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Old dirty S-16mm Zoom

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#1 Philipp Kunzli

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 01:45 AM

Hey everybody

In the upcoming feature production we're jumping visually between two times. A modern, contemporary style and a old gritty look

 

I'm looking for some recommendations for an old, contrast S16mm Zoom for handheld operating.

The focal length should be somewhere from 9,5-50mm and should open around a T2.

 

But as written above, even more important is the look. It should be contrasty, almost dirty... 

 

I'm open for any "tips and hints"...

 

Philipp

 

 


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#2 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 06:18 AM

I suspect the production design and lighting will play a more important role than the choice of zoom, but if you want a lightweight, contrasty S16 zoom that opens to around T2, you're probably looking at a Zeiss 11-110 T2.2 or maybe a Canon 8-64 T2.4.

 

Some other nice zooms in that range are the Canon 7-63 and Cooke 10.4-52, but they are a tad slower. A faster, but shorter range zoom is the Cooke 10-30 which is T1.5 and very lovely, but just on the edge of hand-holdable.

 

As always with older lenses, the condition is important - coating damage or internal fogging will reduce the contrast.


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#3 Philipp Kunzli

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 12:12 PM

Thanks a lot Tom! 

I definitely hava a look at those! :-)


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#4 Shawn Sagady

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 02:37 PM

You can also get the zeiss 10-100 cheaper than the upgraded version and use a 1.4x lens extender to get sensor coverage. You loose a stop and bottom end becomes 14mm but you'll save 3000$
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