Optar 8mm vs. 9.5mm - How wide can you go?
Posted 20 April 2006 - 09:50 PM
Posted 21 April 2006 - 10:17 AM
Posted 21 April 2006 - 11:46 AM
The general feeling I get when I look through the viewfinder is that the 9.5 is a good wide-angle focal length that gets used often in interiors, but the 8mm look calls a little bit of attention to itself because it is so wide.
Posted 21 April 2006 - 11:55 AM
IF all lenses see the same amount at whatever mm focal length, and I don't know if they do, then my Angenieux 9.5 - 95 does see just a little bit more than 6 feet wide by 4 feet high at 9.5mm from 6 feet away. Hope that helps, at least it is a reference for you. I'd like to know what a 8mm lens sees from that distance.
---Did you take trig in high school?
The math to figure it out is even simpler than that.
Posted 21 April 2006 - 03:05 PM
That said, the widest pro lens you will get in S16 is the Elite 6mm, with a PL mount. You can get a Century 3mm in C-mount if you look hard enough, but I do not know the quality of this lens. Good luck.
Posted 21 April 2006 - 04:18 PM
Posted 22 April 2006 - 01:44 AM
I hope this helps,
That's what I'm concerned about--the benefits of a wide frame vs. distortion. But judging from what I've read, the Optar 8mm has very little distortion. Yet--it may be 'too wide' all the same. Will a 9.5mm lens get me a nice frame in a small car...or worse, in a crammed backseat of a small car? Ideally, I'd like to test the two lenses out and see for myself but I don't think that option's available. Does anybody have experience w/ these two lenses, specifically Optars, in these types of situations?
Edited by Mike Welle, 22 April 2006 - 01:49 AM.
Posted 22 April 2006 - 10:59 AM