Blackmagic Cinema Camera vs. Red Scarlet – Zeiss vs. Samyang Part 1. By Frank Glencairn

Posted: 04/29/2013 in Uncategorized

Posted by Frank Glencairn on April 29, 2013 • 

“Always wondered, how a Scarlet and expensive cineglass holds up against a BMC and pretty affordable lenses?
Is the difference – that is almost as huge as the price for a new car – really that big?
Felix Patzke of Heimspiel and I where also curious, so we did a little shootout. Here comes part one.


The setup was pretty simple.

We wanted a realworldish scenario, so we used mixed daylight and tungsten, a high dynamic range with dark and light materials, for the indoor shot and a scene with high detail for the outdoor shot. We did not light or shot for the chart in particular, but just placed it in the middle of the scene for reference and as a focus point.

We had the lovely set of Zeiss SuperSpeeds from Felix and I threw in the Samyang glass. On top of that – and just for shits and giggles – we had some more exotic lenses like vintage Angenieux and Kino Precision zooms. The Super Speeds ranged for 18, 25, 35, 50 and 80 millimeters and the Samyang where the 24, 35 and 85 millimeter.”

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