter laying about I do not need, you can have for $25 (I will pay the shipping). I will take a look in the morning.

DX on the lens means it was for the APC size sensor, so ykumare good there, as the BMCC sensor is smaller than a APC. Nice find.
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Denny Smith
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