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Canon General / Top Gear
« on: March 07, 2014, 03:38:45 PM »
I was watching Top Gear's Sunday show (UK version, US airing is this coming Monday, I believe) and in one shot, I could very clearly see a typical Canon white lens attached to a pretty fancy rig.  I couldn't get a good view of the camera body, but it appeared to be some sort of video camera body and not a typical DSLR body.

Does anyone here know what kind of camera that was?  Is that typical of what they're using to film most of their segments with now?

I must say, I am very impressed with the very cinematic look of a couple of their recent stories.  I noticed it a week or so ago, and then again in this episode - specifically where Richard is driving the Porsche Hybrid around the racetrac.  Some of the shots look very, very nice.  They look much nicer than I'm used to seeing on most TV shows.  They almost look like film with the dynamic range in them, but I seriously doubt they are shooting film.

Lenses / Concert haze causing out of focus pictures
« on: March 04, 2013, 05:53:46 PM »
Another thread got me thinking about something and I thought I'd ask here to see if anyone else has experienced it.  I was at a concert a few weeks ago and took quite a few pictures.  This particular concert was running a lot of haze.  I noticed afterwards that many of my pictures were ever so slightly out of focus (front focused).  Does typical concert haze throw off autofocus?

Most of my pictures weren't too bad.  It is really only noticeable when pixel-peeping, but a few pictures I took from the back of the room were off by about 40 feet.  The total room length was probably about 200-250 ft, and shooting from the back, the camera would have to focus through the haze filled room to the stage at front.

Is this a common occurrence in haze-filled rooms, or do I need to take a closer look at the lens that I had the biggest issue with?

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