CCTV Lenses in a Super 16 camera
Posted 03 June 2013 - 02:28 PM
Posted 04 June 2013 - 01:21 PM
I use a Canon 15-150mm 1inch video zoom that I had a PL mount put on it. It covers S16 through the entire zoom range and is very sharp with snappy contrast. In short I am very pleased with it. It is not the fastest zoom, T2.8, nor the widest, but certainly adequate. Now with video cameras having more and more resolution, perhaps the c mount lenses made for 1 inch sensors wouldn't be so bad.
Posted 04 June 2013 - 04:45 PM
......I have been using lenses that were originally designed for CCTV cameras on my C mount Super 16 camera.......
Did you ever look at the Kowa 1" primes.
I thought they looked interesting but I never tried them. They were about US$400 each new. Can't remember where that price actually came from, not the USA branch above. The resolution is given as 120lp/mm centre and 80lp/mm edge. I never figuired out what contast value the line pairs have when the resolution is given like that. I thought it might be a cheap way to have a consistent set of primes, but I ended up thinking that used cine primes were a better idea. Some are actually cheaper, Schneider, Cooke, and MK I SSs are sometimes not much more. For pulling focus I thought the old cine lenses would be much better. But the biggest issue for me was that c mount just wasn't viable if one is swapping out lenses a lot, checking the gate.
Posted 11 June 2013 - 10:21 AM
The fujinon 12.5-75 doesn't vignette? I was looking to purchase one but couldn't find reliable information about the image circle, and about getting infinity focus with C-mount adapters (since its CS mount...)
You're saying it doesn't vignette and can get infinity focus? How do you have it mounted/what camera are you using? Can you post some pics of the lens and maybe a frame grab at 12.5mm? That would be incredibly helpful!!