Tag: Tamron

Chillin’ with the Chimps – Tombe & Talia at Colchester Zoo.

These magnificent chimpanzees were spending some time chilling out at Colchester Zoo in Essex. The boss chimp, Tombe, was fascinated with the camera, and Talia a younger female came to inspect all the gear before settling down and posing for me. A rare moment for us as they are normally very active and hard to shoot.

Shot with the Blackmagic pocket cinema camera 6K G2 (BMPCC6K G2) & Legacy Tamron 90mm macro lens (72b), on a tripod. Lighting conditions were tricky and the chosen ISO was 1250. The camera coped well with the dynamic range and after a bit of noise reduction the results are pleasing. Shooting through glass does take the edge off slightly but the footage is still pleasantly sharp.

If you’re interested in visiting or supporting Colchester Zoo you’ll find more info here: https://www.colchester-zoo.com/suppor…

Blackmagic pocket cinema camera 6K G2. Video samples from Tollesbury using a legacy Tamron 90mm f2.8

Shot some video samples with BMPCC 6K G2 and the Tamron Adaptall II 90mm f2.8 Macro lens (72b) at Tollesbury which is on the mouth of the river Blackwater in Essex.

The Tamron is another truly great legacy lens.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC) 6K G2 – First test shots

First time out with the BMPCC 6K G2. Shot using legacy Tamron Adaptall lenses:

Adaptall 2 70-210mm (46A)
Adaptall 2 80-210mm (103A)
Adaptall 2 90mm Macro (72B)

The first thing that impresses is how well this camera captures colour and how relatively easy it is to edit BRAW files in Davinci Resolve. I’ve been shooting with the Panasonic S1 and the Blackmagic Video Assist 12G 5 inch recording monitor also using the BRAW codec. There is a difference between the two versions of BRAW that is now plain to see, the BMPCC files are much smoother to edit and playback on the PC and the colour science is very different.

I’m unsure about where to go with lenses in the future when shooting with the BMPCC but for now my trusty legacy Tamron Adaptall lenses are filling the gap.