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#1 Phil Thompson

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:02 AM

This looks appealing to me for my new Arri-3. Does this lens ring any bells?
Any good?


http://london.craigs...3048326212.html
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#2 Jon Rosenbloom

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:28 AM

I used this lens on my last short film, shot with a Red (2nd generation chip.), and I was very pleased with it. Yes, it's shameless of me to say, but you can see the result on my reel , from 41"-1'18". The exteriors have some Soft-FX filtration, the interiors are the clean glass. I'd say we were very lucky that the Cooke was the lens that came with the camera.
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#3 Mathew Rudenberg

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:41 AM

This looks appealing to me for my new Arri-3. Does this lens ring any bells?
Any good?


http://london.craigs...3048326212.html


It's a good multi-purpose older zoom. Nice flares, not the flattest image, tends to have darker edges on the wide end and gets soft wide open.

It's not as sharp or contrasty as modern lenses but has a nice feel, I've used one for several music videos and been pleased with the results. The 18-100 revised version is somewhat sharper and nicer all around if you can find one.

From Cooke's website

It is fairly heavy and will need bridge support. I have gone hand held with it before, but probably wouldn't again.
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#4 Benedict Spence

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:05 PM

FAKE!

Phil do not buy this.... Those are photos I took of my own zoom taken in my house from when I sold the lens about 6 months ago. Cheeky **(obscenity removed)**ers! They even copied what I wrote on my auction!

On the other hand, amazing zoom. Beautiful look, soft and warm. Seemed like a good idea to get rid of it at the time but now I regret it. Oh well.

Watch out for the internets- lots of bad people out there.

Goodnight!

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#5 Phil Thompson

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:19 AM

Jesus, Craigslist is full of hardcore next level stitch up merchants. Some weirdo trying to sell a Moviecam on there. He's based in the Shetland Islands would you believe. mmmmm OK! well dodgy
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#6 Geoff Howell

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:11 AM

with expensive ebay and craigslist purchases I always do a Google 'search by image', if you drag the image from the auction/advert into Google's search box it will tell you if the same image appears on any other websites.
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#7 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:40 AM

Holy hell Geoff; that's a new cool thing I just learned about google...
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