Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with vintage 16mm lenses

If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw that I recently picked up a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. I did this so that I could use a collection of 60- 70 years old 16mm Taylor-Hobson Cooke lenses that I have had since I was 17 or so. I acquired these lenses with my Bell & Howell Filmo 70 16mm movie camera. My Filmo is non-reflex so I have never actually looked through this glass. 
One of the beauties of the BMPCC is that it is a micro four thirds mount which makes it super adaptable including to c-mount by way of a cheap adapter that I bought on eBay. So now I have a Super 16mm digital movie camera and a ready supply of lenses to use with it. 
What follows is some test footage that I shot with a smattering of my 16mm lenses and one CCTV zoom lens. All of this footage was shot ProRes 422 in the BMPCC's Film setting. I did a color pass in After Effects and added 25- 35% sharpness to some shots as needed. This is a very non-scientific test so you won't see any charts or cards or anything like that. This is all footage that was shot by taking the camera around with me on a couple of weekends and just shooting what was around.

Vidoes & stills after the jump.



Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Taylor-Hobson Cooke 1 inch f1.3 lens





Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Taylor-Hobson Cooke 15mm f2.5 lens





Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Taylor-Hobson Cooke 2 inch f3.5 lens





Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with D.O. Industries Navitron CCTV Zoom lens