Jump to content


Photo

how is the ANGENIEUX 12-240mm ZOOM


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Eugene Sung

Eugene Sung
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 16 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 01 May 2007 - 01:02 PM

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone has ever used the ANGENIEUX-12-240mm-ZOOM-LENS-in-ARRI-Mount? It's going to be on an Arri-S

I need a lot of zoom to shoot surfing shot for a project. The surfer are up to 250 meters away. Would this be a good choice?

What is a comparable lense to Angenieux 12-240 that you guys would recommend?

Also, would a lense of this size need extra support (Rods / tripod collar) on an Arri-S? Or can I just mount the lense on the camera without extra support?

here's the link to the lense:

http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

Thanks in advance
  • 0

#2 Sam Wells

Sam Wells
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1751 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 01 May 2007 - 05:52 PM

I've never used that lens.

I'd think you'd want the support. With Std mount especially.

As alternative their are the Optex Canon conversions but would be B or PL mount and cost quite a few $$ more.

-Sam
  • 0

#3 Mike Rizos

Mike Rizos
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 330 posts
  • Other

Posted 01 May 2007 - 09:24 PM

I've owned one briefly, but didn't use it, because it definetly needs support. It's at least 12 inches long, and the front thread is 107mm. It's comparable in size to 25-250 Angenieux. My understanding is, it's about the same quality as the 12-120, which can be decent if serviced. The auction price is a little high for ebay, I bought and sold mine there for around $300.
  • 0

#4 Brian Drysdale

Brian Drysdale
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 5070 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 03 May 2007 - 10:46 AM

I've only used the 12 to 240 once. It's big and you should use support, the picture quality looked typical Angenieux of the period.
  • 0

#5 dennis noyes

dennis noyes

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 4 posts
  • Film Loader
  • Los Angeles, CA

Posted 03 September 2008 - 11:31 PM

I need a lot of zoom to shoot surfing shot for a project. The surfer are up to 250 meters away. Would this be a good choice?

I just bought that lens and shoot some surfing myself. It cost me 400 on ebay, I may have commited a mistake but for Motorcycle racing, surfing, and sports that are usually outdoors but far away that 250 comes in very handy. I hope to shoot with it soon and i'll let you know.

Dennis Noyes
Film Loader

Edited by dennis noyes, 03 September 2008 - 11:32 PM.

  • 0


Ritter Battery

Rig Wheels Passport

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

CineTape

Wooden Camera

Technodolly

The Slider

Paralinx LLC

FJS International, LLC

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Metropolis Post

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Visual Products

CineLab

Glidecam

Opal

Abel Cine

Willys Widgets

Aerial Filmworks

Tai Audio

rebotnix Technologies

CineTape

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Visual Products

Paralinx LLC

Tai Audio

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Technodolly

Willys Widgets

Aerial Filmworks

Rig Wheels Passport

CineLab

Metropolis Post

Ritter Battery

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Wooden Camera

rebotnix Technologies

FJS International, LLC

The Slider

Glidecam

Opal

Abel Cine