Weekly News Roundup #4

It’s that time again. Start your Monday with a bit of light reading featuring the latest in cinema lenses from TheCineLens.com. On to the news!

1) Lytro Cinema: The Future of Cinema Acquisition?

Lytro introduced their newest product, The Lytro Cinema Camera, shortly after stating that they were exiting the consumer market altogether. I’ll be posting a more in-depth discussion on this new product soon – but to answer the question “is this the future of cinema?”; ask yourself: How many photographers switched from a DSLR to a Lytro camera when they announced that? Check out Lytro’s product page here >


2) Canon Rumors Found Something Interesting


While it’s a bit old, Canon recently patented an 18-85mm T2.8 cinema zoom lens. This could be one hell of a competitor for Fuji’s new 20-120mm Cabrio. NAB anyone? Read the original article here >


3) The Best Damn Pinhole. Ever.


We covered ZERØ OPTIK’s new PL Pinhole lens last weekend, but if you missed it, it’s worth a read. For those looking for the most vintage, retro, organic look, this pinhole lens is going to be your weapon of choice. Read the original post here >



4) Lens Tests from Geoff Boyle


Our friends over at NewsShooter.com recently featured the work of cinematography.net founder, Geoff Boyle who put in some major camera time conducting an in-depth lens test including lenses such as the Angenieux Optimos, Arri Alura, Fuji Cabrio, Canon Cine-Servo, CN-E, Leica Summilux and Summicron, Schndeider, and Zeiss. There’s a ton of useful footage to check out. Head on over to NewsShooter.com to read the full post.



5) It’s Almost Christmas NAB Time!


That’s right. This time next week, we’ll have some exclusive product releases and interviews regarding the latest and greatest in motion picture lens technology. We’ll be posting the weekend prior and throughout the show next week. We’ll have content from Angenieux, Arri, Canon, Cooke, Fujinon, Leica, Rokinon, Schneider, Veydra, and of course, Zeiss. So subscribe via email and check back often for updates. See you there!


That wraps it up for this week’s news roundup. If there’s something interesting that we missed or of you have a question about a snippet, drop a comment below. Until next week!

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