Shot in ARRIRAW 3K on an Arri Alexa. Master DP Harris Savides, ASC took the Leica Summilux-C lenses into the Upper West Side of NYC for a test shoot.
Those familiar with Harris's work will see his trademark style come through in this piece. This film in particular shows the absolute sharpness in the focal plane that these lenses provide, combined with the soft pleasing focus falloff. Highlight tones & flare quality is notable as well.
The quality of the bokeh (out of focus highlights) in this piece is a combination of lens & the Alexa itself. Notice as the circles travel from the edge to the center as they go from an almond shape to a circular shape. After shooting on these lenses with many cameras, this feature only showed itself on the Alexa.
Special thanks to TCS for providing the Alexa camera package and so much more.
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More information on the demo shoot can be found in the official press release.
For technical details about the Leica Summilux-C lenses, or to request more information, visit the product page.