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Frazier Ultimate Lens Shows Everything in Focus with Massive Depth of Field

The Frazier Ultimate lens is like the universe’s anti-matter to the Canon 50mm f/1.0 that we shared yesterday. Rather than have a tiny depth of field and tons of bokeh, the Frazier lens is one that has massive depth of field, allowing both the foreground and background of the image to be in focus at the same time. It’s widely used in Hollywood and in wildlife documentaries, and the video above shows some of the visual tricks you can do when having infinite DoF.

InfinityLens (via Reddit)


 
  • Anonymous

    That’s pretty interesting, I wasn’t aware something like that could be done without resorting to pinholes or very small apertures.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chungdha Chung Dha Lam

    Uhm it just a very wide angle lens that can only film in infinity so everything is in focus.

  • Ndt

    Congratulations, you have demonstrated your limitless ignorance in one sentence.

  • Emily

    Clearly Australian.

  • Anonymous

    No, it’s not just an ordinary lens on hyperfocal, did you watch the video? Did you see pictures of what the lens looks like?

  • Jon

    I want an FU lens!

  • Cuitlahuacsantoyo

    Well, now they call it Infinitylens as if were something new, but Orson Well in Citizen Kane did the very same thing back in the 30′s. That particular scene serves nowadays in film classes, to illustrate how creative intentions promoted the advancement on optics and cinematography equipment and of course in the refinement of the cinematographic language. Another examples of such necessities are found in Kubrik’s Barry Lyndon when used the extreme low light lens (0.50 aperture or such) for filming only with available light (candles) created for NASA by Schneider Optics, or the development of 35mm camera, the Leica, for the purpose of visualizing what the filmmaker were doing just as soon as possible (first dailies concept).
    Never the less a this product, the Infinitylense, is most welcome as an additional tool for both still and motion photography, but to be fair it is important to clarify that this concept is long been used in photography optics.

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  • JordanC

    Resurrecting a nine month old comment because I can’t let it go, sorry…. but get your facts straight:  Citizen Kane (1941) is very, very LATE thirties… Barry Lyndon lenses were f 0.7 and your version of the Leica genesis is simply wrong.  If the idea behind the Leica was to get quick dailies (as if somehow the lab turn around on a roll of stills would be meaningfully shorter than a roll of motion picture film) then you might think it would be the same aspect ratio, the same negative area and be capable of using the same lenses.  No, no and no.  Designed for landscape photography, I believe.  I agree with the point of this post but it’s hard not to speak up when the content is wrong.