Shot during my photo shoot for Aritzia in NYC, since the assignment didn’t call for video, it was a great opportunity to shoot a few experimental clips with my Nex 5n, a Lensbaby and a Computar C-mount 50mm 1.8 lens (readily available on Ebay). Focus peaking is a dream, however it can be a challenge
with the lenses I used since the blur can fool the camera. Shot at 1080/60p and full manual mode, sharpness, contrast and saturation -3, portrait mode. I am using a Hoodloup with this camera and it works very well. The clips here are straight out of the camera except for the b/w blue tint, which was done in post, Iso 1600 for the grainy effect.
The main challenge is attaching a tripod quick release plate and keeping it from rotating every time you move the camera, the contact area is just too small for a solid connection. I am impressed with the sensor (still image quality), video, I like what I have seen so far, the quality appears to be very good, the verdict is still out until I shoot a few more clips.
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