I bought six new lenses and put two of them to the test in this short film.

I shot this durning my extended lunch break after I was finished setting up network TV for the Bruins game at the TD Bank North Garden in Boston. I then took my Sony Z1U with the Letus35 Extreme adapter outside and shot in and around Quincy Market.

This film was what I saw, where I went and the people I bumped into. I did some time lapse, but since my Z1U does not do under or over cranking, the motion in the frame is not smooth. If and when I get the Sony EX1, this will all change.

I used a Sigma 17mm f4.5 super wide angle prime and a sweet Nikon 85mm f2 prime. These manual lenses were beat up and used, but they still have a lot of life left in them. It was difficult shooting indoors with the 17mm because of light loss. Most of the wide indoor shots had 9dB gain added while recording.

The video was edited with Final Cut Pro and I used Magic Bullet Looks for vignette and color grading. I set the vignette very high in this piece. I also used a filter effect to add more color saturation.

TRT: 2 minutes, 14 seconds
File size: 52.4 MB
Type: Quicktime mpeg4 720p HDTV

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Production Credits

Shot and Edited by:
Tom Guilmette

Working Guys:
Chris N.
Tim D.
Rick M.
Bob T.
Fred F.
Patrick F.

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