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#1 Mark Hawakie

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 03:25 PM

I have a reference video of the type of lens work I am talking about. I am shooting on the RED and want to achieve practical source blurs to look like this.

Also, out of the 3 lens choices which will be great for shooting glass, reflection, and having excellent contrast.


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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 08:04 PM

All three lenses would be fine for flare, contrast, etc. I didn't see much unusual in the focusing for that video other than some really out of focus wide-angle shots, which suggests to me that the lens (for those shots) could focus very closely, almost like a wide-angle macro.

So you may look into seeing which of those lenses has the nearest minimum focus, though one advantage with the Master Primes is that they are another stop faster and thus if you shot them wide-open at f/1.3, you'd get less depth of field.
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