Posted 18 January 2011 - 05:29 AM
The Beaulieu R16 comes with an Angenieux zoom lens. What are other recommended lenses, preferably zoom, that would bring out the best image quality (so I can get a budget range for the lens)?
I've seen some shoddy footage, but here are some exceptional ones that I'm hoping to have:
Posted 18 January 2011 - 07:11 AM
The first link does give the impression it was shot with a Beaulieu R16, but there doesn't seem to be any indication as to the lens(es) used. Assuming the camera hasn't been modified with a different mount, then the standard camera just has a 'C' mount - so the range of lenses available are pretty wide, and by using a lens mount adapter they're even wider!
Whilst none of it is telecined in HD, this clip of mine was shot on a Beaulieu R16 with an Angenieux 12-120.
This second film of mine was shot on an R16 with Ang. 12-120, with the additional shots (those not featuring the steam tractor) being shot on an Eclair NPR with (a different) Angenieux 12-120 and a Kinoptik 5.7 (first shot in the church yard)
I'll leave it up to you to decide whether they fall into the 'shoddy' category or not!
Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:13 AM
Posted 23 January 2011 - 03:28 AM
Yes, but i'd prefer a Scoopic M over a R16. The guilliotine shutter is a fail and the build quality of the R16 also sucks. If it must be the Beaulieu: Best image quality is with fixed focal lengths only, which is what i would do. Get a range of c-mount prime lenses, they'll be inexpensive. IMHO you'll need just 3 or 4 to cover everything. Don't buy Kern or Schneider lenses for the Bolex marked RX.
you always want to have the option of changing lenses.