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March of the Penguins shot on Aatons? Any Nikkor primes used?


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#1 Patrick Cooper

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 07:14 PM

I saw 'March of the Penguins' at the cinema and just last night I received the DVD of the film as a birthday present. I do recall reading somewhere that the film was shot with an Aaton and it certainly looks like an Aaton camera in the behind-the-scenes doco featured on the DVD. Though does anyone know if they used any Nikkor lenses from a Nikon 35mm still camera? The advantage of doing this for filming wildlife is quite obvious - huge magnification. Though then again, as Emperor Penguins are usually quite curious of humans and will sometimes walk right up to people (provided you stay low and don't move too much), perhaps that extra magnification is not neccesary. Still, it would be interesting to find out if the film makers did use any Nikkor lenses for particular shots. Perhaps the leopard seal hunting on land footage......
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#2 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 07:04 PM

There was an article in A.C. I believe (can't remember which one), that may have lens info.
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Posted 10 December 2006 - 01:10 AM

In the August issue of AC, there's an article that says their two Aatons were equipped with Optek 14-480mm zoom lenses.
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Posted 10 December 2006 - 01:26 AM

That would be the Aug 2005 issue.
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