Tokina joined the cinema market with their Vista Primes which were met with open arms for their excellent image quality and coverage. But for many cinematographers, the lenses lacked character or personality. They were simply too clean or “clinical” as I’ve come to refer to them. But that changes with the Vista One primes.Continue reading “Vista One – More Character from Tokina Cinema”
Another pre-NAB announcement – Canon’s new Sumire Primes feature 7 focal lengths with pleasing character and a native PL mount. Read on for more details.Continue reading “Canon Introduces the Sumire Primes”
It’s that time of year. Just ahead of NAB 2019, Fujinon has announced a pair of brand new high-end cinema zoom lenses with a generous image circle capable of covering the entire range of modern large format motion picture cameras.Continue reading “Livin’ Large with Fujinon’s Premista Zooms”
Famed British lens re-housing company True Lens Service based out of Leicester, UK has adapted one of the must lust-worthy lenses from the photography world, to the realm of cinematography.
This weekend, the Sigma Corporation of America is celebrating its new facility opening in Burbank, CA and boy do they have your day booked!
Register for one, two, or all three events taking place on Saturday, November 3rd 2018 at 148 South Victory Boulevard, Burbank CA 91502. Continue reading “SIGMA Arrives in Burbank”
Laowa, a Chinese lens manufacturer known less for their marketing and more for their unique, thoughtful optical creations, has decided to break into the parallel world of motion picture lenses with their first ever purpose-built cinema zoom lens.
Originally reported by Jon Fauer at FDTimes, Servicevision has announced a new line of spherical large format primes, the Ultrascorpia 70, during IBC 2018. Fauer reports the lenses will be “light, small, and fast”. The look that these lenses will provide will be “silky smooth, film-look, excellent for digital sensors” said Andres Valles, owner of Servicevision.Continue reading “Servicevision Announces New T1.4 FF Primes”
Just ahead of IBC, Sigma Cine has announced three brand new focal lengths to be added to their already well-rounded lineup of affordable high speed cinema primes, a 28mm T2.5, a 40mm T1.5, and a 105mm T1.5, bringing the total set count to ten lenses. Continue reading “SIGMA Adds 28, 40, and 105mm High Speed T1.5 Primes to Cine Lineup”
Cooke is keeping up with the trend by adding large format anamorphic lenses to its esteemed lineup.
After enthusiastic reception for the Cooke S7/i’s, this is certainly the right step forward.
First focal lengths to come will be 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, and 100mm, followed by 32mm, 135mm, and 180mm – all T2.3 with 110mm fronts. Continue reading “Something New Is Cooke-ing…”
The Canon CN-E Primes have been out for quite some time now and have been tested on and off set by bloggers and cinematographers alike. There’s no doubting the capability of the CN-E Primes at this point. Beginning with a mere three prime lenses – 24, 50, and 85mm, Canon filled out the line with a 14, 35, 135mm over the next few years but then simply stopped adding focal lengths. We finally have a new lens to add to the CN-E line. Continue reading “Canon Fills Gap In Primes With 20mm T1.5 CN-E”
Just ahead of NAB, Angenieux has announced a revised version of it’s 44-440mm Optimo AS2. The new lens is a 42-420mm T4.5. It retains the same physical dimensions and base optical design as the 44-440mm which was released back in 2016 – but features a few key updates. Continue reading “Angenieux 42-420mm AS2: An Updated Anamoprhic Zoom”
With the ever growing popularity of new and vintage photography SLR lenses being used for cinematic projects, the Cine-Mod®, popularized by Duclos Lenses back in the turn of the millennium, has become increasingly attractive to DIY users. Duclos Lenses recognized this trend and decided to bring a new product to market – Individual Grease Packs that can be used on an as-needed basis, at a fraction of the cost of more expensive German or Japanese greases. Designated: Dratsum 35, the new lubricant is the perfect material to give your project that cinematic feel it was missing. Continue reading “Individual Grease Packs for DIY Iris De-Clicking”
Today, Arri officially announced their new, keeping up with the Jones’s, Alexa LF (Large Format). More importantly, the announcement wasn’t just a new camera, but a new system. This means new camera, new mount, and new LENSES! I suppose the new camera is large format compared to other cameras, but what about the new lenses? How do they fare in comparison, on paper at least, to other cinema lenses currently on the market? Let’s take a look at the new Signature Primes from Arri. Continue reading “Arri’s New Signature Prime Series “Large Format””
While this post diverges from cinema just a tad, it’s particularly interesting to us. Duclos Lenses has been working with Formlabs for several years now, dating back to their original Form1 machine. To see such an inspiring use of modern technology compelled me to repost this quick article and share with the rest of you. Take a look and enjoy! Continue reading “The World’s Largest Lens”