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#1 jay singh

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:07 AM

We are planning to use REDONE MX for our feature film. I would like to know what may be the difference in the quality if I use Zeiss Compact Prime lenses (CP2) instead of Arri Ultra prime lenses.
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#2 Albert Smith

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:48 PM

There is a good amount on this across the internets. Cp.2 are pretty much the SLR still lenses rehoused for cinematography...not to say that is a terrible thing though they are pretty good lenses still... there is minor breathing, they are slower and have a less consistent t stop through the range, and I'm not sure about how good the coverage is for 4.5k ws if that is something you are doing. If money is a consideration I would also think about standard speeds as an option.
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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:13 PM

I'd look into the Cooke Speed Panchros personally, or maybe the new Leica lenses coming out for cine work.... I love the Compact Primes, though but they are nowhere NEAR the quality of Ultra Primes or proper cinema lenses... those extra thousands of dollars to make a difference... But still, good lenses FOR THE PRICE.
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