Originally Posted by raoul_duke
Finally got to see this on my own screen today.
Not impressed at all, I noticed the smearing that some people have pointed out.
LOL, vive la difference! Also finally saw this at home on cinema scale anamoprhic CIH screen...and loved the PQ/cinematography/production design. The soft character of the photography (perceived sharpness and lighting) evoke an appropriate period look. The Panavision Genesis is only a 2K sensor (actually 1920, I think), and I would bet that filters such as the Tiffen SoftFX series were used here and there. It is possible now though to shoot without the softening filters, and make the decision on these types of matters in post. Take a look, by comparision, at the highly stylized sequence where the prototype Erskine serum injection "created" Red Skull. All this short sequence has much sharper perceived sharpness by design (and the almost B&W color).
Cameras such as the new Sony F-65 and Red Epic are 4K+ cameras, and therefore have much higher native resolution. This is advantageous to the cinematographer even on a movie such as Captain America where the desired affect is a softer look. The added resolution gives the cinematographer more "latitude" to select the desired look. This was very obvious for cinematographers in shooting 35mm verses 16mm. In 35mm we could select from several steps of softening filters without trashing the needed threshold of acceptable perceived sharpness of focus. You could exceed that very quickly in 16mm. We will see the same in digital cinematography.
Another interesting fact revealed in the extras is how that important appearance factors of the Red Skull make-up were CG enhancements, including some factors that would typically be done with lighting (darker eye sockets, etc). Amazing yet scary what can be done now with CG in the digital world.
Gorgeous work and fun movie.