This is for the CMWP task.
RSS feeds is an excellent way to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites I subscribed. It really saves my time by not needing to visit each site individually. This is second blog that researched by using RSS feeds, and I am really comfortable for doing it.
This time, what I learnt is how to choose a proper second hand lenses for me. All readings about this topic come from The Old Reader.
The Black Magic Design launched BMCC and BMPCC, which allow you can shoot high quality video but low budget. BMCC and BMPCC can capture high dynamic range (13 stops) by 10bit Apple Prores and open Cinema DNG formats. Because these two popular cameras have Marco Fourth Third mount, it allows you to use C-mount vintage 16mm lenses that is very cheap. Furthermore, not only Black MAgic focus on MFT mount, but also Bolex launched Bolex D16 digital camera (2K resolution) of which you can use old 16mm C-mount lenses. So, the question is how I get right old school cinema lenses. By integrating some reviews from RSS feeds, there are some great and cheap vintage lenses should be reborn for the BMCC, BMPCC , and Bolex D16.
The build quality is excellent. As you would expect from most vintage glass. Solid metal build. Much heavier than it looks. Clickless aperture.
The range is excellent at a constant aperture. Wide open is sharp, but vintage sharp which isn’t quite as sharp as modern lenses. One issue I had was the minimum focus distance of 1.2 meters.
The zooming is internal so the lens does not extend. However when turning the focus barrel the front element rotates, making and circular polarizers useless if you are pulling focus while rolling.
Wonderful all round lens and would be great for documentaries which is where I intend to use it along with narrative film making. I prefer the look of a vintage lens like this over anything modern with a speed booster.
HELIOS 44-2 58mm f2 (195- 2001)
NIKON 43-86 AI f3.5 (1963-1976)
MIR 1B 37mm f2.8 (1958)
PENTAX Super-Takumar 28mm f3.5 (1966-1971)
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3.Canon 18-108mm F1.6 C-Mount
t’s a great Super16 lens that is built like a tank. It is heavy (around1.5kg) and does require some kind of lens support using 15mm rods or the Manfrotto 293 support rig. At all focal lengths, it covers a S16 sensor. It is also parfocal and allows backfocus adjustment. It is reasonably sharp. Can be used on the GH3 with minor vignetting also.