I'm a student, embarking on a project to shoot cinematic stills. The film stock will be vision3. The cameras are nikon f2, topcon exa mount, and a icarex m42 mount.
I would like to imitate the look of Cooke lenses but surely dont have the money for actual cine lenses. Im not opposed to zeiss's cooler look either. I dont know how my that lenses effect colors, outside of the coating, Im ignorant of a good amount of technical bits of what absolutely the lenses can effect other then sharpness contrast and the color effect of coatings.
My question is what lenses will deliver a good cinematic rendition. I understand that the lenses can only deliver a cinematic look as long as the lighting,composition and scene are on par. With that said, alot of cinema I have seen, doesnt depend on ultra sharpness, so Im not hellbent on razor sharp if the lens renders wonderfully. Many of the scenes will be darker lit so Ill be looking at a bit faster lenses. Prefer to shoot wide angle 25-35 maybe 50 for portraits.
I have a few lenses Im looking at but thought I would see what more knowledgeable folks had to say about it.