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[quote name='markm' timestamp='1353927226' post='22304']Well I have a set of 16mm mark one arri zeiss superspeeds which I think will be a perfect combo for the BMC.[/quote]

are you sure these will cover the BMC sensor?
have a read of this test ....I think you will struggle
[url="http://danielgrey.com/"]http://danielgrey.com/[/url]

Andrew Reed says in his BMC lens review posting

[i][b]What is out?[/b] The Canon EF mount rather restricts this choice to lenses designed for photography. Most Super 16mm PL mount lenses are out (as well as being extremely expensive) as the diameter of the mount isn’t wide enough to accommodate their fat rear ends. Several lovely primes which can be had for around $800 are out – the Zeiss Distagon 8mm T2.1 S16 PL, Voigtlander 17.5mm F0.95 and Olympus 12mm F2 would have been lovely lenses on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. C-mount (the Computer 12mm F1.3 would have been puuurrfect on this camera)[/i]

[url="http://www.eoshd.com/content/8854/the-best-wide-angle-lenses-for-the-blackmagic-cinema-camera"][i]http://www.eoshd.com/content/8854/the-best-wide-angle-lenses-for-the-blackmagic-cinema-camera[/i][/url]

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That's why I feel the EF mount is not the best option for this camera (unless you could replace it) and why I think that the digital bolex's 16mm sensor size might be an advantage.

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[quote name='andy lee' timestamp='1353938239' post='22318']
are you sure these will cover the BMC sensor?
have a read of this test ....I think you will struggle
[url="http://danielgrey.com/"]http://danielgrey.com/[/url]

Andrew Reed says in his BMC lens review posting

[i][b]What is out?[/b] The Canon EF mount rather restricts this choice to lenses designed for photography. Most Super 16mm PL mount lenses are out (as well as being extremely expensive) as the diameter of the mount isn’t wide enough to accommodate their fat rear ends. Several lovely primes which can be had for around $800 are out – the Zeiss Distagon 8mm T2.1 S16 PL, Voigtlander 17.5mm F0.95 and Olympus 12mm F2 would have been lovely lenses on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. C-mount (the Computer 12mm F1.3 would have been puuurrfect on this camera)[/i]

[url="http://www.eoshd.com/content/8854/the-best-wide-angle-lenses-for-the-blackmagic-cinema-camera"][i]http://www.eoshd.com/content/8854/the-best-wide-angle-lenses-for-the-blackmagic-cinema-camera[/i][/url]
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Thanks for that Andy!

I've done my own tests and I'm certain the 25mm and 16mm will cover. I'm sure the 12mm will cover when I crop to 2.35 and possibly even the 9.5mm But if I have to zoom in a little on the 9.5mm I'm not complaining! Will also get extra bokeh from these already splendid lenses and with T1.2 This is going to better than an F3 with their standard or new zeiss lenses. I will have a true baby alexa setup.

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[font=georgia,serif][size=3]Try a Carl Zeiss Mutar 2x[/size] with them[/font]

[font=georgia,serif]I use the 2x Extender on Fujinon B4 ENG lenses so they cover the sensor fully on GH2[/font]

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That does look a useful tool definately something to put on my future shopping list! 8 lenses for the price of four. Thanks Andy great little tip.

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If you need to test if your Super 16mm lens works, buy the Micro Four Thirds adapter now and put it on an Olympus OM-D E-M5 in a shop or borrow one. Make sure IS is on, switch to video mode. Exact same 2.3x crop as BMCC.

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Still no update from BMC.  Damn, I hate being right when it comes to this shit.  At this point, I beleive it's safe to assume that the supllier issues still haven't been ironed out. Maybe I can get an M43 version of this by Q2 2013.

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Andrew,

 

I can already use my 25mm and 16mm zeiss lenses on a GH2 which is a larger sensor.

 

I'm not sure how this works on the BMC  but I believe most 16mm lenses will work if you crop the image from 2.5k to 2k or downscale to 2048x1152 and crop to 1920x1080 thereby resizing the frame to more of a 16mm size.

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Still no update from BMC.  Damn, I hate being right when it comes to this shit.  At this point, I beleive it's safe to assume that the supllier issues still haven't been ironed out. Maybe I can get an M43 version of this by Q2 2013.

How long ago were we told sensors were now okay? Two weeks? I would suggest giving them a chance to get the cameras put together and out for distribution?

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