February 19, 2016 at 5:12PM

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Sigma 18-35mm or Rokinon 35mm & 16mm Lens for BMPCC?

I recently upgraded to a BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera & I'm having trouble choosing which lens I should get. I already have the Roxsen Focal Reducer which isn't electronic so I'm sure it'll probably be more of a hassle to use the Sigma Lens (I still have my T3i which I would have to use to change aperture) BUT I LOVE the quality of the lens and the image it produces. On the other hand I would have to buy both the Rokinon lenses in order to have similar focal lens and I've never used either one so I don't really know how much I would like it. So my question is : Would it be better to buy the one Sigma or the two Rokinons? Their main usage would be for music videos and narrative short films.

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I believe you would be better off to start with a varifocal lens, then add other cameras and primes later.

February 21, 2016 at 11:01PM

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Cary Knoop
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Sigma 18-35 is very sharp and my workhorse on a speedboosted GH4, but it's great for any APS-C/Super35 size sensor.

Only complaint is that it flares easily. Rokinon cine lenses are really eh. There's a reason they're usually cheap.

May 6, 2016 at 3:15PM

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Andy Zou
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