This Infographic Shows the Cameras and Lenses Used by Best Cinematography Oscar Winners
Christopher Nolan must really like lenses.
We've long been in the tradition of listing the cameras used by Best Picture winners. Now, camera accessory retailer Zacuto has created a comprehensive infographic looking at both the cameras and myriad lenses used by seven of the Best Cinematography Academy Award winners from the last 25 years: The Revenant, Inception, Memoirs of a Geisha, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Braveheart, Dances with Wolves, and Out of Africa.
In addition to interesting pieces of trivia from each set (the Crouching Tiger production had no days off?!), the infographic reveals a marked preference for Panavision lenses—specifically the C and E series—and a relatively split preference for Panavision and Arri cameras (8 and 5 instances of use, respectively).
The most recent Best Cinematography winner, The Revenant, is the only production listed on this infographic that shot digitally—though it certainly will not be the last.