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#1 Kakha Mshvidobadze

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 08:25 AM

hello guys, i am going to buy zeiss compact prime for my Letus DOF adapter, i wonder does anyone use these lenses? what is negative and positive of them? thank you
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 06:02 PM

hello guys, i am going to buy zeiss compact prime for my Letus DOF adapter, i wonder does anyone use these lenses? what is negative and positive of them? thank you


I don't know of a series of lenses called zeiss compact primes.
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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 06:24 PM

Ziess just put them out...

http://www.zeiss.com...125756F003E6703

A bit cheaper than their other lenses I'm told.
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Posted 24 October 2009 - 06:41 PM

FYI, these cover full-frame 35mm Vista Vision, and so might gain popularity when full-frame cinema cameras start to hit the streets in a year or two.
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#5 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 06:44 PM

I worry 'bout the speed. If i recall they're 'round a T3?
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Posted 25 October 2009 - 05:40 AM

The 25mm and wider are around that; the 18mm is around T4.

The new Cookes are T2.8

http://www.cookeopti...ts/panchro.html

The manufacturers must believe there is a market for the slower lenses at a lower price. Although, given the sensivity of the digital cameras, perhaps it's less of an issue than when you basically only had 100 ASA film stock.

I've only used the Zeiss/Contex lenses on an Aaton, the quality was pretty good, better than the Zeiss zoom, but not as good as the Zeiss Super Speeds.
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#7 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 05:46 AM

a T 2.8 I can live with most of the time... Or a T2; but even on 500T you can forget 'bout shooting at night under available light :(
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Posted 25 October 2009 - 10:25 AM

Perhaps this is meant for the people who are getting the Epic or scarlet with the full frame brain, or in anticipation of full frame DSLR HD Cameras, or even as still primes.
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#9 Kakha Mshvidobadze

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 10:27 AM

do you know smth about price of cooke's new lens?
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#10 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 10:30 AM

A lot. ZGC is the distributor for the US;

http://www.zgc.com/w...ex/cooke_lenses

Cooke 5/i Prime Lenses
CKE5 18 Cooke 18mm 5/i Lens T1.4 $21,750
CKE5 25 Cooke 25mm 5/i Lens T1.4 $20,700
CKE5 32 Cooke 32mm 5/i Lens T1.4 $20,700
CKE5 40 Cooke 40mm 5/i Lens T1.4 $21,650
CKE5 50 Cooke 50mm 5/i Lens T1.4 $20,700
CKE5 65 Cooke 65mm 5/i Lens T1.4 $21,650
CKE5 75 Cooke 75mm 5/i Lens T1.4 $20,700
CKE5 100 Cooke 100mm 5/i Lens T1.4 $20,700
CKE5 135 Cooke 135mm 5/i Lens T1.4 $24,000
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#11 Chris Keth

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 09:25 PM

A lot. ZGC is the distributor for the US;

http://www.zgc.com/w...ex/cooke_lenses

Cooke 5/i Prime Lenses
CKE5 18 Cooke 18mm 5/i Lens T1.4 $21,750
CKE5 25 Cooke 25mm 5/i Lens T1.4 $20,700
CKE5 32 Cooke 32mm 5/i Lens T1.4 $20,700
CKE5 40 Cooke 40mm 5/i Lens T1.4 $21,650
CKE5 50 Cooke 50mm 5/i Lens T1.4 $20,700
CKE5 65 Cooke 65mm 5/i Lens T1.4 $21,650
CKE5 75 Cooke 75mm 5/i Lens T1.4 $20,700
CKE5 100 Cooke 100mm 5/i Lens T1.4 $20,700
CKE5 135 Cooke 135mm 5/i Lens T1.4 $24,000


Adrian, those prices are for Cooke's S5s. The T2.8 set are their reissued panchros with the following prices:

Panchro by Cooke Range of Lenses
CKEP 18 Cooke 18mm PANCHRO Lens $8,900
CKEP 25 Cooke 25mm PANCHRO Lens $7,400
CKEP 32 Cooke 32mm PANCHRO Lens $7,400
CKEP 50 Cooke 50mm PANCHRO Lens $7,400
CKEP 75 Cooke 75mm PANCHRO Lens $7,400
CKEP 100 Cooke 100mm PANCHRO Lens $7,400
CKEP SET Cooke PANCHRO Lens Set ( 25mm, 32mm , 50mm, 75mm & 100mm) $33,600
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#12 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 09:52 PM

Ahh, i got confused. I thought the S5s were the new cookes. I hadn't heard of the rehoused panchros (or rather I might've just forgotten 'bout 'em)
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Posted 28 October 2009 - 10:46 PM

Ahh, i got confused. I thought the S5s were the new cookes. I hadn't heard of the rehoused panchros (or rather I might've just forgotten 'bout 'em)


I believe they're essentially a new run of the S2/3 panchros. They're all T2.8 rather than the T2.2 or T2.3 of the original S2/3s. I assume it's just in the spirit of not creating competition with their higher end faster lenses.
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Posted 29 October 2009 - 11:34 AM

hello guys, i am going to buy zeiss compact prime for my Letus DOF adapter, i wonder does anyone use these lenses? what is negative and positive of them? thank you



They are reworked versions of the zeiss zf lenses. I have a set of the zf's and they are really sharp. As far as I know they use the same glass as the stills lenses but rehoused them in a more film-friendly way and made them focus in the proper direction (as pl lenses ).
The stop is not constant across the line and the wides are especially slow.
If you are just using them on the Letus, them I would buy the zf's. If you want to use them on a full frame Red in the future, then the compact primes will serve you well.
pro's
- reasonable price for Pl mount lenses
-should make really sharp and pretty images ( if the zf line is anything to go by)
- small compared to other PL primes.
- proper "movie" style lens and correct focus rotation.
con's
- you can get the same image with the zeiss zf line for a lot less money
- t-stop is not consistent across the line. Although that's mainly only a problem on the wider lenses.

I have the zeiss zf 25,35, 50, 85 and the 100mm and use my nikon 17-35mm 2.8 for the wider angles. I use these both on my letus and my Red camera. I fitted lens gears from zacuto to all the lenses and can use a follow focus.
check out this page http://web.me.com/du...os/ZeissZF.html

best of luck,
Shane.
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#15 Stephen Williams

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 04:23 AM

I believe they're essentially a new run of the S2/3 panchros. They're all T2.8 rather than the T2.2 or T2.3 of the original S2/3s. I assume it's just in the spirit of not creating competition with their higher end faster lenses.


Totally new lenses, match the S4's.
http://www.cookeopti...ts/panchro.html
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#16 Rich Steel

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 09:08 AM

hello guys, i am going to buy zeiss compact prime for my Letus DOF adapter, i wonder does anyone use these lenses? what is negative and positive of them? thank you


Save your cash and just buy the ZF Lenses.
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