f0.7 – Ultrafast Lenses – Legends, budget options, modding, and testing MDEpicEpisodeS2E02

It’s time for loopy experiments within the Media Division today we redefine what it approach to shoot broad open that suggests we are going to stroll within the Footsteps of Stanley Kubrick and we are going to shoot with ultrafast lenses. That implies lenses, which might be rapid than f1 right right down to f0.7 Some lenses are better than others and a f0.7 lens gathers four times extra mild than an already speedy f1.4 lens that means powerful low mild capabilities, dreamy bokeh, and razor thin Depths of discipline. We are going to take you to the dark facet of the moon the realm of the legendary Zeiss Planar f0.7 lens and explain how it helped Staley Kubrick to shot Barry Lyndon with nothing but candlelight. We’re going to go to the fundamentals to discover the chances and to reveal the obstacles of ultrafastlenses. We look into the possibilities that you ought to shoot ultrafast yourself, together with the monster of sunshine gathering the Zeiss Biotar f0.73 for the adventurous among you.We exhibit you the way we construct a working f0.7 system and take you along on our shooting, where we put our velocity king to the experiment and compare themore sensible choices. We evaluate also compare capturing ultrafast lenses with taking pictures at excessive ISO and of path making use of each in mixture. Last but not least we’re going to explore the budget choice making use of a speed booster to achieve speeds under f1 whether or not you’re a filmmaker or a photographerthis should be exciting, so, get some popcorn, lean back, and open broad the entrance pupil of a lens in combinationwith its focal size verify how much gentle that lens can acquire.The broader a lens canopen up, the brighter the photograph it tasks can be. We use the analogy of velocity to describe this satisfactory. A lens that gathers plenty of mild is a speedy lens. Natural rapid lenses frequently high out at f1.Four and there are lenses that stretch speeds of f1 f1 is one stop turbo than f1.Four, that implies, that on the identical focal size, the doorway scholar of thelens is twice as gigantic and it shines twice the amount of sunshine on the sensor or negative.We name lenses which might be at f1 and even below that ultrafast. As normally, nature used to be way forward of us with fast imaginative and prescient. Nocturnal predators just like the owl mix particularly sensitive retinas witha speedy optics. While a human eye is rated around f2.1 wide open the attention of an owlis about f1.3 and admits more than twice the quantity of light, despite the fact that they are considerablysmaller.Ultrafast lenses are a little just like the unicornsof lenses as for the classic full frame SLR and DSLR methods there arent any.We assumed that they the place the place totally tough to design and too high-priced. This ideawas often fuelled by means of the legendary Zeiss Planar f0.7 and perhaps the Leica Notilux f0.95. Taking pictures ultrafast is continually a little challengingfor the filmmaker and his pockets however in case you are willing to be a little bit adventurous,there are low cost options available in the market. In the later constituents of this video, we exhibit andcompare a few of those Wikipedia has an illustrious record of fastlenses on their web page about lens speeds. Here youll to find lenses that are f1 and turbo,and the larger the layout, the rarer and more luxurious they get. We will explain later,why it is less complicated to construct quick lens for smaller formats.The Leica Noctilux f0.Ninety five is deemed the quality ultrafast lens that one would certainly purchase for a whooping eleven.000 greenbacks Canons 50mm f1 is the fastest lens aroundthat has an extended flange and could therefor nonetheless be used with a focal reducer for 5000$ it can be yours used of direction, as Canon stopped to produce it.As of late, there was some new contenders Nikon has released the Noct a relatively excellent looking full frame lens with f0.95 for a watch watering 9.000 greenbacks the excellent news is that there were some fairly inexpensive choices with the Kipon Ibelux f0.Eighty five for 1.500$ and the SLR Magic 25mm T0.95 for only 500$we are going to test both of those one other possibility is to go for vintage lenseshere we’re going to take a look at one of the crucial fastest lenses on the earth, the Zeiss Biotar 100mmf0.Seventy three a lens utilized in x-ray machines And of course, we’re going to speak aboutthe brute drive choice boosting a rapid lens under f1using focal reducersFor this test we are going to use an extra old lens, a Canon FD 55mm f1.2 the entire lenses faster than f1.0 have one thingin fashioned they are involved in systems with a short flange that suggests systems, wherethe rear optical factors are very just about the poor or sensor so, rangefinderand mirrorless cameras.An fascinating truth that you simply should keep inmind. The most famous ultrafast lens or maybeeven most noted lens traditionally, is mostly the 50mm Zeiss Planar f0.7 a lens shroudedin legends. It was designed in 1966 with the aid of Carl Zeiss in Germanyfor NASA to be used on the Apollo missions but there is not any expertise to be had wichmission the lens sincerely flew, and non of the images it took are on hand to thepublic. We will inform you this a lot:should you see the fancy pics from the surface, these have not been shoot with the Planarf0.7 and it could had been lovely almost being vain, considering the fact that the direct sunlightrequires the lenses to be stopped down fairly just a little, additionally, a deep DoF was once desired.HereNASA used yet another Zeiss lens, the 60mm Biogon f5.6. The Zeiss Planar f0.7 used to be used on a modified Hasselblad camera that remained in orbit and used to be used to picture the night side of the Moon now not the dark side of the moon thatis a purple Floyd album. Allow us to explain that in brief. The moon is in a gravitational appear with earth, meaning that we normally see the same part that we name the near part. Just like earth,halve of the Moon is illuminated by way of the solar. Because the Moon orbits across the earth in onemonth, you might have two weeks ofsunlightfollowed by way of two weeks of night time. The part of the Moon that continuously faces faraway from earth is known as the a ways aspect, and is most effective observable fromthe Moons orbit. Because the moons phase doesnt trade vastly for the duration of the time of a mission, halve of the Moon is best illuminated by way of the sunshine reflected through the earth and through starlight.As Earth is just not as a just right as a reflector asthe Moon is, that is not quite a lot of gentle. So, either you come once more in the course of an otherMoon segment, or you’re going to want a very fast lens enter the 50mm Zeiss Planar f0.7 Zeiss only developed 10 lenses of which theykept one and you can see it in a museum if you happen to ever come to southern Germany.The Planar f0.7 was once outfitted on a in particular modified Hasselblad digicam.This lets us make one assumption. The Planar was once without a doubt designed for medium layout cameras, making its pace much more spectacular.The legendary Moon lens and its capabilities in low light attracted Stanley Kubrick who planed to shoot some scenes of 1975s Barry Lyndon handiest illuminated by using candles creating a special practical and yet poeticlook that received an Oskar for cinematography and is still considered one of the vital iconicvisuals in the medium in these days. With brand new camera sensors it doesnt seemto be a very tough mission to shoot with only candle mild however in 1975 the film negativehad handiest 100 ISO!!! Now try to mild that with candles. To be reasonable, Kubrick & and his DoP john Allcot pulled some tips they pushed the film to 200 ISO for the period of development and used exact candles that had 3 wicks burning three times brighter than a ordinary candle would.Additionally, they used steel defectors below the ceiling chiefly to preserve the delicatearchitecture from the extra scorching 3 depraved candles, however it also offered a lift to the candlelight.. Still, even with the fastest cine lenses of his time, which where round f1,he nonetheless wanted twice the amount of sunshine to get suitable publicity. And this is where the Planar f0.7 was the saving grace and a enormous affliction on many phases. First and essential: It requires a flange of about 4mm to focus to infinity. To put that in perspective a Sony E-Mount has 18mm flange. Of course, Kubrick filmed with a classic 35mmcamera, a Mitchel BNC, and these cameras have a rolling shutter and a mirror for the viewfinderbetween the lens and the poor. Also, the Planar was means too tremendous to suit into the mount.A reputedly unimaginable mission but Kubrick wasnt anyone who would take no for an reply. He had the Mitchel cut out within the entrance to fit the lens, he altered the shutterso it will only require 3mm to operate and he bought rid of the mirror which of coursemade the operator blind to anything he was shooting A television camera was once placed at a 90-measure perspective to the Mitchel and used to be monitored on a tv display established above the camera lens scale.A grid positioned over the television reveal gave the first AC critical distance expertise one among normally where Kubrick didnt handiest increase cinema along with his precise approach of telling a narrative, but additionally with the aid of reinventing the gearhe used. Barry Lyndon is by no means theonly illustration for taking pictures with candle light. Later movies like Amadeus shot concert scenesusing notably candles to gentle the scenes this time no longer only since of the visible theme,but considering the historic concert hall in Prague had no electrical wiring, and the governmentrefused the film crew to put high voltage cables, afraid it could reason harm to thepriceless constructing. To manage with the fire hazard, so many fireman needed to be within the room, that they the place impossibleto disguise the answer: they the place simply put in costume and used as extras. Incredible! Milo Forman had it much easier than Kubrick although by the time Amadeus was once produced, the filmstock had turn out to be substantially extra touchy and 250 ISO inventory was used for these scenes.The advances in science and higher sensitivityin digital sensors, permit us to shoot in candle gentle with much less effort however excessive ISO deliversa wholly distinctive appear in comparison with ultrafast lenses we will be able to talk about that later.Going again to the Planar and the stony road it used to be to adapt the lens to a film digicam. Why did the Planar have a flange of simplest 4mm?Wouldnt it had been less complicated to modify the lens instead of the digicam???? That is where we go into the fundamentals of lens design and lens velocity naked with us, it is worth to knowand you’re going to want that understanding for our experiment. The f-number of an optical system is calculatedby this method: f-quantity = f/D The f stands is the focal size ofthe lens, the D is the diameter of the entrance pupil. Even as the focal size ispretty straight forward and in general written on the lens, the doorway pupil wants someexplanation.Particularly mostly, you hear that the entrance student is the diameter of the lensesfront detail most commonly you hear it is the diameter of the IRIS itself what counts and neitheris correct. The entrance pupil is how giant the IRIS opening seems to be, when viewedthrough the optical system it is in. And that is certainly not the equal as the actualsize. Allow us to show you. These are two Mamiya medium layout lenses.On the left is a 80mm f1.9 and on the the proper is a 45mm f2.8On a protracted focal size, the doorway pupil appears large. Eliminating the front detail revealsa smaller Iris than the appearance recommended. On a short focal size, the doorway pupillooks small. Removing the entrance element reveals a greater Iris than the looks advised. That is the reason, why extensive attitude lensesare now not consistently ridiculously quick when you practice the f-quantity formulation as each valuesbecome smaller concurrently, the ensuing brightness stays within the identical ballpark.But how does this relate to the flange distanceat all? That has to do with the refraction of air.And this refraction sets an absolute restrict. I dont wish to bore with to much detailhere but this components shows the restrict almost f1.0 for systems with longer flanges likeEF, F, PL whereas lenses for rangefinder and mirrorless cameras can also be turbo which you could think of it like this. This wouldbe a 50mm f1.Zero lens on a EF mount. A rapid lens would have higher entrance pupil. Themount would want a bigger opening, and infinity focus would wander to the entrance.One way to obtain a working methods, is to maneuver the sensor forward essentially whatmirrorless methods do.An f0.7 lens would have an 1.Four time greater entrance student requiringsuch a brief flange, that there is no room for a conventional mountOf course, turbo lenses can be used with lengthy flanges if infinity center of attention ability isnot required. However in this case, a lens is not branded as such, the highest aperturemust attain infinity focal point. As a result of the refraction off air, f0.7 seemsto be a useful restrict even as f0.5 is the theoretical avenue block As this may increasingly come up on the Wikipedia listof rapid lenses you are going to in finding an American Optical 81mm f0.38…That appears to defy what we justshown you. There’s very little information to find aboutthis lens but the solid Schmidt replicate lens from 1939 appears to be a pretty good-GlassCamera with an integrated replicate lens that avoids the hindrance with the aid of disposing of the airfrom the procedure. As there has been no obvious additional development since, we will be able to assumethat it was not valued at it. There’s an additional lens so one can pop up inthe comments for certain. The Carl Zeiss tremendous-Q-Gigantar 40mm f0.33. It used to be not ever a working lens however a advertising stunt that might havehad the right numbers to present f0.33 on paper, but it was once in no way capable to provide a usableimage. Zeiss wanted to show the absurdity in searching after ever turbo lenses and theQ within the title stands for Quatsch the German word for "nonsense". Our put off from that is, that a lens hasto get bodily larger and greater with faster speeds, especially with longer focal lengthand higher formats.As a larger lens requires rather more glassthe lenses get heavy particularly heavy could we introduce to you the megastar destroyerof lenses The Zeiss Biotar R 100mm f0.Seventy three It dwarfs even an extraordinarily speedy lens just like the SLRMagic 25mm T0.Ninety five and It has a colossal entrance element that appears to bend spacetime when you look by means of it. It weights a hefty 5.Eight kg. So, for those who arenot strolling a full fledged Alexa, you’ll mount the camera to the lens andnot the other way around.As traditional in industrial The lens is designed to fit specificallyinto this atmosphere. There is not any iris as these lenses are supposed to function at maximumaperture. There are not any moving factors for focussing, and there is not any mount in the conventionalsense. The backside is only a flat piece of glassbut dont be mislead. This isn’t some style of safety glass, however the back of a massiveplano convex lens that once more is part of a doublet. It was once built in 1964 around the equal timeas the Nasa Planar. As an industrial lens with limited practical purposes you canbuy them for somewhat affordable costs and ebay has listings at about 500$ at this time.The bottom glass from a giant layout cameramakes the lens projection noticeable, and its brightness could be very promising.Altering the distance of objects displays the focal aircraft that the lens generates for thegiven flange distance between the ground glass and the rear lens elementWhen we alter that flange, we can exhibit how we’re going to focal point the lens. Once we develop the flange, we will focal point on objects which might be very shut after we shrink the flange we can focus obobjects extra away the candles are about 3 meters away and right here you can see thatfocussing to three meters away already requires a flange distance of some thing tike 10mm renderingany typical mount or helicoid useless. The ground glass additionally allows us to demonstratethe insurance policy this is 4×5 large format, this is IMAX and we see that that is protected,all smaller codecs are due to this fact included to put it in standpoint, that is Full frame,this is four-perf tremendous 35 thats the layout Barry Lyndon was once shot on, and this is microfour 0.33.The R indicated that the Biotar is aso referred to as X-Ray lens. The R stems from the german word for X-Ray Rntgenstrahlung.The Wikipedia list of quick lenses has a section for X-Ray lenses, and you’ll find, thatthe Biotar is the fastest of these lenses and the most important.Let us explain briefly what a X-Ray lens is. To start with Dont fear, these lensesare no longer radioactive as long as they dont use thoriated glass, and even than it wouldntbe damaging.These lenses the place no longer used to transmit x-rays.X-ray machines shine electromagnetic radiation by means of a physique. Because the bones are denser thansoft tissue, they block more of the radiation and the skeleton casts a shadow. As x-raysare invisible a fluorescent display is used to produce a temporal photograph. This snapshot wasthen photographed through an usual digital camera in the system. The rapid the lens of that camerais, the shorter and not more intense the x-ray burst wanted to be being much less harmfulto the patient. Many extra contemporary X-ray machines used smaller CCD-sensors like they are used in video cameras to exhibit a everlasting photo instantaneously. Of direction,these lenses dont duvet Full frame or even super35 sensors.So, if you happen to will have to go huntingfor x-ray lenses, be very cautious with those. You are going to to find some recommendation within the descriptionof this video. As we wish to use the Biotar in in a filmingenvironment, we will be able to ought to be able to soundly mount it to a rig We modded a Lanparte matte box to fit thefront of the lens, the back is held up by a Lanparte lens support that also preventsthe lens from sliding out of the matte box. We happen to have to most sensitive cine cam in the marketplace correct now. The Kinefinity MAVO LF an extraordinarily cool function is which you could take away the mount. It has twin native ISO with 800 and 5120 extra importantly, it has a full frame sensorto get as a lot from the giant image projection as feasible. By the way the red surfaceyou can see is without a doubt now not the sensor but the OLPF.Bayer-Sensors require the softeningeffect of this type of filter to avoid Moire the filter appears to be purple, as it’s alsoa scorching-replicate, that implies that it reflects infrared mild. This was once shot with the Biotar with the flangeof e-mount the focal airplane is ready 50cm away, and with the 100mm focal size youcan barely fit a human face within the frame which is why you more commonly see x-ray lenses used forvery very blurry macro photography. So, how will we acquire the ultra quick flange?Similar to Kubrick learned the rough way. It is all about modding no longer the lensbut the camera. What follows just isn’t for the faint of heartand we advocate you not to do this yourself. To achieve endless center of attention with the Biotar,we’re going to mod the the camera in a fairly drastic manner we’re going to pull thesensor out of the digital camera.So, in case you are just a little anal about dust to your sensor, you could need to pop outfor a minute. And for those who believe that that is someway wrong or that we hate our camerasthat shouldn’t be the case. We similar to to be bold and scan, for ourselves, and for you.Like Kubrick, we dont take no for an reply. We cast off the submount from the camera andremove the OLPF so you will see that, the OLPF just in itself would had been thicker thanthe required 4mm.Now we detach the sensor holder… And the sensor unit after reattachingthe warmness sink with gaff we pull the sensor via the outlet of the sensor holder andattach the sensor from the outside. We at the moment are lacking an OLPF and normal filtrationof Infrared. We can reside without an OLPF as a huge open lens may be very smooth in itself butnot with out filtartion. Of course, we might use giant scorching mirrors in front of the lens,but these would no longer be designed to the designated wants of the sensor, and most mainly ruinthe colours recorded with the aid of the digicam. During our research, we got here across Kolari imaginative and prescient,a corporation specialised in infrared conversion, Infrared and UV filters, custom mods, consulting, and more. And they’ve a product range of very thin filters arrays that aredesigned to suit a certain sensor.Why would anybody want these? They’re designedto change a lot thicker OEM filters and permit to obtain higher efficiency of cameras usingwide vintage lenses. Extensive vintage lenses usually are not tele centric, meaning that rays hit thesensor at a quite perspective, now the travel distance in the back of the OLPF is not conform, and the edgesof the image begin to get blurry and smeary. An extraordinarily skinny filter array can preclude that. Kolari vision was once style enough to support ourexperiment and sent us a filter gratis thanks quite a bit Kolari, we admire your whereno man has gone before perspective if you are a buddy of vintage glass, a Kolari filtermight offer you aspect to area sharpness you’re watching for If you interested by that or in infrared andUV-imaging almost always please visit their internet site beneath Kolarivision.Com i’ll alsoput that link within the description.To prevent newton rings and scratching the sensor,the Kolari filter is hooked up leaving a small house between surfaces utilizing double sidedtape. As this procedure is fairly anxious andI used the mistaken tape leaving some residue across the sensor floor, i’m not goingto repeat this approach on camera we will discover a cleaner to get rid of the residue,but it doesnt have an effect on the sensor performance in any respect.We than used the identical tape to attach the Kolari Filter to a simple clear filter for protectionand connected the whole thing with gaff. A solution that’s not pretty however incredibly solidand it worked. Simply to be clear, the whole thing we did here iseasily referable and we did so several occasions over the corse of this assignment. Most partof this episode were shot with the Mavo after demodding, so the digicam is fully realistic. The flange can range from 110mm for shut focusto 4mm for infinity center of attention. To be able to focus with precision, we modded a Manfrotto Macroslider. We had the bold plan to make the slider faraway controllable. Maciej is SFX technicianat The Marmalade this man and he wares sunshades on the grounds that he’s looking into an 18KHMI, and he did a phantastic job to without a doubt build a process from scratch, 3D printing andall without doubt next level sadly, the Corona difficulty ended in a lockdown and Maciej was once no longer in a position to be with us and fix the controller so, we had to use this littlework of artwork manually.Anyway thanks a lot man! Now we connect the whole unit to our rig andvoila a system that can center of attention from just about infinity and is as functional because it getswith this monstrosity at the same time it’s heavy and the depths of subject is non existent we will be able to nonetheless do some handheld work with it since we’re simply us. After getting via all this, Its time toshow you what we acquired this is The Mission shot wholly it Candlelight at f0.7 andISO 800 We now going to take you a little behind the curtain and let you know in regards to the problems and the solutions, for the period of the shoot we will also give you a little bit of our resume,after that we’re not performed at all, we will be able to test some low cost and sensible ultrafastlenses within the Candle set as good as taking one into a ultra low mild problem to pairit with ultra high ISO however first some Channel associated stuff should you like our work, please like this videoand don’t forget subscribing and dont fail to remember to hit the bell for notifications.If youwant to peer what we are cooking at some point and slightly of at the back of the scenes which you could followus on instagram. If you’re extra into intensive discussions and group, we’ve a closedFacebook workforce for that. Links are within the description. 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Lyndon even took some private loss in theproduction of this episode Sh…………..ItIt healed immideately Thanks loads Lyndon, you are considered one of a kindand i’m beautiful sure you’re a Vampire. Is this there considering the fact that or simply considering the fact that? Good, it is there considering certainly, we’ve a difficulty with mild spilling in from the edges …And we have a very very elegant solution for this tataaaaa To share a little bit of our insights and what toexpect shooting at f0.7 we are actually going to take you behind the curtain on our shoot.First we play around with the position ofcandle and digital camera except we discover some thing that we like and anything that the lens likes.Unexpected was a strange outcomes, making sensible gentle sources wonky when in focus an effectthat gets worse with bigger subject distance. So, that is obviously anything that Kubrick failed to ought to battle The Planar doesn’t do that "candle out of center of attention result" So, when a light supply shines directly into the lens it’ll get… From a special distance very wired out of focus effects everything else is really wonderful this has to do with the lens design of the Biotar, so the Planar is undoubtedly one more lens in that discipline An anticipated predicament was coping with the extremelyshallow depth of discipline principally in close ups, there is a definitedifference between the tip of an eyelash and the iris of a watch it is like the change of your hair here and here Even when you move just a millimetre or some thing like that if you find yourself this shut focal point you’ll be in crisis try to stay on the equal focal aircraft Lyndon: ah…Thats slightly intricate So, you just move sideways… Thats exactly what Kubrick had to do along with his humans A simple trick is toput a monitor close by and let the talent do the micro focus through relocating again and forthone millimetre at the time . Appearing and action should more often than not be designed to be on the identical focal airplane. One old trick for otherwise problematic shotsis, to focal point on the end function and to act in reverse.Do we now have…. Yeah, we now have valuable focus? Ok… And go! Proper… You don’t see that you simply walk backwards…. Excellent name we are able to then easily revers the clip in submit… And presto! You hit important focal point in a forward motion. Ah…. Are you able to stroll with the lights within the back… Through the scene for the reason that then it looks like you are walking an additional Trick is to have your field stand nonetheless at the same time his environment are moving andthe camera is panning Nikolas: He continues going for walks and the candle just stops….. (laughter) (camera beeps)…. And go! Nikolas: This was the night Dorian got here back and saw his photo… … And he lifted the candle… And he noticed what time… And grief…. Did to his…….. Face in reality it’s tremendous intriguing what happens within the corners of the lens …With the light… How it breaks ja… That cool taking pictures handheld with this setup is puremasochism thats why we had to check out it The method is so heavy that it requires relatively some muscle vigour to simply keep it.The mammoth majority of the photographs are out of focal point anything handiest viable with digital cameras suppose the waste of poor in case you where shooting with film. The ability has to maintain the distance to the digicam as excellent as viable. I adore it… Seeing that it is very exceptional if you put this lens on… You want some thing unusual Yeah, it wishes to have persona… It needs to have a little personality …This is rather a lot of character is the focal point in? I’m in reality… Appear at your hair it is in focal point… It’s only blooming… Lust like hanging a ProMist on Yeah.. A ProMist like …. 5 (density) Yeah, it has a ProMist first-class about it however in the event you zoom in… Which you could nonetheless in the playback You must at the least then you will see that… Even after I go in you continue to have….. Lyndon: Yeah, the focal point is there… Nikolas: focus is there Of path, we wanted to peer, how a rapid systemfairs against an ultrafast system This should provide you with an idea.All our making of photographs had been shot witha black magic u.S.A. Mini pro G2 a digicam that is not excellent in low mild, but may give good outcome as much as 1600 ISO with a f1.4 high. Once we go down to just one candle evenat 1600 ISO, it is a bit darkish now, examine the targeted identical shot with the ten.240 ISO and f0.7 on the Mavo which you can already see on the display, that, if some thing we are different exposingit looks like we the looking into a tiny HMI gentle… Simply that that HMI is a candle. On the higher funds productions, the excellent Wolf hall shows that an Arri Alexa and a quick top can produce stunning portraits evenif j ust only a few candles within the scene and normally even only one good enough two.And of course, there’s invariably the optionto complement candlelight, love it has been done for the reason that the dawn of cinema. The seem isvery special to Barry Lyndon though the ultrafast lens produces a softer, extra poetic seem, that could be a fine memory of oil art work from the same time a appear that’s justnot replicable in put up. Of direction, ultrafast lenses should not suitable for every day use, they’re specified lenses for extraordinarily designated jobs and no longer realistic at all. But, like so oftena stony road result in intriguing outcome, like the f0.7 scenes in Barry Lyndon leadto an Oskar for cinematography Ultrafast lenses can offer you a instrument to tellyour story in a unique way even with out modding your digital camera besides the traditional dream, drug, and flashback scenes how concerning the story of a person with Alzheimers disease and he looses his ability to recognise faces that you may show that with faces that fallin an out of focus making use of a super shallow depth of field You could have realized that non of the shot in our sample movie definitely used infinity center of attention that doesnt mean it cantit can, however we feel it looks horrible the lens was designed for close focus, undthis is where it shines.And thats why we determined to not use any. I want to thank my namesake Niklas Eichtenfrom The Marmalade for filming our capturing. Properly carried out man. As our f0.7 setup is beyond anything realistic,we need to take a seem at lenses that may give you the ultrafast appear and light gatheringabilities so much easier even on a budget. These options are all method below f1 justnot for full body, but for tremendous s35 and MFT formats And, of path there may be consistently the alternative to make use of a focal reducer. We’re going to put three lenses to the scan,the Kipon Ibelux 40mm f0.85 the SLR Magic 25mm T0.95and a antique Canon FD Full frame lens with f1.2 boosted beneath f1 let us with greatest and most costly lens in the trio, the Kipon Ibelux 40mm f0.85 Mark II it’s designed to cover super35 sensors, andat this time, it maybe the rapid lens which you could buy for the formatThe first time you decide upon up this lens, you immediately comprehend that this is not likeany of your different lenses it’s noticeably heavy weighting 1181 grams and you could feelthe sheer quantity of glass that’s essential to get to f0.85 on super35The lens is entirely handbook and has an extraordinarily sturdy steel developed.Amazing is the steel lens capthat screws on, and the that the iris ring in front of the focus ring. As speedy lensestend to flare, the lens has a constructed in metallic sunhood it’s to be had in Sony E, Leica L,Fuji X, EOS M, and Micro four thirds mounts and expenses round 1.500$ we’ve got the Mark II version, however by using the timeyou watch this, the Mark III variation with accelerated mechanics should be to be had. We consider that the mechanics on the Mark II are already superb When taking pictures with the lens large open, thefirst factor you realize is, that it produces robust oval flares with realistic lights. An fascinating outcome, however you probably have many sources like in a candle light setup, theseflares can with no trouble overwhelm the scene. Shut focus is 75cm relatively a ways. The flares go away when you close the lens all the way down to f1.4. At this pace it is only as rapid as ordinary speedy primes, however very sharp. Extensive open, graphics appear much better with oblique light the pics are tremendously bright and the highlights blooming is rather low for this kind of highspeed making the IBELUX the superb lens for extremely low light shootings, when combinedwith a sensitive digicam.To try that in a real lifestyles state of affairs, we waitedfor the night to fall. At the same time a city is not ever particularly pitch black, the path that we are filminghere is so darkish, that one has to be cautious to not stumble over thingsLets put this into viewpoint that is what an iPhone7 + can see with this sort of light some thing nearly nothing. And that is what a Sigma 1835 boosted tof1.2 can do on a GH5 with a whooping 12.800 ISO we get anything like an photograph thatis past anything useable or repairable Now.Let there be light! Fairly impressive and should you suppose, heyyou simply shot that prior when the solar used to be still up, the sunshine that the jogger is wearingis the useless giveaway that that isn’t the case. Once more we see the average flares thatthe IBELUX produces when a gentle shines into it simply illuminating my face with the 7 inchdisplay installed on the camera offers us already a good adequate exposure to movie something that looks respectable The telephones flashlight overexposes by using a landslide. Bokeh looks stunning and the sharpness in this lights is nothing short of breathtaking. The Mavodoes a phantastic job even at 10.240 ISO with very low noise in a just about darkish scene.No noise discount was utilized and all we have is a mild film like grain. Some will say yeah, pleasant and why dontyou light your scene noob i will pleasant suppose utilising this lens and digicam mixture in conflict zones or filming massive nocturnal predators, or for low profile documentary spying on criminals so pricey questioner. Please mild your scene… I cant wait to look the outcome. Next up is the SLR Magic 25mm T0.95 cine III it’s tiny in comparison no wonder, asthis lens will handiest duvet Micro 4 1/3 sensors and is only available on this mount.Speaking about best it weights only 455 grams. It is designed to suit into filmingenvironments with geared aperture and focus rings. It is also measured in T-stops insteadof F-stops, taking transmission mild loss into consideration there is not any f-discontinue spec on hand,however expect anything like f0.92 for higher comparability. Because the MAVO LF has no non-compulsory Micro FourThirds mount, we demonstrated the SLR Magic on a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema camera 4K. We where instantly in love with what this camera combo can do…The snap shots seem reasonably sharp andthe highlights blooming may be very managed even at highest aperture. Flares are niceand not overwhelming in a candlelight scenes there may be particularly nothing not to like aboutthis lens, except the brief focus throw, that doesnt think right in the in any other case cinecentric design strategy, closed down, it looks simply as quality. Of direction, it is considerableless shiny compared to the Ibelux. However at the cost point of most effective 500$, this lens is a need to have for Micro for 1/3 owners. The shut focus is very impressive at most effective 25cm making the SLR Magic a semi Macro and and an awfully versatile lens. Our last contender is our budget optionusing some thing you would already possess a focal reducer.Should you put a focal reducer on an already speedy Full body prime that you could developed your ownultrafast lens for crop codecs like super35 and Micro four thirds.And yes, you do builta new lens with a brand new f-stop using a focal reducer A lens is just an optical system,and your new optical system has the identical entrance pupil but a shorter focal length applyingthe f-quantity system will provide the new f-stop. Usually that you may follow the magnification ofthe reducer to calculate your new f-stop. For illustration: An f2 lens with a 0.7x focalreducer will outcome in a f1.4 lens So, does that imply we could take the Canon50mm f1 and placed on a Metabones f0.64 to get to a Micro four third lens with a ludicrousf0.64? Alas no longer.Focal reducers have a speedlimit for the enter lens leading to a maximum output speed. This limit is situated on the flangedistance and the scale of the optical element. 0.7x focal reducers high out at about f0.9and 0.64x focal reducers at about f0.8. That imply that an f1.2 lens is already thefastest lens which you could increase even as still gaining light we’re going to use a Canon FD 55mmf1.2, due to the fact that it is vitally rapid and you can get it on ebay for around 200$. It only weights 581 grams with out the booster. FD mount is reasonably longer than EF mount and the 0.7x focal reducer from Kipon that we are going to use is for EF. We ordered a mount conversionkit for the FD, however it didnt make it in time, therefore we can ought to use a diopteradapter in-between them thats the blue element you see right here.In conjunction, thissystem with get us within the f0.9 ballpark. The Kipon reducer has a quite better speed limit in comparison with metabones specs, but Kipon assured us, that that is as a result of extra conservative measurements, and that the overall design is the identical. The pictures dont compare in phrases of sharpness or clearness in any respect which wasnt to be expected on the grounds that the cost and age ofthe lens, however still, this is reasonably below our expectations. Vast open you have a lotof highlights blooming and the photo is overall smooth Closing down a bit of improves the sharpness, however the photo continues to be comparably smooth.It might very well be, that the diopter reasons issues. In any case if you are looking for an extreme vintage look, this might be foryou. I find the results interesting and that i was right away reminded of 70s British cinema whatever just like the photograph of Dorian gray. I assume, that is what you call "character" Kipon used to be great sufficient to sponsor this episode, in form of an IBELUX f0.Eighty five lens thanks very so much Kipon We particularly dig you merchandise, we particularly just like the medium structure focal reducer we have a entire episode about it utilizing it with Mamiya vintage glasses And, if you wish to see that, investigate it out, i will put the hyperlink within the corner if you’re interested in this lens or the focal reducers please visit the Kipon internet site, i will put a hyperlink in the description This Episode was relatively an adventure for us I in my opinion love what we bought with the Biotar and i am certain, it would had been even better on a bigger format like IMAX how cool wouldit be to do it Kubrick kind and alter an IMAX camera to suit it.Christopher Nolan,if you want to play, you already know the place to search out us… In our closed fb team, and youcan join us there too for a extra in depths discussion. If you want to keep up with whatwe are cooking, follow us on Instagram. Links are within the description. As continuously, hyperlinks to the entire lenses, equipment,and music used on this episode may also be determined within the description. Some are affiliate links,that means that you dont pay more whilst you use them, however we get slightly whatever for the tip jar. I hope you loved this episode, please give us a like if you feel we deserve one and of direction, subscribe if you want to see extra of it Please take into account fitting a member of this channel, due to the fact, the extra contributors we’ve, the extra time and vigor we can spend money on making episodes like this So, i am signing out, i am Nikolas, with nerdalicious wants…Shoot anything robust what… What’s that… Oh dear…….

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