Lenses for BMPC 4k (Finest yet Affordable)

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sambak

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Lenses for BMPC 4k (Finest yet Affordable)

PostWed Jun 05, 2013 2:32 pm

Hello all!
How would you recommend the finest yet affordable lenses for the upcoming BMPC 4k? I think most of us are well adept with the full HD or 2k Cameras and have been working with them for years together, and the choices we made in terms of lenses. The 4k is really a massive resolution with lots of fine details that we missed so far in our HD cams or the likes, and it’s really an advantage; no matter if we still earn our fortune by delivering in Full HD or 2k formats because a downscaled 2k footage which is shot in 4k is and will always be an advantage until our deliverables are strictly required to be in 4k, well this is how most people see it, me included!
So to capture the finest of details from BMPC 4k; what could be the potential lens options?

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Re: Lenses for BMPC 4k (Finest yet Affordable)

PostWed Jun 05, 2013 9:38 pm

Carl Zeiss ZF.2 or ZE lenses are pretty sharp and designed for high rez DSLR (way higher than 4K).

Affordable (depending on what your level of affordable is) and sharp. :-)
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Re: Lenses for BMPC 4k (Finest yet Affordable)

PostThu Jun 06, 2013 4:25 pm

adamroberts wrote:Carl Zeiss ZF.2 or ZE lenses are pretty sharp and designed for high rez DSLR (way higher than 4K).

Affordable (depending on what your level of affordable is) and sharp. :-)



Well that's pretty an option, Zeiss rocks "no doubt"
But they come against a hefty fortune and best suited for those with heavy pocks.
Unlike me and many others who are just starting.

Any other option?
And what about Bowers, Samyang, Rokinon, Tokina crap??? are they worth?

tx
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Re: Lenses for BMPC 4k (Finest yet Affordable)

PostTue Jun 25, 2013 7:43 pm

Bower, Rokinon and Samyang are all the same company and same lenses.
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Re: Lenses for BMPC 4k (Finest yet Affordable)

PostWed Jun 26, 2013 6:27 pm

Im thinking of Sigma lenses for my 4K when it comes. Anyone had experience with them? I'm looking at their new art line.
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Re: Lenses for BMPC 4k (Finest yet Affordable)

PostWed Jun 26, 2013 10:25 pm

EdChew wrote:Im thinking of Sigma lenses for my 4K when it comes. Anyone had experience with them? I'm looking at their new art line.



Sigma 18-35 f1.8, the best in the series as the reviews suggest...happy buying!
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Re: Lenses for BMPC 4k (Finest yet Affordable)

PostSat Jun 29, 2013 2:59 pm

EdChew wrote:Im thinking of Sigma lenses for my 4K when it comes. Anyone had experience with them? I'm looking at their new art line.


For the money you cant really go wrong with Sigma. I have a Sigma 50mm 1.4 which is great for filming. Quite 'cinematic' looking, I have a cheaper Sigma DX 2.8 zoom too which is handy for general stuff. I have a Canon L 100mm prime thats the sharpest lens I've ever seen plus it has is so dying to try that out on the 4k as I too am waiting on this camera. If you're on a budget and want the best quality out of this camera then I'd suggest sticking with the primes. The Sigma 35 / 50 would be ideal to start off with. That 1.8 new zoom they have sounds great too if you need the zoom factor but a prime lens may still look nicer.

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Re: Lenses for BMPC 4k (Finest yet Affordable)

PostSat Jun 29, 2013 3:02 pm

sambak wrote:
EdChew wrote:Im thinking of Sigma lenses for my 4K when it comes. Anyone had experience with them? I'm looking at their new art line.



Sigma 18-35 f1.8, the best in the series as the reviews suggest...happy buying!


BTW, will that lens fit the BM 4K?

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Re: Lenses for BMPC 4k (Finest yet Affordable)

PostSat Jun 29, 2013 4:10 pm

Huey wrote:
sambak wrote:
EdChew wrote:Im thinking of Sigma lenses for my 4K when it comes. Anyone had experience with them? I'm looking at their new art line.



Sigma 18-35 f1.8, the best in the series as the reviews suggest...happy buying!


BTW, will that lens fit the BM 4K?

H


if it's EF it should!
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Hugh Sweeney (Huey)

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Re: Lenses for BMPC 4k (Finest yet Affordable)

PostSat Jun 29, 2013 9:14 pm

It's an APS-C lens, do they fit the 4k? I think so!

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Re: Lenses for BMPC 4k (Finest yet Affordable)

PostSun Jun 30, 2013 4:31 pm

Huey wrote:It's an APS-C lens, do they fit the 4k? I think so!

H :)


BMPC 4k Sensor's size is almost the same as APS-C.

Crop Factor wise:
Canon APS-C: 1.6x
BMPC Super 35: 1.7x

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