Before the digital sensors, the discussion between prime lens and Zoom lens was limited to Sharpness, F-stop and weight. But a new factor called 'Dust' comes into considration with the digital sensors. As everytime you change the prime lens there is a definite probability that you are dust on the sensor.
I have all the prime lens: Nikkor 28,35,50,85,105,300; During my recent production of short film with 35mm adapter. We changes the lenses manytime. Sometime according to plan or somtimes just to try. Also I have noticed that you cannot really control the environment during the production frenzy.
I have read some articles for D-SLR that you should not try to clean the sensor at home send it to the company.
1. How to avoid the sensor getting dirty during change of lens.
2. If the Zooms are used, will they be as good as primes.
3. How do we clean the sensor.
4. will there be some mechanisim on the sensor that will allow it to clean it self (Like some D-SLR).
With the Red I am seriously thinking about buyng Zooms. Can I get some feedback as to how you guys are planning to deal with it.
What are you guys thinking / planning... what is the Red planning?