Blog / Resources / Cinematography Judgement Day – VMI Publishes Lens Comparison Videos Cinematography, Lenses FINALLY, THE FILMS ARE READY! In a break from tradition demos, VMI invited 40 camera department professionals to come and shoot their own tests across full frame lenses from Cooke, Gecko, Tribe and Sigma on either Sony Venice or ARRI Mini LF. No agendas. No hard selling. Just creative people doing what they do best. See all three films and judge for yourself MAIN FILM: Complete Film with 14 scenes shot with each lens groupset labelled. BLIND FILM: Complete Film with 14 scenes, each in a random order without labelling the lenses. Lenses labelled at the end of each scene. BTS Film: Behind the scenes highlight sequence Absolutely fantastic event, looking forward to the next one. Jasper Alyn Stephens, DP Blind Labelled Film. This is the unlabelled film, where the lenses are masked until the end of each scene – See which you prefer and try and guess which lens is which! Four Full-Frame Lens Sets Four lens sets were chosen with aspirations to the ‘vintage and ‘character’ party, which are reasonably accessible, price-wise and in what we are sure will be popular additions to VMI stock. Sigma Classic Prime Cooke Panchro Classic S3 FF Tribe Blackwing T-tuned Gecko-Cam G35 Vintage ’66 All are now available to hire from VMI. Related articles Shooting Anamorphic in Full Frame and S-35 Lenses Everyone appreciates the cinematic quality of shooting anamorphic. With the popularity of Full Frame, it made sense for VMI to make more options available for capturing in both anamorphic and Frame. This is a new article to explore these options. The Creative and Technical Differences between Full Frame and S-35 Cinematography Fully Updated Article, April 2023: To shoot Full-Frame or S-35? Are there really artistic reasons for shooting on FF? What are the advantages and what gear will I need? Shooting Large DoF with InfiniProbe lenses Cinematography, Lenses @vmitv New VMI blog post: A considerable effort is given to creating a shallow depth of field (DoF) to create a more cinematographic look, however there are occasions when a large DoF is needed. Here’s how to achieve this.