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#1 Philipp Kunzli

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 08:25 AM

Hey Everybody

 

I'm in preproduction for a glossy beauty commercial. Unfortunately, the lenses we have to shoot on, are a set of Zeiss Distagon T 2.1. I know it's the definitely not the right choice but's what we got. 

 

The camera we shot on is an Epic Dragon. 

 

The result should be is a "classic" soft beauty look with a lot of flares, gentle blacks and a lot of soft backlight.

Normally I'd order a set of of old uncoated lenses but as written, it's not possible and the Distagon are quite "dry"...

 

My thoughts go towards stacking a Glimmerglas with a Black Promist together... 

 

But may be you guys have any oder and better idea. 

 

THX for your support. 

 

Philipp

 

 

 

 

 

 


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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 10:41 AM

I don't think uncoated lenses are as misty as a GlimmerGlass or ProMist but you should use those if that's the look you want.

 

If you just want a hazier, milkier look but less misty halation around lamps, you might try an UltraCon, or Smoque filter.


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#3 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 11:14 AM

I don't think Standard Speeds are necessarily the wrong lenses for the job. They do flare fairly easily, and have a pleasing softness when wide open. You could add some subtle diffusion like a Soft FX to the lens, and then lift your black levels a little in post. I don't think you'd be disappointed.


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#4 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 02:46 PM

Other filter options might be Tiffen Pearlescent, Low Con, or Bronze Glimmerglass. Or nets. Or you could try OLPFs with diffusion built-in like the Kippertie Carbon.
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#5 Philipp Kunzli

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 01:58 AM

Other filter options might be Tiffen Pearlescent, Low Con, or Bronze Glimmerglass. Or nets. Or you could try OLPFs with diffusion built-in like the Kippertie Carbon.

 

Hey Satsuki

 

Thanks for your replay. What's a OLPF with the Kippertie Carbon? Never heard of it?


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#6 Justin Westfall

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 11:50 AM

 

Hey Satsuki

 

Thanks for your replay. What's a OLPF with the Kippertie Carbon? Never heard of it?

 

http://kippertie.com...con-olpf-carbon


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