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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Duclos Lenses Begins 1:1 Demo Sessions

Duclos Lenses Begins 1:1 Demo Sessions

Duclos Lenses is pleased to introduce a brand new service – 1:1 Demo Sessions. This service is an answer to our customers asking for personalized lens demonstration and consultation in partnership with the leading motion picture lens manufacturers. Get your hands on the latest, greatest cinema lenses in private, no-pressure environment. Scheduling begins January.

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Zeiss Continues to Shine with New Supreme Prime Radiance

On Thursday November 7th, Zeiss announced their newest line of lenses: the Zeiss Supreme Prime Radiance. They feature an all new T* blue coating that allows cinematographers to create beautiful, consistent and controlled flares while maintaining high image quality for which Zeiss is known. Other attributes include large-format coverage, high speed, robustness and smooth reliable focus – all in a small, light-weight package.

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