Lens Choices 

Zeiss Super Speeds MK2, MK3

80's glass - vintage look, interesting bokeh wide open (notice the curve inwards) 

fast T1.3

DOES NOT COVER FULL FRAME ON DRAGON OR HELIUM SENSOR FOR 18MM 

7K=18mm, 25-85=8KFF

appx price $500/day (cheapest AE @ 300/day)


Cooke Pancro

really cool vintage look

bokeh looks great even closed down a bit

only ONTARIO CAMERA rents them and they say they don't ship outside of toronto (maybe they'd consider?)

$900/day 


Cooke S4 & 

Leica Summicron

various tests using leica brands (not only summicron but also summilux - which is higher end model)

apparently stranger things season 1 used leica Summicron-C

approximately $1100-1200/day rental at various places for sets of each

Cooke S4 might not cover 8K FF - maybe 8K HD?  should be no problem 7K helium or 5K dragon (should ask / test)

LINK:  HURLBURT - COOKE S4 VS SUMMICRON-C

articles: wandering dp - using cooke s4

article: wandering dp - using summicron


Zeiss Ultra Primes

appx $1200/day at AE

24mm should do 7K, 32mm should do 8K FF

will look for more references 

one of the most commonly used lenses on commercials in the past T1.9 (upgrade is the Master primes)


Canon K35

another vintage looking lens 

I think i prefer the look of the zeiss super speeds and the cooke pancros but these would also be on the slightly cheaper side 

share grid test shows some weirder bokeh on pinpoint light sources (circular pattern) but probably wounld't show up unless shooting directly into a light 

very popular 

$ under 1000/day


Angineaux Optimo 24-290

probably one of the more affordable longer range zooms with great optical quality (very large but not as large as a few other optimo models) 

would require a lot of other accessories to use like conner 25/75 head, larger bridgplates, bigger matte box, etc  (and we wouldn't be able to use 2 camera setups for the other shoots)