I'm going to be shooting a personal project this spring with an Arriflex 16S and a 25mm prime lens. The camera is being rebuilt and I am trying to decide on the lens. It needs to be an Arri Standard Mount and I would like it to have the best quality glass possible. Three lenses I have found so far are pictured below. Does anyone have any experience with any of these lenses and have an opinion as to the lens sharpness and contrast? I am not as concerned about color because I think the project will be done in black and white but if you have a strong opinion on how they render color, I would like to hear that as well. And if someone knows of other Arri Standard Mount lenses in 25mm, I would like to hear about them also. I would like to keep the f or T number at 2.0 or below.
The first lens I have found is the Schneider 25mm Cine-Xenon f 1.4.
The second lens I have found is the Cooke Speed Panchro 25mm f2.0, T2.2.
The third lens I have found is the Rodenstock 25mm T1.5.
Edited by TimCarroll, 09 December 2005 - 09:56 PM.