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While some few shots were done on other HDSLR’s the majority came from the D4 and in particular from the D4’s 2.7x crop mode.
What is that mode?
It only uses a 1920×1080 pixels crop of the sensor. The result is much more depth of field (less blurry background) but also a very crisp, moire and aliasing free image.
The downside of the Nikon D4 with its crop mode is its lack of quality in any other mode. As we’ve heard before the other modes have a hard time competing with other HDSLR camera’s video.
Johnnie describes he was forced to work in 2.7 crop mode because the full frame mode was very soft.
After all the film’s quality seems not to have suffered from this limitation.
Quite the opposite actually, instead of covering up the depth by using longer lenses Johnnie decided to work with the camera and transform interview shots into works of art by embracing the power of the surroundings and accentuating them with controlled light.
Maybe there’s a lesson to be learned here, a piece of film that says that depth of field is not as important to a great image as commonly advertised.