Everybody who followed threads at reduser.net on a regular basis or is a member of Facebook groups such as red epic-w or red scarlet-w has probably read about several attempts by redusers to integrate a focal length reducer into a Canon EF Mount for RED.
It was well worth the wait. We finally got the Tilta RED DSMC2 rig (ESR-T01-A1) in stock and immediately armed one of our RED Epic-Ws. Read more to find further thoughts and information, a detailed list of what’s in the box and a short stop motion video showing the assembly.
Hanse Inno Tech GmbH sent us one of their four different Celere HS 36mm uncoated prototypes. Since uncoated lenses aren’t supposed to excel at sharpness or flare resistance, we decided to make a rather unscientific test. This was a run-and-gun shoot with the purpose to test the contre-jour performance and the look of the lens flares. Also, we wanted to enjoy the last days of summer!
The Challenge: creating a light set-up to shoot photos of a group of twelve performing and moving actors and single portraits of each of them in front of black background in a short time slot. Equipment: Fiilex K416 Light Kit, 210cm diameter octagon softbox, RED Scarlet Dragon, rehoused Sigma Art 18-35mm T2 and 50mm T1.6.