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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Birch View Post
    RED Dragon X / Zeiss Contax AE combo. Really pleased with how these turned out.










    Fantastic.
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    This is an amazing thread!!!

    I’m just getting started on acquiring my set of Contax Zeiss MMJ and get them cine moded.

    Thinking of these:

    15mm f3.5 AEG (the only AEG I want)
    21mm f2.8 MMJ
    28mm f2 (Hollywood)
    35mm f1.4 MMJ
    50mm f1.4 MMJ
    85mm f1.4 MMJ
    135mm f2.8 MMJ


    It’s gonna be an adventurous hunt for these. If anyone is selling these other than EBay - would love to purchase these off you.
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    Hi everybody!
    I'm considering ditching my full frame hybrid camera for an S35 cinema camera. :P
    I've been very happy with my little Contax Zeiss set so far:
    28 F2.8
    35-70 F3.4
    50 F1.7
    85 F1.4
    Now, one my main issues before changing systems is the fact I'd probably need to get a wide angle lens. With full frame, 28mm has been more than enough.
    I know Contax has the marvelous 21 F2.8, but that's too expensive for me. There are the 18 F4, 16 F2.8 and 15 F3.5.
    Do you guys have any experience with those?
    There's also the Sigma 18-35 F1.8. Maybe that's just the most simple answer...
    Cheers!
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    Miguel, go for the 18mm till is relatively cheap...once is gone is gone...great lens with a distinctive look.

    15 3.5 is expensive and its bulbous front pose a challenge for filtering.

    16 2.8 is a fisheye so I'd say skip it unless you were a skater in the 90ies ha!

    Sigma 18-35 diffused can be the cheapest solution but it's not matching really well especially as far as flares goes, also it's often warmer, it's not only diffusion and sharpness the problem...but if you use it sparingly just for some wide coverage it could be ok in the end.

    Hope it helps!
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    i have 28mm 2.8 and what kinda adapter i need for this lens to be able use on A7s III ? most contax to e mount adapters says NEX only
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    A magical adapter!

    18mm flange compared to a 45.5 or 44mm is going to be tough. :))
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    I love the 18mm on my Sony A7 RII, but for an S-35 cine camera with EF-mount I got me the Sigma. Great lens!
    Yes, it flares differently, but the 18mm does too and it's pretty slow. IMHO, the Sigma can be graded easily to match the Zeiss C/Y line.
    Far easier than matching a Red and a Sony A7 with the same glass ;-)
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    I am looking to see if anyone has any insight on performance differences between the CZ 85 1.4 Planar and the 85 2.8 Sonnar.
    I currently own the Planar and its an amazing lens but its a big boy. I've read that some people like the 2.8 better due to a better look/sharpness.
    Can anyone confirm this or give any other insight between the two?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Benjamin Canada View Post
    These are rich images. What focal lengths and F stops did you shoot at?
    Thanks Matthew. If I remember correctly, I shot at a 2.8 and primarily used the 28mm and 50mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Sherrick View Post
    @Marcus Guider, nice shots! Very nice combo.
    Thanks Steve! I built my set years ago utilizing the knowledge shared on this thread. It's served me well so far.
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