Recommendation for setup? Shooting inside car
Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:45 AM
I am 24, and have been shooting super 8 off and on since I was about 16, just for fun though. I have a Canon Autozoom 518, and a Nizo S80.
Recently I took on a project to shoot a music video on Super 8, and one of the main shots will be from inside a car filming someone driving. This would either be shot from behind the driver over the shoulder in the back seat, and/or from the front passenger seat.
The problem is, the Canon 518 has a 9.5mm lens, and the Nizo a 10mm lens, and it is not nearly wide enough...
I also was planning on shooting 90% of the video on the 54 fps setting to gain that nice but subtle slow motion.
Basically, I have maybe 200-300 dollars I can spend (maybe a little bit more?) for a new camera, and possibly a wide angle lens if needed. I've noticed that some of the nicer Super 8 cameras have 6mm and 6.5mm lenses, and since I've never used either, would anyone be able to share whether this is noticeably wider than a 10mm Nizo, or am I pretty much going to have to find a camera with a macro setting, and get a wide-angle lens? Also, I would rather not get a super wide angled lens that is leaning towards the distorted fish-eye look, so if I took the macro camera direction, can I pretty much use any wide-angle, or is it best to get the UWL or the Canon C-8 meant for certain Super 8 cameras?
Hopefully that wasn't too many questions, haha. Thanks so much in advanced for the help!!!
Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:06 AM
However you won't be able to zoom once you put on the wide angle attachment and focus on it. Eumig made an attachment that converted a 7mm lens to 4mm, which resulted in almost three times the viewing area.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:34 PM
I have always been using a "SONY Wide Conversion Lens X0.7" on my Nizo 561 (has a 7-56mm 1:1.8 Variogon hard mounted) with the help of a 49-52mm step-up adapter ring.
It makes a fine 5mm lens. You could probably get a similar camera and even the converter and adapter on eBay for just half of your 2-300$ budget...
Edited by Phil Soheili, 01 August 2012 - 12:35 PM.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:45 PM
Phil, do you happen to have any stills from that setup? Just curious to see.