1. Samyang (Rokinon) 35mm T1.5 cine lens review by SPARKY FILM LTD


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    I haven’t used a prime lens in ages. So when I opened the front door this morning to be greeted by a beautiful bright crisp winter day, I grabbed the Samyang 35mm T1.5 cineised lens I had purchased a few weeks back (but sadly hadn’t gotten around to trying it as I had been so busy), popped it on my Sony F5 and headed down the road to the old fishing town in Old Leigh, Essex. It was a cold day but for an hour or so the light was absolutely perfect for filming, and everything was crystal clear covered in a warm wintery light. I didn’t waste this rare opportunity so set the F5 to SLOG 3 and set to work with the Samyang! Operationally the lens was a breeze to use as the Samyang had focussing gears and I used my Chrosziel follow focus unit for this. Being a Nikon mount, the focussing direction was opposite to what I regularly use, but you do get used to it. When I returned to SPARKY FILM HQ and loaded in the footage, I was greeted with these gorgeous, milky, sharp pictures that jumped out the screen at me. I was really delighted with the results – it just reminds you how good your camera is sometimes. The lens absolutely shone on the F5. When you regularly reach for your zoom lenses such as my RED 17-50mm and 50-150mm, it’s easy to become over reliant on them to cover the majority of focal lengths. But this test reminded me that it’s worth using primes when you have the opportunity to do so - as it’s the best and easiest way to get the most impressive results from your camera. All I need to do now is try out the other primes in the Samyang set!

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    • HDx35 MK 2 video review by SPARKY FILM


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      Everyone loves the look that today’s 35mm cameras offer. The big challenge is taking them into a traditional ENG environment, one area where we at SPARKY FILM produce a great deal of work. So when we heard the HDx35 MK2 adapter would allow us to use our ENG lenses on our PL mount cameras we were very interested. We did some research but found there is very little information out there on the workflow and most importantly, results. So we decided to rent one for the day from Barry at VMI and headed off to lovely Old Leigh in Essex. You can see the results here. Of course you do make some sacrifices with this lens/adapter combination such as a loss of light, slight cropping and the picture at the very edges is a little soft, but I feel you can live with these factors in return for the flexibility and cost using this adapter would save. For details on VMI, visit their site at WWW.VMI.TV . Follow SPARKY FILM on @SPARKYFILM

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      • LIK DOWN Winter 2011


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        ft Matt McDowell George Gough Craig Coombs Nelson Ortiz Nick Remon Filmed & Edited by George Gough David Watson 2011©

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        • Marcus Williams and Jordan Lewis @ Leigh on sea Skatepark


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          marcus and jordan are both 15 years old and it only took them and hour to throw down all this footage :).

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          • LODS - The Full Monty


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            • Keith Walsh 10 & a bit tricks


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              'Keet' Walsh throwing down a couple of laid back bangers in Leigh on Sea, Essex after the Bondi Beer Tour.

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              • Jamie Dalzell


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                A few bits i did in one day

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                • Two Tree Island


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                  Two Tree Island, 257 hectares (640 acres), lies north-east of Canvey Island and south-west of Leigh-on-Sea in Essex, England. It is connected to the mainland at Leigh by a bridge. The island was reclaimed from the Thames Estuary in the 18th century and used as pasture until 1910 when a sewage works was built on it. From 1936, the entire island was used as a landfill site; this was later reduced to a single small site on the island in 1974. The eastern half is now a nature reserve, run by Essex Wildlife Trust, and the western half a country park popular with birdwatchers. At the western end is a bird hide overlooking a scrape. During the Second World War a V-2 rocket landed just outside the sea wall of Two Tree Island. A test of new futaba and gimbal pitch control - GoPro settings were wrong and hence 4:3 aspect with bars Music by Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com

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                  • Old Leigh Waterfront


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                    Old Leigh Waterfront on a misty Sunday morning - a few gimbal mount issues hence Jello Music by Jewelbeat.com

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                    • Forest Garden walk


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                      A walk through the forest garden at Manchester Drive allotments, Leigh on Sea, Essex, early May 2009

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