BEST OLD 35MM LENSES EVER MADE??
Posted 23 November 2009 - 12:28 PM
I'm looking to buy affordable old 35mm lenses for my HDcam. I have a 35 adaptor to mount them.
I'm not a DP, I'm just a director.. so I was wondering if someone knew which old lenses were great?? I can definitely rent the brand new ones but I also want to buy some for my own collection.
Anyone knows great ones? Cooke S2-3? Old Nikon, Zeiss?? Please give me some models and names I can look for.
I'm looking for primes or even zooms depending prices or how good they are.
Thx for you time and infos!!!
Posted 23 November 2009 - 01:22 PM
That said, affordable 35mm cine lenses are somewhat a thing of the past, as RED One and other large sensor cameras have kick started the market for older, sub prime 35mm lenses, bringing up prices.
Anyway here are some vintage lens names in no particular order or detail:
Bausch and Lomb Super Baltars
Kowa cine lenses.
Zeiss Super Speeds
Cooke Panchros (first generation)
Cooke S2s and S3s
Various Lomo Russian lens types.
Older Illumina sets
Fujinon Zooms, etc
Here are some hopefully helpful links:
Edited by Saul Rodgar, 23 November 2009 - 01:26 PM.
Posted 23 November 2009 - 07:12 PM
Definitely check out Lomos as well.
Posted 24 November 2009 - 01:32 AM
Posted 24 November 2009 - 02:24 AM
I also agree that HD primes would be the best choice, but aren't they insanely expensive? Prompting the typical response, "why bother? I'll just rent"
Indeed, that was the thing I neglected to mention. There is something to be said about renting lenses, and most cine gear, for that matter. One can get the right lenses for the project, and not be married to one set when another one could work best. "The right tool for the right job" type situation.