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Max Normandin

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BMPCC best lenses?

PostFri Aug 09, 2013 3:42 pm

The title says it all. Know any good/affordable lenses that will achieve the cine look on the bmpcc?
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Re: BMPCC best lenses?

PostFri Aug 09, 2013 3:56 pm

If you have the money then Super16 film lenses such as Zeiss Mk1/2 prime lenses. There are others of course.

http://cinematechnic.com/resources/opti ... er-16.html
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PostSat Aug 10, 2013 1:07 am

I've bought adapters for EF and C mount lenses since I will possibly buy my friend's 16mm glass and to use my Tokina 35 and Rokinon 85.
The thing I'm most interested in getting is a wide angle without distortion because of the 2.88 crop. I initially dismissed all fisheyes but just reconsidered the Rokinon 8mm (23mm equivalent). For a fisheye it doesn't have the severe circular look; just high distortion. I took an image shot on an APS-C camera and cropped it to the Pocket's size, and it has no apparent distortion! (APS-C = 1.6x from Full Frame, Pocket = 1.8x from APS-C)
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Rokinon 8mm BMPCC Crop
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Re: BMPCC best lenses?

PostSat Aug 10, 2013 1:31 am

frnz wrote:I've bought adapters for EF and C mount lenses since I will possibly buy my friend's 16mm glass and to use my Tokina 35 and Rokinon 85.
The thing I'm most interested in getting is a wide angle without distortion because of the 2.88 crop. I initially dismissed all fisheyes but just reconsidered the Rokinon 8mm (23mm equivalent). For a fisheye it doesn't have the severe circular look; just high distortion. I took an image shot on an APS-C camera and cropped it to the Pocket's size, and it has no apparent distortion! (APS-C = 1.6x from Full Frame, Pocket = 1.8x from APS-C)
rokinon8.jpg




How about the Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5?
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Re: BMPCC best lenses?

PostSat Aug 10, 2013 2:38 am

Max Normandin wrote:How about the Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5?


I pulled this image off a B&H review on the lens. They said it was taken on an E-M5. I'm not familiar with MFT cameras but I searched it and found the crop to be 2x from full frame (correct me if that's wrong).
2.88 ÷ 2 = 1.44 crop from E-M5, which resulted in this:
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Rokinon 7.5mm BMPCC Crop
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PostSat Aug 10, 2013 2:51 am

1" C mount zooms like the Cosmicar 22-5-90mm which has a superb vintage sharp look about it. Big lens but will look beautiful on the BMPCC and Digi Bolex.

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Re: BMPCC best lenses?

PostSat Aug 10, 2013 2:52 am

frnz wrote:
Max Normandin wrote:How about the Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5?


I pulled this image off a B&H review on the lens. They said it was taken on an E-M5. I'm not familiar with MFT cameras but I searched it and found the crop to be 2x from full frame (correct me if that's wrong).
2.88 ÷ 2 = 1.44 crop from E-M5, which resulted in this:
rokinon7.5.jpg



The Rokinon clearly delivers a better image, in theory. The Samyang lens, I've been told, is the best bang for the buck. That's why I suggested it. I don't know how it would look on the bmpcc.
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Re: BMPCC best lenses?

PostSat Aug 10, 2013 3:05 am

Personally, I bought the Panasonic 17, and the Olympus 45. Both have been superb on the GX1, still waiting for my BMPCC...
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Re: BMPCC best lenses?

PostSat Aug 10, 2013 3:16 am

Seems many still want to use the more digital clinical lenses yet want a classic film like look. :roll: ;) :)
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Re: BMPCC best lenses?

PostSat Aug 10, 2013 3:53 am

Gan Eden wrote:Seems many still want to use the more digital clinical lenses yet want a classic film like look. :roll: ;) :)

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Re: BMPCC best lenses?

PostSat Aug 10, 2013 5:37 am

Max Normandin wrote:The Rokinon clearly delivers a better image, in theory. The Samyang lens, I've been told, is the best bang for the buck. That's why I suggested it. I don't know how it would look on the bmpcc.

Aren't the Rokinon and the Samyang the same lens?
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Re: BMPCC best lenses?

PostSat Aug 10, 2013 6:23 am

Ryan Jones wrote:
Max Normandin wrote:The Rokinon clearly delivers a better image, in theory. The Samyang lens, I've been told, is the best bang for the buck. That's why I suggested it. I don't know how it would look on the bmpcc.

Aren't the Rokinon and the Samyang the same lens?

Rokinon makes an 8mm for Canon etc, and a 7.5 mm for mirror less cams. The two brand names are the same, but they were referring to a Rokinon 8mm and a Samyang 7.5.
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