I'm about to get into a LENS buying splurge... But before I do, I thought I'd better ask you (RED) if you guys are bringing out any new lenses in the future.
Reason for my splurge is that the 5k format (even though I love it) has killed a few of my wide angles due to vignetting... Such is life, But I'd like to change lenses than go back to 4k to fix the problem. And I like to have a set with the same dimension fronts.
I'm a PL man through and through, but I'm starting to drag the CANON glass out, especially for the wider stuff. But to be honest, even though the glass itself is good, the manual focusing on those lenses are a disaster. The 6k coverage they have is a major plus though and not to mention the price being very cheap! . But when it comes to focus pulling... PL glass reins supreme.
I rate the RED PRIMES and RED ZOOMS as the sharpest cleanest lenses every made... But I really would like something alot lighter and brighter with a F1.2 or 1.3 f stop.
So my question is, Are you guys going to be making light weight, bright PRIMES in the near future ? If so... I will be first cab of the rank as your current PRIMES are proof of your lens quality. If not... then so be it, but I have to ask...
We have the RED ZOOMS as well with the 50 to 150 being the sharpest ZOOM lens we own. Then 18 to 85 is just way to big and heavy for what it does.. Impressive lens optically, but just to big. I'd expect it to be a 25 to 250 at that size..
What we love about the 50 to 150 (and the 18 to 50) is it's light waight and the F2.8 stop. ... Discontinued for some reason, but would love to know if you will replace it with an equally small and light Lens of the same focal range in the future.
Look forward to your reply.
(Love my Epic's by the way)