This is a really subjective topic. I think your best bet is to simply try out some different used lenses. Go to a camera store, brick and mortor, and see if they will let you try out some lenses in the store, or buy them with a return possibility. So many people have gone with automatic "modern" glass, that some of the best Nikon glass made showed up in my local camera store at very low prices. I did some research and found many people believe the older, metal body Nikon glass to have a similar character to Cooke lenses. Sharp, but with smooth character and not overly harsh, as I find some modern glass to look, particularly on digital video cameras. I think the lens coatings are very critical to the "look". I have 25mm f.95 Voigtlander micro 4/3 lens I use on my AF100, and it's not the "sharpest" lens I own, but certainly by far the most cinematic looking in the bokeh, and handling of color and highlight. If you want it to look like film, brutally sharp images are not what you want, in my opinion.
There are actually several recent threads where Epic/Scarlet users have posted footage and revealed what lenses they're using. Here is one from my friend Jason Beckwith posted recently where he has some beautiful footage (using Canon L glass, if I recall). This is just one example. ENjoy.
You seem to be confusing Field of view with focal length.
A 50mm EF lens on an EPIC would have the same field of view as a 50mm cinema lens on an Epic.
The only time crop factors come into play is comparing the FOV of different sized sensors.
What you saying is that a 50mm EF lens on an Epic has the same FOV as a 65mm lens when you compare it to the FOV of a 50mm EF lens on a camera with a larger sensor (i.e. Canon 5d)
Hi, I'm planning to shoot both on 4k and 2k and I just bought the 16-35mm F2.8 L Lense. It gives you the 50mm Focal Length for both 2k and 4k. Hope that helps!
I am probably get a set of ZE primes for my personal set. I have Canon zooms and the Tokina 11-16mm.
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