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David Battistella
08-05-2014, 08:25 AM
OK,

Here's a few from the other night and a few others as well.

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http://www.f8films.com/stills/firenze001.jpg

http://www.f8films.com/stills/firenze002.jpg

http://www.f8films.com/stills/firenze005.jpg


http://www.f8films.com/stills/firenze006.jpg


http://www.f8films.com/stills/firenze007.jpg

http://www.f8films.com/stills/firenze008.jpg

http://www.f8films.com/stills/firenze009.jpg


http://www.f8films.com/stills/firenze010.jpg

http://www.f8films.com/stills/firenze011.jpg

http://www.f8films.com/stills/firenze012.jpg

http://www.f8films.com/stills/firenze013.jpg

http://www.f8films.com/stills/firenze014.jpg

Jan Reiff
08-05-2014, 12:32 PM
great location, great camera, great images. life can be easy

Lakis Amarantithis
08-05-2014, 12:46 PM
Very nice pics David! They look rich. You are very fortunate to live in such a historic and beautiful place.

Bob Gundu
08-05-2014, 12:52 PM
I need to come visit you David. I'll bring you a nostalgic gift from Toronto.

Brice Ansel
08-05-2014, 01:14 PM
OK,

Here's a few from the other night and a few others as well.

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http://www.f8films.com/stills/firenze001.jpg


Really like this one.
huuumm 250 iso less filters to use and a gorgeous lense in front of the camera.

Edit: did you even used a nd filter on this one? Lense aperture?
B.

David Battistella
08-05-2014, 02:34 PM
Really like this one.
huuumm 250 iso less filters to use and a gorgeous lense in front of the camera.

Edit: did you even used a nd filter on this one? Lense aperture?
B.

Probably just an ND .9 and I'd say it most likely an 8/5.6 spilt. It was pretty early maybe about 7:30 am.

I posted this just because the shades of green *and the separation is pretty great. The best I have seen on RED. The more you stare at it the more you really feel the layers.

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David Battistella
08-05-2014, 02:36 PM
Very nice pics David! They look rich. You are very fortunate to live in such a historic and beautiful place.

I'd say Athens is pretty historical. :)

I am very grateful to live here. something important from the past can touch you at any moment.

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Burke Doeren
08-05-2014, 02:46 PM
Great shots! I'm amazed at the relatively low ISOs you're using to get those exposures. Of course, a T 1.4 always helps! Nice work!

Mo Ghorbankarimi
08-05-2014, 02:53 PM
lovely shots David, missed you a lot brother. love the lens too.

Martin Stevens
08-05-2014, 03:11 PM
Great images!

luigivaltulini
08-05-2014, 03:14 PM
STUPENDE DAvide ;)

David Battistella
08-05-2014, 03:26 PM
Great shots! I'm amazed at the relatively low ISOs you're using to get those exposures. Of course, a T 1.4 always helps! Nice work!

Fast glass always helps, even though there's a bit of CA, but that ca always be cleaned up.

Florence is a pretty dimly lit city. It seems brighter with dragon. Electricity is way more expensive in Italy than Canada, with places like James bay and Niagara Falls providing cheap power. Italy refused to build nuclear power plants on their soil and there were several referendums when people voted strong against nuclear plants favoring higher electrical costs.

I find staying within the 250 to 1600 range you can get really nice results and really hold color fidelity with the blacks feeling more natural instead of forced when you drive up the ISO.

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David Battistella
08-05-2014, 03:27 PM
Hey mo,

great to hear from you here. We should catch up soon. Want to hear about how everything is going with your film!

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ps: thanks to all you guys for the nice feedback.


lovely shots David, missed you a lot brother. love the lens too.

Nick Morrison
08-05-2014, 03:39 PM
Beautiful, beautiful shots David!!! Florence (along with Venice, beloved Venice) is one of my fave cities I've ever visited. You're brining back wonderful, wonderful memories.

best

Phil Holland
08-05-2014, 08:51 PM
Dammit David you're going to make me buy those Leicas.

vincent kardasik
08-06-2014, 06:30 AM
Dammit David you're going to make me buy those Leicas.

He's a bad influence, I bought a set because of him ;)

Great shots David, thanks for posting.

Mo Ghorbankarimi
08-06-2014, 07:16 AM
we should, cheers

David Battistella
08-06-2014, 07:32 AM
Dammit David you're going to make me buy those Leicas.

Go on Phil.

You can get them all duclosed and ready to go. It's sexy glass.

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Mark M
08-06-2014, 08:00 AM
Wow, beautiful examples as usual David! Great to see the 35 Lux working so well on Dragon. Since seeing your examples over the last year, I've ended up with 2 35 Luxes (will sell one soon, anyone can PM me if interested). I've found them to be somewhat challenging yet exceptionally rewarding, and has quickly an all-time favorite.

Oh and the Leica R on RED user group meeting is still on in Florence this fall, right ;)

David Battistella
08-06-2014, 08:05 AM
Wow, beautiful examples as usual David! Great to see the 35 Lux working so well on Dragon. Since seeing your examples over the last year, I've ended up with 2 35 Luxes (will sell one soon, anyone can PM me if interested). I've found them to be somewhat challenging yet exceptionally rewarding, and has quickly an all-time favorite.

Oh and the Leica R on RED user group meeting is still on in Florence this fall, right ;)

Lets extend it out to the whole red community. Let's have a European an RED summit. We need a little more RED love over here.

Early october? With enough lead time I can get meeting rooms, a cinema, great Italian food and wine and the light IR pretty gorgeous at that time of year.

Seriously, anyone in, should just post into this thread or the leica R one.

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Mark Toia
08-06-2014, 08:34 AM
Your shots are so noisy David !!!! :) hahahahaaaa.. Kidding !

Nice man ! Good examples of correct exposure.

Ketch Rossi
08-06-2014, 08:39 AM
Yeah yeah yeah... Every one can see that images are great!!


Now I just hate you because you make miss my ex city so much David... :)

David Battistella
08-06-2014, 08:39 AM
Haha.

Thanks Mark, too kind. Next round, next challenge, one dragon, one light panel mini, one model.

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David Battistella
08-06-2014, 08:42 AM
Next stop.

Sardinia! But in October. :(

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Yeah yeah yeah... Every one can see that images are great!!


Now I just hate you because you make miss my ex city so much David... :)

David Battistella
08-06-2014, 08:43 AM
I need to come visit you David. I'll bring you a nostalgic gift from Toronto.

would love to see you here bob!

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Mike Garrick
08-06-2014, 03:12 PM
Bounced over from another thread , thanks for the reply.

Low light shots are solid .

So given most look available light did you expose "to the right" as far as conditions allowed then raise the ISO to bring the exposure up to optimum ?

The reason........ does this highlight a key difference between MX & dragon in low light?

David Battistella
08-06-2014, 11:08 PM
Well,


first, I did use fast glass. No extra lighting was used. I had the camera set to 320iso, 5000k 172.8 degree shutter.


When end I open up in redcine, I immediately change the clips to dragon color 4 (which I have set in camera on the beta build) and redline film. From there I add an a curve and adjust the ISO to taste for the shot.


I find the dragon is cleaner in log than MX the texture is more pleasing. It's a creamier image to start with with more fine detail than MX which seemed to be doing all kinds of compensating in the RGB channels to keep things looking "ok".


with dragon, it's more like you have a bit more room to push (on the shots with a bit better exposure) and you have the choice of punchy blacks or a more lo-FI look with no real compromises. On MX, you'd tend to crush out the blacks a bit more.


Compared to the original m sensor (leaps and bounds, like an exponential massive improvement and that was a hell of a sensor)


hope this helps,


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Raphael Varandas
08-06-2014, 11:33 PM
Nice David! thanks for sharing...
Amazing shots.
Cheers

David Battistella
08-15-2014, 08:43 AM
Nice David! thanks for sharing...
Amazing shots.
Cheers

thanks! Ill try to post some more stuff soon.

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