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#1 jijhh

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 06:47 PM

I have a shot in an upcoming project that has an assortment of dollies, pans, and focus racks. We are shooting on an XTR with a zoom lens (comes in a package). I have heard that zoom lenses have a tendency to breathe or slightly change the framing when racking focus a lot. Is this true? Any way to avoid it? Any lenses that aren't as susceptible to this? Thanks.
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#2 Stephen Williams

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 03:12 AM

I have a shot in an upcoming project that has an assortment of dollies, pans, and focus racks. We are shooting on an XTR with a zoom lens (comes in a package). I have heard that zoom lenses have a tendency to breathe or slightly change the framing when racking focus a lot. Is this true? Any way to avoid it? Any lenses that aren't as susceptible to this? Thanks.


Hi,

Generally the newest most expensive zoom lenses will breathe the least! However some of the older Cooke's are very good when budget is tight.

You need to test individual lenses!

Stephen
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