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  1. #1 Zeiss Milvus or Sigma Art primes? 
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    Hi all, I thought I'd put this out there to the community and see what your opinions are. I'm wanting to get new high quality lenses for my Scarlet-W, and after doing tons of research, I'm pretty much narrowing it down to these two brands. Not sure which specific primes I'll get though. I'm possibly considering mixing the brands in a set for budget and bang for your buck reasons. In general the Milvus and Sigma Art primes are the price range/per lens that I'm comfortable with budget wise. I'd love to hear your suggestions, thoughts and/or experiences with any of these lenses. Thanks!
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    You may find post #195 in this thread informative.

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    I've only used the Milvus 85mm but the Sigma primes are beautiful! We have the 35 and 50 (and 18-35) and couldn't want more from them (except maybe for them to produce an 85...). The only thing I would say is that I don't feel that the lenses have a great deal of character. Which for corporate work is great, but personally I find for narrative stuff not so much, but that's just me. The 85 Milvus I rented for a bit nice, but it's super hefty! That said, using an adaptor and having a declicked aperture was great! In the end it's down to preference over the look I suppose, but I don't think you could go wrong either way.
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    Thanks Jamon & Will ! Super helpful!
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    My 21mm Milvus is just fantastic, although I am selling it for Otus. for the price you just cant beat Milvus.
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    Thanks Brody! That's why I'm thinking the Milvus seems to be such a great budget option.
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    if you look up #lovegrowswherekjgoes on instagram all the screen shots by color room films (me) were done with milvus with gh4 or as7sii, call screen captured so the resolution isn't as high as one would expect. Great lenses, my wife now uses my milvus stuff for new born shoots all the time, the detail is insane.

    I do see alot of photogrpahers using the art series though, mostly on canon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Cheuk View Post
    Thanks Brody! That's why I'm thinking the Milvus seems to be such a great budget option.
    In particular I also think the 21mm length is perfect on 6k red sensors, feels plenty wide but still natural, and not too wide when doing pans that it looks like the room is spinning.
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    Thank you Steve! Beautiful work! Which ones are you and your wife using mostly? The 50...85?
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    all of it was the 35mm, we had the 85 but was not subtle enough for what we do, if you have any questions on any particular screen cap or want to see higher res stuff email me info@colorroomfilms.com

    from what I have seen the arts are not built on the same level, I can't speak for optics, but the actual focus area are rock solid on the milvus, adding the 50 soon for ring shots
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