Thread: The Ultimate Full Frame Lens Test

Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24
  1. #1 The Ultimate Full Frame Lens Test 
    Moderator Phil Holland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    11,848
    In the coming days you'll be seeing the results of a very elaborate lens test. This is the 3rd such test produced by this crew.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntmzBrF3D2g

    Honored to play a small role in The Ultimate Full Frame Lens Test some time ago. Looks like everything must be nearly done to be released. That is no small task considering the shear volume of lenses and tests being looked at. If you're curious, my full quote regarding VistaVision and holding close ups is typically the wides hold a bit better on the CU on the larger formats.

    I'm very much in love with VistaVision as a format, most of you who have known me in the last two decades have heard my love letters to both the film and modern digital VV produced by RED, now approximately offered by so many others. Might be my favorite format in what I consider a handful of favorites: S16, S35, VV, 65mm 5-perf, and 70mm 15-perf. Got a couple other formats in there too, though at that point it's more of a dance of aspect ratios.

    S35 is the inherent backbone of our industry both for film and digital. Really in the last few years VV has emerged and provided that previously rarer option on film, but now available in digital. Yes we have larger than that even, but the shear amount of creative choice you have amidst the main three formats: S16, S35, and VV is enough to keep you up at night pondering what glass you'll be using on your next shoot. Tests like this help with that.
    Phil Holland - Cinematographer - Los Angeles
    ________________________________
    phfx.com IMDB
    PHFX | tools

    2X RED Monstro 8K VV Bodies, 1X RED Komodo, and a lot of things to use with them.

    Data Sheets and Notes:
    Red Weapon/DSMC2
    Red Dragon
    Reply With Quote  
     

  2. #2  
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    251
    Bravo!!!! Amazing work, and a great resource for everyone.
    Ranger Gemini
    Reply With Quote  
     

  3. #3  
    Senior Member Gaston Fazio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    211
    Congrats!!

    ps: I predict that Kori's face will be more popular than Marilyn Monroe's...
    HD HOUSE - www.TheHdHouse.com
    info@thehdhouse.com 305-597-7359
    RED DSMC2 Hellium, Gemini & Monstro - ALEXA LF - ALEXA MINI - VARICAM 35 - SONY VENICE
    COOKE S4 & S7 - Arri UltraPrimes - Zeiss SUPREME & CZ Zooms
    COOKE Anamorphics (SF) 25mm, 32, 40, 50, 65 MACRO, 75, 100, 135 & 180mm
    Angenieux Optimo 28-340mm - Angenieux Optimo 19.5-94mm
    Angenieux Optimo STYLE 16-40mm - Angenieux Optimo STYLE 30-76mm
    Canon Cabrio XK 20-120mm - CANON 30-300mm
    3-Wall CYC Studio, Sound & Lighting
    Reply With Quote  
     

  4. #4  
    Senior Member Patrick Tresch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Switzerland, Lausanne
    Posts
    5,282
    I hope they will do the test with a good 8k camera.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  5. #5  
    Moderator Phil Holland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    11,848
    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Tresch View Post
    I hope they will do the test with a good 8k camera.
    Not my call though it would have been better to use the slightly larger image circle of Monstro honestly, but this was done on the LF as Arri was a main sponsor.

    Fortunately I have the 8K VV perspective with 90% or so of the lenses tested if you have any questions or concerns.
    Phil Holland - Cinematographer - Los Angeles
    ________________________________
    phfx.com IMDB
    PHFX | tools

    2X RED Monstro 8K VV Bodies, 1X RED Komodo, and a lot of things to use with them.

    Data Sheets and Notes:
    Red Weapon/DSMC2
    Red Dragon
    Reply With Quote  
     

  6. #6  
    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Tresch View Post
    I hope they will do the test with a good 8k camera.
    YouTube resolution for this video is *cough* 720p.
    Michael Tiemann, Chapel Hill NC

    "Dream so big you can share!"
    Reply With Quote  
     

  7. #7  
    Senior Member Patrick Tresch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Switzerland, Lausanne
    Posts
    5,282
    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Tiemann View Post
    YouTube resolution for this video is *cough* 720p.
    You can do an Imax image with 2k res file when you use an Alexa.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  8. #8  
    There are some copy edit problems on the test pages. For example, the XEEN page includes both reviews of XEEN lenses from some folks, but Canon CN-E (pronounced the same way? I don't know) from others. To whom should these errors be addressed?
    Michael Tiemann, Chapel Hill NC

    "Dream so big you can share!"
    Reply With Quote  
     

  9. #9  
    Senior Member Michael Lindsay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    London UK
    Posts
    2,731
    Looking forward to it.. does it come out this week?

    PS ironically, from my tests, it seems Arri's signatures make more of a diffenrce (IMHO) on the Monstro than they do on the LF...
    Reply With Quote  
     

  10. #10  
    Senior Member Aaron Lochert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    1,158
    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Lindsay View Post
    Looking forward to it.. does it come out this week?

    PS ironically, from my tests, it seems Arri's signatures make more of a diffenrce (IMHO) on the Monstro than they do on the LF...
    Oh, it's up: https://www.sharegrid.com/learn/lens-test-home
    Reply With Quote  
     

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts