They won't do as well as the 5/i's, MP's, Summilux's or probably S4's but they should probably give an appreciation to the 'affordable' sets. Who knows.... isn't that the point?
Here's a thread on our shootout:
I definitely think you should include some DSLR photo lenses as part of the reference. I know they are not a full set, but I think a lot of folks would like to see how the Contax Zeiss 35/1.4, 50/1.4 and 85/1.4 compare as a reference.
One of the reasons we think about moving up to cine lenses is by comparing them with our stills glass. This might be a good indication of where things fall and a good litmus test. Certainly there has been a lot of conjecture that these 3 particular lenses are the same as SuperSpeeds. I for one would like to know if that is really true.
There are two older Nikon lenses, no longer in production which might be worth a look, assuming you can get hold of specimens. There were not made in great numbers and tend to be mint collector's items with a high price tag.
They are the Noct-Nikkor 58mm f1.2 and Nikon 28mm f1.4. Both had hand-ground aspherical elements and were costly for this reason. They are special in that they were designed for low light before fast film stocks with acceptable resolution evolved and to eliminate artifacts which are variously defined as coma or sagittal flare. This was a peripheral artifact which was most apparent in fast lenses with irises wide open.
If they were motion picture lenses they might likely be regarded as super speed.
The types can be seen here http://nikonrumors.com/2012/11/22/ne...s-patent.aspx/
and here http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/2814af.htm
Even as well used examples, they are expensive.
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Anyone in the LA area have a set of Illuminas? We have every high speed set secured for the High Speed Lens Shootout except the Illuminas. Would hate to leave them out.
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