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Old May 13th, 2013, 12:24 PM   #1
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Zeiss Super Speeds vs Samyang/Rokinon glass

Part 2 of our test is now online: Zeiss Super Speeds vs Samyang/Rokinon glass

In part 2 of our comparison, Felix Patzke of Heimspiel and I, looked at the differences of famous Zeiss cineglass and pretty affordable Samyang (Rokinon/Walimex) cineprimes.
As in our first article, we where quite surprised, that the differences are not as huge as we thought.

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Old May 27th, 2013, 04:50 PM   #2
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The Samyang are amazing lenses. I really don't know how they can pull off that kind of quality for such a budget price. It's a mystery...
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Old June 6th, 2013, 02:32 PM   #3
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The Samyang are amazing lenses. I really don't know how they can pull off that kind of quality for such a budget price. It's a mystery...
Maybe by using cheap labor? Also, it's not made mechanically up to the same standards as Zeiss so it wouldn't last as long.
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Old June 14th, 2013, 08:40 AM   #4
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I'll stick with my collection of big, affordable, vintage brass Zeiss Contax primes. Adapted to any NEX E-Mount camera with a Metabones 'Speed Booster', they are a match made in heaven.
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Old June 14th, 2013, 12:48 PM   #5
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How do they compare WRT to other parameters such as breathing?
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Old June 16th, 2013, 09:54 PM   #6
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I'll stick with my collection of big, affordable, vintage brass Zeiss Contax primes. Adapted to any NEX E-Mount camera with a Metabones 'Speed Booster', they are a match made in heaven.
I'm starting to build a contax zeiss set myself. :)
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I'll stick with my collection of big, affordable, vintage brass Zeiss Contax primes. Adapted to any NEX E-Mount camera with a Metabones 'Speed Booster', they are a match made in heaven.
These used to have their Contex mounts changed to Aaton mounts, so that they could be used on Aaton 16mm film cameras. They matched well with the Zeiss cine lenses, if not quite as sharp as the Super Speed Distagons when wide open.
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