Thread: What are your favourite zoom lenses?

Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1 What are your favourite zoom lenses? 
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    172
    Looking for some recommendations. I like the look of cooke panchro and zeiss super speeds mk 3.

    Are there any zooms you guys would recommend?
    Reply With Quote  
     

  2. #2  
    Depends on how much you feel the look of the primes you like comes from shooting at wide apertures -- a T3.1 Cooke 20-100mm is a great lens with softer contrast than a modern zoom but won't get you much of a shallow focus look, whereas a Fujinon Premier 18-85mm T/2 zoom can get you a shallower depth of field. Same goes for a Sigma 18-35mm T/2 zoom.

    Keep in mind that most of the old cine zooms barely cover Super-35.
    David Mullen, ASC
    Los Angeles
    http://www.davidmullenasc.com
    Reply With Quote  
     

  3. #3  
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Posts
    1,850
    We don't have the budget at the moment but when we do, these will be the ones https://www.fujifilm.com/products/op...cine/premista/
    Reply With Quote  
     

  4. #4  
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    250
    I'd second David's recommendation of a Cooke 20-100-- beautiful lens. I think it's also worth checking out its successor, the Cooke 18-100, which is perhaps one step less "vintage" feeling, but also wouldn't be mistaken for a clinical modern lens.

    You could perhaps also look at the Angenieux 17-102 t2.9. Here's a comparison against the 85mm Super Speed:
    https://vimeo.com/87128881

    If by chance you are shooting on a smaller sensor, one of my all-time favorites is the Canon 8-64 t2.4, which was made to cover super 16mm.

    Some version of the Angenieux 25-250 might also be interesting to you. It's a 50 year old series, and there are several different evolutions-- see this history from Angenieux. I haven't shot with any of them, but I know people who love really funky vintage stuff and like the older versions. Some of that look might come partially from the fact that many are now in poor repair.
    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