Dzofilm Vespid or Meike lenses


simonx

Link Posted 02/11/2021 - 07:30
I'm putting together a lens kit to make my first short. I was interested in the Dzofilm Vespids due to their advertised softer less clinically sharp look, however talk of problems with chromatic aberration have made me apprehensive. Being new to this I'm not sure how much of the desired softer look of the Dzofilm Vespid is down to lighting/Tiffen Pro Mist lens filters which could be recreated with the meike cine lenses with less chromatic aberration. The other main option in my price range are the Meike cine full frame lenses, only the 50mm is currently available but the rest of the line is due to come out over 2021.

Am I over worrying about the Dzofilm's chromatic aberration, when fixed in post does this detract from the image in other ways or is the only downside the time needed to fix it. So if I go with the Meikes can I get a softer look, and if I go with the Dzofilm Vespids will the chromatic aberration be a problem for me? Thanks in advance for any help.

Here's a sample clip talking about the chromatic aberration on the Dzofilm Vespids: https://youtu.be/lEC91tjX71s

Benz3ne

Link Posted 02/11/2021 - 08:26
While I've not heard of the Dzofilm Vespids I've seen a lot of positive reviews for the pro mist filters.
You could look to expand your choice of lenses with some vintage/film era lenses, as I know some people have adapted them for film use by adding focus pull rings to the existing bodies.
If you're shooting film footage, I don't know how you'd go about removal of CA (though admittedly I don't have experience with shooting/editing film).
As for removal of CA with photos, it typically doesn't detract much from the image, but it does have the potential to. It's always better to do fewer lens corrections in post-processing, really.
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