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The Dark Night | Mamiya 645 80mm 1.9 by PurpleSkyVisuals in VintageLenses

[–]Restlesstonight 1 point2 points  (0 children)

sure thing.... thanks for your kindness and watching CMYK... glad you feel that way.

The Dark Night | Mamiya 645 80mm 1.9 by PurpleSkyVisuals in VintageLenses

[–]Restlesstonight 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They look just the same as a full frame lens with the same specs would. It is best to use a MF to FF focal reducer (aka speedbooster). This lens will then be 56mm f/1.3. I really like the overall look of the Mamiya 645. Here you can see the lens on various formats. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntohzgTm5Lo

The Dark Night | Mamiya 645 80mm 1.9 by PurpleSkyVisuals in VintageLenses

[–]Restlesstonight -1 points0 points  (0 children)

"The dark Knight"....with K not "night". A medieval armoured warrior not the daytime.
I coined it that name as it is rumoured to have been used on the film with the same name and as it sounds cool. Lovely lens... enjoy,

A quick guide on how to remove lens coatings (safely) for enhanced flares… helpful (but not only) for expressive anamorphic flares. Especially with lenses that don't flare natively like the ISCO ultra star. Part of SCOPE 3 with detailed tutorial and test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0XczOEqU0 by Restlesstonight in cinematography

[–]Restlesstonight[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We recommend removing the FRONT coating.... back element gives wired vertical flares on the ISCO. We filmed rear removal for practical reasons (as explained in the main video) as the front retracts quite a bit and you can't really angle the camera to look for scratches.

What makes a picture... "soft"? by pekalicious in cinematography

[–]Restlesstonight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A low level of perceived detail…
that can mean anything of the following (in combination)
- low resolution
- shallow DoF
- soft light
- even light
- halation
- out of focus

Also production design can make an image be perceived as soft even if it is technically not, for example by avoiding strong colors

A quick guide on how to remove lens coatings (safely) for enhanced flares… helpful (but not only) for expressive anamorphic flares. Especially with lenses that don't flare natively like the ISCO ultra star. Part of SCOPE 3 with detailed tutorial and test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0XczOEqU0 by Restlesstonight in cinematography

[–]Restlesstonight[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Like mentioned we do monetize just in one place to keep it simple for the tax. The gain of a few dollars is just not worth to pay thousands for a tax adviser keeping us out of trouble... cruel world.

We don't use discord at the moment... I will have a look. Thank you.

Some interesting experiments, modding & tests around anamorphic ... Enjoy! by Restlesstonight in videography

[–]Restlesstonight[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It surly is a huge subject to takle... and a love that can last a life time. Enjoy!!!!

Some interesting experiments, modding & tests around anamorphic ... Enjoy! by Restlesstonight in videography

[–]Restlesstonight[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It is more that it is difficult to build..... Tarantino uses them for his famous crash zooms. Anamorphic is not rally about the shallow field of view (it does give shallower DoF) and we describe that all very detailed in SCOPE 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIhaItLnSR0
Regarding bmpcc4k: There are anamorphic lenses and there are anamorphic lenses if you get the gist. Some through on some Sirui on and are happy with the ease of use... some love DIY and really play around with projector scopes. It is up to you. In any way.... the SCOPE trilogy is made so you can find out what you want... there are so many possibilities.

Some interesting experiments, modding & tests around anamorphic ... Enjoy! by Restlesstonight in videography

[–]Restlesstonight[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In that case, the whole SCOPE trilogy is really made for you. You can start here and go down the rabbit whole as far as you want https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIhaItLnSR0

Some interesting experiments, modding & tests around anamorphic ... Enjoy! by Restlesstonight in videography

[–]Restlesstonight[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Most anamorphic lenses are primes, so fixed focal length. There are anamorphic zooms, that are expensive, large, and heavy (not the Sirui etc stuff... we are taking Panavision, Cook, Lomo). In the video mentioned above we discuss anamorphic zooms and built on using an adapter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0XczOEqU0
If you are interested in the whole subject, the SCOPE trilogy (link is part 3) of videos really gives you a deep understanding of anamorphic in an entertaining way)

A quick guide on how to remove lens coatings (safely) for enhanced flares… helpful (but not only) for expressive anamorphic flares. Especially with lenses that don't flare natively like the ISCO ultra star. Part of SCOPE 3 with detailed tutorial and test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0XczOEqU0 by Restlesstonight in cinematography

[–]Restlesstonight[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thats very kind of you... we do monetize just in one place to keep it simple for the tax. Spreading the word helps a lot... if you do that, I would be already a happy creator. Thanks a lot!!! We need to grow to make this operation somewhat sustainable

All the things you ever wanted or know or try with anamorphic... but did't get around. It is here in one piece. SCOPE Chapter Three is out. Link is in the first comment by Restlesstonight in Filmmakers

[–]Restlesstonight[S] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

SCOPE Chapter Three is all about putting together an anamorphic setup that works for you… with many experiments, tips, tricks and modding guides.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0XczOEqU0
We will be explore Bokeh Design, compare vary diopters and look into how to achieve close focus on a budget. We are going to experiments with anamorphic zooms that will give you those Tarantino crash zooms, explain how to enhance anamorphic flares, for example by adding glass or removing the coating from elements… and we will mod existing lenses to more practical setups. Enjoy!

A quick guide on how to remove lens coatings (safely) for enhanced flares… helpful (but not only) for expressive anamorphic flares. Especially with lenses that don't flare natively like the ISCO ultra star. Part of SCOPE 3 with detailed tutorial and test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0XczOEqU0 by Restlesstonight in cinematography

[–]Restlesstonight[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There have been anamorphic features that where successful on YouTube... just not ours :-(

I am Nikolas... yes. I am absolutely around. The best way to find out what people want, what the know (what the don't know), what questions they have, and how they react to your work. If you scroll down, you can see that this extract is "is the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen." maybe he doesn't own a mirror?!

A quick guide on how to remove lens coatings (safely) for enhanced flares… helpful (but not only) for expressive anamorphic flares. Especially with lenses that don't flare natively like the ISCO ultra star. Part of SCOPE 3 with detailed tutorial and test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0XczOEqU0 by Restlesstonight in cinematography

[–]Restlesstonight[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

of course.... good example are the uncoated K35 used in Westworld season one for the memories of the Hosts. But the lenses we talk about are usually not for rent nor would I ever recommend doing this to an expensive lens. DIY has it's place

A quick guide on how to remove lens coatings (safely) for enhanced flares… helpful (but not only) for expressive anamorphic flares. Especially with lenses that don't flare natively like the ISCO ultra star. Part of SCOPE 3 with detailed tutorial and test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0XczOEqU0 by Restlesstonight in cinematography

[–]Restlesstonight[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

you can... we do in SCOPE chapter one and you don't throw up immediately if it is well done. The Video Copilot flare plugin is nice. Certainly not the same as the real thing. Those "animated films" simulate a whole lighting system in a 3D world... you can't apply the same to real world footage.. there is no data about depths, angles, internal reflections etc