Using a neutral density mount adapter to shoot video at wide apertures in bright light
posted Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2:00 PM EDT
We have covered the work of photographer and videographer Mathieu Stern mostly for his videos on old and unusual lenses, but he also creates tutorials. His latest tutorial is a quick video on how to shoot video using fast lenses in bright light.
In the video below, Stern employs a Canon 55mm f/1.2 FL lens, which can be purchased used for between $50 and $90, to show off the very cool FotodioX Vizelex Pro ND Throttle mount adapter (available for around $100 in a variety of mount to mount combinations, such as Canon FD to Sony E and Nikon F to Sony E). The ND Throttle lens mount goes between your lens and camera body and allows you to adjust its neutral density power by rotating the throttle. It offers between 1 and 10 stops of ND effect. This is useful when wanting to keep your shutter speed at 1/50s for 25p video or 1/125s for 60p video but still record video at a fast aperture and get cinematic shallow depth of field.
(Via DIY Photography)