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#1 Jarin Blaschke

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 04:53 PM

I'm shooting my first zoom-heavy film, and having only used the 3:1 Primo zoom before, was wondering what the vague hierarchy of sharpness is with other zoom lenses, for both PV and PL mounts. I was hoping to get a starting idea of my options and what would match our primes - either "Z" series or old Mark IIs for a more retro feel. The shoot will probably go Panavision, but could also swing toward Arricam, if 60fps is needed. Thanks, all....

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#2 Patrick Neary

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 09:23 PM

I've used Cooke zooms with the ultra-speed MK-II primes from Panavision (based mostly on their recommendation) and thought they matched quite well. I've raved about the 20-60 zoom here before, it's a sweetheart.
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#3 Stephen Williams

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 04:43 AM

I've used Cooke zooms with the ultra-speed MK-II primes from Panavision (based mostly on their recommendation) and thought they matched quite well. I've raved about the 20-60 zoom here before, it's a sweetheart.

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Hi,

I own both a Cooke 20-60 and Cooke 20-100. Optically very similar but the 20-60 is much lighter. Both are T3.1, very good wide open but I usually light for a T4. The color is slightly warmer than the ultra-speeds. If you are grading in a telecine they will match nicely. Its worth doing a film test with a couple of sets of lenses.

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