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Old November 7th, 2007, 12:04 AM   #1
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Letus HD, No AC, No follow focus 35mm F 2.0

As the title says: this was shot with the Letus HD100, No AC, No follow focus 35mm F2.0 @ 2.0.

I read complaints about still lenses and breathing...

Give me some feed back.

http://theworksfilms.com/sc108.mov

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Old November 7th, 2007, 06:05 PM   #2
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Still lenses are all different. Our 35/1.4 is nearly breathless. Our 180/3.5 breathes so much is looks like an effect done in post.

Using a little bit of motion during a pull like your clip does will mask a decent amount of breathing, the real test is what hapens during a pull with a lock-off.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 06:36 PM   #3
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Lenses are different. My clip may not have been the best example of a usual shot that would or would not show breathing I just think that (considering lenses that would be used) the whole breathing issue, like many other technical issues discussed on these boards is over done. Most viewers of material either 1) don't notice breathing or 2) attribute it to one of the things that differentiates "real" movies from amature movies.
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Old December 13th, 2007, 03:32 PM   #4
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As the title says: this was shot with the Letus HD100, No AC, No follow focus 35mm F2.0 @ 2.0.

I read complaints about still lenses and breathing...

Give me some feed back.

http://theworksfilms.com/sc108.mov
Could you happen to tell me what your lighting setup was? useing what lights and how many and at what distances... im looking into buying the letus hd100 but was worried about finding fast enough lenses your 35mm = 66.5mm and looks pretty decent at 2.0 with that light.

Thanks in advance for the info.
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Old December 14th, 2007, 01:20 AM   #5
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Could you happen to tell me what your lighting setup was? useing what lights and how many and at what distances... im looking into buying the letus hd100 but was worried about finding fast enough lenses your 35mm = 66.5mm and looks pretty decent at 2.0 with that light.

Thanks in advance for the info.
The light where she was coming from was a 500W fresnel, between the corner and the 1st chair (on our left) was a 250W fresnel that I shot into the wall and reflected on her (that was the plan at least) but just so she wouldn't be totally dark there. The light that she walks by next (on our left) was a 750W tota pointed to the top of the wall /ceiling. The light in that doorway (on our right) was a 1K softbox and was about 6ft or so into the room, the last ones (on our left) was another 750W tota pointed to the top of the wall /ceiling and a 650W softbox to the right of the camera that she walk into.

Hope this was descriptive enough.
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Old December 15th, 2007, 04:37 PM   #6
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The light where she was coming from was a 500W fresnel, between the corner and the 1st chair (on our left) was a 250W fresnel that I shot into the wall and reflected on her (that was the plan at least) but just so she wouldn't be totally dark there. The light that she walks by next (on our left) was a 750W tota pointed to the top of the wall /ceiling. The light in that doorway (on our right) was a 1K softbox and was about 6ft or so into the room, the last ones (on our left) was another 750W tota pointed to the top of the wall /ceiling and a 650W softbox to the right of the camera that she walk into.

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oh wow, thanks very much for that info i honestly thought you used only 4 lights, so i guess you really did need to light the hell out of it, what do you say the light loss of the letus hd was? im seriously looking into buying one and its hard to find someone whose actually owned and used one for more than just a test. Are you happy with how sharp the focus is? and what sharpness setting do you use in camera? do you put it all the way up to compensate for the softness of lenses wide open?

Sorry for all the questions, i got excited when i saw footage i actually liked from the adapter and wanted to pick your brain on it.
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Old December 16th, 2007, 01:23 AM   #7
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oh wow, thanks very much for that info i honestly thought you used only 4 lights, so i guess you really did need to light the hell out of it, what do you say the light loss of the letus hd was? im seriously looking into buying one and its hard to find someone whose actually owned and used one for more than just a test. Are you happy with how sharp the focus is? and what sharpness setting do you use in camera? do you put it all the way up to compensate for the softness of lenses wide open?

Sorry for all the questions, i got excited when i saw footage i actually liked from the adapter and wanted to pick your brain on it.
Don't worry about the questions that's what these forums are for...Yeah i did have to use a bit of light. There is a aperture setting on the letus that realistically can't be used anymore open than 2.8, i don't know how many stops it actually is ( I know they claimed 1 1/2 but...) As far as the sharpness I don't have a problem with it, for this shot and all the shots in this film I had it set below normal. I haven't found a problem with sharpness at all although I back it (the aperture) off a touch when i need to shoot all the way open. I see your in NY, I am too PM me.
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