2x PMW-F3’s on my Genus Hurricane Rig.

Well I’m a happy chappy. Took delivery of my second PMW-F3 today so that I can shoot my 3D projects using a pair of F3’s rather than my EX1/EX3. Now I have a working lens converter that allows me to use standard 2/3″ broadcast lenses on the F3 the F3 is fast becoming my default camera for almost everything.  So the I took the decision to trade in my EX3 against a second F3. For lenses on the 3D rig I’m going to use DSLR lenses. Today I checked out my Nikon 50mm f1.8’s and these were just fine but my Tokina 28mm f2.8’s are un-useable as the lens optical axis shifts as you focus causing alignment errors, so I need to find some alternative wide angle lenses. I’d really like two sets of Zeiss PL mount Compact Primes, but that’s way beyond my budget. I might try and stretch to a couple of sets of Zeiss ZF.2’s, but I think that for the moment it’s going to have to be a case of building up pairs of lenses as I can afford them.

2 thoughts on “2x PMW-F3’s on my Genus Hurricane Rig.”

  1. Hi Alister.

    Regarding the Zeiss ZF2 lenses.
    For my new FS100 I have bought, 18mm f3,5, the new 35mm f 1,4 and 85mm f1,4, to my surprise, they breath a lot when focusing!

    1. Hi Brian.

      Thanks for the heads up. Yes, I am aware of the breathing. The CP2’s are the same. The problem is that to get up to lenses with very minimal breathing the extra investment is considerable, it would probably have to be something like Zeiss Ultra Primes or Cooke Panchro’s but the Panchro’s at $33k for a set are way out of my budget, especially when you consider I need two sets.

      What I need is a couple of decent sets of lenses that will produce good images at f2.8 or f1.8 for my own projects, training and low budget productions and then I will rent better glass as and when I need it.

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