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#1 Seba Vuye

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:45 PM

Hey,

 

I'am about to shoot a short, and planning on renting a set of zeiss cp2 lenses. One thing is still not very clear to me, even though I scanned the internet for examples and reviews, I just can't find any examples of cp2's on a t3i or a t2i. Full of them on the 5D but I can't really consider it as a benchmark, since the 5D is a full sensor, and mine is not. I just want to know how much of a difference they will make in sharpness and "better quality" of my image(not the look and feeling), compared to lenses I own myself ( Canon 50mm 1.4, Tokina 11-16mm 2.8, etc, mostly the cheaper lenses on the market). Any info would be nice.

 

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#2 Alan Rencher

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:30 PM

Look for examples on a 7D. They will look the same.


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:52 AM

Those cameras don't have true hd resolution , so even if you put master primes on those, you will not see any improvement on image sharpness and resolution. Tokina lenses should be more than enough for shooting video on dslrs. Also, I consider t3is and 7ds as full frame, because it is pretty much the same size as super 35 film cameras. 5d is more like 8perf vistavision. 5d is full frame in stills.
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#4 Seba Vuye

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:35 PM

Looking at the videos from 7d it's indeed very hard to see any quality improvement in the image.  


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#5 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:49 PM

The main improvement would be mechanical design on the lenses, and the easier ability to pull focus, well worth the rental.


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#6 Alan Rencher

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:22 PM

Adrian is right, the CP.2's are the same glass as the ZF.2's, just in a cine housing.


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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:13 AM

Yeah, I see it as an opportunity to work with more advanced lenses, and the rental is 135 euros for a set of 3 of them for four days, so a good deal I think?


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#8 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:32 AM

Yeah that sounds pretty good and your ACs will love you the more for it. Nothing is worse than the mechanics on some of that stills glass.


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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:54 AM

Yea, I agree w Adrian that cine lenses have great advantages over stills in terms of focus pulling etc. What I meant with my previous post was solely on two lenses' differences on a Canon in terms of resolution, sharpness etc. One of the biggest advantage of cine lenses is that those have detailed focus marks and long barrel rotation. If you have to work w stills lenses I.e. Canon or Rokinon etc, just put a white tape on the lens and tape measure various distances. And then, write down those distances on the white tape with a fine-tipped pen.
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Posted 17 March 2013 - 11:59 AM

Ok thanks guys!


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