Eager to test out a newly acquired vintage Switar lens, the wifey and I headed out to Disneyland to catch the sun going down and capture the warm lights. This was shot during one of our many (many) visits to Disneyland on the BlackMagic Pocket with the Kern Paillard Switar 16mm f1.8. This combination of the amazing sensor and the vintage look of the Switar gives a creamy soft glow to all the dark and brightly lit scenes. The footage was graded with Film Convert with just a touch of grain to soften the image up in the noisy bits.
I found the tiny lens was hard to pull focus with but it certainly helped create a tiny overall package that was very stealthy and light - this definitely helped with the ease of use. I wanted the smallest footprint I could fit in a small bag so I came up with 3 battery packs, a tiny carbon (Sirui) tripod, and a small 18" Varavon slider. This lens gives you around a 50mm full frame equiv fov and I think it's very usable in the daytime - in low light just be aware this lens blooms quite strongly around bright objects (and that might be a great thing)
BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Kern-Paillard Switar AR 16mm f1.8
Sirui CF sticks
Varavon S Lite slider (special 18" version)
24 P, 400-800 ASA
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