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Old August 22nd, 2013, 08:25 AM   #1
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Duclos 11-16mm PL on F55?

Does anyone have experience with this lens?

Duclos Lenses — Duclos 11-16mm T2.8
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 09:33 AM   #2
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Re: Duclos 11-16mm PL on F55?

For that kind of money I would hope it would say Zeiss on it somewhere.
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 09:35 AM   #3
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Re: Duclos 11-16mm PL on F55?

That is not very helpful. Do you have experience with the lens?
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 01:39 PM   #4
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Re: Duclos 11-16mm PL on F55?

Hi Paul
Yes I just used it for a recent 2 week Phantom shoot out in Borneo. It's certainly a big improvement over the Tokina stills lens but its a big increase in money too. I'm pretty sure they are optically the same as the Tokina but it feels very different in use in its cine guise !

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Old August 22nd, 2013, 01:40 PM   #5
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Re: Duclos 11-16mm PL on F55?

Can't comment on the Duclos version of the lens, but I have the Tokina 11-16 that they repackage and am very happy with the sharpness and look of the lens. I've used it more for stills than for video, just because it's sooooo wide. It has saved me a couple of times in really tight spaces though..

Not sure if it's really worth the add-on 2.5K + for the Duclos housing. I suppose if you think you'll need to do a lot of focus pulls with it then the housing is worth it...
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 01:42 PM   #6
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Re: Duclos 11-16mm PL on F55?

Thanks Mat and Dave,

Researching a wide option for the F55, will keep hunting.
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Old August 23rd, 2013, 07:21 AM   #7
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Re: Duclos 11-16mm PL on F55?

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Does anyone have experience with this lens?

Duclos Lenses — Duclos 11-16mm T2.8
Paul, I have one and you can see it if you stop by next week when I'm back in town.
I've been very happy with it so far and it looks great when I need a wide-angle. Rick B. also has one and likes his, too. In my opinion, it is well worth the extra cost vs. the Tokina. This is a lens I'll have and enjoy for the rest of my career, so it's pretty cheap in the long-run and will probably hold nearly 100% of it's value when I go to sell it some day.

My way of doing business is never to just look at the price of something without also taking into consideration what I'll be able to get for it when I sell it. That's the actual cost. And then the pleasure of using a real cinema lens vs. a SLR lens is simply icing on the cake.
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Old August 23rd, 2013, 07:23 AM   #8
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Re: Duclos 11-16mm PL on F55?

Thanks Doug it will be great to check it out.
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Old August 23rd, 2013, 09:38 AM   #9
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Re: Duclos 11-16mm PL on F55?

I just reluctantly sold mine. It's a great wide zoom for the money.

Up from this but not as wide, is the Focus Optics Ruby. Super sharp, but more expensive. Look for a better price used.

All the best!

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Old August 23rd, 2013, 10:47 AM   #10
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Re: Duclos 11-16mm PL on F55?

Thank you David,

Look forward to checking out Doug's.

What did you buy to replace the 11-16 range?
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Re: Duclos 11-16mm PL on F55?

I have not yet. I was trying to scramble and needed quick cash to replace some items which were liberated from us. That was my only reason for letting it go.
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Old August 23rd, 2013, 03:11 PM   #12
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Re: Duclos 11-16mm PL on F55?

Yikes, I am sorry to hear that and hope you catch them.
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Old August 24th, 2013, 09:31 AM   #13
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Re: Duclos 11-16mm PL on F55?

I can't say too much, as it's ongoing and there are insurance issues. But seems to be an inside job at where we were shooting food shots. They got my Sony F35, 3 axis Weaver Steadman, Cartoni dutch head, complete set of Cooke Speed Panchros which were going to be sent in for re-housing after the shoot, Arri MB20II Matte Box, and a Bartech follow focus kit. And I can tell you, it sucks big time! Never ever leave a setup on location which is secure, unless you really know for sure it is secure, like off duty police guarding it secure.
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Old August 24th, 2013, 09:34 AM   #14
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Re: Duclos 11-16mm PL on F55?

Very sorry David,

From looking at your site I know you would be properly insured, but that does not remove all the stress and time lost.
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