Firstly thanks for the overwhelming amount of wishes to get better. A little surprised but why should I be, I am here every day. Spend at least a few hours checking in if I am not working. Love it here and so, again, I am astounded by the kindness this amazing community has shown me. If I ever sounded brash, harsh, or like a douche, then my apologies to you. I try to live life without being any of that but I'm not perfect and always man up when I am wrong and take whatever punishment is deemed fair.
I wanted to talk about the RED PRO PRIMES. I can't stress enough how fantastic they are. I checked out the Zeiss CP.2 PL lenses for fun (I was picking up Double A batteries from Abel), and I wanted to check the quality. The build is nice but not anywhere as sturdy as the RPP. Clarity and color representation don't pass my sniff test, like at all. The only thing that interest me in the slightest is the lesser weight but I could care less as I am on a Fischer of Tripod most of the time -- but, the new Super-Speed CP2's are looking pretty good for the price and they are 1.5... Still, I can't justify this for an inferior lens. RED for the Pricepoint, and "PMF" (pardon my french) BLeep the price-point and give me the best optics.
Master-Primes are down the line for this apprentice DP, Ultra Primes are light and of interest but really, all of my spare change is going RED again. I am going to ask my awesome REP Whitney to place all of my orders under one banner for the fall Semester. 2 X PRO IO, 2 X 9" LCD, 1 X EPIC X BODY. This is assuming my body of work garners me at least the same loan from NYU as last year. All of the hard work I did seems be appreciated, but, the political landscape at NYU can be tricky. My attendance (except for last semester) was flawless and grades to match. Yet I still may not be eligible for a scholarship (though in my opinion it should be based on merits. Sean Combs' son got a scholarship and they ain't hurting for money. I gave all of myself to my craft, didn't charge any NYU students a dime until this my last year. But I digress...
Those RED PRO PRIMES are so amazing, no breathing, the CP2's from Zeiss breathe a lot, and it's a prime. (shaking head). Now Justin don't get mad, it's a great set of glass but you have to choose your spots.
I thought about a Zoom lens, like the Angie used, but, I hate Zooming, with a passion, unless there is a reason like in the original French Connection.
Zeiss' glass coming out is more expensive than RED's and though nice, they are in the NHL when they should be in the OHL. Maybe the new Super-Speeds will address this but I doubt it.
Best, Paul Ellington