The fixed is one stop too deep. But it has an electronic lens with smart focusing.
The cinema primes are just right at 1.4, with ideal form-factor. But the primes are not electronic, with manual focus.
I have this dream, of not just doing traditional studio stuff, but shooting aesthetic epics in 'guerrilla' style. Really capturing the fun side of movie-making, without loosing an iota of visual quality. (also to bring some of that guerrilla fun into the studio)
The cinema is so close to that dream. Its got low-light, dslr form, light weight, 3k resolution, top glass, 150 slo mo, etc. But one thing just doesn't fit. All of Red's intelligent new auto-focusing methods are rendered obsolete with the manual primes that have the shallower Dof! This is big, because I love moving organic shots with nicely shallow Dof.
I write this now because there is one thing I would like Red to seriously consider: to make at least one electronic version of a prime - either the 25mm, or the 16mm. This would help me, and I suspect many others, incredibly. For me, it would make the leap from a pretty good solution to the perfect one.
If the fixed zoom is not finalized, I would like to express my support for making that f stop any bigger, even at the loss of a little focal range or visual quality. I will be getting both the fixed scarlet and the cinema.