Just messing around with my Hacked Panasonic GH1(7) with my Nikon 85mm f2 Ais and as always with my Kowa 2X anamorphic Lens for Bell and Howell attached.
I used Ipowell's "100Mbps Max Latitude Native 24/25p patch" in Avchd FHD mode.
I also used my "2.66:1"(X=126, Y=67) X /Y de-sqeeze ratio in this video as well.
I used the "Staircase" end-knob in this video..AGAIN!!
to test a couple of different things.
1) To see how sharp I could get the focused "Foreground" image in relation to the "background" image. What I mean is , How sharp can I get the foreground image before the background image goes from soft and out of focus to detailed and distracting.
2) to adjust my In-camera sharpness settings in my hacked GH1(7) as high as I could get it without showing aliasing, moire and "ant-like" noise in the fine striated lines in the end-knob of the staircase.
3) to find out which one of my lenses would give me a very sharp image in my selected "focal Plane" while keeping the background "Un-focused Plane" smoothly defocused with my Kowa 2X anamorphic lens attached.
My findings were:
"Nature" Film mode
Nikon 85mm f2 Ais
Aperture set in-between F5.6 and F8
I think the images in this video are not as sharp as they could be because I only had the 460K pixel 3' inch lcd to focus with. I wish I could afford a Smallhd DP4, the images would most likely be sharper.
Harold Budd/ Brian Eno from Album " Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirrors"
Song: Above Chiangmai