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Old January 16th, 2008, 01:29 PM   #1
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I finally have a Canon and a Letus!

After wandering about for months in the fora of DVinfo, I am a happy owner of an A1 and Letus Extreme.
Here are 2 short movies from Aegina, an island about an hour south of Athens, Hellas.

http://www.snapdrive.net/files/51683...on%20XH-A1.mp4
The first one is just the camera, handheld.

http://www.snapdrive.net/files/51683...%20Extreme.mp4
The second one is the first try with the Letus, again all handheld.

By the way, for those of you who think about getting one and using it handheld... buy a shoulder support definitely!
That thing is heavy!
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Old January 16th, 2008, 03:45 PM   #2
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hmmm, your links dont seem to be working
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Old January 16th, 2008, 03:47 PM   #3
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Old January 17th, 2008, 06:16 PM   #4
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I liked it... I like the 2nd half better than the first half mostly because of the pace of the editing...

What lenses are you using?

It seemed like a couple of the shots had the shutter speed set a little fast?
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Old January 18th, 2008, 03:04 AM   #5
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Yes, in a few walking shots I used 1/50 to 1/100.
The lenses were Nikon 50mm/1.2 and 85mm/1.4 always fully open.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 01:15 PM   #6
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I recognize the Diana Krall Christmas album, which we listened to continuously over the holidays. A couple of tunes and the way she does them, including the Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, part of which you included, are instant classics. Very nice.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 01:25 PM   #7
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You got it wrong. The songs used are by Yannis Agellakas, Manos Loizos, Konstantinos Beta (in Greek) and Carlos Puebla (in Spanish). But I guess you posted in the wrong thread, no?
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Old January 18th, 2008, 01:27 PM   #8
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My apologies! I posted on the wrong thread here. I meant to comment on the Christmas movie! Sorry about that.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 01:28 PM   #9
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No worries. Cheers!
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Old January 18th, 2008, 01:59 PM   #10
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Enjoyed your video, by the way. How much light loss do you think you're experiencing with the Letus Extreme?
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Old January 18th, 2008, 02:28 PM   #11
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Stathis!
could you describe your setup on camera and adapter, F stop, how wide on camera and focusing distance.
Regards, Oleg.
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Old January 19th, 2008, 04:05 AM   #12
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The 50mm lens was at 1.2 and the 85mm at 1.4
The camera was at 2.4 with ND 1/64 and shutter speed at 1/25, except at some points were I used 1/50 and 1/100.
Focusing distance for the camera was 1.4m
All these refer to the second clip, the one with the Letus.

The first one (the A1 sola), I don't remember the settings exactly, but I had ND 1/64 all of the time and the diaphragm as open as possible to achieve shallow depth of field (nothing compared to a photographic lens of course, but anyway...). If it was overexposed I used higher shutter speed to bring it to normal exposure.
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Old January 19th, 2008, 04:36 AM   #13
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Somehow your material look soft, maybe due to the fact that you shot wide open, upless you wanted it to look that way
Steven Dempsey shoots with the same set up, his stuff looks totally different.
Its not a critique, I expect to use same setup, in couple of weeks so analyzing best possible variant in advance, do not know how he set up.
Someone said that you have to have iris in camera at least 4....
best regards, Oleg.
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Old January 19th, 2008, 09:39 AM   #14
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What you call "soft" is done in post. I colour correct in After Effects and I use a somewhat complicated series of filters, adjustment layers and blend modes, one of which is for "softening", which is actually a black glow.
I think that's where the difference is.
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Old January 19th, 2008, 12:52 PM   #15
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Thank you, that explains it! can you shoot with iris open on camera then?
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