New video by Seb Farges (+ Olympusmarket roundup)


Seb Farges sent me the link to his next tiny anamorphic lens test with the GH2 and Canon 50mm FD lens. As you know he is using the small and cheap Berthiot Tiny Cinemascope 2X to realize these videos. Enjoy!

Olympusmarket published a long list of new refurbished m43 cameras and lenses. Here are the direct links. A susual, only European citizens can buy that stuff:

E-P3, E-PL3 E-PM1:
Silver Olympus E-PL3 with double lens kit Black Olympus E-PM1 with kit lens Silver Olympus E-PL3 with double lens kit Black Olympus E-PL3 with kit lens White Olympus E-PL3 with kit lens Brown Olympus E-PM1 with kit lens Silver Olympus E-PL3 with kit lens

Older PEN cameras:
Black Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens Black Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens White Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens Black Olympus E-PL1 with double lens kit Black Olympus E-PL2 with double lens kit Silver Olympus E-P1 with kit lens White Olympus E-P1 with kit lens Black Olympus E-P3 with kit lens

Lenses and Viewfinder:
Olympus 14-42mm lens Olympus 40-150mm lens Olympus 9-18mm lens Olympus 7mm lens Black Olympus 14-42mm lens Olympus VF-2 external viewfinder Olympus 50-200mm SWD lens

  • Leu

    This guy is going to get hit by one of those megatrams. Be careful Seb!

  • ght

    I seem to recall another video by this guy where he shows his setup at the beginning. It looked like a super 8 anamorphic lens taped onto another lens using gaffer’s tape. Can’t argue with his results though. Beautiful footage.

  • Marco

    The video is a little bit squashed, isn’t it?

    • yes Marco, maybe a little too much squashed, even if I did 50% in post equivalent to this 2X lens. Im my last one I did a little less, trying to find the good ratio. Yes ght this is a Super 8 anamorphic lens, put with a small clamp on a 50mm Canon lens. But this Berthiot is rare, but so tiny and light !

      • fgl42

        Seb, what movie is that music from? I recall hearing it but can’t remember the movie. I’d like to experiment with anamorphic but there’s no simple solution. I mean, the simple solution is getting a Panasonic LA7200 but those now go for around $1,000 used! And those Cinemorph filters are not the same.

  • love the colortones, indeed its aspect seems squeezed a bit. I can imagine it would look great when watching on one of those Philips 21:9 Cinema tv’s!

  • scalia

    @ admin, there’s a box office movie that made using micro fourthird camera (Panasonic AG-AF100 & GH2). it is The Raid : Redemption

    • c.d.embrey

      The Raid: Redemption’s Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1, just like most Hollywood movies.

      It’s playing at a theater about fifteen miles from me, I’ll go check-it-out.

  • Nawaf

    Cool video

  • fgl42

    I keep wishing Panasonic would realize there’s a huge interest in anamorphic video and remake the LA7200 for micro four thirds users. The price of those things has gone through the roof. Would sell far better than that 3d lens.

    • c.d.embrey

      There may be a big demand from hobbyists, bur little demand from viewers. Many, if not most, people don’t like watching “Letterboxed” movies. That’s why “Pan ans Scan” was invented

      • Steve

        Most do like watching letterboxed and hate pan-and-scan. Pan-and-scan is a legacy of old, small TVs. Now everybody has big TVs with proper aspect ratios so most prefer letterbox.

        I am surprised they even sell pan-and-scan versions of movies anymore. Certainly there’s very, very little demand.

  • Rob

    As good quality as anyone needs really. Who needs 4k anyway? ;-)

    I think the shooter needs to use a tripod though, the video seemed to be shaking a bit, other than that I wouldn’t be able to tell it was an amateur that did it.

    • yeah i noticed that too, and it distracted me quite a bit during the video.

  • mike Fix

    Shooting a chart would do the trick for proper scaling.

  • I have just sent this link to the Lord Mayor of Sydney and suggested that George St needs this transport.

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