zoom lens weight shift
Posted 03 August 2011 - 02:43 AM
Just curious how many of you are using the Angenieux 15-40 and/or 28-76? Just curious if anybody feels strongly about the lens weight shift while focusing? I once did a shot - day one on a job with the Panavision 19-90, where when the lens focused from a middle distance to a close or very close distance, the shift in the elements caused the rig to pitch and roll. It was a very obvious situation and we nevet used the lens on the rig again for that reason. I have done two shows now with these ANG zooms and have begun to wonder if a nagging inability to keep the rig in good balance might be due to this or if I am just finally loosing my marbles. Any thoughts, experiences?
thanks for responding before I actually do lose my marbles.
Posted 03 August 2011 - 08:21 AM
Posted 03 August 2011 - 09:27 AM
The Panavision zoom is old technology and not really made for Steadi but even so you should be able to manage the slight shift with a light touch.
Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:09 AM