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Greetings Folks,

 

Thought to share a bit of fun; a video portrait. This was shot with just the bare M 240 (no rig, supports etc) and a 1959 Leitz 50mm Summilux:

 

Maya Coffee Break - Leica M (Type 240) Video Portrait | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

 

Perhaps it will inspire a few to try the video mode? Short and fun clips with simple editing.

 

Cheers,

 

Edmond

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Very well done...her eyes and the catch-eye....really known as the Purkinje Image of the Fourth Order are magnificent.

 

I'm am an eye doctor and what people refer to the catch-eye...is known as the above.

 

But a great video-- not to lose "sight" of it.

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Very well done...her eyes and the catch-eye....really known as the Purkinje Image of the Fourth Order are magnificent.

 

I'm am an eye doctor and what people refer to the catch-eye...is known as the above.

 

But a great video-- not to lose "sight" of it.

 

Thanks :-) Now we know what that's called! Have passed on your compliment :-)

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Very pleasant, Edmond, and your beautiful model is delightfully self-conscious and engaged, which eliminates the stiffness and disconnection of some seasoned professional models and gives her a softer, more tender image that enhances the clip in my opinion.

 

Pete.

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Edmond - thanks. I've started using the M240 for video interviews for clients (static talking head, so very simple indeed) and am very happy with the results. Because a lot of the time this work happens in the middle of a still photodoc I've been keeping kit to a minimum. Shooting available light but using a Gitzo Traveller tripod I've been getting great results using a mix of lenses (35 cron asph, 50 lux asph and 90 cron asph) . Audio quality with an Olympus hotshoe adapter and tieclip mike with long cable have been more than sufficient.

 

Drawing on Thorsten's useful video comments (leica.overgaard.dk - Thorsten Overgaard's Leica Pages - Page 36 - Leica M Digital Rangefinder Camera Page - Video- & Moviemaking with the Leica M video - Part 2) my settings for indoor work have typically been 25 FPS, ISO 800, shutter 1/45 lens at f4. I'd be very interested to hear what settings you've used for the available light work you've been doing.

 

Thanks for sharing work.

 

Best.

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Edmond - thanks. I've started using the M240 for video interviews for clients (static talking head, so very simple indeed) and am very happy with the results. Because a lot of the time this work happens in the middle of a still photodoc I've been keeping kit to a minimum. Shooting available light but using a Gitzo Traveller tripod I've been getting great results using a mix of lenses (35 cron asph, 50 lux asph and 90 cron asph) . Audio quality with an Olympus hotshoe adapter and tieclip mike with long cable have been more than sufficient.

 

Drawing on Thorsten's useful video comments (leica.overgaard.dk - Thorsten Overgaard's Leica Pages - Page 36 - Leica M Digital Rangefinder Camera Page - Video- & Moviemaking with the Leica M video - Part 2) my settings for indoor work have typically been 25 FPS, ISO 800, shutter 1/45 lens at f4. I'd be very interested to hear what settings you've used for the available light work you've been doing.

 

Thanks for sharing work.

 

Best.

 

Well, naturally exposure depend on the light (available or added), but in Europe, one shoots at 25P (24P for USA, Canada and I think Japan, but check that last bit!) at 1/50th shutter speed (dial on 1/45). Aperture & ISO are then selected to give correct exposure. Always best to custom WB as well.

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Well, naturally exposure depend on the light (available or added), but in Europe, one shoots at 25P (24P for USA, Canada and I think Japan, but check that last bit!) at 1/50th shutter speed (dial on 1/45). Aperture & ISO are then selected to give correct exposure. Always best to custom WB as well.

 

Good - my practice matches yours... Do you have any experience using ISO higher than 800? I've not played with this much, but 1600 seems usable...

re Custom WB - do you do this off a greycard or simply do the piece of white paper trick...?

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Good - my practice matches yours... Do you have any experience using ISO higher than 800? I've not played with this much, but 1600 seems usable...

re Custom WB - do you do this off a greycard or simply do the piece of white paper trick...?

 

I can't remember what the highest ISO I've sued i, but I think up to 2000 ISO, as long as the shot isn't underexposed), will be fine. Grey card WB works best (Lastolite do an EZ Balance which is collapsible).

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I've shot around 10 short clips. As far as I know tha max ISO setting for video is 1600.

And I'm getting very impressive results from the M.

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