GH2 + SLR Magic 12mm 1.6

A short featuring Sara Roholt fly fishing for trout using two-handed or "spey" rods on the Missouri River, Montana in Dec. 2011.

This type of fishing is most commonly associated with Steelhead and Atlantic Salmon fishing, but we find that it is extremely effective for trout on our river, especially during the winter months. You can learn more at

Shot on an un-hacked Panasonic GH2 at 720 60p and edited in FCP X.

-Hyperprime 12mm 1.6-
The entire shoot was done with the new SLR Magic/Noktor Hyperprime 12mm f1.6 lens. This great lens gave this amateur a crash course in full manual video shooting. Once I got the hang of using the lens, I really liked it. It loves the subject close to the camera. Most segments were shot from 1.6 - 2.8, some to f4-8. You can see slight vignetting when wide open, but not bothersome to me.

The wide angle and almost "macro" (less than 6") capabilities are perfect for the kind of shooting we do while fishing.

"Time Lapse' sequences at beginning and end were shot using the GH2 300% feature. First time for that as well. Not amazing quality, but quick and easy.

Music - "Computer" by State Shirt found in the Vimeo music store. More at

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