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#1 Jase Ryan

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 08:52 PM

Has anyone used the Red One lenses on a 35mm camera? If so I'd love to hear what you think about the results.

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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 12:59 AM

If you can afford to shoot 35mm, you can afford nicer lenses. I haven't worked with the primes but the RED zoom was atrocious. It felt like it would fall apart any moment and the lack of proper witness marks is a BIG problem.
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#3 Max Jacoby

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 01:57 AM

The Red primes aren't available yet anyway.
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Posted 05 July 2008 - 02:56 PM

The Red primes aren't available yet anyway.


Ah, didn't know that. In any case, they'll just be poorly marked S4s. I don't know who thought of making all of the markings in red. It's an awful idea. It doesn't have to be very dark at all before the red markings blend into the black barrel and you can't see them without a light anymore.

To the RED people: There is a good reason the major lens companies use yellow markings on a black barrel. Don't screw with what works.
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#5 K Borowski

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 06:20 PM

You're swimming against the current. From what I've heard and read here and elsewhere, the Red people are gobbling up 35mm lenses everywhere, causing the market to spiral upwards and totally out of control.

Thanks Jim Jannard. . .
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#6 Max Jacoby

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 06:26 PM

Ah, didn't know that. In any case, they'll just be poorly marked S4s.

The Red lenses are marked yellow as far as I can tell from pictures. The Cooke Red Edition also has yellow focus marks.
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#7 Chris Keth

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 08:37 PM

The Red lenses are marked yellow as far as I can tell from pictures. The Cooke Red Edition also has yellow focus marks.


I could have sworn I read somewhere that the RED edition cookes would be S4s bus marked in red. My mistake, I guess.
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