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Hi Everyone, This is my first post on Cinematography.com but here goes... I am DPing a music video where I will need to create the effect of dollying out from the inside of a doll's house in a continuous shot. The camera will start inside one of the rooms and dolly out of the window, all the way out of the house to reveal the doll's house in full, within the frame. The main catch is that the doll's house will be set on fire from the inside out, so I need a lens that can "reach" far enough inside the house and then dolly out on a slider. I was thinking of achieving this effect with the Laowa 24mm f14 probe lens as it is the only optic that I can find which will keep the slider at a fair distance from the camera and be able to fit inside the doll's house. My main concern is that I will be shooting these scenes at dusk, I am worried the lenses aperture will be too restrictive. Yet I know this lens comes with LED lights on the end, so this might help. I can shoot on either the C300 Mkii or the Canon 5D MkIV with the current options available to me. (I am aware of the crop factor on the C300 as well). Would you guys think that this lens would be the correct choice for something like this? Also, what would be your recommendation for a good motorised slider with enough length to dolly out like this? I will get the chance to test next week but wanted to ask the forum first. I was hoping that a 24mm will not need to dolly back too far to see the doll's house in full. Thanks.
HI everybody, I've never worked with probe lenses and I was wondering if anybody could give me some infos, like how do they work, in what they differ from normal lenses and if the focus mechanism is the same etc etc. Thanks so much in advance!