I am using a Red Scarlet and am looking for a Lens set that has a gritty look (maybe uncoated) but also not so sharp and crisp. I prefer a lens a little on the warmer side. Suggestions?
Lens look for Red ScarletLens; Scarlet
Posted 28 April 2016 - 12:57 AM
Older cinema lenses, sometimes rehoused to PL:
Schneider Cine-Xenons (not the new ones)
Bausch & Lomb Super Baltars
Cooke Speed Panchros
Lomo Sphericals (Soviet era)
Zeiss Standard Speeds
Zeiss Super Speeds
And then there is the whole world of stills lenses. Too many to list. Some popular vintage glass adaptable to EF: Leica R, Pentax Super Takumar, Zeiss Contax, Minolta Rokkor, Helios 44.
Posted 28 April 2016 - 10:55 AM
Posted 28 April 2016 - 09:53 PM
"Gritty" is an odd word to describe a lens characteristic -- I tend to think of a gritty image as sharp, harsh/contrasty, and grainy.
I agree. To me, it suggests coarse texture, micro-contrast, loud, unpretty, or monochromatic colors, a sense of imperfect realism. Like underexposed and push processed film, bleach bypass process, hot overexposed light sources, deep shadows, unconventional camera angles and movement. It makes me think of harsh locations, under-lighting, deliberate mis-exposure, and an informal camera style, rather than optics.