hi everybody! i'm Marco, dop from italy.
i'm going to shoot a short movie set in 1840: night, indoor, one big room.
One of the options (due to logistic and creative choices) is to light up the set only with the candles.
we'll use an alexa mini and i'm looking for the best lenses at full aperture (1.4T, i think), so possibly with less aberration, softness, low contrast...
in this interview, Gavin Finney explains advantages and disavantages of shooting in canldelight in 2015. i really love is work and i found out that they shoot with Leica Summilux-C.
Onestly, i don't know if we can afford them, so i'm looking for something slightly cheaper (between 500-1000 $/€ daily)
i tried the Zeiss Super Speed MarkIII, very very cheap, nice and "vintage", but i find them terrible at T1.3.
Can anybody help me?