Janusz Kaminski: Lenses on Amistad

From American Cinematographer, Breaking Slavery's Chains by Stephen Pizzello (January 1998)

"The Zeiss 27mm is my favorite lens, and Steven likes it too. We also used the 20mm, 24mm, and 29mm. For closeups or exterior day shots, we'd go with the 85mm, 100mm and 135mm Zeisses. I'm not a great fan of zooms, and neither is Steven, so we didn't use those. Aside from some of the courtroom scenes, I really didn't use specific lenses to create emotions. The scenes involving the boats were so dramatic and realistic that they didn't need much help from the lenses."

- Janusz Kaminski

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