Tribe7 Adds 20.7mm to Blackwing Primes

Tribe7 Adds 20.7mm to Blackwing Primes

Boutique lens manufacturer Tribe 7 has added a brand new 20.7mm prime lens to their current Blackwing line of primes. This brings the Blackwing set to a total of 8 high speed, full frame prime lenses. I never really covered the release of the original Blackwing primes back when they came out – mostly because they were shrouded in so much mystery and there weren’t too many firm details at the time. Since then, Tribe7 has gone on to become a fixture in the world of cinema optics. Let’s take a quick look at their story and the newest prime lens to join the family.

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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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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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Rokinon Refreshes With New XEEN CF

Rokinon Refreshes With New XEEN CF

The new XEEN CF primes feature a brand new compact, lightweight body and the same glass XEEN owners have come to appreciate. Rokinon is a perfect example of how a lens can evolve over time. Their new CF line is the culmination of customer feedback over the course of nearly a decade. Throughout this post, we’ll take a quick look back at the evolution of the Rokinon line and preview their upcoming CF line of cinema primes.

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Vazen Creates Native Anamorphic Prime for Micro 4/3

Vazen Creates Native Anamorphic Prime for Micro 4/3

If you’ve ever browsed forums or joined a Facebook group for budget anamorphic lenses, there’s two things you’ll find in an abundance; Micro 4/3 cameras, and Frankenstein rigs held together with adapters and gaff tape. But now there’s a cure for one of those… The Vazen 1.8x Anamorphic Prime Lens.

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