Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:55 AM
How is that even possible? I always looked at lens differences in terms of sharpness, color reproduction, breathing, stuff like that; but I had no idea different lenses had different dynamic ranges. What are other people's experiences with this? Do you have go-to lenses for maximum dynamic range?
Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:19 AM
Edited by Tom Jensen, 14 January 2010 - 11:23 AM.
Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:28 AM
"Shooting with still lenses, I was seeing about 5 1/2 stops below key and 3 1/2 stops over. When we went to the Primos, the latitude increased by about 1 1/2 stops in both directions."
Am I missing something? How can that be taken any other way?
Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:38 AM
Posted 14 January 2010 - 01:00 PM
The dynamic range of film is pretty set. An F/stop is just a hole that controls the amount of light that passes through the lens onto the film.
Sorry, nothing "magic" about a particular lens manufacturer and their product. Where lenses really compete against each other is in the sharpness, speed (the fastest F/stop/T-stop), and lack of breathing with zoom lenses.