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Spherical Lenses Comparison from ACS Victoria

From ACS Victoria

Spherical Lenses Comparison – ACS Victoria from ACS Victoria on Vimeo.

Here are some tests ACS Vic shot to compare the traits of some Spherical lenses used commonly in professional cinematography. We chose some very modern options and some vintage lenses.
The images were shot on Arri Alexa Plus 4:3 in 16:9 with at 2.40:1 aspect ratio at 25p in 1920×1080 to ProRes 422HQ. In this Vimeo example, the video has been converted to 1920×1080, h264 at 8000kbps so the quality has been reduced to allow streaming, but fair comparison can still be made.
Lenses include Cooke 5i, Cooke S4i, Zeiss UltraPrimes, Zeiss Super Speeds MkIII, Schneider, Cooke Speed Panchro, Super Baltar and Zeiss Standard Speeds. We shot at T4 and no correction has been made in the grade other than to make extremely minor density changes in the mids to balance any discrepancy between the lens iris marking that would distract from comparing the lenses on an apple to apples basis. The lenses were all 50mm.

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