Mike Kobal

January 7, 2011

AIXTRID 2011: Teaser: shot on Panasonic Lumix GH1, Lensbaby Composer and Voigtlander Nokton 25mm, f0.95

This was a particularly fun project, shot for aixtrid.com, inspired by David Hubert’s
fantastic piece for “Esquivel”.

I chose the Panasonic GH1 (my GH2 was not here yet) mainly because of the two lenses most appropriate for this project. The Lensbaby Composer with Tilt Transformer in M43 mount for the blurry, mystery drawings and the Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f0.95 for the shallow depth of field and the close up capabilities (up to 6.9 inches/17cm!) without close up lenses or tubes! The work space was very limiting, practically no room to move lights around, I used 3 MiniPlus Lightpanels and custom cut foam core reflectors. Music and sound design by
Obny/Olivier Boni

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Filed under: Uncategorized,Video Fashion — mike.kobal @ 5:25 pm


  1. I remember the Esquivel piece, exceptional.
    As always your descriptions on this blog are enlightening.

    I’ve noticed how close I can get with the Nokton. Yesterday, I noticed that on the G2 I can get a magnified picture with this lens by turning on the Extra Optical Zoom setting. I’ll have to try it on semi-macro shots.

    Kind Regards,

    martin :-))

    Comment by martin(33_hertz) — January 7, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

  2. Thanks Martin, esp shooting close ups with the Nokton, the crop mode will take it into real macro territory.

    Comment by mike.kobal — January 8, 2011 @ 8:05 am

  3. love blog very much

    Comment by saxxxppaoww — January 30, 2011 @ 12:29 pm

  4. thanks!

    Comment by mike.kobal — January 31, 2011 @ 10:43 am

  5. Nice piece. You’ve got some extremely shallow depth of field going on there :-) I like how it conveys the feel of a hand-crafted product, but in a fresh way.

    Comment by Armand Dijcks — March 9, 2011 @ 12:31 pm

  6. thanks Armand

    Comment by mike.kobal — March 9, 2011 @ 7:56 pm

  7. composed specifically for this piece, with orig sound integration

    Comment by mike.kobal — June 11, 2011 @ 10:02 am

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