I planned on going out this morning and filming some nice stuff with the newly working (!) Brevis Flip and Sony Ex1 using the CF2Le diffuser. Unfortunately I got snowed under with other stuff and didn’t make it out until about 1430. So not a lot of time before it got dark to get what I needed.
I went down to the river near me and right next to the very odd “Eel Pie Island”. All I wanted to do was get enough shots to string about 3 minutes together.
The weather today has been great. Blue skies with broken clouds…perfect. The EX1 with Flip and Brevis attached is slightly longer than the Letus Extreme but bizarrely, and this is probably just an EX1 shorter than using the Brevis without flip but with loads of spacers.
This was also my first play with the CF2LE. The CF2 is basically the second of the 3 Brevis diffusers. This is a new version of it that is a single element as opposed to being put on top of CF1 and also designed for larger cameras. The E I understand helps certain lenses avoid soft edges.
The look was very nice, apart from on my 20mm Sigma I had some very soft edges. When I switched to the CF1LE it was MUCH better. Not sure why the CF2Le is doing this as it supposed to cure the soft edges. Maybe it’s a combine EX1 issue. I notice that when I focus on the ground glass a little bit either way on the focus ring and you can see the centre in focus then then edges in focus with the centre in focus. Would like to know why it is doing this. The Letus Extreme is identical in this respect.
I shot some of it in 1080p 25 the rest in 720p 25 60fps. Graded VERY quickly as I am very tired in Magic Bullet Looks.
It’s not a complete short film like some others as I just didn’t have the time, but hopefully you can see the quality of the image that this combo can achieve from my little edit.