I've read as much as I can about super 16 zooms here and elsewhere for a few months. Prior
to a purchase, I wonder if any film shooters familiar with the following zooms could chime in about shooting a whole feature on one.
I just watched Leaving Las Vegas again, which was apparently the Canon 8-64. It looked fantastic. Walking Dead uses a 10.6-180, also great. That lens is hard to find.
I've been looking at the Angenieux 7-81, which seems bulky and requires support. It's 5 lbs versus
the Canon 8-64/7-63's, which are 4.5lbs. There's not much out there on the Angie.
Does the Angenieux breathe too much too use as a main lens? Is it much sharper than the canons - ie, worth dealing with the extra weight and support? A little scared to brace a lens, or deal with diverting pressure from the PL mount.
The Canon 7-63 seems like an improvement over the 8-64. Half of the 8-64's have numbers but don't have witness marks on the barrel, some do.
Of the 7-81, 7-63, 8-64 which would you recommend for a feature?
Thanks so very much in advance