View Full Version : WTB red 50-150mm zoom please!
05-25-2012, 01:52 PM
anybody looking to sell? will pay well!
05-25-2012, 02:54 PM
Here's an idea... find a used Sigma 50-150 f/2.8 which I believe is the lens which was rehoused for the Red 50-150. See if Matthew Duclos or anyone else who rehouses still lenses could cinematize it The last 50-150 I saw was on Reduser, I believe, for $6K. I can't imagine that it would cost much more than 6K to rehouse the Sigma lens.
05-25-2012, 03:11 PM
I'd imagine Duclos is busy making 11-16s right now, but I guess it doesn't hurt to ask. Good suggestion. Of course, it'd be preferable to get the red version...
05-25-2012, 08:37 PM
Hey George- have you used this lens? I have one and it is great, but the lens is not super smooth. That said I wouldn't sell mine because I like the range, but there is probably a better alternative out there if you are looking for a broad range cine lens.
05-25-2012, 08:43 PM
I haven't used the lens, but the range is perfect for what I'm looking for. I'm very interested in the zeiss 70-200, but that's not available quite yet, plus its well above the price range of the 50-150.
How do you mean, not super smooth?
05-25-2012, 09:23 PM
Literally the action on the zoom feels kind of clunky. The focus and aperture are smooth, but for what ever reason the zoom is sluggish, and kind of resistant. I notice it when it is attached to an FF or turning it by hand. I've noticed it on more than one 50-150, and heard other say the same thing. I believe it is just the way the lens works.
That said I use this lens all the time, and I just know that my focus time is going to be a bit slow.
05-25-2012, 10:45 PM
Thanks for the info, that's good to know.
That said, I'd still take one if I had the chance!
05-26-2012, 04:59 PM
:) I agree- I'd sell you mine if I didn't love it so much. Taking it out tomorrow in fact. Good luck finding one. If I see one pop up I'll PM you.
05-26-2012, 05:53 PM
I recently tested that lens on my scarlet. I was surprised to see how heavily that lens breathes. def wasnt a fan. optical quality was ok though.
05-27-2012, 01:30 AM
thanks for the response. Would you be able to post the footage from that test?