Camera versus Lens
Posted 04 April 2008 - 01:00 AM
If you give a skilled cinematographer Camera A (beat up old Crystal Arri BL) with fantastic set of primes, will image quality differ if you use camera B (mint condition Arri SRII) with the same exact lens?
Posted 04 April 2008 - 01:13 AM
In short, the lenses are the major influence on the quality of the image.
Posted 04 April 2008 - 01:18 AM
Posted 04 April 2008 - 01:35 AM
Thanks Scott, yeah I'm talking two perfectly good condition cameras, both in 100% fine shape, shooting the same fresh stock.
The camera itself, assuming the registration is good, doesn't affect image quality -- but there are a whole host of issues that the camera does affect when shooting due to its size, weight, loudness, frame rate and shutter speed options, etc.
Posted 04 April 2008 - 07:48 AM
The film itself looks great in terms of what you would expect from modern film quality. But it has that herky jerky look that you would expect from an 80 year old hand cranked camera. It also had the look where you can tell the exposure was varying a bit as the hand cranker would understandably change speeds.