1. PROD :: A White Label Product
    DIR :: Nico Beyer
    DOP :: Alex Lamarque

    # vimeo.com/194704561 Uploaded 724 Plays 0 Comments
  2. richardgaleoptics.uk

    Literally a quick flare test. Nothing more. Proper footage to follow

    Sony F3 proving she's still got it. 3200iso, S-Log, 3400k, internal 35mbs XDCAM to SXS card.

    Combo of old Leitz from 1969 and a pre-production OLIVIA SCOPE. prime lens wide open at f2. focused at infinity (this unit is fixed at infinity but was for testing anti reflective coatings).

    Light sources? None! - 1 street lamp and a Maglite 2AA with standard bulb (non LED). first take - lumetri graded. second - raw s-log

    # vimeo.com/177152298 Uploaded
  3. ARRI Alexa w/ Panavision Primo, Super Speed, and Z-Series Lenses

    Testing the veiling glare, contrast, and sharpness of Primos at T2.0 vs. older lenses wide open.

    Primo - 24, 35, 40, 50, 65, 75, 100
    Super Speed - 24, 35, 40, 50, 55, 75, 100
    Z-Series - 40, 65

    ISO 1000 (unless otherwise noted)
    REC709 to SxS

    Thank you to Cathy Peirce, Guy McVicker, and the rest of the staff at Panavision Hollywood.

    # vimeo.com/59243267 Uploaded 12.6K Plays 3 Comments
  4. This is a really boring test, yielding interesting results :).

    Anamorphic lenses usually don't focus very close, and most aren't really sharp, or even get fuzzy at apertures wider than f=5.6 or with longer focal length lenses.
    Diopters not only help focusing closer, but they also improve the overall image sharpness making it possible to use the anamorphic at wider apertures for a narrow dof and with longer focal lengths.

    This is a sharpness test using a focus through Soligor anamorphot (similar to the Century optics and the Panasonic LA7200). This type of lenses are great for shooting stopped down and with a wide angle lens to get cinemascope deep focus wide shots. But image can get blurry when you want to focus closer, shoot with an 85mm lens or open up the aperture to get shallow dof.

    By using alternatively, or combining a +0.4 Tokina achromatic doublet and a set of low price diopters +1 and +2 I have been able to get quite sharp focus even wide open. I think this is impressive considering this is not Isco glass!

    What seems to work best is to use a +1 diopter on top of the +0.4 (the achromat is always desirable to reduce chromatic aberrations), although I find that, on a budget, the +1 alone is not bad on a 50mm lens.

    I don't have a test chart, so this is only a book shelf and the Sound After by Mind Things.
    Let me know what you think.

    # vimeo.com/28327869 Uploaded 7,687 Plays 22 Comments
  5. comparison of: Cooke Anamorphic primes, Hawk V primes, Hawk V Lite primes, Todd AO primes and Kowa Prominar primes, all 2x squeeze

    it is then followed with similar shots on normal spherical Cooke S4 primes shot 16:9 and then masked to 2:40

    Shot at Clairmont Camera. North Hollywood, CA

    # vimeo.com/101005550 Uploaded

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