These are test videos for many our lenses, as well as videos shot by our clients with our lenses. We will be adding more client videos as often as possible.


ABOUT OUR LENS TESTS

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Our goal is to have a library of test videos of every lens in our inventory. The approach was to be scientific, but also shoot a "real world" subject and scene.

For all of our lens tests we made sure to keep the camera, lighting, model, her wardrobe and even her make-up consistent from lens to lens. The only variable is the lens itself. Since we tested different speed lenses at multiple apertures, exposure was compensated using the camera's shutter. Each lens was shot wide open and stopped down. No post processes were applied to the footage. Videos shot on RED were exported with DRAGONcolor2 and REDgamma4 applied. Videos shot on ARRI Alexa Mini were recorded Log-C and ARRI's Rec 709 was applied. Images were captured in incandescent lighting only, and no lights were dimmed at all. We set ISO to 500 to get cleaner shadow detail.

Many lenses were shot RED Dragon 6K HD, and since most of the lenses in this test were designed to cover the Super-35mm format or smaller, you will see heavy vignetting. We wanted to show that shooting on sensors larger than Super-35 can be done. The Cineovision and Lomo Round Front anamorphics were shot with an Alexa Mini at 2.8K.

(NOTE: we apologize that not all the color charts are in sharp focus).


LOMO ROUND FRONT ANAMORPHIC

CINEOVISION HIGH SPEED ANAMORPHIC


CANON K35 - Rehoused by TLS

ZEISS SUPER SPEED MKII/MKIII


COOKE SPEED PANCHROS - Rehoused by TLS

COOKE 18-100mm T3


NIKON VINTAGE FULL FRAME PRIMES

ZEISS CZ 28-80mm T2.9


TODD AO ANAMORPHIC (series used other lenses and formats as well)

TODD AO ANAMORPHIC


CINEOVISION HIGH SPEED ANAMORPHIC

CINEOVISION HIGH SPEED ANAMORPHIC


REHOUSED LOMO SUPER SPEED PRIMES

CANON 8-64mm T2.4 (Super-16)