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#1 Chance Shirley

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 04:29 PM

I know this question has come up before, but I don't know if I've ever seen it answered definitively.

So... what's the best zoom for Super 16mm: Cooke 10.4-52mm, Canon 8-64mm, or Zeiss 11-110mm? I've seen all these lenses listed used for < $10K, so they're all (relatively) affordable.

I'm looking to replace my Ang. 15-150mm and would love something sharp enough for a really good 35mm blow-up.

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#2 Stephen Williams

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 06:52 AM

I know this question has come up before, but I don't know if I've ever seen it answered definitively.

So... what's the best zoom for Super 16mm: Cooke 10.4-52mm, Canon 8-64mm, or Zeiss 11-110mm?  I've seen all these lenses listed used for < $10K, so they're all (relatively) affordable.

I'm looking to replace my Ang. 15-150mm and would love something sharp enough for a really good 35mm blow-up.

Thanks...

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Its very subjective and you should test lenses. The Zeiss is modified from the original 10-100 and lens's do vary. I have used the Canon 8-64 and newer 7-63 without problems but personally I prefer the look of Cooke Glass.

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 03:31 PM

The Zeiss is modified from the original 10-100 and lens's do vary.


I thought the Zeiss 11-110mm was factory Super 16 and the Zeiss 12-120mm was a conversion...

I've never used a Cooke, but the prices on the 10.4-52mm are attractive. I'll have to take a closer look at those.
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#4 Stephen Williams

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 02:33 AM

I thought the Zeiss 11-110mm was factory Super 16 and the Zeiss 12-120mm was a conversion...


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Yes, your right I have used the 12-120 and not the 11-110. Try to see any lens you want to buy on a lens projector. If it looks good do a film test!
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