September 17, 2016 at 1:03PM

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MFT Lenses for BMPCC

I'm shooting on the BMPCC and I'm deciding between SLR Magic's cine line, Rokinon's cine line, or Panasonic's lumix lenses. I want to pick to one brand and build a set of lenses. I know a speedbooster may be a possible route in the future but I'd rather put the $650 towards a nice lens vs and adapter right now. Any suggestions?

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It may cost you a hundred dollars or so more than your desired budget of $650, but as the owner of two BMPCC's and a case full of lenses I can tell you which one I use the most and get consistently great results with is the Panasonic 12-35 f2.8. You can find a grey market or used one for around $800 and it is totally worth it! The lens is contrasty and sharp and just fast enough to be usable indoors. The image stabilization is kick ass allowing you to use the lens hand-held and the range is amazing on the BMPCC it has the full frame FOV equivalency of 35mm - 101mm.

September 19, 2016 at 7:47PM

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Myke Scaffidi
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I second this.

I also own two BMPCC's and four micro four thirds lenses: The Panasonic 14mm f2.5 Pancake, the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 {ancake, the 25mm Mitakon f0.95, and the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 IS)

Out of the four lenses, the most useful and well-rounded is the Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 IS. The zoom range and the image stabilization is incredible. You can do basically everything with this lens.

Ian Brander

September 19, 2016 at 8:27PM

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