Nikkor lenses FTW
These 3 pieces of glass and metal represent countless hours of research on forums and vimeo comparing the physical and aesthetic differences between lenses. I chose these Nikkor ai lenses (28mm f2.0, 50mm f1.4, and 135mm f2.8) because I wanted all manual primes that were fast and solid. The best part is the long dampened focus pulls. It makes it MUCH easier to nail focus than my late 100 f2.8L lens.
After purchasing the lenses, I did some research on how to make them more cinema friendly. I found 52-77mm adapters to allow me to use my LCW Fader ND filter on the front of all of them. I recently just bought a rig/follow focus, so, I needed to find some sort of gear for each of the lenses. I knew I wanted something semi-permanent and professional in build and appearance. 2 days ago I received my billet aluminum custom sized gear rings from JBK Cinequipt and I was not disappointed. They were a MFer to fit on, but that is just the way I wanted. I will be using these for everything from weddings to commercials for broadcast HDTV. Not bad for some all manual lenses from the 70s!
Posted: March 28, 2012 at 12:33 am in Uncategorized.
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