Still loving the Rokinon Cine lenses. I have three now: the 24mm, 35mm for a few months and the 85mm just came in last week. All the lenses are at a T1.5 max exposure.
The 85mm is a little smaller than the 24 and the 35. It still has both an iris gear and a focus gear. Very handy for jib work. Since this one just came in, I haven’t had a chance to test it in the field yet – but plan to in January.
The build quality is just as amazing. The markings are nice and bold (although still only on the driver’s side). The gears seem to work nicely with my FF. And… the 85mm has a deep filter thread. I ordered from B&H so I also ordered a Tiffen UV filter to go with. The pair shipped as one and I knew that I would have the lens protected as soon as it arrived.
I’m hoping the rumors about a 50mm Cine lens are true. I would like to round out my basic prime set now and then start adding T&S lenses and other more specialized glass later in 2013.
I’ll keep you posted as I put this one through it’s paces on the F3 and the 5D2…
Well after a little over a year of searching and waiting and wanting I made a what I think is a fine decision for my next camera. For those of you who have been following my “which camera” posts you’ve scene me ponder everything from the Scarletus… I mean, Scarlet. And the 5Dmk3, Nikon D800, FS100, FS700 and more. But after working with the Sony F3 for others I decided to get one of my own. Great Camera!!!
I went to CineGear this year to look at everything that was coming out and projected to be out soon. Lots of cool stuff – (technical term). Spent quite a while at the Canon booth and the Sony Booth. Big competition there. With all the research about new cameras and features I was feeling very lost and then about 2 weeks ago sat down and took a hard look at what I do and how this new crop of cameras could affect that – here’s what I found:
Most used this year: 5Dmk2
Most flexible: Sony EX3
Best combo of the two: Sony F3
I’m not being asked to go 4K just yet. If need be I can rent an EPIC from VR and go crazy with resolution. Super Slowmo is great but likely to get overused in my circles and burn out quickly and again — EPIC if needed. Super Shallow DoF nice but not the end all be all. The F3 seems to fit the bill right down the middle.
The best part I like is I’m already an EX3 owner so all my achechepies plug right in. I’m planning to do the S-Log upgrade soon so I’ll keep you posted on the progress. Also I’m getting a set of the Rokinon T1.5 cine lenses as the come out. See my review of the 35mm T1.5. I’ll be getting the 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm. I can rent a Zeiss ZF.2 kit when needed but I wanted to start with the Rokinons to give them a try. I got the Tokina 11-16 in Nikon F — no cine mod yet; a Nikkor 28-70 ƒ2.8 and a Nikkor 80-200 ƒ2.8. It will be a balanced kit when I”m done.
Well dinner is ready. More to come…
Until next time, good shooting