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    Lucian got a reaction from ArSui Li in Short film shot with Iscorama 36   
    Little short shot with iscorama and GH2.
     
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    Lucian got a reaction from Rudolf in Short film shot with Iscorama 36   
    Little short shot with iscorama and GH2.
     
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    Lucian got a reaction from richg101 in Short film shot with Iscorama 36   
    Little short shot with iscorama and GH2.
     
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    Lucian got a reaction from ken in Short film shot with Iscorama 36   
    Little short shot with iscorama and GH2.
     
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    Lucian got a reaction from dahlfors in Short film shot with Iscorama 36   
    Little short shot with iscorama and GH2.
     
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    Lucian got a reaction from Chris Elkerton in Short film shot with Iscorama 36   
    Little short shot with iscorama and GH2.
     
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    Lucian got a reaction from Julian in Short film shot with Iscorama 36   
    Little short shot with iscorama and GH2.
     
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    Lucian reacted to richg101 in Share your videography secrets here.   
    though in 90% of cases things like the difference between a canon nifty fifity on a 550d / t2i vs a c300 + a zeiss 50 is overlooked, it should be noted that if you want the really good clients, they'll be used to seeing the results from proper cameras and proper lenses.  
     
    Personally I don;t aspire to service clients who can;t tell the difference since then the hard work also gets overlooked in the same way. 
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    Lucian reacted to richg101 in Does lens sharpness matter?   
    resolving power (optical resulution) and contrast are directly related yet can co-exist as a miss matched combination.
     
    for example a high resolution, but low contrast lens - one which is designed with a high level of correction to limit the effects of CA and other nasty attributes could be finished in less effective anti reflective coatings and thus be able to resolve detail but yield a lower contrast image.  
     
    So..  in LP/mm terms the lens might resolve very clean steps between the black and white lines on a chart, BUT, due to the lower contrast caused by low efficiency AR coatings the black lines might be lifted (to a dark grey) and the whites will be darkened somewhat due to the light transmission losses caused by refections within the lens.   The effect to the eye is a lower perceived sharpness - despite the fact that the detail is there.  
     
    Contrast directly affects how sharp an image looks and therefore can be used to fill in the gaps and smooth an image.  a low contrast lens with high resolving power is a very powerful tool - even if you need a sharp looking image since you can apply more sharpening and more of a boost in contrast in post before it starts to look nasty and over processed.
     
    If i were shooting buildings I'd be using Schneider Digitars which outresolve pretty much every dslr lens in existence.  But for humans I'd rarely use anything made within the last 20-30 years because they make human beings look like cgi.  
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    Lucian got a reaction from utsira in Hong Kong Storm Warning. Panasonic G6, ImpulZ LUTs   
    Great work man! keep going!
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    Lucian got a reaction from Julian in Should i buy Super ES Cinelux Anamorphic 2x MC   
    just buy an iscorama. theres one going on ebay for the low low price of $9000 right now http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Iscorama-Anamorphot-1-5X-36-Isco-Gottingen-Anamorphic-MC-lens-Kowa-1-5X-2X-/251669389767?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item3a98aa21c7
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    Lucian got a reaction from JohnVid in SLR Magic 2x Anamorphic - my footage and first impressions   
    All these new anamorphic options are exciting in theory but where is the exciting footage? I think if this and the other newer options want to really move units they should have a DP do something impressive showing the results they can achieve when used well. The bent jello cam tests aren't enough when asking people to part with $800-4000.
     
    That never seemed to come with the letus or the slr 1.3x and I don't hear much about those since they have been released except FS posts.
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    Lucian got a reaction from Cinegain in SLR Magic 2x Anamorphic - my footage and first impressions   
    All these new anamorphic options are exciting in theory but where is the exciting footage? I think if this and the other newer options want to really move units they should have a DP do something impressive showing the results they can achieve when used well. The bent jello cam tests aren't enough when asking people to part with $800-4000.
     
    That never seemed to come with the letus or the slr 1.3x and I don't hear much about those since they have been released except FS posts.
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    Lucian got a reaction from andy lee in SLR Magic 2x Anamorphic - my footage and first impressions   
    All these new anamorphic options are exciting in theory but where is the exciting footage? I think if this and the other newer options want to really move units they should have a DP do something impressive showing the results they can achieve when used well. The bent jello cam tests aren't enough when asking people to part with $800-4000.
     
    That never seemed to come with the letus or the slr 1.3x and I don't hear much about those since they have been released except FS posts.
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    Lucian got a reaction from richg101 in Showing the Iscorama fast and wide   
    Rich, I use the iscorama with my fujinon 25mm f0.85 wide open without problems :) (this on s16 sensor)
     
    I agree regarding focal lengths limits at the wide end. Shooting narrative indoors with a vignette limit worse than the iscorama would be pretty cramped, I struggled to get the shots I wanted at times due to the vignette limits. I often use a century optics wide angle adapter now as suggested by Andy and it works a treat when you need a bit extra. And at 0.85 with diopters there is no problem extreme oval bokeh even on s16.
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    Lucian reacted to richg101 in Showing the Iscorama fast and wide   
    I wanted to show how the Iscorama 36 delivers when fitted to a fast 50mm on full frame.   boring imagery I'm afraid
     
    due to the size of the sensor the field of view obtained here is very close to that which you would expect from a 35mm focal length anamorphic on 4perf 35mm film.  A 35mm anamorphic lens is considered wide, and anything beyond that is considered a 'special effects' type lens as far as i am aware.  I feel the ability to obtain a wide angle from a anamorphic is a very desirable attribute.  A fast wide is the holy grail.
     
    The magic is that despite the fact that we are getting a little fringing on leaves (characteristics of the 50mm lens when wide open), the results at f1.4 (t1.5) are astounding when you consider the width of frame and the control of dof possible on this combo. 
     

     
     
    to me I think this is the benchmark the new bunch of single focus options should be compared against.  
     
    -can they deliver this field of view/dof combination? nearly what you;d expect from a motion picture 35mm anamorphic from the likes of panavision.
    -can they deliver the above without adding CA or softening at f1.4?
    -can they do this on a full frame sensor?
    -can they do this without adding vignette?
    -can they provide this without the need for additional support?
     
    -ultimately, can the new options improve on the Iscorama when the above criterion are met?
     
    This is not a poke at the new units, but a personal opinion of my own which i feel needs to be considered.  For example since the SLR magic anamorphot arrived not a single user has really put it through any challenging tasks and as such, we are now seeing many appearing on ebay due to what i imagine is disappointment from users expecting more from it.  at the time of launch of the slr magic iscoramas went down in value slightly.  of recent i have seen a lot coming up for sale - from people thinking about the new options around the corner?  who knows?
     
    if we had seen the slr magic tested on a f1.4 prime on full frame we'd have probably seem more obvious oval bokeh, however, will it have been so soft the results are null and void?  We need to see these things IMO.  
     
     
     
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    Lucian got a reaction from Jonesy Jones in LUGGAGE Trailer - would love to hear your thoughts! (also, which camera...)   
    Great Job, quite an achievement !
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    Lucian got a reaction from MarcLinnhoff in 'Don't Stop' Music Video shot on BMCC + few DNGs to play with   
    Wonderful job all round and superb casting.  So hard to find actors like these with character in Los Angeles!
     
    Bravo Marc :)
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    Lucian reacted to andy lee in $5,000 Cine Lenses vs. L-Lenses - WOW   
    BTW this is not shot at T1.3 and T1.5 or only their noses would be in focus , this is more like 2.8 - 4 region (or even 5.6 as this is full frame 5D ) in reality or the focus puller would not be able to track them at all! (Act of Valor shot on 5D had to stick to 5.6 of they could not keep pulling focus accurately enough on full frame , they scrapped all the 2 weeks they shot at f2.8 at the start of the filming schedule as it was all too soft!)
     
    I'm not seeing anything here I couldnt do on the Nikon 28-70mm f2.8 Bourne lens with a speedbooster at a fraction of the cost too,
    its a full production you are watching here not just the lens , set design , lighting design , costumes props , atmosphere and acting all add to the final look as does the grade , the glass is nice but its not creating the look the Director is creating the whole look with all his choises to make this happen.
     
    Just buying these lenses will not suddenly make your films look like this!! 
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    Lucian got a reaction from andy lee in $5,000 Cine Lenses vs. L-Lenses - WOW   
    This is a full production with lights, crew, make up, dolly, focus puller. Nice job but I'm not seeing anything I wouldn't expect to see from this type of setup.
     
    If you put these lenses on and start filming your cats in your lounge room in whatever light you will get a much different look :P
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    Lucian got a reaction from leeys in $5,000 Cine Lenses vs. L-Lenses - WOW   
    This is a full production with lights, crew, make up, dolly, focus puller. Nice job but I'm not seeing anything I wouldn't expect to see from this type of setup.
     
    If you put these lenses on and start filming your cats in your lounge room in whatever light you will get a much different look :P
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    Lucian reacted to nahua in Honoring My Father - mini documentary shot with GH4 + SLR Magic Anamorphot   
    Honoring My Father is the story behind Keith Kadoyama attending the Lantern Floating Ceremony every year. The Lantern Floating Ceremony honors our loved ones who have passed away. Keith honors his father Mitsuo Kadoyama, and he tells his story. Thanks to my good friend Keith for doing this.  I conceived of the idea when I saw the announcement just 2 days before, and I'm glad he was up for the challenge.  I shot all of this myself, so it was a lot of hard work!
     

     
    Shot on a Panasonic GH4, 4K with Panasonic LUMIX 12-35mm X lens and SLR Magic Anamorphot and Tiffen Vari-ND Filter
    GH4 shot with CinelikeD Contrast -2, Sharpness -5, Noise Reduction -5, Saturation 0, Hue 0
    Master Pedestal +15, Highlight -4, Shadow +3, 0-255
    F2.8, 1/50 sec, ISO 200 w Vari-ND, ISO 800 without
    Interview Audio: Rode NTG-2 shotgun mic with Rode Blimp on a Tascam DR-60D
    Music by Escape Club - "I'll Be There"
     
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    Lucian got a reaction from andy lee in Vimeo to automatically mute videos with 'unlicensed' soundtracks   
    Whats worse than kids who've grown up with the expectation of free content, is fellow artists not respecting each others work. I want it too, but the record industry and musicians don't owe anyone cheap access to licensing their work. I also want a Porsche, doesn't mean it should be reasonably priced.
     
    Music bed and marmoset are getting much better.
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    Lucian got a reaction from dahlfors in Vimeo to automatically mute videos with 'unlicensed' soundtracks   
    Read my post, I didn't say crap work, music lifts up any type of work, good or bad. It's a huge part of the cinematic experience and of equal value.
     
    And checkout the history of David Lynch- whom you mentioned, and his composer Angelo Badalamentii, they started working together on blue velvet when Angelo was essentially an unknown. That collaboration has produced some of the greatest and most original cinematic moments ever.
     
    Likewise Clint Mansell had never written a score when he first began working with Arronfkski, they've been together ever since.
     
    Maybe I worded it poorly, but working with people who are accessible to you isn't a derogatory suggestion, just because Angelo was fairly unknown, doesn't diminish his amazing talents! Somewhere on soundcloud there is the next Badalamenti looking for his/her lynch to partner up with and make something new, hope I find him/her first  :)
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    Lucian reacted to andy lee in Vimeo to automatically mute videos with 'unlicensed' soundtracks   
    Quirky its very evident from reading all these posts that people are using other peoples copyrighted work/music for free with out permission - many have mentioned it in this thread .
     
    There is a feeling that if you paid for the cd or download you own it and can use it anyhow . Or if its is too complicated to get a syncronisation license - to just use it anyhow .
     
    That is why Vimeo and Youtube are having to clamp down as they are finally being pressured by the Music Industry to get their house in order.
    And rightly so !
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