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#1 Adrian Barry

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 08:35 AM

I am shooting a short film in a council estate in mid march this year, i will be using Kodak 500t through out the night time exteriors.

Question:

I would be using a series of Zeiss prime distagons through out the shoot but have just come across the Zeiss superspeed primes, could any one please let me know the advantages of using the superspeed lens?

I understand that the optimal T stop for the superspeed lens is T1.3 but want to know how the image quality will compare to the distagon primes. I would ideally like to test the two side by side but unfortunatly our budget does not stretch that far (same old story). If any one has any other usefull information please let me know.

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#2 Mike Rizos

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 09:04 PM

Hi
Your question is somewhat confusing because Superspeeds are of the Distagon design. If you're asking how the Superspeeds complare to the older standard Zeiss primes, of which some where Distagons, I have no experience, but it's probably safe to assume the're sharper and more contrasty.

Here's a link that might help:
http://www.cinematec...raphy_lens.html
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#3 Leo Anthony Vale

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 02:43 PM

Hi
Your question is somewhat confusing because Superspeeds are of the Distagon design. If you're asking how the Superspeeds complare to the older standard Zeiss primes, of which some where Distagons, I have no experience, but it's probably safe to assume the're sharper and more contrasty.

Here's a link that might help:
http://www.cinematec...raphy_lens.html


This is a cross posted question and has been answered in another thread.

However not all Superspeeds are Distagons.
In16mm most are, the 50mm being a Planar.
In 35mm, 25mm and shorter are Distagons.
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