« on: March 23, 2014, 07:25:00 PM »
But I'd like to hear how the non-resolution upsides of the Otus might benefit video -- after all, it's not $4k just because of resolution and build quality. I hear it manages chromatic aberrations well, has low distortion, great bokeh, etc. -- are those especially desirable for video?
For those asking about the cost of cine lenses, I can tell you that sharpness is not the prime consideration. Lack of chromatic aberration, distortion, and light fall off are important as those are very hard to correct in post on video.This is your answer, unless you are shooting in RAW for video, it's nearly impossible to correct CA and fall off. Distortion is more correctable, but, it can be a pain if the scene has multiple subjects. You certainly dont want to be correcting it shot to shot.
The good quality cine lenses are extremely expensive because they can be. It's a niche market and the other production costs for shooting video are so high that the cost of the lens isn't much of a consideration.Not to mention that a lens with a long focus throw and that is parfocal gives you so many more options on set. Renting the equipment is part of the expense, but having to do several takes cause the lens is crap to pull focus with costs more in time and energy