In the late fall, we stow our traditional fly rods and switch to our two-handed rods for the remainder of winter. The off season in North Central, MT is cold, and it's time for swinging streamers on the Missouri River in Montana. The fishing is typically excellent. I haven't shot any two-handed fishing on the Missouri River in a few years. "Down & Across" vimeo.com/33438698 was the last time, and it is one of my most watched Vimeo shorts (27K). There are more of us doing it now, and we're a little better at it. Music is "Epilogue" by Lights & Motion, licensed through www.themusicbed.com. I've just started with The Music Bed and it's a great source. Video: Shot with GH3, 60p (50mbs), Leica Nocticron 42.5 1.2 and Panasonic 12-35 2.8.+ More details
THE COHEN TRIO At the Train-Station Festival Jerusalem 2014+ More details
We run personalised tours of the Yarra Valley every day of the week, for up to 11 passengers; perfect if you’re travelling on your own or in a small group. Our local tour guide will take you to wineries as well as local attractions such as the Healesville Sanctuary, Yarra Valley Dairy and Alowyn Gardens. All day tours include a sumptuous lunch at a local winery. If you’re after a transfer to a wedding, concert, or just out to dinner here in the Yarra Valley, we have 11, 24 and 56 seater vehicles that pick up and drop off at all Yarra Valley accommodation or from Melbourne CBD.+ More details
This video shows how the Voigtlaender Nokton 42.5 renders out-of-focus points of light at different f-stops. I tested it at the closest focusing distance (0.23m) and at 0.50m with f-stops from f/0.95 to f/5.6 (including half stops). There was no filter in front of the lens. Recorded with my GH3. You might also be interested in this lens breathing test: https://vimeo.com/72766834+ More details
Lens breathing on the Voigtlaender Nokton 42.5 f/0.95 seems to be quite minimal, as this short test shows. This clip was shot at f/1.4 on my Panasonic AF101 (ISO200, 1/64 ND, Hoya HD UV Filter). You might also be interested in this bokeh test: https://vimeo.com/73301481+ More details
Just some shots ..... all shot with -2 stop ND .... everything in the tube station f 0.95 .... outside f. 4.0 .... I start to dig that lens and loving it. Don't understand why Premiere decided to confirm some shots (all 50 fps) to 25p and others not ...+ More details
Okay... that's how it goes: Grabbed the lens yesterday from the friendly camera & lighting equipment house we work with ( www.mbf.de - highly recommended for film shoots in Germany) ... sped out to the countryside to our creative hide-away. GH3, no ND filters, no legs, no nothing... plain simple and (considering the old barn) extremely dirty first "test" if you want to call it that.... . I know it is a bit silly to try to shoot f 0.95 in daytime - if you want to call the dim light in the barn coming through milky plexi-glass "daylight". But then - this is what I wanted to test first. Other shots outside the barn with f 4.0 and as I wanted to stay in that range - much too high shutter speeds. Yes, jittery at times, I know (see above). The 7 half wild cats around the old inn in the woods are a bit upset about this test too. They are extremely vain and used of getting shot (with cameras). What I do not like about this lens: Price (my wife agrees). Weight (but, read below....). Slightly more breathing when pulling focus in nearest distance than my other Voigt's (but not yet sure if this is true, needs testing). What I do like about this lens: Optical quality - very good to top class as far as I can see under the circumstances. Looooong focus throw, smooth like butter. Only slight breathing when pulling focus in the more usual distances. De-clicking works perfectly well! Extremely short shortest distance of focus (0.23 metres). Completely no-frills design and handling. Seems to be build from steel made for battle tanks which gives me the hope this lens will last for a decade at least (but, read above.....). First impression: This may become my second most loved and used lens after the 25er. And, yes, I am a lens addict and dearly believe cameras are the things we will buy now and throw away later while keeping the lenses. For the small DOF fanatics - f 0.95 gives you all the fluffiness you want. With the possibility of shooting - if really needed or wanted - near or at f. 0.95 in extremely dark surroundings and owning the truly fine GH3, I want all of us now to grab our hands and shout out loud: FOCUS PEAKING NOW! Thank you. It probably won't help. And, yes, in-camera-stabilising for video with the next model.+ More details
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