Posted: July 15, 2010 in Uncategorized

Zeiss just came out with Cine lenses for DSLRs.

With the recent trend in shooting video on DSLRs there are a lot more opportunities for incoming and amateur film makers and photographers to dabble in both areas. Independent filmmakers can use use cameras, such as the Canon 5D mark II, which boasts a full frame sensor, or a Canon 7D. The price of these camera bodies is so low (in comparison) that it allows for the use of different lenses, such as primes. A filmmaker could get a 5D Mark II plus 2-3 L lenses for the same price as a Sony EX3. While these aren’t the Cine-style lenses mentioned in the link above, they still provide incredible images. Even some of the lower end Zeiss lenses put you in somewhat the same range as an EX3.

While each of them boast their advantages, its hard not to notice the increasing dependence on having a still camera and a video camera in one. After a 14 hour day of shooting a short film on the 5D with a 16-35 f/2.8, a 50mm f/1.2, and a 85mm f/1.2, you take that camera out on your day off and shoot some incredible still images in the local park.

Happy Shooting!


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