Just One More and We’ll Call it a Wrap
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Firing Off Three Frames to mark the scene -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 116 mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Firing Off Three Frames
to mark the scene

I was washing the windows in the living room this afternoon, and happened to glance out to see a small troupe from yesterday's movie shoot for “Mother Water” 「マザーウォーター」 setting up shop just below my balcony, to get a short scene of the water flowing over a waterfall (the very tiny... two or three inches... waterfall seen here). I put the Windex™ down and grabbed my camera, hoping to get a better look at theirs.

Big, Tasty Lens Panavision 24 -275 T2.8 11X Primo Zoom -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/320 sec, f/2.8, ISO 360 — map & image datanearby photos
Big, Tasty Lens
Panavision 24-275 T2.8 11X Primo Zoom
Too Big to Grasp -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Too Big to Grasp

I was able to see that it's a Panavision 24-275 T2.8 11X Primo Zoom, which is apparently quality of the highest order. Despite extensive searching, I was not able to find a price on it... I think Panavision simply doesn't sell them... they rent them. Prices around the world ranged from US$460 in Hong Kong, to US$960 in Australia. To rent. For one day. Just the lens.

“The Water is There” -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 105 mm — 1/320 sec, f/8, ISO 900 — map & image datanearby photos
“The Water is There”

I thought that the lady in the light-colored hoodie (at right in the photo above) might be the 34-year-old writer/director due to the deference others showed her, but I didn't get a good picture, so it's hard to tell.

YO! ( the marker says “Shirakawa Canal” ) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/320 sec, f/6.3, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
YO!
( the marker says “Shirakawa Canal” )
Lens Sans Hood -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 190 mm — 1/320 sec, f/7.1, ISO 720 — map & image datanearby photos
Lens Sans Hood
Gently Putting Baby to Down for a Nap -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/320 sec, f/7.1, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
Gently Putting Baby to Down for a Nap

I went down and chatted again with the lead production assistant, who told me that today was the final day of filming. I had the impression from his tone that this was the last shot, but I didn't hear any kind of “That's a wrap!” or other celebratory words, so maybe they still had another shot elsewhere in the evening.

The Script Mother Water -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 50 mm — 1/320 sec, f/7.1, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
The Script
Mother Water

The movie is scheduled to come out in October, and he said he try to send us some tickets. Fumie really likes the other movies in this series, so we're looking forward to seeing it, if for no other reason than the novelty of seeing our neighborhood on the big screen.


All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

“I think Panavision simply doesn’t sell them”

Oh, darn! And here I was going to buy you one for your birthday. But I just can’t buy what they don’t sell! So sorry!

— comment by Marcina, USA on April 5th, 2010 at 7:07am JST (7 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

It seems that the lens it’s actually a T/2.8, which means that it’s even brighter 😉

I couldn’t find any information on the price too…

Wow, indeed the info I found said “T2.8”, but not having ever heard of T-stops, it registered as f-stop. I’ll fix the article, thanks. —Jeffrey

— comment by Gianluca on April 5th, 2010 at 7:44pm JST (7 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink
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