What a ridiculous waste of time. This video doesn't "show" diddly squat. PLUS... the sound track is annoying as hell.
A good example of why color doesn't always improve the
viewing experience might be the comparison between
"All The King's Men" - 1949 and "All The King's Men" -
2006. You also might want to consider if such classics
as "The Bicycle Thief", "Breathless", or "A Brief Encounter"
would have been improved if shot in color. Was "The
Conversation" improved by color? I think not. How about
"Cries And Whispers"? Color had a huge influence on how
this movie was interpreted, as was "Empire of the Sun". We
often forget that black and white is an abstract medium.
Such a view of the world does not exist in reality. The
removal of color focuses the viewer on interior motivation.
It's a subliminal cue that the nuances of human interaction
are the force driving the plot of this story.
I do not come close to having the writer's credentials, but
over the last 40 years I've read dozens of screenplays,
novels and stage plays. The one single, most important
element... IMHO ... is empaphy. If you, as director/writer/
actor, fail to estabalish that fragile connection with your
audience your message will be lost.
Regarding the fisheye adaptor; I bought the Spirotone model in the 60's and used it successfully on everything from 16mm movie cameras (Arriflex & Bolex) to Hasselblads. Some of the images are still part of my portfolio. I own some of the Canon lenses in your test series. I have limited experience with third party lenses. But, those I have used, seemed to lose sharpness due to the normal banging around in camera cases. They were "sharp" out of the box.... but not durable.
I've been a loyal follower since the 20d, but it looks like Sony is gonna leave ya in its dust.
Well... having lived through the "Underground Film movement"
taking place in NYC in the 60s and 70s I now feel that making
any kind of negative comment about this issue might brand me
as a Luddite. I lived thru shaky-cam, out-of-focus-cam, tilt-
frame-cam, and last, but not least... dust-film-scratches-cam.
Now that we're not rolling through thousands of feet of film and
aren't that concerned about cost, we can experiment with these
new capabilities... which I do to a limited extent. I say "limited"
because I now only make movies (videos) for my own
amusement and satisfaction.
However... the only justification behind any of these choices is
if they enhance your story and makes your message more
effective. There isn't anyone out there who can honestly say
that the movie "2001 A Space Odessey" would be more thrilling
if it was shot at 200 fps and 1/1000th of a second. These
capabilities are not revolutionary, they are additional tools now
available to the story telling art. Don't jump on any band wagons
just for the ride... get your priorities straight.