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Matt Holder

SLR Magic compact 40/ voigtlander 25 near focus tests

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Thought i would share some initial Focus test results with my first foray into anamorphic.

 

I got the tape measure out and trialled some distance and f stop settings at the limits of wider apertures that might work.

 

I used a zhiyun crane v2 on a gh5 to keep movements conttolled as it seems anas dont lend themselves well to handheld work. (unless you are trying to create tension)

 

I am only finding my way with focusing  5 ft and further out seems pretty easy as you just focus through the NORMAL setting. It feels like i found some limits in the 2-5ft range using the NEAR  setting. It feels like f1.7 ish might be useable at times (not in very close though) f 2.0 seemed ok from 3 ft and out. 

 

But as a newbie to anamorphic (but with 15 years of cinematography experience) there is a lot i am sure i dont know. 

 

It looks like the compact 40 MAY punch above its weight with sharpness  relative to its cost. 

 

I hope this video helps others out there with this popular adapter.

 

 

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Some more shooting action on this combo - this time covering Greyhound racing (these were extra shots on the side in between interviews and race intros which i was covering) - I can say that focusing at distance 5ft and out was reasonably straight forward. I was mostly at f2.8 and NORMAL setting for these shots.

 

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My first proper shoot with this adaptor. I am pretty damn happy with this adaptor for the price. It has its limitations but they are easily worked around.

 

Gh5, voigtlander 25, slr magic compact 40 1.33

 

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