Jump to content


Photo

Help lens choice for arriflex 16s


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 JB Earl

JB Earl
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 162 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • NE PA USA

Posted 26 March 2015 - 02:53 PM

I'm trying to decide on lenses for my arriflex. I have a few old schneiders but was looking at an angenieux 9.5- 57 f1.6. How would that lens compare to the late model Schneiders such as multicoated 25 1.5? I'm especially interested in performance at wide aperatures
Thanks
  • 0

#2 Bill DiPietra

Bill DiPietra
  • Sustaining Members
  • 2339 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • New York City

Posted 26 March 2015 - 07:03 PM

Overall, I've found Angenieux lenses to be a bit soft.  I have a Zeiss 16mm, 32mm & 50mm.  All of them perform very well wide open.  I also have a Cooke 9mm which looks very nice if you are will to live with a bit of distortion.


  • 0

#3 JB Earl

JB Earl
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 162 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • NE PA USA

Posted 26 March 2015 - 08:32 PM

Thanks Bill

I've heard that the 9.5-57 is the exception.  I do have a Zeiss 8mm and 9.5mm Kinetal.   I'll have to keep looking for some Zeiss in the old Arri mounts.  There aren't too many choices out there.  That's why I'm hoping at least the later Schneiders are okay.


Edited by JB Earl, 26 March 2015 - 08:32 PM.

  • 0

#4 Bill DiPietra

Bill DiPietra
  • Sustaining Members
  • 2339 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • New York City

Posted 27 March 2015 - 04:34 AM

Thanks Bill

I've heard that the 9.5-57 is the exception.  I do have a Zeiss 8mm and 9.5mm Kinetal.   I'll have to keep looking for some Zeiss in the old Arri mounts.  There aren't too many choices out there.  That's why I'm hoping at least the later Schneiders are okay.

 

The 9.5-57 may very well be, especially if it is a later model that the old 12-120.  Truthfully, I haven't played around with Angenieux glass since college.

 

Give Visual Products a call regarding the Zeiss lenses.  Yes, not cheap, but you're guaranteed to get quality stuff rather than taking a chance on ebay.  Ask for Mike Casey.


  • 0

#5 Jean-Louis Seguin

Jean-Louis Seguin
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 762 posts
  • Other
  • Montreal, Canada

Posted 27 March 2015 - 06:29 AM

Is your 16S the version with one bayonet mount?
  • 0

#6 JB Earl

JB Earl
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 162 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • NE PA USA

Posted 27 March 2015 - 07:02 AM

Yes i have a 16SB with bayonet mount.
  • 0

#7 Jean-Louis Seguin

Jean-Louis Seguin
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 762 posts
  • Other
  • Montreal, Canada

Posted 27 March 2015 - 02:58 PM

I have a 9.5-57mm if you're interested.
PM me.

Jean-Louis
  • 0


rebotnix Technologies

Ritter Battery

CineLab

Aerial Filmworks

Wooden Camera

Willys Widgets

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Rig Wheels Passport

FJS International, LLC

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Tai Audio

CineTape

Technodolly

Metropolis Post

Glidecam

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Paralinx LLC

Visual Products

The Slider

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Abel Cine

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

rebotnix Technologies

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Aerial Filmworks

Abel Cine

Glidecam

Metropolis Post

Visual Products

CineTape

Tai Audio

Willys Widgets

Paralinx LLC

Ritter Battery

The Slider

FJS International, LLC

Wooden Camera

Rig Wheels Passport

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

CineLab

Technodolly