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#1 Carl Brighton

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 08:45 PM

I haven't visited here for a while.
This thread2009 Prime Lenses was a pretty hot topic until it was closed.
Then the whole thing seemed to fizzle out.
What was the actual outcome? Are they anywhere near as good (or as cheap) as the hype made out?
Has anybody bought any or used any?
And how do they compare to the RED lenses, anybody bought any or used any of those?
(The fact that Jan was allowed to run a thread on Reduser for so long for a directly competing product, probably answers that question, but still:-)
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#2 Stephen Williams

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 05:46 AM

I haven't visited here for a while.
This thread2009 Prime Lenses was a pretty hot topic until it was closed.
Then the whole thing seemed to fizzle out.
What was the actual outcome? Are they anywhere near as good (or as cheap) as the hype made out?
Has anybody bought any or used any?
And how do they compare to the RED lenses, anybody bought any or used any of those?
(The fact that Jan was allowed to run a thread on Reduser for so long for a directly competing product, probably answers that question, but still:-)


Hi Carl,

I started a thread on those cheap extending lenses, seems they are not as cheap or as good as reported by my good friend Jan :D
http://www.cinematog...showtopic=38266

Stephen
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#3 Carl Brighton

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 09:43 PM

Hi Carl,

I started a thread on those cheap extending lenses, seems they are not as cheap or as good as reported by my good friend Jan :D

Stephen

Ah yes, I do remember seeing that, now that you mention it.
But that appears to be the extent of the conversation., which didn't go too far
So nobody knows of anybody whose actually bought or used one of these things?
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#4 Stephen Williams

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 01:13 AM

Ah yes, I do remember seeing that, now that you mention it.
But that appears to be the extent of the conversation., which didn't go too far
So nobody knows of anybody whose actually bought or used one of these things?


I understand that industry feedback was good optically & poor mechanics, I think they are being redesgned. I pitty anybody who took up the €2000 offer for the original demo lenses.
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#5 Mitch Gross

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 10:29 PM

The offer was pulled but will be honored to those who are still interested when the redesign eventually becomes available. If the eventual price is lower then the lesser price will be the one honored.

The lenses shown were very much prototypes. I guess no one remembers what the original RED prototype primes looked like (you know, the ones that were going to be marked in F-stops not T-stops and the 85mm that also expanded when one adjusted focus).

Don't discount the Rebels yet. Wait to see what is actually offered for sale.
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