If you haven’t heard of Caldwell, you’re not alone. Brian Caldwell has been designing specialty optics for decades under different names or for production by other manufacturers. His latest project to be released is called the Chameleons – a flexiable 1.79x squeeze for both Super 35 and Full Frame / Vista Vision formats. We sat down with Brian to get a closer look at what makes these new primes unique.Continue reading “Caldwell Chameleon – Flexible Anamorphic Primes”
During NAB 2019, Zeiss kept their promise to continue adding focal lengths to their Supreme line of cinema prime lenses. This time a duo of high speed primes capping both ends of the current Supreme range – 21mm T1.5 and 135mm T1.5Continue reading “Zeiss Supreme Family Gains 21mm and 135mm”
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”
As of April 1st 2019, ZGC is now Cooke Americas (and no it is not an April Fool’s joke). Nothing much will change apart from the name. Same great people, products, and authorized service. The switch is another part of Cooke’s ongoing commitment to worldwide service and support.Continue reading “Cooke Lands in America”
Introducing the first of their kind – limited edition Cinematographer Trading Card series from Duclos Lenses. Each mystery pack contains five unique cards featuring your favorite masters of exposure. Each card displays a photo of these icons of cinema along with their stats and history on the back – including social media handles and best known works.Continue reading “NEW! Cinematographer Trading Cards from Duclos Lenses”
On Thursday March 28th, ZEISS held their Cine Showroom Open House introducing their Sherman Oaks location to the filmmaking community. Guests were in and out of the bright space from 1pm – 7pm. Some lucky VIP guests were able to arrive at noon so they didn’t miss the ribbon cutting at 1 pm sharp.Continue reading “ZEISS Cine Showroom Open House”
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.
On January 15th, Canon Burbank held their New Year Open House featuring Duclos Lenses. Patrons were able to explore the complete Cinema EOS line-up and get hands-on experience with Canon cinema cameras and lenses in the various Canon Burbank test facilities, theater, and showroom. Continue reading “Canon’s New Year Open House Recap”
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”