Commercial Lens Test
I recently put together a quick lens test for a cell phone commercial. I was looking for a clean set of lenses, that also had good close focus. I was looking to avoid a zoom because most of the commercial was handheld, and good range zooms tend to be heavy, and so primes were the preferred option.
Dan, over at East Side Camera was kind enough to let me try out some of their higher end glass. We compared Cooke, Leica, Master Primes, Cine Alta, and Zeiss.
The main purpose of this test is to see what the subtle differences in higher end glass really is. The secondary purpose of the test was to see how well the Sony CineAlta lenses held up to some much more expensive and well known brands of lenses.
This test was shot on an Arri Alexa mini in UHD, the final commercial was shot on the Arri Amira.
Will Turner is Cinematographer working in Los Angeles.