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  1. #1 RPZ 17-50mm vignettes or not in full frame 5K? 
    Does the RED PRO ZOOM 17-50mm vignette or not in full frame 5K? There have been numerous posts about this, but the answers seem to differ. I recently tried one of these zooms out at reduser Janne Janssons place in Uppsala. His vignette problems clearly was due to the old telescopic front. In a post from November last year reduser Andre Huse posted some worrying pics of the zoom vignetting at 17mm, 20mm, 25mm, 30mm, 35mm and 50mm. But it wasn't stated if the zoom in question was the old version with the long front or if it was the new version with the much shorter front:

    http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthread.php?67127-RPZ-17-50-in-full-5K

    The RPZ 17-50mm is really popular at all the big rental houses in Stockholm. It is the lightes PL-zoom in this range and is used with multiple different camera brands. I am thinking buying one and as I remember RED has stated that it does not display any vignette at full 5K.

    What is the current situation? Please chime in.

    /Calle

    PS: As I understand RED it has an upgrade program for the old RPZ, which means that the old front is replace by the new one.


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    V1 yes, do to the HOOD design, which can't be removed.

    V2... NO... There is an upgrade path to have your V1 upgraded to the V2... ;)


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    great news! thanks!


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    Most welcome... ;)
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    Hey Carl, both the v1 and v2 of the RED PRO Zoom exhibit vignetting at FF5K. To me, it is not the most pleasing vignette because even when zooming through the lens, the vignette remains and it's characteristic changes slightly. With that much being said, you can still get some pretty images out of this lens.

    There is no vignetting when aspect ratio is 5K Wide and below.
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    Keep Dragon in mind.
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    why is everydody thinking dragon will be 5k+?
    dont know as long as lowlight perfomance is even better and we get 2 more stops in the highlights everything is nice to me.

    btw. for my personal stuff, i use the rpz over cooke s4. best run and gun lens ever. but dont know how it works in a cinestyle enviroment because i never attached a follow focus to the rpz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Hutson View Post
    Hey Carl, both the v1 and v2 of the RED PRO Zoom exhibit vignetting at FF5K. To me, it is not the most pleasing vignette because even when zooming through the lens, the vignette remains and it's characteristic changes slightly. With that much being said, you can still get some pretty images out of this lens.

    There is no vignetting when aspect ratio is 5K Wide and below.
    Thanks Hutson, however your statement is opposite of Ketchs. This issue continues to be a litte bit paradox and crazy... :)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Widerberg View Post
    Keep Dragon in mind.
    You have a valid point there, Martin...


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    Still it seems to be popular item.


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