Wide Lenses for the BMPC

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robert.roth008

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Wide Lenses for the BMPC

PostWed May 22, 2013 6:08 pm

Hey guys, so I'm trying to figure out which lens would be best to get for the wide on the pocket camera. I have around a 300 dollar limit and am looking for either an 8 or 10mm. I'd go even wider but that doesn't necessarily seem reasonable from what I've been able to find.

I'm currently looking at this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/8 ... sheye.html (I plan on going with the nikon mount because I already have 3 nikon lenses that I will have an adapter for).
It's a little higher than what I'm trying to spend but I would love to have a cine lens for a follow focus (eventually, don't have the proper gear for that yet, but I like the possibility). But I can always just go with the regular photography option since they're optically the same from what I understand.

Are there any other choices within this price range that are optically as good or better? I was looking at 10mm c-mount lenses and they look good, but I have no idea how well any of them compare optically. Also, I'm sure I'll get a larger sensor eventually so it would be nice to already have bigger lenses.

So any thoughts?

p.s. I did a quick search and didn't find anything on this subject, so sorry if it's a repeat!
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Nick Vega

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Re: Wide Lenses for the BMPC

PostWed May 22, 2013 9:22 pm

Are you looking for wide lens with minimal distortions, or a wide fish eye with skewed lines?
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Re: Wide Lenses for the BMPC

PostThu May 23, 2013 12:12 am

I'm looking for minimal distortion. That lens won't have any distortion (in terms of fisheye) with the pocket camera because it crops to the center of the lens. 8mm is about 22 or 24 on full frame, somewhere in there, on the pocket camera.
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Re: Wide Lenses for the BMPC

PostThu May 23, 2013 9:48 am

what about the SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 12mm T1.6 micro four thirds?

http://noktor.com/products.php
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Re: Wide Lenses for the BMPC

PostThu May 23, 2013 10:10 am

I purchased the SLR 12mm a few days ago, I'm really happy with it, very sharp and good in low(ish) light. I will be doing some tests with it on monday. Hopefully i'll post some somewhere soon.

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Re: Wide Lenses for the BMPC

PostThu May 23, 2013 3:23 pm

robert.roth008 wrote:I'm looking for minimal distortion. That lens won't have any distortion (in terms of fisheye) with the pocket camera because it crops to the center of the lens. 8mm is about 22 or 24 on full frame, somewhere in there, on the pocket camera.


A fisheye is still a fisheye even when cropped. I think you want a rectilinear lens like the SLR Magic 12mm 1.6 lens for MFT mount.

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Thomas Schumacher

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Re: Wide Lenses for the BMPC

PostFri May 24, 2013 11:30 am

Here's a nice list of available MFT-lenses

http://hazeghi.org/mft-lenses.html

but as I never had a MFT-mount-cam I don't know what old SLR-lenses can be adopted, but remembering from my wide-angle quest for the 7D I don't think there's much wide old glass
around at all at reasonable prices and not being a fisheye as well.

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Here's a compatibility-list forc-mount-lenses and the pocketcam:

http://www.eoshd.com/comments/topic/251 ... lity-list/
https://www.gernemehrfilm.de/

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