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Old February 22nd, 2011, 03:09 PM   #16
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Re: Unboxed, with a light review

Gotta be in it to win it.

However, gear is only part of the equation. I wouldn't be in this position to use this stuff without the education i received from the many DP's who have taught me the skills i need to do my job. This is why i have dedicated myself to sharing the knowledge i gather. Hence the blog and participation on the various forums.

As i get more findings you can be sure i will share it.
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 04:59 PM   #17
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Tim,
I'm jealous of those lenses man.
Are those the T2.8 Cooke's? Curious why you made the decision to go with the slower lenses ( say as opposed to an older set of Zeiss standard's). I assume its the look but you must have considered the trade-offs .
I'm bending my brain about how to set up the F3.
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 08:43 PM   #18
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Speed is not the determining factor when choosing primes. I'm concerned about factory support, build quality, maintenance costs, optical quality, rentability ( iPanchros are optically matched with S4's and S5's in all image charachterisitcs), coveres 5K for Rental to the Epic market.... etc.

Older zeiss super speeds, standard speeds, etc all will require maintenece during their new found lives in the Digital S35 world. Zeiss no longer produces super speeds, nor have they for 20 years, same for Standards. You can never truly repair them. ITs essentially one patch over another, over another.... Eventually the lens is unserviceable requiring a full rehouse ( HUGE $$$). Not to mention alot of this glass wont cover the 5k Epic sensor eliminaing your glass from the running for a Epic production. In addition, with the increased sensitivity of the current Digital Cinema cameras a T2.8 stop is not of concern.

Brave new world.
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 02:40 AM   #19
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Thanks for your thoughts Timur.
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 04:31 AM   #20
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Yes, many thanks for your efforts to share, Timur!
"Gotta be in it to win it" is great.

I actually got a quote on the iPanchros thinking that I could rent them out too, but I know I'd not let them leave my grubby paws once I had them. ;-)

I'll be mating an Angenieux 17-102 to my F3 and see that that gives me.
I'll report back here once I get some images off it. ;-)
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 02:22 PM   #21
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That should be a great lens! Angeniuex makes great glass.

Good focal range too.... And Trust me you wont feel the "slow" speed.
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