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Lens Choices For Large Format Sensors (2 replies and 6 comments)

Austinparks
1 month ago
Austinparks 1 month ago

Roger, I'm quite curious to hear your thoughts on focal length choice specifically for larger sensors like the Alexa LF or other vista vision size sensors.

for 1917, I've heard a 40mm (mostly), 35mm, and 47mm were used;

The only still photo I've seen from the your latest project "EOL" has a 29mm on the camera. assuming this was shot on Alexa Mini LF?

Do you find yourself using longer focal lengths to match to FOV of S35 lenses that you would normally use on the s35 sensors?

If you were building a set of three prime lenses for Alexa LF to take on a deserted island and that's all you could bring, what would you choose?

 

 

 

Mike
1 month ago
Mike 1 month ago

The camera and lens in question.  Camera was on the beach looking up at the raised promenade and cinema. Lens Zeiss 29mm.

(First photo was a zoom press photo not an actual production image)

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harsanger
1 month ago

I believe that's an ARRI Signature Prime on the photo above

Mike
1 month ago

Could be ‘Supreme’ depends on the age of rental stock. Same barrel and glass.
Why they keep changing the names is probably a marketing ploy, but gets very confusing.

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

I use different focal lengths for different films. '1917' was shot using a 40mm for all but three 'shots'.

Vanniyan
1 month ago

Did you just finish half of the 'empire of the light's shoot?

Mike
1 month ago

Production started in February and ends in June. Hope you are well Vanniyan.

Vanniyan
1 month ago

Yeah I am good. I.hope you are doing well Mike.

Mike
1 month ago

Having a wonderful time, Thankyou.

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