From Vincent Laforet’s blog

Can you share with us any tips/tricks you’ve found for “forcing” a large aperture manually? It would be great to shoot with a shallow depth-of-field without the camera first selecting high ISO and a slow shutter speed if those weren’t necessary (like in daylight).

Vincent Laforet Reply November 26th, 2008 at 9:51 pm – It can be a bit maddening to be honest. But it CAN be done… I wish it were a tad bit easier than it is. Remember that I shot Reverie at night – so it was never an issue. I was always wide open. During the day time – it helps to point the camera at a very dark object/shadow… the aperture will open up… then point it at your subject and lock the exposure down immediately – before it reverts to f11-f22. Sometimes it works perfectly – at other times – it’s doing a bit of weird science. Remember – I’ve been working with pre-production cameras – and I haven’t had a chance to get the final product in my hands – so it’s dangerous for me to say anything for certain.

Luckily the final product covered those lacks. *g*

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2 Responses to “From Vincent Laforet’s blog”


  1. 1 Jim February 4, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    You can’t help but wonder if the buzz that surrounded Reverie may have damaged any chance there ever was of Canon addressing these issues. It got us all frothing about the potential of the camera and drowned out our pleas to Canon for full manual control and the frame rates we need.

    Let’s just hope they’re still listening.

  2. 2 Joni December 26, 2012 at 7:57 am

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