Re: Mid-level cine prime recommendations

Roy H. Wagner ASC
 

Although I love to learn as much as I can understand about the tools that I use I personally believe that EVERY tool we use is subject to our personal preference and interpretation. I’ve loved eery manufacturer’s product I’ve ever used and embraced the interpretation they’ve afforded me.
I’ve always believed that Cooke’s produce a “buttery” quality (my technical interpretation) although I’ve been able to do the same with Master Primes, Schneiders, Zeiss, Baltars. So much goes in to the final image - stop, backlight, front light, color temperature of light, filtration…..blah, blah, blah.
I admire anyone who ventures into the thankless arena of motion picture lens and camera development. You just cannot make enough money to make it worth while. Thus for all those attempting to help us find the “secret sauce” I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
There is no such thing as the perfect image, perfect glass….. Thank god there are enough of us who have personal signatures that, we think, are different enough to embrace all of the different technologies available to us.

Very Best Wishes to all Dreamers!
Roy H. Wagner ASC/hfRPS
Director of Photography
(310) 614-8362

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