Why do you need a cine lens for shooting interviews? I'm changing my set up because the Epic fan is so loud, and have backed off to 100 mm for interviews. Get a Canon 70-200 and you are good.
I tend to shoot a lot of interviews / talking heads for corporate gigs and whatnot. My usual lens of choice is the 85mm RPP. ...love that lens. I agree with James though, a nice SLR zoom like the 70-200 would be great for this sort of thing. I'll be using a lot more SLR glass once RED releases their Nikon mount. Don't really own any Canon lenses, other than a couple I picked up for oddball purposes.
Well, a lot of my documentary cliens want to see a wide in their interviews. I have a RED 50-150 but it isn't wide enough for a lot of my jobs. I love the look of the Cooke but I feel like I spend all of my time trying to figure out if it's in focus. That soft focus look is beautiful but cuts both ways! Maybe I'll try to shoot interviews at at 4/5.6, but then I would lose the shallow depth of field in the wide end. Anyway, I may wait to see if anything good comes out at NAB. Oh, and some clients want an occasional slow creep in, which also wouldn't work with the still lens. Thanks for the comments, I've found them all interesting.
Hey Tony, no worries, just keep using mine! ;)
Cooke "Classic" is just a marketing thing. They started engraving that on the lenses recently. It doesn't mean anything...
Ketch, that's an unusual lens support in that picture? How long did those guys hold it for?
There was a good comparison of these two lenses posted on this forum a couple of years ago, by Matt Uhry...
Just for interviews? It's not like you'll be having any intricate focus pulls. I'd slap on a still zoom (Duclos), save yourself some money, and call it a day. Does the Cooke cover 5k?
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