I'm going to start testing various still lenses on my Nikon D2x which has an almost identical size and pixel count to the Red One. When I do get #199 I will begin to test cinema lenses and add actual Red frame grabs to that database. I'll include both web viewable and downloadable full res files. I'm going to try and keep the testing consice and consistent. I'll be doing this in my spare time so don't get antcy. I'd like to test at three different apertures and at medium distance and infinity. If any of you have suggestions for lenses you'd like to see or specific informaion you'd like me to incude please post it here.
I'll be starting with these Nikon lenses: (but give me some time)
17-35mm f2.8 AFS-D
28mm f1.4 AF-D
24mm f2.8 AF-D
35mm f2 AF-D (Newer formulation than AI)
50mm f1.4 AI
50mm f1.4 AF-D
60mm f2.8 AF Macro
85mm f1.4 AIS
105mm f2.8 AI Macro
135mm f2 AIS
This will not be a "Mesurbators" test, I'll post 100% crops but no trumpets or rescharts. I feel a subjective test gives a more useful indication of a lenses quality than pure numbers. I'm also open to testing annyone elses Nikon mount lens if you're curious how it stacks up. I'll test Canon FD lenses when I get the Red but there currently is no EOS camera with a dense enough sensor to match Red one.
Let the games begin.
I'll try to post the 50mm f1.4 this weekend.