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Introduction to LOMO OCT 19 cinema lenses on the GH2 and FS100

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Andrew Reid

Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:07 PM

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Above: Lily & Niklas magic hour amour, shot with OCT 19 LOMO 35mm anamorphic

The OCT19 mount is a Super 35mm cinema camera mount from Russia, essentially was their equivalent of PL mount.

Long time EOSHD readers will know I am in love with the look of OCT 18 mount lenses, but mechanically speaking they are very basic. OCT 19 lenses are improved mechanically, much more solid.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:52 PM

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I'd love to have the opportunity to shoot with OCT-19s. But since I don't see that happening in the near future, the OCT-18s are optically identical for less than half the price.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:15 PM

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Very nice gear. Love how those lenses look.
The aspect ration in the still with Lily & Niklas seems a bit off though?

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:21 PM

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The aspect ration in the still with Lily & Niklas seems a bit off though?


Andrew's not kidding about the breathing. I literally think you're getting a different stretch factor at each focal extreme (like 2x on one end and maybe 1.75x at the other). If I ever take one of these things into a production environment, I'll tape a step ring to the slate for reference so that I can adjust each shot.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:23 PM

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Squeeze factor changing because of the focus distance? That sounds quite inconvenient... Is it possible at all?
If I squeeze the still to 3,55:1 (16:9 x2) it looks more natural.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 11:07 PM

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Squeeze factor changing because of the focus distance? That sounds quite inconvenient... Is it possible at all?
If I squeeze the still to 3,55:1 (16:9 x2) it looks more natural.


I don't understand the optics behind it, but that's how it appears to be. At least in my experience with my OCT-18 set.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:28 AM

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I would love to know more about this shooting style with anamorphic in mind. Whats the benefit from just shooting with OCT-18 over just adding black bars? Resolution? Since Im still in the process on getting started I would love to hear more info on this subject if anyone can tip more or lead me to some really good articles on it.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:33 AM

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I would love to know more about this shooting style with anamorphic in mind. Whats the benefit from just shooting with OCT-18 over just adding black bars? Resolution? Since Im still in the process on getting started I would love to hear more info on this subject if anyone can tip more or lead me to some really good articles on it.


Take a look, this is a good place to start: http://www.eoshd.com/anamorphic-guide

But be warned, it's an addiction.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:40 AM

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I can't wait to use this stuff on the Blackmagic MFT.

By the way the aspect ratio on this project is an experimental one, it isn't technically correct nor is it meant to be... Rather an intentional creative decision to have a slightly stretched image. I'll write more about this once the music video is done.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:09 PM

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I can't wait to use this stuff on the Blackmagic MFT.

By the way the aspect ratio on this project is an experimental one, it isn't technically correct nor is it meant to be... Rather an intentional creative decision to have a slightly stretched image. I'll write more about this once the music video is done.


You going to have a long wait by sticking with the EF and not switching to MFT when you had the chance a month ago.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:46 PM

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By the way the aspect ratio on this project is an experimental one, it isn't technically correct nor is it meant to be... Rather an intentional creative decision to have a slightly stretched image. I'll write more about this once the music video is done.


I was afraid that would be the case ;) Personally it quite bothers me to watch something with and incorrect aspect ratio, like 4:3 stretched to 16:9... Anyway, I'm curious to see the result.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:26 AM

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What lens was used in this shot? Was it an Olympus PEN-F 38mm F1.8?

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:46 AM

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Take a look, this is a good place to start: http://www.eoshd.com/anamorphic-guide

But be warned, it's an addiction.

I was temped to pick it up, was waiting to get my GH2 the getting that and the GH2 guide.
Thanks.




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