Benjamin LeMenager


I’m a filmmaker, a thinker, dreamer, and am goal oriented. I photograph, sketch, design, and build things in my spare time.  Go Blackhawks!






Feel free to email me regarding equipment rentals and rates.  INFO@BLULIGHTMEDIA.COM



MFT to Super35

Due to MFT (Micro Four Thirds) 2.3x crop on the sensor, most lenses will not translate the same as Super35. As such, a 24mm will translate as more of a 55mm. To fix this, an optic is introduced between the lens and the sensor that refocuses and magnifies the sensor to a proper Super35 (or 1.6x crop). This both uses more of the lens glass, and more of the available light from it. Since the amount of light is roughly doubled, it is the equivalent of speeding up your lens 1 stop. Hence the term “Speed Booster”. While this is all technical babble that doesn’t make your film better or worse, it makes for a smooth transition for DPs that are accustomed to shooting with Super35 sensors. 
For further information, the fantastic Phillip Bloom made available this information and visuals to help better show how the speedbooster dramatically fixes the “crop” sensor issue found in MFT.






  • Ben is true to his word, and someone who could easily be anyone’s “secret weapon.” We worked on a particularly tough content development project together, and he never let our challenges get the best of him. In fact, it was his creativity and relentlessness that helped drive our solutions. He sees the big picture, the details, and everything in-between — he is a force to be reckoning with, and the first guy you want on your team.

    Yaddy Arroyo
  • Ben is an extremely knowledgeable cinematographer. He has a solid understanding of composition as well as lighting; the footage we shot with him looks fantastic!

    Dan Kalish
  • Ben is a well taught DP who is very willing to teach those newer to the industry. He is knowledgeable and patient all while creating a modern artistic look.

    Ashlea Thomsen
  • Ben is super easy to work with, for the product that he gives you, he should be charging 10x more than he does. He will deliver a fantastic result for which ever project you put him on. I would strongly recommend Ben for any of your media needs.

    Scott Yorde
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