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#1 Steven Wyatt

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 10:24 AM

Hi everyone,

Just a query, does any have any experience with utilising 35mm stills zooms for motion picture production? I'm thinking of adding to my Canon FD line of primes a 35-105mm zoom with a macro function. Does any body know of the quality of these lenses?

All experiences and thoughts welcome.

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Steve
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#2 Marc Alucard

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:51 PM

Hi everyone,

Just a query, does any have any experience with utilising 35mm stills zooms for motion picture production? I'm thinking of adding to my Canon FD line of primes a 35-105mm zoom with a macro function. Does any body know of the quality of these lenses?

All experiences and thoughts welcome.

Regards,
Steve



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#3 Chris Keth

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 04:43 PM

I would tend to advise against it unless your budget doesn't allow for anything else. They are usually slow, difficult to pull focus with, and breathe even more than stills primes.
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#4 Steven Wyatt

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 06:22 AM

Hi Thanks for the comments, I only really intend to use the zoom for outdoor work being a f3.5 lens I don't think it would be practical to shoot consistently indoors with. With breathing and slow aperture aspects aside would image quality be comparable with the FD primes?

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Steve
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