New work shot with Fujinon MK-series zooms in Montana

UW just published a piece I shot last summer in Montana. It’s about a young woman who grew up on a ranch in a remote part of the state, who is well on her way to becoming a doctor, thanks to a UW Medicine program that helps train rural doctors.

This project was the second that I’ve shot primarily with Fujinon MK18-55 & MK50-135 T2.9 Cine-Style Lens Kit (E-Mount) on the Sony FS5.  However, I haven’t shot another one since. Not because I don’t love these lenses, but because I miss image stabilization.

If you’re working quickly, without much crew, there really is no substitute for image stabilized lenses. When I sat down to edit this piece, I had to reject way too many clips because they had uncontrollable jitters. I had to post-stabilize a ton of the rest, with less than perfect results in a couple of cases. Nevertheless, I’m proud of how this story came together in the edit.

For those jobs where you have the time to work from a tripod or other stabilization, I’d highly recommend the Fujinons. They make tracking and holding focus easy, even when subjects are walking directly toward camera.

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “New work shot with Fujinon MK-series zooms in Montana

  1. Christopher Nguyen

    Did you shoot these handheld with the fujinon lenses? Also, what was the 1st video you shot using the fujinon lenses? Thanks.

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    1. Dan McComb Post author

      Hi Christopher,
      No, I avoid shooting handheld with the Fujinon lenses, because they lack any IS. I really can’t shoot handheld without it, I’ve discovered. The first piece I shot with Fujinon lenses is this one: https://vimeo.com/215202449. It has some shots that were handheld, but many that I couldn’t use because they were too jittery.

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