Requiem for a Dream // an SLR Magic Anamorphot & Tiffen Black Pro-Mist filter Test
This is concoction of clips from a shoot I put together to really test the SLR Magic Anamorphot and Tiffen Black Pro-Mist filter. I wanted to see how easy the adapter was to use on a real gig and I must say it works well without major hassle. I was able to rack focus without dual focusing.
The diopters are highly recommended if you plan to get the camera any less than 3metres away from your subject. As you will see in the clip, they really flare (including vertical flares) which is really cool.
I did have issues using this with a longer lens. The image went really soft (even at f2.8). I believe the recommended focal range for S35 type sensors is 35-85mm which kinda sucks because I love my Canon 100L.
With regards to the Tiffen Black Pro-MIst, I really love the look, the way it blooms the highlight. The 1/4 strength i think is the sweet spot. It does make focusing a tad bit harder though and the smoke in the room also didn’t help things. I ended up with some duff shots which I thought were in focus but when I got home and looked at the footage on a big screen, it was soft and out of focus.
In summary, anamorphic shooting is great, many argue the 1.33x is a waste of time as it doesn’t give you the “anamorphic look”, yes, you don’t get oval bokeh you see with the 2x nor the distorted artifacts at the edges but it does give a wider FOV (Field of View) which is really cool.
Camera: Black Magic Production Camera 4K (shot 4K RAW)
Lens: Samyang 35mm T1.5, Canon 50mm f1.4, Canon 85mm f1.8, Canon 100L
Lens Filter: Tiffen Black Pro-Mist 1/4
Anamorphic Adapter: SLR Magic Anamorphot 50 1.33x (with SLR Magic Achromatic +0.33+ and +1.3 diopters)
Graded in Davinci Resolve using VisionColor Impulz LUTs
Edited in Premiere Pro