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.


9 Replies to "Yosemite through V-LOG L and a fisheye lens"

  • Jason
    November 15, 2015 (2:05 pm)
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    These are really beautiful images! I shoot mainly with the video functions but I really need to learn more about the photo capablities of this camera.

  • Pawel
    November 15, 2015 (10:02 pm)
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    nice results. sometimes by accident like that we have to push ourselves and explore some uncharted territory 🙂

  • Astro
    November 17, 2015 (2:57 pm)
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    Beautiful Work!!!!
    Some of th nicest GH4 work i have seen…wow!!!!

  • blazer003
    November 24, 2015 (11:52 am)
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    Really like it. VLog held up very well to the grading, which you did a magnificent job on. Are the coast shots in California or Oregon?

    • joe12south
      April 8, 2016 (9:23 am)
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      California. Where the Russian River meets the sea.

  • Keith
    April 11, 2016 (12:05 pm)
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    Great shots, but I’m a little confused: Are the landscapes 4K video frames, or stills photography?
    I hope you have time to reply

    • joe12south
      April 11, 2016 (12:33 pm)
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      4K to a PIX-E5H. Very heavy grading. Nothing was usable as video because of the severe distortion from the fish-eye lens.

      • Keith
        April 12, 2016 (5:33 am)
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        Looking good to me 🙂 – Thanks

  • edward martins
    May 9, 2016 (1:11 am)
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    so this is best for photography


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