1. Shot in ARRIRAW 3K on an Arri Alexa. Master DP Harris Savides ASC took the Leica Summilux-C lenses into the Upper West Side of NYC for a test shoot.

    Those familiar with Harris's work will see his trademark style come through in this piece. This film in particular shows the absolute sharpness in the focal plane that these lenses provide, combined with the soft pleasing focus falloff. Highlight tones & flare quality is notable as well.

    The quality of the bokeh (out of focus highlights) in this piece is a combination of lens & the Alexa itself. Notice as the circles travel from the edge to the center as they go from an almond shape to a circular shape. After shooting on these lenses with many cameras, this feature only showed itself on the Alexa.

    Special thanks to TCS for providing the Alexa camera package and so much more. (*edit - credits incorrectly list 'F35 Package from TCS', the camera was an Arri Alexa).

    Music is All Sewn Up by David Holmes. Available on iTunes here http://bit.ly/erBUGO

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  2. Shot in 5K on a Red Epic. Director/DP Tom Lowe took the Leica Summilux-C lenses out for a shoot in the deserts of the Southwestern US and returned with this impressive footage.

    This piece showcases the lack of distortion in the wide range (most of this piece was shot with the 18mm prime). Other optical characteristics are the edge-to-edge sharpness of the lenses when wide open (see the astrophotography shot).

    Music is Violin Concerto: III by Philip Glass. Available on iTunes here http://bit.ly/hJsUrI

    See Tom's other work at timescapes.org

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  3. Shot in Uncompressed 1080p on a Sony F35. Band Pro's technical consultant Randy Wedick took the Leica Summilux-C lenses out to San Francisco & Sonoma to test them out.

    This piece shows a wide variety of lighting conditions, particularly very strong backlight and other scenes where you would expect and encounter flare. Many shots are made at T/1.4 or T/2 (with the help of Tiffen NDIR filters in strong daylight). Beautiful edge to edge sharpness and the hard to describe "Leica look" really come through.

    Special thanks to Joel K & Vanessa for setting up the incredible Scribe Winery location.

    Music is A Walk In The Park by Beach House. Available on iTunes here http://bit.ly/cXSLVr

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  4. The Angenieux 45-120 is a fantastic cine zoom lens. Not only does it create an incredibly clear and sharp image, but it's small size and light weight make it a pleasure to work with in almost any situation. Band Pro's Randy Wedick gives us an overview.

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  5. This showreel was first screened at NAB 2011 in Vegas to the abilities of the ARRI Alexa camera. The web doesn't allow the video to truly shine as it did on the big screen, but the quality comes through in any medium.

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