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Old September 16th, 2007, 11:25 AM   #1
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Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, Letus, Oh My

Here are some stills from my recent camping trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. All shot with the Letus. I am posting a bunch of wide shots to demonstrate the resolving power of the letus.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 11:27 AM   #2
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Here are some more:
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Old September 16th, 2007, 11:29 AM   #3
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All of these shots above and below have not been color corrected. The images are way softer than the originals so keep that in mind. Also, my zoom setting got moved a little for some shots which created a slight vignette around some of them.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 01:01 PM   #4
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Steven:

How are you finding the Letus in Yellowstone compared to your original Yellowstone film.... Given these initial grabs, there is going to be some stunning footage there, but I am curious how you are feeling overall.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 07:19 PM   #5
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It was a different and more difficult proposition because focus came to the forefront more than it would have using the native Canon lens. The creative possibilities were much better having the opportunity to selectively focus my subject.

There is also a magic that is part of what the Letus produces. There is a much more film-like feel to the footage, even if the depth of field is great on the Nikons.

I can't really explain it only to say that the footage feels much more organic and otherworldly at once. It strips the picture of anything that says "digital"...and I'm all about that.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 02:49 PM   #6
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My experience with adapters is very similar to yours. The feel of the footage is so much different. As with the zoom being moved and revealing vignetting in some of your shots, we certainly add to potential failures in getting proper settings with an adapter, and I also think that organic feel comes with a bit of loss of resolution, but all in all the trade offs seem to be worth it with the images you are showing !
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Old September 17th, 2007, 02:53 PM   #7
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I must emphasize that the images are significantly softer here than the original. I am really surprised at how much resolution can be extracted using this system.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 03:28 PM   #8
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Here is an example of the sharpness and resolution of the picture using the Letus with a 28mm Nikon in the first two shots and a 100mm Nikon in the last shot. This is as it was shot, there is no color correction or effects.

I have included two versions here. Obviously, the 1080 version is going to be the closest to the original:

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http://www.pinelakefilms.com/XHA1/1080_res.wmv
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Old September 18th, 2007, 07:36 AM   #9
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Steven Dempsey,

Great work, these snaps were taken from video clips? Uploaded video clip is beautiful.

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Old September 18th, 2007, 08:33 AM   #10
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Yes, they are basically just freeze frames....

Thanks :)
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Old September 18th, 2007, 11:42 AM   #11
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Steven, that's some awesome scenes you got there. Beautiful.
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