Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

photo by Jeff Nitzberg

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Flea Market Lens Test #2

Here's the 50mm 1.8 SMC Takumar...

1/500 sec, f1.8, 160 iso

1/120 sec, f1.8, 360 iso

Flea Market Lens Test #1

I found a bag of old pentax lenses at a flea market outside San Antonio last weekend. They looked real dirty, but I figured what the hell, they're cheap so I'll get em. Ended up getting 3 35mm f2.8s, 1 55mm 1.7, a 55mm 1.8, and a 85-205mm 3.8. So far, I've used the telephoto at a Q&A the other night, and it seemed to work great. The others I may have to clean up a bit, but probably will be quite handy. This first test is with one of the 35s, a Fujinon W f2.8. Price: $10.00

I took this at f4 ,1/100 sec, iso 640, using a Canon 5D Mark II. I'm pretty happy with this lens. Super duper sharp.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Austin Studios from benjimandrew media partners on Vimeo.

Produced by Ben Selden Powell
Directed by Andrew Alden Miller I
Motion Graphics by Eric Manche
Music and Sound Design by Matt Bryan
Camera by Ben Selden Powell and Andrew Alden Miller I
Additional Camera by John Mace
Location Sound by Ben Selden Powell and Napoleon Mitchell

Thanks to Bob Hudgins, Richard Linklater, Catherine Parrington, Bryan Poyser, Agnes Varnum, Rebecca Campbell, Martin Parrington, Kirsten McMurray, Jeremy Newman, Lt. Rodney Woods, Walter Glass, Jeb Kendrick, Jeff Nitzberg, The Austin Film Society, the Texas Film Commission, Detour Filmproduction, and Stuck On On.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010