Showing posts with label ARRI PL. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ARRI PL. Show all posts

Sunday, February 26, 2012

NEX with Zeiss Super 16mm T1.3 Lens Arri Mount

zeiss super speed s16 mk1 cine arri

Sony NEX with Zeiss Super Speed 16mm f/1.2 Arri Bayonet Mount Lens


Here is an interesting lens we ran into on eBay. It is a Carl Zeiss 16mm f/1.2 lens made for the Arriflex Super 16mm cameras. Breguet Camera of Hong Kong is offering this lens and has modified it for the NEX E-mount. This Super 16 lens will not cover the NEX-5's APS-C sensor and will cause vignetting as seen in the sample pictures below. This may not be a problem if you crop the image or use it for videos. This lens will work with NEX cameras via an Arri to PL to E-mount lens adapter which is included with the auction.

zeiss super speed s16 mk1 cine arri

Here is more information on the Carl Zeiss Super 16mm MKI lens from cinematechnic.com:
Super 16mm Mk. I Set

The 16mm set comprised of four Distagons: 9.5, 12, 16 and 25mm, f1.2, all with a photometric aperture of T1.3. These were the first 16mm prime lenses designed to cover Super 16mm format. The 9.5mm focal length covers the full S16 aperture, but is somewhat compromised in sharpness and illumination past the corners of N16. For this reason ARRI did not include the 9.5mm on their list of S16 compatible lenses. All the S16mm Mk.1 lenses were fitted with 6-blade hexagonal iris.

NEX-5 Sample Photos with Zeiss Distagon 16mm f/1.2 by Breguet Camera

zeiss super speed s16 mk1 cine arri

zeiss super speed s16 mk1 cine arri

zeiss super speed s16 mk1 cine arri

zeiss super speed s16 mk1 cine arri


Thanks Breguet Camera and Cinematechnic!

Monday, February 6, 2012

NEX-FS100 vs Arri Alexa-Panasonic AF101-Canon 5d II

Sony NEX-FS100 vs by Niklan B.e.M.



Our German skills are based on Google Translate but if you are interested in filmmaking the video will be easy to translate. Niklas and his colleagues tested the Arri Alex, Canon EOS 5d Mark II, Panasonic AG-AF101 and the Sony NEX-FS100 in the following categories:
  • Rolling Shutter
  • Low Light Capability
  • Dynamic Range
  • Skin Tones
Here is what Google Translate gave us when we entered the summary from the video:

Panasonic AG-AF101 €5400
  • Poor Compression
  • Lacked Detail
  • Unnatural Look

Canon EOS 5d Mark II €2500

  • Poor Compression
  • Balanced Picture
  • Good Dynamic Range

Sony NEX-FS100 €5500

  • Good Compression
  • Natural Look
  • Good Dynamic Range

Arri Alexa €50000

  • Best Compression
  • Best Look
  • Best Dynamic Range


Thank you Niklas!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sony NEX-5 and Leica Summilux-C Cine Lens

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Sony NEX-5 with a Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-C Cine Lens



Here is the newest Leica Summilux-C 50mm PL Mount for motion picture cameras mounted on the Sony NEX-5. The Leica Summilux-C line uses the Arriflex PL mount. PL to E-mount lens adapters have been around but this is the first we've seen the NEX using one. Check out FD Times for an excellent sample photo taken with the Summilux-C 50 and the NEX-5.


sony nex leica summilux-c cine lenses pl mount

Leica Summilux-C Cine Lenses



Leica Summilux-C Prime lenses were introduced in April 2010 and will ship this year. The available focal lengths are 16mm, 18mm, 21mm, 25mm, 35mm, 40mm, 50mm, 65mm, 75mm, and 100mm. All with maximum apertures of f/1.4. Leica Summilux-C Cinematography lenses are available from BandPro. Initial pricing was around $180,000 for a set of 8 lenses.