I've been in Seattle the last four days watching the films of Lisandro Alonso at the Northwest Film Forum. During my stay, I managed to meet up with Charlie at his shop to look at a few Super16 zooms. Charlie recently had a stroke, and though he's dealing with some pretty serious physical impairment right now, he's still sharp as a tack. He carried on as he normally would talking about lens mechanics, various types of lubricants used in lenses, and which lenses use metal or plastic internal parts. Though I've not made a final decision, Charlie has a Canon 8-64 in Aaton mount that looks appealing.
Notes from November 2009