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We happened to be in Chicago for the monumental Women's March on January 21 and saw a wonderful display of one of the largest cities in the U.S. joining together for a special cause - it was truly heartwarming to be there. We wanted to test out our latest prototype of the DOF Adapter MK 2 and found that this was the perfect opportunity to take a wide variety of different shots to demonstrate its versatility and artistic style.
In case you're not familiar with the original Beastgrip DOF (depth of field) Adapter and the technology behind it, it's a special piece of gear that allows you to attach SLR or DSLR lenses to your smartphone to create a beautiful, cinematic depth of field effect that you have to see to believe. Check out the test footage we shot with our latest prototype below:
We can't wait to see what all of you create with our new DOF Adapter MK 2, which is launching on Kickstarter this Spring. If you'd like to be the first to know when our campaign launches, enter your email here.
Our original DOF Adapter has been a monumental advancement in phoneography. Since we released it on our last Kickstarter campaign, professional filmmakers have been pushing it to it's fullest potential with films like "MALTO," "No Love Like Yours," "Wasfia," and "Of Land and Sea." We couldn't be happier to be a part of these projects, but we knew that the DOF Adapter could be - and should be - better, so that creators of any skill level can harness its power in their workflow.
We rebuilt the entire design from scratch and were able to dramatically improve the image quality and provide a simple, user-friendly experience unlike any other DOF Adapter in the world.
To start things off, we used advanced, custom optical elements to increase the image quality, by practically eliminating vignetting/hotspotting, chromatic aberration and distortion. This also means that a much wider range of full-frame SLR/DSLR lenses, such as zoom lenses, are compatible with the DOF Adapter.* We then sealed off the focusing screen to eliminate any chance of user error or damage to it. Finally, we encased everything in a durable, black anodized aluminum shell with a rotating barrel that allows you to align the focusing screen and bayonet mount in one simple motion.
*Due to the nature and technology of DOF Adapters, we still highly recommend using fast lenses (f1.2 - f2.8) for the best image quality.
Let us know what you think of the video in the YouTube comments or on Twitter @beastgrip! Also, in case you're wondering, we used the following equipment and lenses to film this video:
- Beastgrip Pro
- Beastgrip DOF Adapter Mk 2
- Nikon 50mm f1.8 Lens
- Rokinon 85mm t1.5 Cine Lens
- FiLMiC Pro
We also took a few still images for a few more examples of what you can create:Rokinon Cine 85mm t1.5
Rokinon Cine 85mm t1.5
Rokinon Cine 85mm t1.5
Rokinon Cine 85mm t1.5Nikon 55mm f1.2
Tamron 24-70mm f2.8