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#1 Evan Kubota

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 02:25 PM

I've been keeping a log of my projects at my website:

http://plaza.ufl.edu/ekubota/film.html

I just received the developed/transferred film from "Silence" on Friday. A few stills are posted on my site. I used Plus-X at 80ASA, and an old non-reflex Bolex H16. Lenses were a Sony TV zoom, Switar 10mm, Angenieux 25mm, and TTH 25mm. Surprisingly, the Sony zoom appeared nearly as sharp as the Switar. I think in the future I'll try rating Plus-X as 100ASA indoors - some of my shots appeared to verge on overexposure, or at least were "standard". For a project like this I prefer the denser, darker look of slightly underexposed film.
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#2 santo

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 08:50 PM

Interesting stills. Thanks for the link to your website, I always enjoy reading these kinds of things when I have some spare time. I will in the future, no doubt. Does all the action take place in that little set? Nice and claustrophobic if it does. I like it.

I'm not surprised to read about the Sony TV zoom. It's a professional grade lens made to compete with others, designed a couple of decades after the Switar. Though maybe not the best available at the time, it probably cost a bundle when new. Still can't beat an old prime, though.

Please post some more pics when you get a chance.
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#3 Evan Kubota

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 05:18 PM

Nearly all of the actual action is on the small set. There are 2 or 3 shots outdoors, back on "Earth."

I had read many posts/threads on several forums discussing how TV lenses were generally made so that red, green, and blue had slightly different focusing points, as opposed to a cine lens where they would all fall on the film plane. I was prepared for sub-par results from the Sony lens (actually made by Canon, I think), but my initial thoughts proved correct - the optics were clear and large, and the lens gave a very sharp image through the ground glass.
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#4 Nick Mulder

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Posted 20 November 2005 - 04:53 AM

This is great,

thanks for the link to your site ...

I have been playing around with still film and video for a little while but earlier this year I bought a Bolex totally out of the blue - no idea of film costs, but since then I've scored myself 20,000ft of Plus-X ($100US :lol:) and am planing to make a short or two (or three) with it -

Its great to see other productions using the same gear - and your stills help me think about the look Im after, I may well try shooting at 100 also -

excellent work

thanks,
nick
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