Canon vs. Sigma | Who Has Better Color Rendition?
If you’ve always wondered how drastic the differences between a Sigma 18-35mm and a Canon 16-35mm are then this is going to be a game changer for you. My team and I set out to figure out the color and contrast differences between the lenses we constantly use.
If you only ever shoot with one lens, then this test won’t be very fascinating for you. However, if you shoot with multiple lenses then this test could easily become a lifesaver when it comes time to color.
What I have been discovering over the past few months is that mixing lenses, while inherently isn’t a bad thing, makes post time that much longer. When I have a day to turn around a mini doc out of Resolve and each angle is slightly off because we mixed lenses, this is just going to increase the time I have to spend on just balancing the two images.
To alleviate this in our fast paced production house, I needed to come up with a way to quickly balance two lens combos. I saw a test done by Art Adams, and realized that this was a brilliant way to not only test our lenses but also create a Resolve project that I can recall and instantly balance two lenses.
The set up was kept simple. The color checker was clamped into a gobo arm and the Astra was placed 4 feet away at full blast.
Canon c300 mk1:
Shutter – 180˚
Iris – f/8
WB – 5200K
ISO – 850
24mm f/3.5 T/S
105mm f/2.8 Macro
24-70mm f/2.8L II
OK, with all of that out of the way, here are the results.
Feel free to download these and really study them. Hope these help everyone as much as they are going to help me!
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