View Full Version : 8x T2.8 Red Zoom Lens
04-16-2008, 08:13 AM
What does this mean in focal lengths? And how much does it differ to 35mm sized sensor-specifications?
04-16-2008, 08:40 AM
Announcing the zoom range and speed makes one think they are pretty far along in the dev of the lens. They could have just said it will include a zoom lens.
04-16-2008, 09:10 AM
So, does this "8x" means zoom speed?
04-16-2008, 09:16 AM
He meant speed as to the fastest aperture of the lens. The "8x" refers to the total magnification from the widest to most telescopic ends of the lens. As far as I know, we don't know the mm equivalents yet for those extremes.
04-16-2008, 09:35 AM
Yeah, I'm very interested in the focal lengths too....I just hope the wide end is wide enough that I do not have to question buying Scarlet.
5-40mm would be a nice 8x range for me.....
Like 20-160 in 35mm slr terms
I do worry about getting a sharp wide angle on an 8x zoom though......
04-16-2008, 10:30 AM
As it is a 2/3 sized sensor longer focal lengths would be my choice to get less DoF.
04-16-2008, 10:34 AM
I agree Muroshi. Like the HVX200, its a wide zoom, but all you want to do with a camera like that is shoot on the telephoto end of the lens to get a shallow depth of field anyway. I would rather sacrifice the wider portion for the tele-portion to be increased.
but with the reality of the target market for this camera, it will remain on the wider end for indie film/home users.