I got 10/18! Which isn’t even a C. But I think the most noticeable difference between the lenses wasn’t in that which was sharp, but that which was out of focus. Idk if this is useful or interesting but I thought it was kind of neat.
I also tweeted at Lauren about how I thought this test was in many ways geared towards the direct-to-web world, and that these lenses would separate dramatically on a really nice projector in a 4K finish (or, god help us, a print). She fired back that, duh, of course. And I think she’s totally right. When you’re making web stuff or really any stuff coming up chances are you aren’t showing it anywhere that the difference between these lenses would show up. And even if your stuff makes it into a festival and is shown on a nicer projector, I think lenses today are so precisely made that they would hold up pretty well! Even the cheaper ones.
I think the Zacuto shoot out kind of points out that basically the same ideas apply to camera too! Upstream Color is one of my favorite movies, and is utterly beautiful, and it was shot on a hacked GH2 with mostly MFT lenses. Carruth’s work I think is the ultimate example of story>tech/budget. And even better things have been shot on crappier cameras.