Jump to content


Photo

New RED 18-85mm F2.8 zoom lens


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Yaron Harel

Yaron Harel
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 41 posts
  • Digital Image Technician

Posted 15 April 2009 - 02:10 AM

Hi all.
we attending to purchase the new 18-85mm F2.8 lens, is there any opinion on this lens comparing to other similar lenses PL mount in optical POV did someone made a test on this lens and compare it to lenses like Zeiss,angenieux etc' and can give us an objective opinion.
Thanks, Yaron.
  • 0

#2 Tom Turley

Tom Turley

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 16 April 2009 - 10:49 AM

I've not had one up on a projector for comparison but when I did play with one about a year ago, optically, it looked very sharp, all the way to the edges. But the build quality made me think it might have a limited lifespan in the field...
  • 0

#3 Jamie Metzger

Jamie Metzger
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 773 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • San Francisco

Posted 24 April 2009 - 11:16 PM

Red lenses are not built well. Also, you will have to wait quite a while to actually receive this lens, since I know someone that has been waiting over a year to get one.
  • 0

#4 Chris Kenny

Chris Kenny
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 264 posts
  • Other

Posted 25 April 2009 - 12:37 AM

Red lenses are not built well. Also, you will have to wait quite a while to actually receive this lens, since I know someone that has been waiting over a year to get one.


The 18-85 is delivering now in limited quantities, and is supposedly expected to be out of backorder sometime this summer. And it's one of Red's "Pro" line of lenses; if your judgement of the build quality of Red's lenses was based on the 18-50 or the non-"Pro" 300mm, it doesn't carry over.
  • 0

#5 Jonathan Bowerbank

Jonathan Bowerbank
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2815 posts
  • 1st Assistant Camera
  • San Francisco, CA

Posted 26 April 2009 - 01:26 AM

If you like a zoom lens that breathes like crazy, by all means, get it.
  • 0


Rig Wheels Passport

Visual Products

Glidecam

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Abel Cine

FJS International, LLC

Paralinx LLC

Ritter Battery

Aerial Filmworks

CineTape

CineLab

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Tai Audio

Technodolly

The Slider

Metropolis Post

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Willys Widgets

rebotnix Technologies

Wooden Camera

CineTape

Aerial Filmworks

Paralinx LLC

Technodolly

CineLab

Glidecam

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Metropolis Post

Visual Products

The Slider

Willys Widgets

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Ritter Battery

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

FJS International, LLC

Tai Audio

rebotnix Technologies

Abel Cine

Rig Wheels Passport

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Wooden Camera