Zhongyi Debuts Mitakon Cine Primes

Zhongyi Debuts Mitakon Cine Primes

Chinese lens manufacturer Zhongyi has ported their photo lenses over to three new cine lens housings, much to the delight of speed freaks given the ultra fast aperture of their new T1 Speedmaster series. I’ll go over a bit of the history, product lines, and future of their latest line of cine lenses.

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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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Is This the BEST Lens Upgrade Ever?

Is This the BEST Lens Upgrade Ever?

Looking to step up your game and step into the world of true cinematography lenses? Look no further. The Duclos Cine Mode Upgrade Kit works with any lens and gives it a unique, “Cine” appeal. Our engineers have refined the process of upgrading lenses and created a technique that is truly DIY.  The Cine Mode Upgrade Kit is a cutting-edge product with specialized adhesive that is engineered to require little to no maintenance after installation.

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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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