Love my RPPs
With the amount of digital manipulation that goes into each and every movie from the highest budget blockbuster to the greenest of indie features the choice of lens to use is vastly overated these days.
My biggest worry with such lenses is what happens in a couple of years time when people are shooting on Epic 645's and a new line of larger lenses comes out to cater for them? Of which you can basically guarantee Red will have some and probably at about $40k. If large format digital cinematography becomes the norm in the future (Which I believe it will given this is truly where digital has an edge over film in terms of cost) then these lenses suddenly have a shorter shelf life. I also think that the advances we're seeing year to year with sensor technology means that having faster lenses will be less and less of an issue. So to sell their lenses as future proof is a little misleading if you ask me.
I'm sure they're great lenses, don't get me wrong. I just think that Leica could've sold hundreds maybe even thousands of sets if they'd priced it in line with the Alexa and Epic clients all around the world. Instead I'd guestimate they'll sell maybe 100 sets over the next 2 to 3 years?
The plain and simple fact of the matter is they do nothing new. They might improve slightly upon the best that's available but I don't imagine people being particularly bothered if they have Leica, Master Primes or Cooke S5's. Their business model is simply not destructive enough to the current market to make any kind of large scale impact and so the introduction of such a set seems kind of pointless to me.
Ever read Aesop's Fables? The one about The Fox and the Grapes?
Leica Summilux-C are not more expensive than other high speed sets like a MP, Cooke i/5 or high-end zooms from Angenieux or Fuji.
Also to know more about those lenses read at
Leica Cine Lens Saga, pages 32-37, Film & Digital Times issue 32-33 >>>
He he, the old Fox ;~)
Well, the lenses are not cheap, that is a fact, but neither are the other big brothers offerings, this is an investment and a serious one at that, which no one should do unless they have both the serious capital and most of all the need, and or possibility to put them at work, were the RPP's are still not widely accepted.
But as said over and over, I love the RPP's!! They are the absolute best value and High quality glass in the range and well above!
I think Leica understands their place in the market very well. Mass-market is just not what the Leica brand is about. It's about uncompromising quality, usability, etc. Just look at their stills cameras, that's always been their market position.
And they're not betting the company on the Cine Primes, they're enhancing the brand. I'm fairly certain that Leica will make more money on its sale of lenses to Panasonic for their prosumer cameras than they ever will on the Cine Primes. But it's the reputation of products like the Cine Primes that make those licensing deals attractive to Panasonic et al.
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Everything i read of your nonsense tipping doesn't even deserve the smallest discussion.
Just one thing people. please think twice about posting when you are high.
by the way here is one proof of what drugs can do. http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...deoid=51461951
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