This is just a sequence of my first test shots with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and they are all done with the excellent Schneider 10mm f1.8. I wanted to share what the lens looks like close up, in dark and night situations, as well as if you can actually get any bokeh with a 10mm. Most of the shots save the last two are handheld, the wide angle helps with handshake.

It comes out to about a 29mm in full frame equiv and is perfect for the Pocket. This copy has the silver mount with the black flared lens. You do get a normal semi-wide view but because it still is a 10mm you have to get VERY close to your subject for close ups. All these shots you see that are close to a surface are literally an inch or two away from the lens. I found mine on eBay and it is in perfect condition...look around there are wonderful c mount lenses all over. They're light, have amazing character, and are relatively affordable. You can search on eoshd.com for great information on lenses that work on the Pocket, as well as bmcuser.com

At the time of this posting the Pocket is only able to shoot ProRes 10bit 422, but even this codec is beyond anything I have seen from my various camera bodies that shoot in AVCHD. It's really an amazing little camera. If you can prepare yourself for what this camera needs you will get great footage. Just buy lots of memory, batteries..and prepare to hunt for some great C mount lenses :)

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