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Re: Mid-level cine prime recommendations

Re: Mid-level cine prime recommendations

Paul Curtis

On 3 Mar 2018, at 15:28, Stephen Gelb <stephengelb@...> wrote:
celere are rehoused rokinon lenses and xeen is same thing .
for the $$ rehoused gl
optics leica r is a great option. ur footage will look better compared to all the options u mentioned.
Can't speak whether there's truth to the celere and rokinon rumours.

But the Xeens are nice enough. Good look in a reasonable cine housing. I have a 16mm of that (as it was a *reasonable* match to SLR APO Primes). I find CA control and OOF to be pretty pleasing over all. I do believe the 16mm is different to the normal 16mm offering and certainly the coatings are different.

I find Leica Rs totally overrated having been down that path. Nothing special and they render quite differently wide open vs stopped down making them pretty useless for video (great for stills). Plus smaller focus turns and the usual issues.

Love the Leica Summicron Cines though. My win-the-lottery set of lenses.


Paul Curtis, VFX & Post | Canterbury, UK

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