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  1. #1 Anyone know what lenses were used in Netflix series 'When They See Us'? 
    Anyone know what lenses were used in Ava DuVernay's Netflix series 'When They See Us'?

    Bradford Young is the cinematographer. Looks like anamorphic from the crazy flares and distortion, possibly vintage? Whatever it is I like it.
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    Not sure but my goodness what a series. Phenomenal look.
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    Could be the posterchild for Mr. Young's new 'BLACKWING7' lenses. The lenses have vintage characteristics with adjustable qualities. The flares are particularly nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaeden Gallegos View Post
    Could be the posterchild for Mr. Young's new 'BLACKWING7' lenses. The lenses have vintage characteristics with adjustable qualities. The flares are particularly nice.

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    Anyone renting these out online somewhere? Would really love to do a project with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJ_Ortiz View Post
    Anyone renting these out online somewhere? Would really love to do a project with them.
    I believe they are still dealing with some prototypes and have sent out some sets to particular filmmakers. You can look at their Instagram or try and contact them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaeden Gallegos View Post
    Could be the posterchild for Mr. Young's new 'BLACKWING7' lenses. The lenses have vintage characteristics with adjustable qualities. The flares are particularly nice.

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    They did not shoot it on the Blackwings - the prototypes werent available back when they shot 'When They See us'. At least thats what Fraser Rigg from Tribe7 told me.

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    They were Meru anamorphic lenses.
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    One of the camera operators told me it was shot on Alexa LF using Todd AO & Meru Anamorphics - Lensworks was the rental house
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie A View Post
    One of the camera operators told me it was shot on Alexa LF using Todd AO & Meru Anamorphics - Lensworks was the rental house
    That sounds right! Definitely explains the crazy look - some of those Todd-AO shots are so shallow, its hard to find anything in frame thats in focus!





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    That distortion is terrible. This is a public service announcement to beware of such optics.
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