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#1 J. Scott Portingale

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 09:15 AM

Hello all,

Just wondering if anyone has shot 35mm film with the new RED lenses. What were your results like? How does it preform wide open (1.8)? I have access to a complete set of RED primes and a ARRI 3 camera. If anyone knows the results of any decent tests that are online a link would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 Stephen Williams

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 09:36 AM

Hello all,

Just wondering if anyone has shot 35mm film with the new RED lenses. What were your results like? How does it preform wide open (1.8)? I have access to a complete set of RED primes and a ARRI 3 camera. If anyone knows the results of any decent tests that are online a link would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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Don't use the 18mm, it will hit the shutter.
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#3 John Sprung

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 12:25 PM

Don't use the 18mm, it will hit the shutter.


That's a problem I've suggested Arri could solve by introducing a variant on the PL mount. Alas, no interest.

My idea is to add a pin that sticks out to the lens, and for electronic cameras with no shutter, a hole that allows that pin to enter. On cameras with a shutter, the pin would prevent mounting an unsafe lens. Film designed lenses without the pin would work fine on cameras with the extra hole in the mount.




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#4 J. Scott Portingale

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 02:15 PM

Don't use the 18mm, it will hit the shutter.

What are your thoughts about the images compared to cookes or maser primes?
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#5 Stephen Williams

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 02:36 PM

What are your thoughts about the images compared to cookes or maser primes?


The lenses are sharp, a little like UltraPrimes. Personally I prefer Cooke over Zeiss, you need to test and see if you like them, they do the job perfectly well & they are not very expensive to buy. I am testing some again soon.
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Posted 27 September 2011 - 03:44 PM

The lenses are sharp, a little like UltraPrimes. Personally I prefer Cooke over Zeiss, you need to test and see if you like them, they do the job perfectly well & they are not very expensive to buy. I am testing some again soon.


Thanks, I try to pull some tests off. I thought they may be sharp seeing as how they were designed for HD. I'll be using them in Canada in January. I hope they handle cold well.
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