May 6, 2017 at 9:07AM
Photo or Cine Lens for low budget feature film?
I know the basics when it comes to the differences between the housing of photo vs cine glass. And right now my plan is to shoot my feature film with a photo lens (Sigma 24mm f1.8 DG DF) at 1080p. The focus and aperture characteristics of cine glass housing aren't a big deal for me as I will mainly be shooting stationary shots.
So having said this will the quality of cine glass make a huge difference over a decent prime photo lens. Would it be worth it for me to invest a few thousand dollars and purchase something like the Xeen 24mm cine lens and would it noticeably make my film look better? Or if I save the money and use the lens I have and work within its limitations will I be able to achieve a comparable result? In an ideal world I would like for this film to be screened at film festivals on a large screen and would like the image to hold up.