Testimonials

Adam Stone, Cinematographer

Adam Stone, Cinematographer

Panavision is an icon to us. Just saying we were shooting on Panavision made us (director Jeff Nichols) grin and tremble in fear all at the same time. We knew we had to bring our 'A-Game' to Mud, because we were about to shoot on some hallowed equipment.

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Peter Menzies Jr., ACS

Peter Menzies Jr., ACS

The 70mm Primos are beautiful – just amazing! I have never seen lenses that hold their sharpness and contrast across the entire frame. … They are also light, fast and the lens sizes in the kit are perfect. The two zooms we used are excellent -- incredibly close to the primes.

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Anthony Dod Mantle ASC, BSC, DFF

Anthony Dod Mantle ASC, BSC, DFF

This was my first big gig with Panavision. Being at Leavesden, there was a great deal of logic to selecting them, and it turned into an incredible experience! Having them right there helped because everything was on hand and I could do my testing while figuring out how I wanted to shoot things.

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Sam Chase, Cinematographer

Sam Chase, Cinematographer

The incredible wealth of lenses, and the people that make and modify them, are one of Panavision’s greatest assets. We ultimately chose Primo primes and zooms for Hollywood Adventures and they performed flawlessly. Sharp, but not too sharp. Clean, but still full of character. They just feel like the movies.”

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Trevor Forrest, Cinematographer

Trevor Forrest, Cinematographer

I've had projects in multiple countries where I'm trying to achieve the looks of various eras, and Panavision has always supplied me with lenses that are the right glass for the visual aesthetic I'm striving toward no matter where I'm shooting.

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Bill Roe, ASC

Bill Roe, ASC

I've been lucky enough to work with Panavision for the past 35-plus years. They are always there to help me and accommodate my needs, no matter how big or small a project. But most importantly are the friendships I've developed over these years.

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Samuel Bayer

Samuel Bayer, director/cinematographer and visual artist

During the past 20 years, Panavision has built a couple of lenses for me. I'm not a technical person, but I can talk to the Panavision folks about my thought processes— about why certain images look the way they do—and then the company develops the tools that allow me to emulate that quality. I think that's an amazing thing for a company to do. What they do for me is priceless, something I could never replicate.

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Uta Briesewitz, ASC

Uta Briesewitz, ASC

Watching big Hollywood productions as a child back in Germany, the Panavision logo at the end of film credits was the label of greatness to me. I knew I had just seen something amazing. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine myself next to one of their cameras. Working with Panavision is always a collaboration with friends. You know you are taken care of and well supported. Wherever you take their equipment, you take that comfort with you.

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