Lenses to use with Mini 35 Adapter
Posted 07 December 2005 - 01:36 PM
I am shooting a commercial in a couple of weeks with a HVR-Z1U and a Mini 35 adapter. I've never used a Mini 35 I am new to the world of film lenses. The local rental house has Zeiss Super speed prime lenses, and a couple of zooms. I am wondering wich is the better choice with the adapter? and if extra's as far as lens supports should be added?
Any other tips regarding the Mini 35 or lenses would be helpfull.
Posted 07 December 2005 - 01:56 PM
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Posted 07 December 2005 - 04:40 PM
but yeah fast lenses and shooting close to all the way open will give you a sharp look with shallow DOF, like david says, the only real reason to use 35mm lenses on video cameras. it won't look like film, but you'll get nice fuzzy backgrounds.
Posted 07 December 2005 - 10:42 PM
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Posted 11 December 2005 - 09:17 PM
Be meticulous in what lenses you rent - the device will exaggerate any aberations in the taking lenses - during one of my preps, we found our zeiss standard speeds were vignetting terribly all around the edges, so switched to super speeds that worked fine. My cooke zoom 10-1 (25-250) had some darkening in the corners at the long end of the lens, though my 5-1 (also a cooke, 20-100) worked fine. It varies from lens to lens, so just be certain to be very thorough in prep and check everything with the largest and best monitor possible - I did a multi-camera HD show with the pro-35 and for budget reasons one monitor was 9" and the other was 14" - the 9" showed few to no problems (with lens aberations) during prep, but the 14" revealed all.
Check postings from this year as well - a number of folks have chatted about the mini and pro-35.
Posted 15 December 2005 - 02:01 PM
It's has eased my mind about choosing the Zeiss Super speed primes, and staying away from the zoom lenses. I have plans to get the biggest monitor I can get my hands on to catch any imperfections right away. We shoot this sunday and I'm really looking forword to seeing how everything looks.
Edited by Mike Sorel, 15 December 2005 - 02:02 PM.
Posted 15 December 2005 - 03:17 PM
Also from talking with P+S (Im considering shooting a doc with it as well) they said not to shoot above f4 (on the relay lens/camera lens) because the gg grain will be in focus and not look right at all. I think someone mentioned rings on the 300 series. the 400 ozies will definatly eliminate the rings and centerspot of the 300 series, but if that grain is in focus it will look bad.