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#1 Marcus Taplin

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 11:52 PM

I am working on another film in March and was looking for advice on some lenses to test out. Shooting a Russian spy movie set in the 70s and looking for some glass to match that era. Shooting with my Amira. Were Zeiss Standard Speeds made around that time?

Thanks for suggesting lenses to test out!

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#2 Freya Black

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 07:11 AM

If it's set in Russia then surely some Lomo's would be the way to go?

You would want to find a mechanically okay set.

Beautiful glass that all the old Russian movies were shot on. Stalker, Mirror, Sayat Nova etc


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#3 Miguel Angel

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 07:51 AM

As Freya suggested spherical and anamorphic lomos would be a good start. 

 

Spherical lomos are fantastic but they are a bit tough to work with and there are not too many "good working" sets out there. 

Anamorphic lomos are beautiful and they are relatively easy to find for rent. 

 

Have a good day. 


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#4 Marcus Taplin

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 12:13 PM

Was able to find the look we were looking for, for the 1970s quirky mob thriller I begin shoot next week Thursday.

 

Shooting on a set of Uncoated Zeiss Super Speeds Mark ii (18,25,35,50,85) with a series of Glimmer Glass filters (GG1/2,GG1,GG2)

 

Thanks for the suggestions guys I do love the look of those old Lomos!

 

 

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