This is the second of four shorts I made during my time in Las Vegas. The second chronologically that I shot and the first that I made with the Letus Ultimate prototype.
I wasn’t planning on going out to film as I had spend the entire previous day in Death Valley getting some lovely footage with the Extreme but Hien arrived in Vegas the previous night so I had to try it out.
We went, thanks to Nathaniel Hansen’s recommendation to Red Rock Canyon, about 30 minutes out of town. This was the first time Hien had been out to watch someone film with his adaptor so it was quite exciting for him…I think!
The Ultimate performed really well. There were one or two shots that weren’t perfect edge to edge due to me zooming too much into the ground glass to get that extra bit of the lens, not good for flat surfaces or where the focal length is identical all the way across like it was here, infinity.
I was able to stop right down when pointing at the sun and able to widen the depth of field enormously for certain shots like the opening one. A couple of shots had high shutter in but you wouldn’t know!
Watch the film.