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Old October 19th, 2011, 11:30 AM   #1
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Zuiko 45mm lens sample

OK, it is with a mixture of happiness and embarrassment I post this sample. So many issues, so many mistakes I made on the shoot. One white balance situation had me flat out perplexed.

Toward the end of the video during the shots of the couple overlooking the river (45mm lens) the color values changed during the pans and varied depending on the angle I shot. It was SO frustrating, Things were cool one minute and warm the next. I found it very difficult to correct in post.

For example during the shot where I pan from overlook to couple's faces, colors were cool at beginning of the shot, and as I panned and the lens landed on the couple it warmed up unexpectedly. I had not expected to shoot the photo session at all, so these shots were freebies.

An excellent demonstration of the autofocus ability of the 45mm is at 2:47. I encourage those of you interested in the lens to look at it. I started out of focus, panned and then hit the shutter button for focus and BAM it was spot on! I understand this is not aesthetically the "nice" way of obtaining focus for creative purposes, but it is an outstanding example of how easy the lens is to use.

A couple of shots I ruined opportunities for a nice rack focus, but I'm new at this and my skill is only slowly improving. Knowing where to set the focus point is something I'm just getting a grip on. Next shoot will be better.

The opening shots were done with 12mm handheld, as should be obvious. 45mm shots begin at 2:07 for photoshoot. Shot of people at dinner are 45mm and 12mm mixed, and shots overlooking the river are again the 45mm.

Ceremony and first dance shot with XA10.

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Old October 24th, 2011, 11:08 PM   #2
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It's good to see some of your work Jeff. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations on finding the lens that works well for you.
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Old October 24th, 2011, 11:22 PM   #3
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Thanks Dan. 45mm is a great lens, I might compile a video of nothing but that lens, but I have so many videos to edit it's not funny.
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Old October 27th, 2011, 04:17 PM   #4
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jeff-

thanks for sharing.

it is very good to see the mix of media-the gh2/dslr and the xa10/hd video.

i think the 45mm was a lovely portrait lens. color rendition was excellent.

did you ever figure out the color shifting problem you had?

again, thumbs up.

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Old October 27th, 2011, 06:09 PM   #5
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No, I never did figure it out. A more experienced photographer would know immediately what was happening, but I had no idea. I suspect it had to do with the angle of the camera lens relative to the sun. It is possible I was in auto white balance, but I don't know. I'm learning more and more auto can really cause issues in ways one might not expect.
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