February 16, 2017 at 4:12PM
Opinions on switching up lens kit?
I use the blackmagic pocket cinema camera and I make experimental horror films. I have been shooting on an old Schneider Kreuznach Cinegon 11.5mm T1.9 super 16 cinema lens. It's gorgeous. However, you see a little bit of the lens barrel in every shot. It doesn't seem to matter for film festivals that have screened my work.
I also have been experimenting with old zooms. I recently acquired an old angenieux 12-120mm super 16mm lens that I want to mess around with.
I like how these lenses look, their sturdy build, and how they are made specifically for cinema purposes. However, as I move out of school and into the real world, I'm realizing I should make some fuggin money, and most clients don't want to see lens barrel in their shots, and they don't necessarily want their work to look like a 70's Giallo horror film.
Should I sell off these lenses on Ebay and update my lens kit? I'm thinking I'd switch to a set of primes like the panasonic lumix 14mm 2.5, the panasonic lumix 20mm 1.7, and the olympus 45mm 1.8.
And maybe a little down the line I'll spring for the panasonic 12-35mm zoom?
These are much more functional lenses. They do lack the "character" I like to see when making my own films.
As an example of my "look" Here's a sloppy trailer for a new short I shot a couple weeks ago. You'll notice I need to do some ADR: https://vimeo.com/202125044