One of the essential questions that arise when a director decides to make a film is which lens is the best lens to tell a certain story. It may seem like a minor detail in the filmmaking process, but Chicago filmmaker Jeremy Pinckert has put together a video comparing different kinds of RED Dragon Visual Lens–and it’s an important watch.
With Pinckert, Daufenbach Camera, Production Company Explore Media, Cinematographer Jamieson Mulholland, Producer Dave Wingate, Camera Assistant John Waterman, Editor Michael Dicken and Colorist Kelly Armstrong collaborated to put together an unofficial professional digital lens comparison guide for directors.
In the video, which inadvertently takes the form of an art-house film (watch a hipster drink bottled water!), the team used Daufenbach’s Epic-M RED Dragon 6K sensor (captured in 5K) to capture the image. They also used 50mm as the base focal length, in both zooms and primes, and for the one lens where a 50mm wasn’t available, a 35mm was used. In addition, they put together a lens comparisons between Angenieux, Cooke, Zeiss, ARRI Fujinon, RED Pro and Canon CN-E Prime lens offerings.
Check out the video below.