Yosemite through V-LOG L and a fisheye lens
On a recent trip to California I intended to bring my Rokinon 14mm cine-lens, but instead accidentally packed the 8mm fish-eye. I don’t know why I even own such a lens. It has no real practical application for the kind of narrative shooting I typically do. Regardless, I had what I had, and I decided to do the best I could with the tools at hand. I feel like these images really show the power of the GH4’s 4K capture, and highlight the gradability of V-LOG L. My post-processing toolbox included the de-fish and finisher plug-ins. Otherwise, the images were hand-graded, including masks.
I quickly realized that the trick to getting usable images out of the fish-eye lens was to center the horizon when shooting, and then capitalize on the 4K resolution to re-frame in post. Otherwise, the image would be hopelessly distorted even after de-fishing.