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#1 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 11:58 PM

 

Is using a Rokinon 35mm, a Zeiss 50mm, and an old Russian 85mm (those just for example's sake) all in one scene frowned upon if you aren't intentionally going for a different look by using a different brand of lens? Could an experienced DP be able to tell from a glance even if all the glass is relatively sharp?

 

For some reason I've been really paranoid about this lately.

 

Thank you.


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#2 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 12:34 AM

The lenses may have different color and contrast rendition, but that should be fixable in color-timing, unless one of the lenses is substantially different to the others. Generally speaking, most lenses appear equally sharp at around f4 or 5.6, but at wide stops you may see big differences in sharpness, particularly with vintage lenses. There may be other problems with old lenses, such as chromatic aberration, which are harder to fix.


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