Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussions/tagged/lens/feed.rss Sun, 21 Dec 14 18:14:31 -0700 Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks en-CA 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 Panasonic zoom lens, 2013 version http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6780/14-140mm-f3.5-5.6-panasonic-zoom-lens-2013-version Tue, 23 Apr 2013 04:21:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6780@/talks/discussions image


  • 14-140mm lens
  • Power O.I.S. stabilization
  • F3.5 on wide - F5.6 on tele
  • Minimum aperture - F22
  • Diaphragm blades - 7
  • 14 elements in 12 groups, 2 aspherical + 2 ED lenses
  • Minumum focus distance - 0.30 m
  • Weight - 265 g
  • Diamater - 67 mm
  • Length - 75 mm
  • Comes with hood
  • 58 mm filter threads
  • $699 price

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Check near the end

FS. Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35 2.8 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11613/fs.-panasonic-lumix-g-x-vario-12-35-2.8 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:25:53 -0600 katig 11613@/talks/discussions Good condition (minor/micro signs of use on the lens body, perfect glass), no original packaging, no lens hood (lost it because I never used it). 690€+shipping (I'm in Croatia, part of EU) via Paypal

35-100mm F2.8 X lens topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4610/35-100mm-f2.8-x-lens-topic Mon, 17 Sep 2012 08:01:13 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4610@/talks/discussions image


  • Lens Construction - 18 elements in 13 groups (2 ED lenses , 1 UED lens)
  • Nano Surface Coating
  • Optical Image Stabilizer - POWER O.I.S.
  • Focal Length: f=35-100mm (35mm camera equivalent 70-200mm)
  • Aperture Type: 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
  • Maximum Aperture: F2.8
  • Minimum Aperture: F22
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.85m / 2.8ft
  • Maximum magnification: Approx. 0.1x / 0.2x (35mm camera equivalent)
  • Filter Size: 58mm / 2.3in
  • Max. Diameter: Approx 67.4mm / 2.7in
  • Overall Length: Approx. 99.9mm
  • Weight: Approx. 360g

Good to have separate one :-)

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Price: $1499

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12mm f/2.0 Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/502/12mm-f2.0-olympus-m.-zuiko-digital-ed-lens Tue, 26 Jul 2011 14:50:42 -0600 No_SuRReNDeR 502@/talks/discussions
Available at:

* http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-Zuiko-Digital-Thirds-Cameras/dp/B0058PL9R0/
* http://www.ebay.com/sch/Lenses-/3323/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=12mm+olympus
17mm SLR Magic topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7738/17mm-slr-magic-topic Sat, 10 Aug 2013 06:54:43 -0600 Renovatio 7738@/talks/discussions http://www.43rumors.com/new-fast-slrmagic-17mm-lens-coming-soon-and-new-35mm-f0-95-version-too/

Finally comes the first alternative to voigtlander 17.5mm! And to think that the 17mm could also be better in terms of focal length: in fact the crop in 16:9 mode should be a bit more of 2x, is not it? So to get even closer to the equivalent 35mm, it's better than 17.5 (just to make a speech of fanaticism, but there is!) So: what expectations we can feed? The build quality does not come close to voigtlander perhaps, but in terms of image quality, now we should be very close, is not it? Also the price will certainly be lower, you know if you can buy from a third party and take advantage of a street price lower? Let's keep up to date

16-50mm F2-F2.8 Samsung lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11949/16-50mm-f2-f2.8-samsung-lens Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:54:25 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11949@/talks/discussions image


  • 16-50mm F2-2.8 S
  • 18 elements in 12 groups
  • 82.6°- 31.4° Angle of View
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Around $1000
Most wanted ANAMORPHIC lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4466/most-wanted-anamorphic-lens Tue, 04 Sep 2012 15:35:25 -0600 slrmagic 4466@/talks/discussions Dear All,

We have received 4 email requests from members of this forum on the possibility of designing an Anamorphic lens. We had this thought for the past year and did a lot of research. There is one common request which is to have horizontal flares. The others requests did not have any common grounds. We came up with an idea for a 25mm f/3.2 1.35x or 35mm f/3.2 1.35x Anamorphic lens for micro four thirds. Shooting at 16:9 would give a 2.40:1 anamorphic output. Just before we decided to go ahead with the project we had a second thought. 2 Years ago we asked openly on dpreview.com forum for what photographers wanted and the general consensus was our SLR Magic HyperPrime 12mm T1.6 lens.


It did not fulfill the needs and wants of everyone but we made what most people agreed on by means of a discussion. It ended up being a popular lens that we still are having problems meeting demand and we think it had a big part to do with asking photographers. If we did not ask around we probably made a 12mm f/2.8 lens. As it turned out quite well last time we want to make our next lens an open discussion again.

Here are some of the possible options we received and please feel free to throw in extra ideas. I hope people experienced with shooting in Anamorphic can also throw in ideas.

Anamorphic Adapter (1.33x, 1.5x, 1.75x, 2x) Dedicated mFT Anamorphic adapter for reasonable size Anamorphic adapter compatible with FF lenses 50mm f/2.8 Anamorphic lens (FF, APS-C, or mFT) Expected MSRP (Sad fact but it as direct correlation to IQ)

Kind rgds., SLR Magic Team

P.S. We will be at Photokina 2012 and would like to welcome any cinematographers with Anamorphic lens ideas to drop by our booth for idea exchange! We will be in Hall 3.1 B059

RJ Lens Turbo m43 adapters http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9086/rj-lens-turbo-m43-adapters Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:13:02 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9086@/talks/discussions image


Above is Nikon F/G - m43 0.71x.


  • m42 to m43
  • Nikon F /G to m43 (new, with tripod mount ring, check photo above)
  • Canon EOS (passive) to m43 (new, with tripod mount ring, check photo above)
  • Canon FD to m43
  • Monolta MD to m43
  • Pentax K to m43
  • Pentax PKA to m43 (for lenses without aperture rings)

Improved optics making is sharper than Mitakon offerings.

Price: $132
Shipping: Price already includes shipping for all countries.

I want to buy this adapter.

75mm F1.8 Olympus lens topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3323/75mm-f1.8-olympus-lens-topic Thu, 24 May 2012 05:06:41 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3323@/talks/discussions image

  • 75mm focal length
  • F1.8 aperture with circular blades
  • 3 ED and 2 HR lens elements
  • Premium multi-coating using Olympus ZERO lens coating technology
  • High speed, silent focusing with MSC lens drive technology
  • All metal barrel
  • Precision manual focus ring

Available at:

Price: 799 EUR / $899

MTF, Construction:




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Hidden gems among lenses http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/80/hidden-gems-among-lenses Thu, 12 May 2011 00:39:39 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 80@/talks/discussions
First one - Vivitar 28-200mm F3.5-5.3

1) Buy only original 28-200mm as in picture below. Tokina is absolutely different lens with different optical formula (look at crop from Vivitar box, Tokina have fewer elements).
2) For Pentax, lens could come either in PK/A or PK A/R mounts. In former you must remoive Ricoh pin. On both you must use file to remove excessive lever protection.
3) Closed down, lens is PP friend. Good wide open, but as on many old lenses have some abberations. Contrast is lower due to many glass surfaces and not top-notch coatings. Abberations are almost absent if close down (see below).
4) Corners are controlled quite well.

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12-32mm Panasonic m43 lens, aka little gem http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8466/12-32mm-panasonic-m43-lens-aka-little-gem Thu, 17 Oct 2013 09:07:42 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8466@/talks/discussions image




  • 8 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical lenses, 1ED lens)
  • MEGA O.I.S.)
  • 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
  • Minimum Aperture - F22
  • Closest Focusing Distance - 0.2m
  • Filter Size - φ37mm
  • Overall Length - 24mm
  • Weight - 70 g

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m43 to MD lens adapter problems? http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11832/m43-to-md-lens-adapter-problems Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:01:10 -0700 einstein7 11832@/talks/discussions Just wondering if anyone can give some insight as to why a Minolta md lens adapted to the RJ speedbooster for the bmpcc with a dumb adaptor ring doesn't work? The flange distance is correct because i have a md-m43 dumb adaptor and the total flange distance is the same. My md lenses work fine so after getting the RJ speedbooster .71x I then got a dumb md-eos adapter ring thinking it would work fine and nada.. lens is focusing past the sensor? They make a md-eos adaptor with glass but not sure why that would be necessary when md's work fine on m43 with no glass and no focal reducer.

12-35mm F2.8 Panasonic lens topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3283/12-35mm-f2.8-panasonic-lens-topic Sun, 20 May 2012 20:41:13 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3283@/talks/discussions image

Price: $1299, 1100 Euro, 999 pounds

Avilable at:

Press release:


Previews and reviews:


35-100mm m43 small lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8465/35-100mm-m43-small-lens Thu, 17 Oct 2013 08:20:40 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8465@/talks/discussions image


  • Stabilizer - MEGA O.I.S
  • 7 bladed aperture
  • 12 lenses in 9 groups
  • 2 ED lenses, one aspheric
Kowa m43 cine lenses lineup http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8767/kowa-m43-cine-lenses-lineup- Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:22:52 -0700 astraban 8767@/talks/discussions image

Some good news for the format (including an 8,5 mm f/2.8)

FS: 12mm F1.6 SLR Magic and Panasonic PZ 45-175mm F4.0-5.6 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11809/fs-12mm-f1.6-slr-magic-and-panasonic-pz-45-175mm-f4.0-5.6 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:00:51 -0700 DanDOF 11809@/talks/discussions I am considering switching to Sony E-Mount, so I have on offer my two favorite lenses (tentative if there is a good offer).

12mm F1.6 SLR Magic lens in mint condition with original box and lens cap. - Asking price $450

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH. lens in good condition (the silver sticker on the lens is coming off, but does not look bad). - Asking price $325

I keep my equipment in a smoke free, pet free home. I always have a UV filter or ND filter on my lenses, at all times. I am extremely careful when changing lenses.

PM me your offers, thanks!

A train journey through India with my GH2 and no hack http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10263/a-train-journey-through-india-with-my-gh2-and-no-hack Sat, 26 Apr 2014 21:34:22 -0600 PeterParkorr 10263@/talks/discussions A video made with footage shot in April 2013 on a luxury train tour through Maharashtra.

Took me forever to edit wading through hundreds of clips! Second time I have used Magic Bullet Looks and first time using Warp Stabilizer in Premiere Pro CS6, lots of the footage was shaky because it was mostly filmed on a moving train (and my camera movement was pretty terrible at times but this was definitely a run/sprint and gun scenario).

Pretty happy with the outcome altho the laptop I coloured the film on is quite yellow it seems. Still not using a hack...

Deals: Lenses for Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4123/deals-lenses-for-canon-nikon-sony-and-pentax- Thu, 02 Aug 2012 00:32:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4123@/talks/discussions Lenses deals topic. All lenses not made for m43 systems are placed here.

Most actual are at the bottom.

42.5mm F1.2 Mitakon lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11285/42.5mm-f1.2-mitakon-lens Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:33:34 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11285@/talks/discussions image

  • APS-C image circle
  • Lens mounts - Sony E / M43 / Fuji X
  • F1.2 -F16 aperture
  • 9 diaphragm blades
  • 9 elements in 7 groups
  • 0.45m minimum focus distance
  • 310 g
  • 49 mm filters
  • USD 359

The new Zhongyi Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 Lens features an incredibly fast aperture of f/1.2, making it ideally suited for low-light conditions shooting, greater control over selective focus and shallow depth of field imagery. Designed for the use with an APS-C-sized camera sensor, the lens gives a 35mm-equivalent focal length of nearly 64mm. Above features provide an excellent portrait shooting solution for mirrorless cameras users. The lens also houses with 7 elements in 9 groups of optical lenses to provide great deal of image clarity and color renderness.


24mm F1.7 Mitakon lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11276/24mm-f1.7-mitakon-lens Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:28:26 -0600 AlbertZ 11276@/talks/discussions image

  • APS-C Image circle
  • Lens mounts - Sony E / M43 / Fuji X
  • F1.7-F22.0 aperture
  • 12 diaphragm blades
  • 9 elements in 8 groups
  • Minimum focus distance - 0.15 m
  • 246 g
  • Filters - 49 mm
  • USD 289

The new Zhongyi Mitakon 24mm f/1.7 Lens is a fast prime wide-angle lens that provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 35mm, making it ideally suited for everyday shooting applications. The fast f/1.7 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also avails greater control over the focus position for shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques. The 0.15m ultra close minimum focus distance benefit users in image composition. The lens incorporates 9 elements in 8 groups with ED lenses in order to minimize chromatic aberrations for greater clarity and color accuracy. The compact size (55mm x 61.5mm) and light-weight (246g) of the lens also make it perfect for mirrorless camera users.


15mm F1.7 Leica m43 lens topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8456/15mm-f1.7-leica-m43-lens-topic Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:47:19 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8456@/talks/discussions

Panasonic is announcing a commercialization of new digital interchangeable lens LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH. complying Micro Four Thirds System standard.


The LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH. is an excellent 15mm single focal length lens of F1.7 clearing LEICA’s stringent standard. It also features sophisticated exterior that matches the stylish design of the world’s smallest LUMIX GM digital single lens mirrorless (DSLM) camera.

In addition to “LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm / F1.4 ASPH.” and “LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm / F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.” which are already released to the market, Panasonic has also announced product commercialization of LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm / F1.2 to enhance the lineup of LEICA digital interchangeable lens, attracting professional photographers worldwide.

In the meanwhile, Panasonic is further expanding the range of LUMIX G digital interchangeable lens with the development of new LUMIX G VARIO telephoto zoom lens of 35-100mm in stylish, compact design that also matches the LUMIX GM camera.


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FS: Panasonic GH3 in very good condition + Panny 20mm http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11743/fs-panasonic-gh3-in-very-good-condition-panny-20mm Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:12:58 -0700 fotosiamo 11743@/talks/discussions Hi all, I'm moving to the Sony a7S system for video since I'm already shooting stills with my a7R. Therefore, I'm selling all my mu4/3 gear. I've sold most of my lenses, but I still have the Panasonic GH3 with battery, as well as the good ol' Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 mkI + hood. Both are in great condition.

Panasonic GH3: $625 Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 mkI: $250

Selling from Los Angeles. CONUS with shipping fee included

Best version of the Tokina 11-16 for GH's http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11762/best-version-of-the-tokina-11-16-for-ghs Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:47:15 -0700 Manu4Vendetta 11762@/talks/discussions That, among so many versions for Canon, Nikon, Sony and updates... Im lose. Or with any option I get that look so fabulous that occurs in the GH's?


Hardware search: rotating step ring for mattebox use with rotating lens fronts http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7673/hardware-search-rotating-step-ring-for-mattebox-use-with-rotating-lens-fronts Sat, 03 Aug 2013 11:30:19 -0600 QuickHitRecord 7673@/talks/discussions My mattebox is mounted to a rod system with a sliding base from LockCircle, so lenses that extend when focusing or zooming are not a problem (the mattebox slides on the rods). But lenses with rotating fronts still pose a problem and I'm trying to find a some kind of anti-friction or bearing-based intermediary ring to put between the matte box and the lens's filter thread.

Before anyone suggests it, I know that I could remove the glass from a circular polarizer and use that, but I don't think that it would be smooth enough. I'd like to see if there is anything that is specifically designed for this.

12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 Olympus official topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1722/12-50mm-f3.5-6.3-olympus-official-topic Tue, 13 Dec 2011 06:38:24 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1722@/talks/discussions

* Super fast AF
* Powerzoom
* Lack of stabilization
* Focal length: 12-50mm
* Aperture: f/3.5-6.3
* Close focusing: 0.35 meter (0.98 ft)
* Macro: 0.2 to 0.5 meter (0.66-1.6 ft)
* Filter size: 52
* Focus and Aperture rings
* Powerzoom button on the left side of the lens
* $499 estimated price
* Available Mid-January 2012

Olympus adds to its powerfully simple and growing PEN family with the first fully-compatible interchangeable Micro Four Thirds lens to incorporate an electronic motorized zoom. The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ (35mm equivalent 24–100mm) delivers smooth, quiet zooming that gives you versatility, portability and maximizes the performance of the Olympus PEN® compact system cameras.
The sophisticated new lens has a zoom ratio of approximately 4.2x, allowing photographers to capture anything from detailed, wide-angle group shots to medium telephoto-range images so you can get up close and personal for intimate portraits of children and pets – even indoors. The photographer can control the zooming speed by turning the barrel – slowly for drama, quickly for performance, or at an intermediate rate. Manual zooming is also available for those looking to take full control.
In macro mode, which can be set by pushing the zoom ring forward while depressing the macro button on the side of the lens, focusing is possible between 8 and 20 inches for close-up shooting with a maximum image magnification of 0.72X (35mm camera equivalent). The L-Fn (Lens Function) button suspends the autofocusing operation temporarily to avoid unintended focusing on obstacles that appear suddenly between the camera and the subject.
Perfect for brilliant still images and high-definition (HD) video capture, the Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ has also been enhanced with a linear motor that drives smooth and quiet autofocusing for stress-free shooting.
New lens elements and glass materials ensure the clearest possible imaging performance, and the proven dust and splashproof mechanism originally featured in the Four Thirds SHG (Super High Grade) series lenses is now incorporated for the first time in a Micro Four Thirds System lens. Multiple sealing rings, fitted throughout the lens body, prevent water splashes and dust from penetrating, making the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ a versatile zoom lens for the toughest conditions.

Via: http://www.43rumors.com/]]>
14-150mm F3.5-5.8 Di III Tamron m43 zoom lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/5941/14-150mm-f3.5-5.8-di-iii-tamron-m43-zoom-lens Tue, 29 Jan 2013 04:40:50 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 5941@/talks/discussions image


  • Focal length - 14-150mm (equivalent to 28-300mm in the 35mm/full-frame format)
  • Maximum aperture - F/3.5-5.8
  • Lens construction - 17 elements in 13 groups
  • Minimum focus distance - 0.5m (19.7 in.)
  • Maximum magnification ratio - 1:3.8 (at f=150mm: MFD 0.5m)
  • Filter size - φ52mm
  • Length - 80.4mm (3.2 in.)
  • Entire Length - 85.24mm (3.4 in.)
  • Diameter - φ63mm
  • Weight - 280g (9.9 oz.)
  • No. of diaphragm blades - 7 (Circular diaphragm)
  • Minimum aperture - F/22
  • Flower-shaped lens hood included
  • m43 mount

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FS: Olympus 45MM F1.8 Lens - $300 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11719/fs-olympus-45mm-f1.8-lens-300 Fri, 07 Nov 2014 08:17:11 -0700 leejb4 11719@/talks/discussions I am selling my Olympus 45MM F/1.8 M. ZUIKO DIGITAL Silver Micro 4/3 Lens in mint condition (Still has original plastic wrapping on the lens) with all of the original packaging, UV Filter, Lens Hood and box. This lens is literally brand new. If you would like any other information on the lens, feel free to send me a message.

85mm F1.4 Zeiss Otus lens, $4500 only http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11202/85mm-f1.4-zeiss-otus-lens-4500-only Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:10:10 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11202@/talks/discussions image



  • Focal length - 85 mm
  • Aperture - F1.4 – F16
  • Focusing range = 0,8m – ∞
  • 11 elements in 9 groups
  • Filter thread - M86 x 1.00
  • Dimensions (with caps) ZF.2: 138 mm (5.43‘‘)
  • Weight ZF.2: 1140g ZE: 1200g
  • Camera mounts - F Mount (ZF.2) and EF Mount (ZE)

The Otus 1.4/85 will be available worldwide with the F-mount (ZF.2) or EF-mount (ZE) from mid-September. The expected recommended retail price is €3,360.50* or US$ 4,490* (excl. VAT).

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18-105mm F4 PZ OSS E lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10195/18-105mm-f4-pz-oss-e-lens Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:39:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10195@/talks/discussions image




Testing out the Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95 Lens and my new GH2 (No HACK) http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/5546/testing-out-the-voigtlander-nokton-25mm-f0.95-lens-and-my-new-gh2-no-hack Fri, 21 Dec 2012 12:37:44 -0700 disease8 5546@/talks/discussions I had a play around with the GH2 in a Graveyard in South London. It was a very cold day and so quite hard to keep everything smooth. I was using a super cheap £30 tripod a Velbon C-400 which comes with a PH-24B fluid head. I also experimented with a technique where you slowly tip the tripod towards an object/subject whilst tipping the tripod head up to keep it level. It gives the impression that you are using a slider track.

Although I have worked with still photography and video operating I haven't had much experience with this more artistic film work so I would love some feedback. Most of the shots I was on a very wide aperture, around 0.95-1.4 and kept my ISO very low. I haven't really done any colour correction and I am not entirely happy with the edit. I did it more as a test and rushed the edit a little whilst at a friends house (so I couldn't concentrate 100%). One thing I have noticed is that there is a "judder" effect going on constantly throughout, like it is missing some frames. Not sure if this is because I am using a cracked version of premiere or its the way I exported it.

Anyway here it is (its kind of depressing).