Blog / Resources / Cinematography LENS COVERAGE AND CAMERA COMPARISON TOOL Cinematography, Lenses This is an excellent application written and designed by Sam Measure of CVP. Every day customers ask us a variation on this question: “Will this lens cover that sensor?” Of course, we are always happy to answer and discuss these questions in more detail, but we thought it would also be useful to create a database to quickly show how different lenses will cover a camera – or to compare coverage of different cameras using the same lens. This Lens Coverage and Camera Comparison Tool is the result, offering the following practical information in a visual format: Checking whether a lens covers a sensor formatComparing field of view for a lens on a given sensor formatComparing sensor dataAccessing lens dataSeeing which focal lengths to use to match a B camera to an A camera We would suggest that you use this as an initial guide; although this tool can show coverage of each lens, we still strongly recommend that you shoot your own tests, as this will not show other characteristics such as resolution fall-off and aberrations towards the edges. All images have been taken with a medium format camera and with each lens, so please note that your results may vary depending on the latitude of your camera choice and differences in manufacturing tolerances of the lens used. Lens Coverage And Camera Comparison Tool Related articles VMI is Infinity’s Prime UK Rental House Lenses VMI has a long-standing relationship with Infinity Photo-Optical who makes the Infiniprobe TS160 probe lenses. Barry Bassett, VMI’s Managing Director, has been recognised as being their ‘Nelsonian Award’ winner back … Read more The Creative and Technical Differences between Full Frame and S-35 Cinematography Introduction Film making has always had ‘pinch points’ of innovation, some of them more successful than others and in recent history more often than not driven by the retail thrust … Read more New generation of Auto Focus lenses now available with E and EF Mounts Lenses Auto Focus is here to stay and whilst this is not a panacea to force all focus-pullers to retrain, the increased adoption of Full Frame (which necessarily makes focussing more critical than S-35 or APSC formats) and the enhanced development of the technology, makes this functionality more useful and as a result, we are noticing an increased interest in it.