Camera

Posted on by

Back to Camera...

Outdoor scene from "Jesse James" (4 replies)

simon m
3 months ago
simon m 3 months ago

Dear Roger,

I hope you and James are doing well. I continue to love your podcasts.

For this scene from "Jesse James" could you possibly recall

  1. which lens you might have used on this scene and
  2. what T-stop you might have used?

I'm interested because although it looks like the camera might have been 10 or 12 feet away from the actors, you still have quite a shallow depth of field, which beautifully draws the eye to the actors.

Thanks so much!

simon m
3 months ago
simon m 3 months ago

ooops here's the image

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/jessejames020.jpg
Roger Deakins
3 months ago
Roger Deakins 3 months ago

I would have been shooting at around 5.6 but the camera is also much further from the actors than you suggest as this was a relatively long lens shot.

simon m
3 months ago
simon m 3 months ago

Ah ok, like a 50mm you think?

Roger Deakins
3 months ago
Roger Deakins 3 months ago

Yes, it could have been a 50mm.

Back to Camera...