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THE FOCUS ASSIST IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS IS AMAZING

Goldblatt for Netflix’s Our Souls Tonight couldn’t have completed his in-car shooting without the camera’s small size. Daniel too has benefitted from the form factor: “You can build the camera depending on the job, you can strip it right back to almost nothing if you want and then it’s quick and light and you don’t need lots of grip equipment. I’m shooting at the moment for a company who might get something on Netflix and they want the Mark II for exactly those reasons. If the Netflix commission happens, we are also shooting on the right format.”

the foreground. He wanted me to pull focus from those two positions as the person picks up the object. Realistically you would need a focus puller for that, normally,” explains Daniel, “but with the two little triangles you get it right every single time, because you’re just following the triangles. The Focus Assist in certain situations is amazing.” FORM FACTOR We have heard in this series of articles of how the C300 Mark II’s form factor has been a huge benefit in capturing the right shot. Stephen

really know about initially that have turned out to be very helpful. The focusing functions I like a lot; there’s face tracking which is good but what I really love is Focus Assist. The feature has two little triangles on the screen which show you when you’re in focus but not only that, it also explains which way to focus, ie. whether the object is further away or closer to you. It’s amazing. “I did a commercial with that where the director said that he wanted to be ‘on’ the product, but there would be this other person who is picking up the product in

ABOVE Daniel Haggett shooting in France for Extreme Homes . LEFT In action with his rig.

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