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Wedding Preceremony shot with alt-lenses
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 8:00 pm    Post subject: Wedding Preceremony shot with alt-lenses Reply with quote

Hey Guys,

Thought you might like to see something from my "day job". I'm a wedding videographer by trade and use mainly manual focus lenses as they not only give my work a different look than others in my field who use Canon lenses but also because on a functional level, they are just more suited for video than modern AF lenses where the manual focus functions are treated as an after thought. Here's the clip followed by production notes:


Lenses used:

Helios 44M:

Used this one ALOT during the preceremony. Shots to look out for that were shot with this lens are the ring shots, all the makeup footage, and fixing hair. It was also used for the buttoning up the dress.

Tokina RMC 28-70 2.8-4.3:

This one is great when I need something with farther reach than the Tamron 17-50 can give me. It doesn't have much "character" but it's a solid workhorse. Used for the shot of the bride putting on her necklace as well as the two wide shots during preceremony.

Vivitar 75-205 3.8:

The Vivitar Series 1 zooms I have are slowly growing on me. I got the 75-205 3.9 and the 70-210 3.5 (both made by Kiron) to mainly fill a niche in my lens suite. What I found to my surprise is a very wonderful image throughout its zoom range. The only shot represented here from that lens is the little girl looking out the window.

Also represented in this video were the Canon 50mm 1.8 for the room preparation shots that my wife covered and the Tamron 17-50 that was used for the behind the scenes shots of the bride in the foyer.

PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent! I thoroughly enjoyed the video. Smile

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DigiChromeEd wrote:
Excellent! I thoroughly enjoyed the video. Smile

Thanks! I'm having a blast shooting weddings with these old school lenses. They have a unique look to them that I like alot. Just got my Volna-3 in today so I'm excited about having four Russian lenses to play with at the Hindu wedding I'm shooting tomorrow. The colors should really pop with the Helios 44M, the Mir 24, the Jupiter-9, and the Volna-3 in my arsenal.

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I look forward to seeing the results!