ShareGrid has released the latest part of its comprehensive series of tests of full format lenses. The "Ultimate Full Format Lens Test" consists of 20 of the most popular full format lens sets (from ARRI, Canon, Leica, Leitz, Nikon, Sigma, Tokina, Zeiss and others) available to filmmakers. It is now possible to view over 300 4K videos of the 85 individual full format basic lenses viewed and to compare them with each other at different T-Stops using the handy Quad-Player. The Quad-Player allows the simultaneous playback of up to 4 videos to enable direct comparisons between the different lenses.
The "Ultimate Full Format Lens Test" is the third part of the "Ultimate Cinema Lens Library", which now consists of over 500 videos and 40 lens sets. The library includes not only full-frame, but also Super 35 anamorphic, spherical, vintage, modern, zoom and still lenses and an anamorphic adapter. (Thanks to Frank Glencairn)
The following lenses were examined more closely in the "Ultimate Full Format Lens Test":
Canon FD - Rehoused by GL Optics
Canon K35 - Rehoused by TLS
Leica R - Rehoused by GL Optics
Nikon AI-S - Rehoused by Zero Optics
Richard Gale Optics UK CLAVIUS
SIGMA Cine FF Classic
SIGMA FF High Speed
Tokina Vista One
TRIBE7 BLACKWING7 binaries
The tested lenses
ShareGrid also offers a small article, which explains the history of the full format.