The “L”

13 05 2010

In my previous post, I talked about my dslr rig and how audio plays an important role in delivering good videos.

Now, here’s something that will improve image quality significantly. I present to you my 2nd L lens ever, the great canon 50mm f/1.2. Big thanks to David Cheok who helped me get this lens from Ed Noorislam.

Canon 50mm f/1.2 L

Here’s an iphone picture of the first image I took using the lens right after I got the lens (13/5/10), though you can’t really see the quality of the picture.

Wide open at 1.2

I tested the 50mm on video mode, and it was just amazing! I really love the colors, sharpness and the bokeh… Will try to post the video soon. In the mean time, here’s a still photo prior to shooting the video of my daughter.

My daughter Qisya

Another lens that I got recently was one that I’ve always wanted. It is the canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L. I got this from a forum member (bruneiforever forum) nick named Kulimpapat and this is my first ever L lens. This lens should help you during those moment where you’re recording video but you’re stuck with a prime lens and wished you had a decent zoom lens. At 24mm, it is not that wide and at 70mm, it is not that tight, but at both ends, it is sufficient.

Canon 24-70 L

Here’s another iPhone picture from the 24-70mm.


I will try to post some pictures from these lenses soon. And in the coming posts, I will be talking more about video related equipments that I’ve gathered in the past months. In particular, I’ll be talking about my new Go Pro Hero HD cam, JVC HM100, the slider (similar to the glidetrack), Azden 325ULT wireless mic, and the one I’m really excited about, my new ProArm crane (the ProArm crane package is on it’s way to Brunei, and it is estimated to arrive in the next 2 weeks). So stay tune for further updates from me and expect to see sample videos in the coming weeks.