Lenses can make the world of a difference, but in the case we're talking about here, they can't make up for how the 5D2 reads the sensor. But in the case of the RED where we don't shortcut like that, the camera responds well to the character of the lens, and will let it show of it's qualities, good, bad or otherwise - same with filtration, which can sometimes really help achieve the image you want.
I agree, but for the price the Canon is pretty amazing.
The only issue with Canon is they backdoored the camera for video. It's only been like 100 million times that people have asked for a physically larger sensor in digital motion and you'd think they'd asked for the security code to the pentagon.
Speaking of that, I'd have an Epic sitting in my garage (uh I mean studio) if I could just buy one of the bloody things without going on list 12, stage 6, item 4, see sub paragraph 9.
Do yourself a favor. Put on one of those mission impossible masks and go into your hollywood store looking like a normal guy and ask a few questions. Even little stuff like EVF's and the guys at the counter, look at the floor, and say uh I can't answer that cause my sister is coming into town, I have to wash my hair, my car broke down on Sunset, I just work here . . .
You guys make amazing stuff, but getting information is tough. I think I'll send a note to that Wikileaks guy and see if he can get on it.
Really, though, at the end of the day,if the story is good, the cinematography interesting, nobody that views this stuff seems to notice.
We're starting a round the world gig and shot the test story on the RED mixed with some 5d2 footage. Nobody said anything other than they like it and what they wanted to change, but nothing bout' cameras.
So please, please, don't be like the still medium format guys and keep information so clubby and hidden. Get those cameras on the shelves ready to sell.
P.s. back to the lenses. I have all kinds but when I use the Zeiss still lenses (not the PL mount) I can see a huge noticeale difference in the look of the image, especially on the RED.