A Frame Grab from Our Most Recent Shoot

Here is a frame grab from our latest shoot for the trailer of the feature film, “Piracy,” which is my current DP project. The difference between my Zeiss glass and all my other lenses is night and day. I never thought I would thumb my nose at Canon L glass until I got my Zeiss lenses. Just amazing. I can’t wait until I can afford a proper set of cine lenses. Although, the new Schneider Cine-Xenar primes may be the way I will go. Anything that is purported to exhibit “Leica-like” image characteristics is worth a look. An 18-blade aperture??? Yes, please. I’ll have some of that.

I’m noticing that the AF100 is giving me more noise in shadow detail than I would like, but I’m going to attribute that to the fact that I haven’t gotten my AJA Ki Pro Mini yet, and I’m having to shoot to the SD card in 4:2:0. Can’t wait to see how much better the picture looks recorded to the AJA box.

Panasonic AF100; Zeiss ZE 85mm f/1.4 Planar; ISO 200; f/2.8:

AF100 frame grab

4 thoughts on “A Frame Grab from Our Most Recent Shoot”

  1. Hi
    Is the Zeiss ZE 85mm f/1.4 Planar a 170mm on AF100? Right? With what kind of adapter? How can i resolve the 2x mm problem on AF100 with non m4/3 lenses?

    I know that i wrote is totally insane, i don’t speak english very well, sorry!

    1. Just to be clear, the angle of view on the AF100 is 2X greater than that of full-frame 35mm stills cameras, not movie cameras. It isn’t really a problem, per se, that’s just the way it is. In order to get the same field of view, you simply use a lens that is half the focal length. For instance, if you wanted a field of view like what you would see using a 50mm on a 5D Mark 2, you would need to use a 25mm lens on the AF100.

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