Thinking of investing in a new lens? Renting for the new film project? You should check out this video by the filmmakers over at Rocket Jump Film School before doing so. They pose, and test a very important question: Can you ACTUALLY tell the difference between that Nifty Fifty you’ve had for years and a Zeiss Ultra Prime, or something of similar quality
Your first reaction might be to scoff at the legitimacy of such a test. Of course, there are plenty of differences between the performance and usability of these lenses, but when you use each lens at their optimal settings, those differences start to fall away.
Watch the video and decide for yourself. Is that Zeiss worth the clams you’ll lay down to get your hands on one?
Of the points addressed in the video, the one that resonates the most is the rule that should be adopted by all of us: It’s not what gear you have, or how expensive it is—it’s how you use it.
$150 lens vs $15,000 lens: Can you tell the difference?
Via Youtube Description:
How much of a difference is there between cheap and expensive lenses? In this video, Freddie takes 3 sets of lenses in the low, mid, and high price ranges, and uses them in different filming conditions. Then he puts Shaun, Jon, and Jamie to the test to see if they can tell the difference!
Think you can beat 'em? Test yourself here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=z121kt4aPHI
Let us know how you did! Discuss this video with us in our forums: discuss.rocketjump.com/t/lens-comparison-test-official-video-discussion-thread/2040
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)
He shoots a lot and often.
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