I recently had the chance to work with Chef Mero Cocinero known for his critically acclaimed cooking shows across the country teaching communities healthy eating and bringing new twists to cultural recipes. Mero was in town for a brief visit in Philadelphia and so we decided to head down to the South 9th Street Curb Market. This little film captures Mero’s adventures through this rich and diverse neighborhood.
The film was shot using the GH1 and a Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 1:2/18-90mm c-mount lens with no tripod only the indiSYSTEM indiRAILSpro MP and a SNAP! Gear on the lens. Had some issues with the sharpness of the lens because the lens was not screwed on tight enough which is one of the down sides of using screw mount lenses since there is no locking mechanism to lock the lens down to the mount. I also had to use the GH1’s digital zoom in order to avoid some of the vignetting and smaller image circle so there is issue of image degradation. I can’t wait to test out the Schneider Variogon lens with the new GH2 tele extender feature which is in 1:1 mode so theoretically with this new feature we should yield some very nice results.
Featuring: Mero Cocinero Karimi
Directed by Gary San Angel
Producer: David Lin
Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 1:2/18-90mm lens
indiSYSTEM indiRAILSpro MP
indiSYSTEM SNAP! Gear
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