I wanted to make a landscape video from another place that I like - Fynshoved (The head of Fyn) which is the northern tip of the island where I live. However, the heat/sun today was killing me (30+ C / 86+ F) and my tripod head started to malfunction. After 2 hours in the sun, I had about 10 shots 'in the box' of which 3 were out of focus. I decided to call it a day and headed home. Let this be a reprise to my 'Mols in July' video. That way, I don't have to waste the footage :)
The wind turbines in the intro shot are about 11 km / 7 miles away and in the background (15 km away, you see the island of Samsø). I was using my 200mm f/2.8L lens with a 2x extender giving me 400mm at f/5.6. This is where the limitations of a 35mm adapter shows up. The grain from the vibrating ground glass inside the adapter shows up. Also, I used my Cokin P polarizer to keep the shutter speed down to 1/25 (PAL). A fast shutter speed of about 1/100 and above will also show the grain of the ground glass. The Letus Ultimate will solve those problems, but it's USD 4.500,-, so I'll keep my Mini and live with the grain...
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM (with Canon Extender EF 2x II)
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8
Cokin P Polarizer
Sony Vegas Pro 8
Magic Bullet Looks