June 4, 2015 at 6:36AM


Assistance in choosing what to invest in

Good day to you Sirs/Ladys. I am a film student and a rookie cinematographer. I am starting to build up my gear cabinet and before I do something ill-advised I wanted to ask your opinion.

I currently own a GH4 with a Olympus 17mm 1,8 coupled with EF mount Canon 50mm 1,8 and a Tamron 18-250mm 3.5 that I use with a 20 bucks adapter. These lenses have been enough for doing low-budget music videos and commercial work. However now it is time to get serious.

After long consideration, I've decided not to stick with MFT mount lenses and instead purchase a Metabones EF to MFT Speedbooster. The issue right now is lenses, I would like to start investing in a line of lenses to retain the image quality between lenses. Right now I am leaning towards the Rokinon Cine DS lenses. Don't get me wrong, I would invest in some nice Zeiss glass if I could, but money is of the essence.

Could you comment on the combo of a Metabones+Rokinon Cine lenses and offer alternative solutions if you feel I am going the wrong way. I would also like to know which one of these lenses should I acquire first, if it will take several months to get another. These lenses would be used for short films, music videos and some commercial work. Your help would be much obliged. Thank you.

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Any ideas guys? Thanks!

June 9, 2015 at 9:53AM

Visa Niemeläinen
Film Student/Cinematographer

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