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Footage Shot at 3400mm+ on a RED Epic

Photographer Vincent Laforet recently attached a Canon 600mm f/4 lens with a 2X converter to a $58,000 RED Epic camera using a yet-to-be-released mount, capturing some great footage of a lake at more than 3400mm (in 35mm terms).

While long lenses are nothing new in the motion picture world – this type of resolution combined with Canon’s Image Stabilization technology is utterly impressive and should be a huge hit with wildlife and sports photographers around the world.

This is once again an example of technology allowing us to pull things off we once thought impossible (or could be done with a lot of additional technology)

It’s a beautiful look at what the world looks like when you’re at a focal length powerful enough to peer closely at the moon.

One Degree: A Canon 600mm w 2X Extender on the RED Epic [Vicent Laforet]


 
 
  • http://www.photoblog.com/bergur Bergur

    You weren’t kidding when you wrote “stunning”!

  • http://twitter.com/2_little_apples katie

    gorgeous.  love the song as well.  goes perfectly with the imagery.

  • http://www.flickr.com/avaviel Avaviel

    You could convert a mount to use on the RED Epic, but the major point is that they have full electronic support for the lens. It doesn’t matter about the particular lens, what does matter is the fact they can now use any Canon lens with their RED cameras with electronic support.

  • http://www.flickr.com/avaviel Avaviel

    You could convert a mount to use on the RED Epic, but the major point is that they have full electronic support for the lens. It doesn’t matter about the particular lens, what does matter is the fact they can now use any Canon lens with their RED cameras with electronic support.

  • http://www.flickr.com/avaviel Avaviel

    You could convert a mount to use on the RED Epic, but the major point is that they have full electronic support for the lens. It doesn’t matter about the particular lens, what does matter is the fact they can now use any Canon lens with their RED cameras with electronic support.

  • Zagros Os

    superb!!

  • AugieShoots.com

    But now all I want to see is a picture of the moon shot with that camera!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1024085348 Dominick Delli Paoli

    75k for a video that will make zero in return…gearheads

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1024085348 Dominick Delli Paoli

    75k for a video that will make zero in return…gearheads

  • Peter A

    does that really make someone a gearhead? the love of photography/visuals isnt always about making returns, sometimes you just want to make something for the fun/beauty of it

  • http://twitter.com/stoyanov stanimir stoyanov

    I agree. Plus, the author might be a professional photo/videographer and just used this tech to do a personal project.