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What lens is recommended for long scene?

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#1 Tom Swiss

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 11:31 PM

I know this is somewhat subjective and a function of focus puller's skill, but what focal lengths are usually used with Red Dragons?


I have a Tokina 11-16mm 2.8, Angenieux 16-42mm 2.8, and Schneider Xenon FF primes 2.2 (25, 50, 75, & 100mm). I would think that filming in 6K would allow for cropping in post. In a complicated shot, how wide open do you generally shoot? I think you would need a depth of field of at least 3-4 feet.

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#2 Nils Valkenborgh

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 06:34 AM

Hi Tom,


On the Red cameras it doesn't really matter, as long as you don't put on an Angenieux 12:1 or something crazy like that. Any recent spherical prime is pretty light, like the Xenons you mentioned, but the Summicrons are the ones you really want. As for zooms, you can't go wrong with the lightweight Angenieux range, my personal preference is the 28-76. It's a nice middle ground in focal range, and preforms rather well wide open, the Tokina starts getting sharp at 5.6.


How close would you want the 3 foot depth of field? It's all relative to how far your subject is away from the lens.

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