12k ursa Mini: Lenses?

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12k ursa Mini: Lenses?

PostMon Apr 12, 2021 6:52 pm

Hi guys!

What lenses are you guys using with your 12k ursa mini? Own or rent - what have you found really sings or surprised that it resolved well on it from your budget lenses.

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Re: 12k ursa Mini: Lenses?

PostTue Apr 13, 2021 12:31 pm

If we were on massive budget productions like a few people on here are or have been, we’d likely rent the Zeiss Supreme lenses.
But for the budgets we work with, 30k AUD and under, we use the new MK2 Cine Samyang lenses and have been wonderfully impressed by the produced images.
Clients haven’t complained so we’re guessing they’re good enough :)
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Re: 12k ursa Mini: Lenses?

PostTue Apr 13, 2021 3:28 pm

I've recently had a ton of praise for the DZOFilm Cinema Lenses. For affordable budget lenses they are really great options. Especially since they do come in PL mount.

I still have the old Rokinon Cinema lenses, but generally wouldn't recommend those if you could avoid them.
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Re: 12k ursa Mini: Lenses?

PostWed Apr 14, 2021 1:07 am

There are a lot of good choices out there and it really depends on what you're looking for. The lenses you have will still work.

But for price/performance, I'd look at Sigma Art/Cine primes like the 40mm or the Otus series.
I love the art primes but they're not as set-friendly as other options unless you adapt the focus ring.

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Re: 12k ursa Mini: Lenses?

PostWed Apr 14, 2021 1:26 am

Sigma are solid and very optically good in terms of sharpness.

You can get a “supreme” by going for the Zeiss Otis stills versions which are very similar.

https://www.ducloslenses.com/collection ... -ze-primes

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