A Third Fujinon Premista Zoom

A Third Fujinon Premista Zoom

Fujinon has finally announced the latest addition to their Large Format Cine Zoom lineup: the Fujinon Premista 19-45mm T2.9. Fuji’s newest cine zoom is a short, lightweight wide-angle 19-45mm T2.9 zoom lens. Just like the 28-100mm T2.9 and the 80-250mm T2.9-3.5, the Premista 19-45mm produces images with natural and beautiful bokeh, outstanding high resolution, accurate color rendition, and controllable flare with minimal ghosting for capturing high dynamic range. Fujinon once again did an excellent job at ensuring minimal distortion throughout the entire zoom range allowing for less work in post-production phases and more creativity in the field.

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Canon’s New Zoom Now Shipping

Canon’s New Zoom Now Shipping

I haven’t been impressed with a 10x zoom since the original Angenieux 25-250mm HR. There are have been several attempts at reviving that focal length; the Fujinon 25-300mm, Arri Alura 45-250mm, even an Angenieux 25-250mm Optimo Style zoom. None of these lenses were bad, they just weren’t particularly good. So I didn’t want to get my hopes up when Canon announced their 25-250mm Cine-Servo. But now that I’ve had a chance to play with it and put it through its paces…

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Recap: DCS Live “Focus on Cine Lenses” Event

Recap: DCS Live “Focus on Cine Lenses” Event

For several years, the Digital Cinema Society has hosted an extremely popular lens event at Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles. With Cine Gear cancelled due to the pandemic, the annual event had to adapt and go virtual in order to carry on the tradition. Keep reading to watch and re-watch the Digital Cinema Society’s “Focus on Cine Lenses” digital event.

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Zeiss Nearly Completes the Supreme Line with 18, 40, and 200mm

Zeiss Nearly Completes the Supreme Line with 18, 40, and 200mm

Zeiss has been working hard to bring three promised focal lengths to life, ahead of schedule. The much desired focal lengths are an 18mm T1.5, a 40mm T1.5, and a 200mm T2.2. The addition of these three lenses really fills out the Supreme Prime line very well.

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Irix Introduces Cine 15mm T2.6 Ultra-Wide

Irix Introduces Cine 15mm T2.6 Ultra-Wide

The newest wide-angle lens from Irix joins the ultra-wide 11mm, standard 45mm, and macro 150mm.  Inspired by their popular Firefly and Blackstone 15mm f/2.4 models, the new cinema lens is lightweight, affordable, and exhibits very little distortion.  Available in EF, E, PL and Micro 4/3 mounts.

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Cine Gear Expo 2020 Postponed

Cine Gear Expo 2020 Postponed

It’s obvious at this point that Coronavirus has swept any social gatherings such as NAB or Cine Gear under the Social Distancing rug. NAB waited until the last minute to cancel their show which left a lot of exhibitors in an extremely difficult position. Cine Gear Expo took a more aggressive approach and announced they were pushing their show date well enough in advance for exhibitors to coordinate properly.

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RIP Veydra: 2014-2019

RIP Veydra: 2014-2019

Veydra was a startup lens company with a solid idea that met its demise far too soon. As is the case with any ambitious idea with a lot of potential, there were curves and pitfalls that couldn’t be avoided. I had a front row seat to the entire adventure as a design consultant, a vendor, and a customer. The following is that account from my perspective.

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Is Canon Announcing a New Cine Lens?

Is Canon Announcing a New Cine Lens?

With the cancellation of this year’s NAB Show, Canon was left without their expected platform to announce new cinema-related products. Back on April 6th, Canon shared a simple image to invite fans and press to a live stream event. The teaser image only had the words “Imaging Unleashed”, which is rather vague, and really could be anything. The only thing that leads me to believe the announcement is lens related is the background – iris blades.

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Fujinon MK L-Mount Kit from MTF Services

Fujinon MK L-Mount Kit from MTF Services

UK based lens mount manufacturer MTF Services has announced a new conversion kit which will allow the Fujinon MK zooms to be converted to L-Mount. If the kit is anything like the rest of their products, it ought to be a proper method for getting the MK zooms onto your Panasonic, Sigma, or Leica camera.

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