Cine Lens Comparison Test: Zeiss, Schneider, Arri Alura, Angénieux

Veröffentlicht am 15. Mai 2016 unter Allgemein

see the graded version here:

see the ungraded version here:

testing the following lenses:
Zeiss Standard T2.1 24mm, 32mm, 50mm, 85mm, 135mm
Schneider Xenon FF Primes 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm
Arri Alura 18-80mm T2.6 at 25mm, 50mm, 80mm
and an old Angénieux 20-120mm T2.9 from the 1970´s at 25mm, 50mm, 80mm
Aperture: F 2.1 to 11
no filters were used

shot on Sony PMW-F5 with these camera settings:
XAVC HD 1920×1080 25p
422 10 bit
25 fps
S-Log 2
ISO 2000
3200 Kelvin

1 Kinoflo 4-bank 4-feet Tungsten behind camera
2 household florescent tubes, Tungsten
1 household bulb 60W, clear, Tungsten
1 household bulb 60W, matt, Tungsten
1 Arri 300 Plus Fresnel, Tungsten (Kicker)

post production workflow:
The original .XMF camera files were converted with Sony Catalyst Prepare Software to ProRes HQ 1920×1080 .mov files as my version of Adobe Premiere Pro was unable to accept the camera originals
edited in Premiere Pro CS6
exported as ProRes HQ 1920×1080
graded on Assimilate Scratch to taste of my favorite colorist Laurent Desmetz
converted in Adobe Media Encoder CS6 to H.264, 1920×1080, 50fps, progressive, VBR, 25 Mbps for upload to Vimeo
90 screenshot were created from the ProRes HQ version in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and uploaded to a flickr album

thank you to all crew members & supporters
camera assistants: Annette Reichmann, Benedikt Schneider
lighting: Felix Kienzler, Jonathan Heidrich
colorist: Laurent Desmetz
gear provided by Cine-Mobil GmbH, Angénieux lens by cinematographer Thomas Ch. Weber
thank you for providing the Schneider Xenon FF Prime lenses to Martin Schauderna at Cine-Mobil GmbH & Schneider Kreuznach
special thanks to our lovely model Joana Wegele

2 Kommentare

  1. mike
    12. Januar 2017

    Thank you for the tests.
    What is your view on highest resolution flat and even field wide angle lens?


    • Thomas Weber
      17. Februar 2017

      thank you for your comment
      just recently bought me a Tokina 11-16mm PL lens
      really do like this lens and matches very well with my Set of Zeiss Standard T 2.1



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