Thought I would experiment using a lens wide open @ 1.4 with lots of ND and softening in post from filmconvert to see how it would come out. The answer is... not too good, in fact some of it's just ugly- but this is about soft as it gets and probably the worst bmcc footage I'll ever shoot : ) I've noticed that there appears to be a whole lot less dynamic range and color separation when pushed wide open and going up to ND 1.6-2.0, it just comes out soft and mushy like you see here.

Everything in this video was shot wide open at 1.4 with a vari ND, even indoors. It's still a good lens, just isn't ideal with a Vari ND while it's at 1.4.

On another note, this look actually mixes well with GH2 footage, not that it's bad, just very limited by comparison.

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