BLACKMAGIC POCKET CINEMA CAMERA
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH Micro 4/3 Lens
Tiffen ND 0.9 filter
@ 24 fps
The 25mm focal length for micro 4/3 corresponds to 55mm in 35mm format, with 47° angle of view it’s a standard fast prime lens that allows for shallow DOF (depth of field) at lower f stops.
I chose Lecia 25mm f/1.4 over Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95 and SLR Magic 25mm T0.95 Hyperprime Cine micro 4/3 lenses. I compared stills and video footage shot with these lenses in various conditions and I wasn’t that impressed with Voigtlander or SLR Magic—not as sharp as Lecia in my opinion. I also own Kern-Paillard 25mm f1.4 SWITAR AR C mount lens for my Bolex 16mm film camera. Voigtlander and SLR Magic reminded me somewhat of the Switar’s vintage look.
BPCC and Lecia 25mm f/1.4: iris and focus control easy to work with and accurate. Zebra set to 100%. Shots exposed with auto and manual iris for highlights. Focus easily achieved and images are sharp. No noticeable vignetting.
The shots against the direct sunlight were show with the lens hood that came with the lens - some flare as expected. The esthetics of it is up for debate.
The bottom line, Leica Summilux 25mm f/1.4 is an awesome lens for the BPCC.
Editing: I didn’t have the chance to get to DaVinci Resolve yet. The footage was quickly edited in Final Cut Pro with basic color correction, giving it a neutral look.