DZOFilm Announces Catta Full Frame Cine Zooms

DZOFilm Announces Catta Full Frame Cine Zooms

DZOFilm is still a very new company to the motion picture industry. In fact, their initial product launch only dates back to 2019. Nearly one year since the launch of the Super 35 Pictor zooms, the latest full frame zoom lenses from DZOFilm – named “Catta” – have been announced.

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Cooke Announces New Varotal/i Full Frame Zooms & Panchro/i Classic

Cooke Announces New Varotal/i Full Frame Zooms & Panchro/i Classic

Cooke Optics has announced the launch of two exciting additions to its expanding range of Full Frame lenses. Two new Varotal/i FF zoom lenses bring leading-edge modern design and materials to this historic line of zoom lenses that were first seen in 1971, while the extensive Panchro/i Classic FF range offers the beloved vintage Speed Panchro look for full frame sensors.

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ARRI Rental Reveals ALFA Anamorphics and Revives Moviecam Primes

ARRI Rental Reveals ALFA Anamorphics and Revives Moviecam Primes

Lenses are an artist’s paint brushes which means every rental house needs a unique set of brushes to offer their artist clients. ARRI Rental has taken a page out of Panavision’s book by offering something you can’t get elsewhere. They’ve announced two different lines of lenses; the ALFA Anamorphic Primes and a revived set of vintage Moviecam Primes. Let’s take a look at the two new sets and see what ARRI Rental has to offer.

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Irix Expands Cine Prime Line with 30mm T1.5

Irix Expands Cine Prime Line with 30mm T1.5

Irix began offering cine versions of some of their popular photo lenses back in 2019 with the introduction of their 150mm Macro. While this was merely a re-purposing of their photo lens, it came with a promise of more dedicated cinema lenses. The Irix Cine 11mm and 15mm followed shortly which were also re-purposed photo lenses. Shortly thereafter, Irix introduced its first proper cine lens in the form of a 45mm T1.5. It checked practically all of the boxes one would want for such a lens and marked the beginning of them making good on their promise of more cine-specific lenses. We now have the next proper cine prime bringing the Irix Cine line to five lenses.

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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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