I know a lot of people insist on the superiority of these PL "cinema" lenses, but the idea that they're worth a $40,000 up-charge on any of our L lenses is just ridiculous. They are trying to market these things as "4K rated"...has everyone forgotten that our DSLR's already have 4k+ sensors? I feel like I'm living in a coo coo clock! All of our lenses already ARE 4k lenses! 4k resolution is not new. It's only new to video.
The ONLY real difference in these lenses is the focusing mechanism and manual iris. That's it. Our stills glass is beautiful...the stuff that people are shooting with their EF mount on Epic is absolutely flawless.
If you don't mind dealing with tricky focus pulling, your L lenses are already $45,000-level lenses. Even Gale Tattersall agrees (House DP). Hollywood is an old-money kind of club. Cinema gear is extremely cost-prohibitive for truly unnecessary reasons, but a lot of industry bros love to keep it that way because it makes them feel special. Sadly, Canon's feeding into that crap with a $20,000 1080p camera and $45,000 lenses. This is silly. Apparently the word "cinema" is just a tool to inflate your prices.
Red spanked Canon yesterday. The price and resolution of Scarlet, RAW recording, full upgradability, ef mount standard...kind of a dream camera...but the cropping on Scarlet is a borderline dealbreaker...
It seems we're all still sort of stuck in the middle. It seems like what everyone wants is a FF sensor video camera with good resolution and color space for a price we could put on ONE credit card (<5k). I don't think that's unreasonable, either. The 5DII was so popular because of that big fat sensor! That's it! It just has a look to it that you can't get any other way.
Throw an original 5D 12mp sensor in front of an EF mount with dual Digic V and a Thunderbolt port to record raw or 2k+ res externally. Done. $3k max and it'll still be profitable.