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Resolve Optics Ultra Compact HD Mini Zoom Lens, the Z10-HDcf:

Resolve Optics Ultra Compact HD Mini Zoom Lens, the Z10-HDcf:

Polecam Systems will be BVE2013 and so too the new Resolve Optics Ultra Compact HD Mini Zoom Lens Z10-HDcf, designed to complement small profile HD cameras such as the renowned Toshiba range. This 10X, C-mount lens design utilises cutting edge technology to enable the lens to be kept very compact. Floating cell technology allows the […]

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Lens Maker Thales Angenieux Recognized as a Living Heritage Company:

Lens Maker Thales Angenieux Recognized as a Living Heritage Company:

Cinema and broadcast zoom lens maker Thales Angenieux has received one of France’s biggest accolades by being recognized as a living heritage company. Founded by Pierre Angenieux back in 1935 the zoom lens maker now has a workforce of about 400 people. Thales Angénieux designs, manufactures and assembles its lenses, on one single site, for […]

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Fujinon PL 19-90 Cabrio Lens Shipping In Bulk:

Fujinon PL 19-90 Cabrio Lens Shipping In Bulk:

FUJIFILM announced the first deliveries of its PL 19-90 Cabrio ZK4.7×19 lens to video rental companies SIM Digital, AbelCine and TCS. The Cabrio lens was first introduced at NAB 2012 and is part of the company’s PREMIER PL Mount Zoom family. The lightweight and compact ZK4.7×19 features a first for cine-style lenses – an exclusive […]

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Two New Canon Prime Lenses CN-E14mm T3.1 L F and CN-E135mm T2.2 L F:

Two New Canon Prime Lenses CN-E14mm T3.1 L F and CN-E135mm T2.2 L F:

Canon have announced two new prime lenses, the CN-E14mm T3.1 L F and the CN-E135mm T2.2 L F single-focal-length lenses for large-format single-sensor cameras employing Super 35mm or full frame 35mm imagers. These two new lenses join with Canon’s CN-E24mm T1.5 L F, CN-E50mm T1.3 L F, and CN-E85mm T1.3 L F primes to provide […]

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Uncoated Samyang Lens Test:

Uncoated Samyang Lens Test:

Remember that custom modified set of 3 x Samyang DSLR lenses that have the optical coatings removed from the front & rear elements available at Shoot Blue? Well check out the test vision from that modified Samyang glass set. The uncoated Samyang lenses are a great solution for achieving lens flare and a more vintage […]

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Exclusive First Look at Samyang Uncoated Lens Set:

Exclusive First Look at Samyang Uncoated Lens Set:

Thanks to our very good friends at Shoot Blue, the London, UK based equipment rental & crewing service, Cinescopophilia has been given access to an exclusive look at a set of Samyang uncoated lenses. “The main reason behind having the anti-reflective lens coatings removed from the Samyang DSLR lens was to produce a more unique […]

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P+S TECHNIK Compact Rehoused Cooke S2 / S3 Panchro Lenses:

P+S TECHNIK Compact Rehoused Cooke S2 / S3 Panchro Lenses:

P+S TECHNIK are now offering a rehousing service for your old classic Cooke S2 / S3 Panchro lenses at a fair price. With this new housing the Cooke S2 / S3 Panchro lens receives two opposed scales, so focus and iris setting can be read from both sides of the camera, marked with whole stop […]

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Panavision PVintage Series of Prime Lenses:

Panavision PVintage Series of Prime Lenses:

Based on the award winning Panavision Ultra Speed lenses designed in the 1970′s, Panavision have introduced the PVintage series of prime lenses for 35mm cinematography. The hand crafted PVintage lenses offer superior mechanical performance and are re-engineered by Panavision to include modern external housings and a new, smooth action internal opto-mechanical design. The new 4.440” […]

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Cooke Optics Rebrands The Panchro Lens Range To Mini S4/i:

Cooke Optics Rebrands The Panchro Lens Range To Mini S4/i:

Cooke Optics have rebranded their Panchro by Cooke range and now call it the Mini S4/i range in response to customer feedback. While the small, lightweight and affordable lenses are loved by those who have used and purchased them, the change comes as a result of lingering confusion over the name. “When we launched the […]

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Fujinon PL 85-300 Cabrio and XA99x8.4BESM Ultra-Wide Field Lens:

Fujinon PL 85-300 Cabrio and XA99x8.4BESM Ultra-Wide Field Lens:

FUJIFILM is introducing two new high-performance FUJINON lenses: the PL 85-300 Cabrio lens (model ZK3.5×85) and the XA99x8.4BESM ultra-wide field production lens. The PL 85-300, a PL Mount zoom lens in the Premier PL digital cinematography family, capitalizes on the popularity and success of its predecessor, the PL19-90mm Cabrio (Model ZK4.7×19). The new XA99x8.4 is […]

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Duclos Lenses Now Offer a Zeiss ZF.2 Speed Prime Kit For 4.5K:

Duclos Lenses Now Offer a Zeiss ZF.2 Speed Prime Kit For 4.5K:

Duclos Lenses now offer a Zeiss ZF.2 Speed Prime Set. Are Carl Zeiss CP.2 Super Speeds a bit out of your price range or simply too bulky for your run-n-gun style of shooting? Get the same results in a lighter, smaller, and more affordable package with the Duclos Lenses Zeiss ZF.2 Speed Prime Set. Duclos […]

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True-Cut IR Tuner Kit Cuts Colour Shifts on CMOS Sensor Cameras:

True-Cut IR Tuner Kit Cuts Colour Shifts on CMOS Sensor Cameras:

Schneider Optics announces the new True-Cut IR Tuner Kit. True-Cut IR filters are designed to prevent light in the infrared spectrum, invisible to the human eye, from contaminating the image captured on CMOS or CCD sensors. That unwanted IR contamination can be cumbersome when large sensor cameras are used with neutral density (ND) filtration to […]

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Three NEW Video Xenon Lenses Released From Schneider Kreuznach:

Three NEW Video Xenon Lenses Released From Schneider Kreuznach:

Schneider-Kreuznach have released new Video Xenon lenses specifically designed for large sensor video capable DSLR & cine style cameras. The Schneider Video Xenon produce high luminous intensity and harmonious bokeh, they are designed to get the best out of the video function of large-format DSLR cameras, turning them into a professional tool for photographers who […]

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Schneider Kreuznach Four New Full Frame DSLR Lenses:

Schneider Kreuznach Four New Full Frame DSLR Lenses:

Schneider-Kreuznach introduced several completely new lenses for full frame DSLR cameras at Photokina 2012. A Makro-Symmar and a new Super-Angulon as well as two new Xenon lenses are among the highlights at the photo industry’s most important trade fair. A newly recalculated Makro-Symmar with a focal length of 85 millimeters and an aperture of 2.4. […]

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Tokina 16-28 F2.8 PL Mount Cinema Lens:

Tokina 16-28 F2.8 PL Mount Cinema Lens:

At Photokina a nice phat chunk of glass has been dropped; the Tokina 16-28mm F2.8 PL mount lens. The Tokina 16-28mm PL mount F2.8 has an all new 56mm diameter aspherical glass element incorporated into the front lens group, while there are 2 more aspherical elements in the rear group. 3 SD super-low dispersion glass […]

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Thales Angenieux Optimo 19.5-94 and 28-340 lenses:

Thales Angenieux Optimo 19.5-94 and 28-340 lenses:

Two brand new Thales Angenieux Optimo zoom lenses; the Optimo 19.5-94 and the Optimo 28-340 lens were presented for the first time in Europe at IBC, and delivery of the Optimo 19.5-94 lens started in August in the USA. Keep an eye out for the new Angenieux lenses at CINEC 2012 too. Angenieux Optimo 17-80 […]

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Carl Zeiss Show Off Their NEW Cine Lenses From IBC:

Carl Zeiss Show Off Their NEW Cine Lenses From IBC:

Michael Schiehlen the Sales Director of Carl Zeiss introduces the swag of new cine lenses shown at the IBC Show 2012 in Amsterdam. Please see Carl Zeiss for more information on the newly announced lenses.

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TLS Cooke Speed Panchro, Rehousing a Classic Lens:

TLS Cooke Speed Panchro, Rehousing a Classic Lens:

True Lens Services or TLS have rehoused the first of a set of historic Cooke Speed Panchro lenses. Bringing the Cooke Speed Panchro lenses up to modern day specification and using their in house design and manufacturing facility that produced the Genus Matte Box range; True Lens Services have produced a lens activated by a […]

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Two Canon Compact Lightweight 4K & 2K Cinema Zoom Lenses:

Two Canon Compact Lightweight 4K & 2K Cinema Zoom Lenses:

Canon’s two new compact and lightweight cinema zoom lenses available in both EF- and PL-mount versions, were first announced at NAB 2012 and have now been officially added to the Canon Cinema EOS product line. Designated as the CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L S/SP wide-angle cinema zoom lens and the CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L S/SP telephoto cinema zoom […]

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NEW Canon EF 14mm T3.1 and 135mm T2.2 Cinema Prime Lenses:

NEW Canon EF 14mm T3.1 and 135mm T2.2 Cinema Prime Lenses:

Canon announced the development of two new cinema prime lenses, the 14mm T3.1 cinema prime lens and 135mm T2.2 cinema prime lens, adding to the Cinema EOS lineup consisted of 11 EF Cinema Lenses. Both the 14mm T3.1 and 135mm T2.2 cinema prime lenses will be engineered for exceptional optical performance for Canon’s latest large-format […]

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17mm T4 Lens to go with Century Clairmont Swing Shift System:

17mm T4 Lens to go with Century Clairmont Swing Shift System:

Schneider adds a new 17mm T4 Lens to go with the Century Clairmont Swing/Shift System which employs bellows, swings, tilts, rises, falls and shifts for a variety of effects. This new lens allows for a wider angle of view focal length than previously available. Existing lenses include: 24mm f3.5, 45mm 42.8, 90mm f2.8, and 150mm […]

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NEW Schneider Kreuznach Cine-Xenar III Prime Lenses:

NEW Schneider Kreuznach Cine-Xenar III Prime Lenses:

Schneider Optics introduces the Schneider Kreuznach Cine-Xenar III prime lenses. Designed for PL-mount 35mm single sensor and film cameras, the fine optics feature fast T/stops, superb image quality and robust construction. The lens range includes an 18mm/T 2.2 in addition to a 25mm/T 2.2, 35mm/T 2.1, 50mm/T 2.0, 75mm/T 2.0 and 95mm/T 2.0. A special […]

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Lens of the Year Award for the Canon EF8-15mm f4L Fisheye USM:

Lens of the Year Award for the Canon EF8-15mm f4L Fisheye USM:

Canon announced that the company’s EF8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM interchangeable lens has been honored in Japan with the prestigious Camera Grand Prix 2012 “Lens of the Year Award.” The accolade marks the second award to date for the Canon fisheye lens, which was also named “Best Professional DSLR Lens in 2012″ in Europe by the […]

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Schneider Optics S2000 Century Canon 17mm T4 Tilt-Focus Lens PL Mount:

Schneider Optics S2000 Century Canon 17mm T4 Tilt-Focus Lens PL Mount:

Schneider Optics introduces the new S2000 Century/Canon 17mm T4 Tilt-Focus Lens in PL Mount. Ideal for use on cameras with up to a S35 sensor, this new converted lens offers 360 degrees of rotation and 8 degrees of tilt in any direction for remarkable control of the subject focus plane. The lens’ tilt and rotation […]

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Carl Zeiss and 6 New Cine Lenses Video Tour:

Carl Zeiss and 6 New Cine Lenses Video Tour:

Richard Schleuning, National Sales Manager Americas of Carl Zeiss shows off the 6 new cine lens products from Carl Zeiss and takes us on a small video tour. Carl Zeiss have introduced two Compact Prime CP.2 lenses (the CP.2 15/T2.9 and CP.2 135/T2.1), three Compact Prime CP.2 Super Speed lenses, and one Compact Zoom CZ.2 […]

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ARRI Concept Anamorphic Lens Sneak Peek:

ARRI Concept Anamorphic Lens Sneak Peek:

ARRI unveiled their latest development in advancing anamorphic cinematography with the announcement of a line of concept anamorphic lenses during NAB and will fully disclose their details later at IBC later. ARRI is working with Carl Zeiss to bring a new style of anamorphic lenses with superior optical and mechanical quality compared to existing anamorphic […]

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5D Anamorphic Cinematography by CAMERON | PACE Group:

5D Anamorphic Cinematography by CAMERON | PACE Group:

CAMERON | PACE Group announced that it has partnered with Vantage Film to begin developing 3D/5D anamorphic lens systems that will empower the content creation community with an entirely new toolset they can use to elevate the level quality, depth, and engagement of the entertainment they deliver. “Contemporary filmmakers benefit tremendously from the technology they […]

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FREE Fujinon OptCal App for Calculating Depth of Field & More:

FREE Fujinon OptCal App for Calculating Depth of Field & More:

Quick one for you, a very handy and 100% free App from Fujinon for calculating field of view, angle of view, depth of field, and field of view plus more for broadcast cinema and CCTV lenses. The Fujinon OptCal works with Apple’s iPhone and iPad. Fujinon OptCal Description: Fujinon OptCal calculates for three categories: Broadcast, […]

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Fujinon PL 19-90 Cabrio Lens:

Fujinon PL 19-90 Cabrio Lens:

The Fujinon PL 19-90 Cabrio (ZK4.7×19) features an exclusive detachable servo drive unit, making it suitable for use as a standard PL lens or as an ENG-Style lens. The ZK4.7×19 also features flange focal distance adjustment, macro function, and is LDS (Lens Data System) and /i metadata compatible. With a 19-90mm focal range and weight […]

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Carl Zeiss 35mm, 50mm & 85mm T1.5 Super Speed lenses:

Carl Zeiss 35mm, 50mm & 85mm T1.5 Super Speed lenses:

Carl Zeiss have dropped three new Super Speed lenses with fast T1.5 aperture and in focal lengths of 35mm, 50mm and 85mm. The new Carl Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 Super Speed lenses offer filmmakers new opportunities for shooting in low-light conditions. Like the other Compact Prime CP.2 lenses, the new Super Speed lenses cover a […]

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Four New Canon 4K Lenses in EF and PL Mount Versions:

Four New Canon 4K Lenses in EF and PL Mount Versions:

Canon have announced the development of four 4K EF Cinema zoom lenses. Designed to deliver exceptional optical performance on 4K resolution Super 35mm-equivalent cameras, each of the four lenses features a compact, lightweight design to facilitate handheld and Steadicam shooting while also covering a wide range of focal lengths. Included are two wide-angle cinema zooms […]

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Zunow 4K Ready Super Wide Vari-Angle lens E 11-16mm F2.8:

Zunow 4K Ready Super Wide Vari-Angle lens E 11-16mm F2.8:

Quick one from Zunow: The Zunow 4K Ready Super Wide Vari-Angle lens E 11-16mm F2.8 Sony E mount lens 11-16mm Focal Length F2.8-22 IRIS 1.1 feet M.O.D. 85mm Diameter 945 gr. Weight 4K Ready The Zunow SWV-E11-16 is a super wide angle zoom lens for the Sony E-mount NEX-FS100 and NEX-VG10/20 camera. This lens can […]

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Carl Zeiss 2 New Compact Lightweight Compact Prime CP.2 lenses:

Carl Zeiss 2 New Compact Lightweight Compact Prime CP.2 lenses:

During NAB 2012 Carl Zeiss will present two new cine prime lenses. Carl Zeiss is expanding its product range of the Compact Prime CP.2 series with two compact and uncommonly lightweight lenses. With new focal lengths of 15mm and 135mm, filmmakers can enhance their portfolios with these remarkable lenses. The new focal lengths allow professionals […]

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The New Carl Zeiss Distagon T 2.8 15mm Super Wide Angle Lens:

The New Carl Zeiss Distagon T 2.8 15mm Super Wide Angle Lens:

The new Carl Zeiss super wide angle Distagon T* 2,8/15 lens has arrived. With a large angle of view of 110 degrees in combination with a fast f/2.8 aperture, the lens enables the features for dramatic perspectives and performance demanded by the most ambitious landscape and architectural photographers. With a unique ability to capture events […]

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Canon HJ17ex6.2B is the Premium Standard Broadcast Lens:

Canon HJ17ex6.2B is the Premium Standard Broadcast Lens:

The well-established and popular Canon HJ17ex7.6B lens now has a brother – the Canon HJ17ex6.2B. In fact, with its focal length of 6.2~106mm, extra wide angle and a shorter MOD, the newcomer takes on the role as the ‘Premium Standard’ 2/3” HD camera lens and further strengthens the line-up of Canon’s HJ lenses. High quality […]

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Fujinon HA19x7.4BERM ENG/EFP & XA19x7.4BESM-D8 Lens:

Fujinon HA19x7.4BERM ENG/EFP & XA19x7.4BESM-D8 Lens:

FUJIFILM have announced that two compact HD lenses, each featuring technical firsts in their size, will make their U.S. debut at the 2012 NAB show, which runs from April 14th-19th in the Las Vegas Convention Center. The two new HDTV lenses, which expand their respective product lines, are the HA19x7.4BERM/BERD 2/3-inch Premier Series high-performance HD […]

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PRIME-CIRCLE RingKits for ZF.2 Lenses & PRIME-CIRCLE XT Lens Kits:

PRIME-CIRCLE RingKits for ZF.2 Lenses & PRIME-CIRCLE XT Lens Kits:

The PRIME-CIRCLE project offers to ZF.2 Series users the choice to upgrade their still-photography lenses to a more performing cine-style mode. The Prime-Circle RingKits are available for every ZF.2 lens in the market and the DIY (do it yourself) concept makes it really easy to install. The RingKit is based on a ultra-lightweight ergo-focus gear […]

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Focus View Wireless Follow Focus System:

Focus View Wireless Follow Focus System:

We covered the Focus View TDC-1 Stereoscopic 3D Rig wireless follow focus system for 3D cameras here. In fact we were one of the first to play with the new follow focus set up. Nice. Now we see that there is a 2D wireless follow system available from Focus View which has an indoor operational […]

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Carl Zeiss Lens Stress Test Do Not Try This At Home:

Carl Zeiss Lens Stress Test Do Not Try This At Home:

Do not try the Carl Zeiss lens stress test at home with any glass you still love. Watch as the Carl Zeiss lab jockeys pound the living bejeepers out of new lenses by systematically submitting the lenses to extreme stresses in order to arrive at findings that can help in future Carl Zeiss lens design […]

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X-Circle Turns Nikon F Mount Lenses Into Cine Style EF Mounts:

X-Circle Turns Nikon F Mount Lenses Into Cine Style EF Mounts:

Expensive cinematography lenses have one important feature that still lenses cannot offer: marking on angled surface of the barrel, making it easy to read focus and aperture settings from side or behind the camera. X-Circle has a smart solution (pat.pend.), a simple idea but very important…. a lens ergonomics re-thought! Every Nikon F-Mount Manual Focus […]

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Say Hello to the Canon EF to Nokia N8 Lens Adapter:

Say Hello to the Canon EF to Nokia N8 Lens Adapter:

Well move over Magic Lantern and GH2 hackers there is a new hot hack in town and it is the Canon EF to N8 lens adapter. The adapter is constructed of 9 pieces of corrugated cardboard spray glued together measuring 7.25”x4.1”in. Each piece is roughly 4mm deep. Total depth assembled is ~37mm, but the flange […]

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Schneider Optics New iPro Lens System for iPhone 4/4S:

Schneider Optics New iPro Lens System for iPhone 4/4S:

The iPro Lens System by Schneider Optics is now purpose-built to enable professional quality photographic and video imagery with the iPhone 4 and 4S. It allows iPhone 4/4S owners to enhance the camera integrated into their phone by adding the benefits of interchangeable Wide Angle and Fisheye lenses to capture more in every shot. The […]

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Schneider Optics 77mm True-Match Vari-ND Thread in Filter:

Schneider Optics 77mm True-Match Vari-ND Thread in Filter:

Schneider Optics has brought out a 77mm True-Match Vari-ND thread-in filter. The filter from Schneider Optics apparently allows you to select an f-stop and camera speed, and then dial in the exposure by intuitively selecting just the right amount of neutral density. The filter is designed for DSLR’s and Cine Compact cameras with high ISO […]

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Canon XJ95x8.6B Super-Telephoto Long-Zoom HD Field Lens:

Canon XJ95x8.6B Super-Telephoto Long-Zoom HD Field Lens:

Canon’s widest angle long zoom HD field lens- the Canon DIGISUPER 95 In response to the ever-evolving requirements of live sports and other popular mobile-location HD productions, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, has developed a series of long-zoom field lenses designed for some of the most demanding HDTV sports and outside-broadcast applications, […]

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ZEISS Releasing Compact Lightweight Set of Anamorphic Prime Lenses:

ZEISS Releasing Compact Lightweight Set of Anamorphic Prime Lenses:

Zeiss have confirmed via Twitter and Facebook that a range of new lenses is to arrive in 2012. And according to FDTimes we can possibly expect to see around an 18mm and 100mm Compact Prime CP.2 lenses, as well as a Compact 70-200 Tele Zoom and a complete set of compact lightweight Anamorphic prime lenses […]

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Handy Automatic Same View Lens Calculator:

Handy Automatic Same View Lens Calculator:

There are a few of these Lens Calculators splattered around the interweb and on apps and they are always handy to play with. Shooting 4k, 1080, PAL or NTSC, IMAX or 1/2″ and need to know the DoF or FoV + more then this little lens calculator may be what you need to work it […]

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Angular field of view of Zeiss CP.2 lenses on the C300 and RED Scarlet-X:

Angular field of view of Zeiss CP.2 lenses on the C300 and RED Scarlet-X:

Here are some key facts from Carl Zeiss about the angular field of view of the Zeiss CP.2 lenses on the C300 and RED Scarlet-X. The CP.2 18mm/T3.6 covers 75.9° with the Canon C300. The CP.2 100mm/T2.1 has an angular field of 20.4° when used with a full-frame camera. For cameras with a Super 35 […]

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Cinematics ZE/ZF Zeiss Lens Rehoused 50mm f1.4 for $1065:

Cinematics ZE/ZF Zeiss Lens Rehoused 50mm f1.4 for $1065:

Update: See CineMatics “High Cost Customized Film Lens” Circle of Confusion the Mathew Duclos Blog for a very accurate take on the Cinematics. We have seen some Cinematics camera gear getting around like their matte box and follow focus but now we see they are rehousing ZE/ZF Zeiss Distagon glass. Prices start from $1065 for […]

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The ARRI Zeiss Master Prime 135mm Lens Development Project:

The ARRI Zeiss Master Prime 135mm Lens Development Project:

As part of the ARRI Zeiss Master Prime 135 development project, we have provided a prototype of the lens with a PL-modified Canon 1D Mark IV to a number of prominent cinematographers and photographers to see what they would make of it. Not only were they very excited about the lens, but they created some […]

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The GNDF ND Fader by Genus with 4 Stops of Light Reduction:

The GNDF ND Fader by Genus with 4 Stops of Light Reduction:

Den Lennie shows off the Genus ND Fader is a compact all-in-one variable neutral density fader filter that has up to 4 stops of light reduction with just the twist of your wrist. Giving you clear and precise shots at whichever density you are using. The GNDF screws in beautifully onto your lens and is […]

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The RED DSMC Leica M Mount & the Birger Sony F3 EF Mount:

The RED DSMC Leica M Mount & the Birger Sony F3 EF Mount:

Must be the time to release camera lens mount adapters because two have been announced. The RED DSMC Leica M lens mount adapter, and the Birger Sony F3 EF mount adapter. The mount is finishing testing and should be in the store early December. Fits both EPIC and Scarlet. Seals for dust and light. Aluminum […]

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Canon Debuts Seven New Lens Models and More In The Wings:

Canon Debuts Seven New Lens Models and More In The Wings:

Canon Inc. and Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced the introduction of seven new 4K EF Cinema Lenses, an all-new series of video cinematography lenses that, in addition to the company’s current lineup of interchangeable EF lenses for EOS single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras, form the core of Canon’s new Cinema EOS System. The launch of the Cinema […]

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Zunow Super Wide Angle SWV-E11-16 Lens for Sony FS100:

Zunow Super Wide Angle SWV-E11-16 Lens for Sony FS100:

The Zunow SWV-E11-16 is a super wide angle zoom lens for the Sony E-mount NEX-FS100 and NEX-VG10 and Sony NEX-VG20 cameras. This lens can be attached directly to the mount of the camera and needs to be operated manually. The Zunow SWV-E11-16 lens has been successfully tested on the Sony E-mount NEX-FS100 and NEX-VG10 and […]

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$199 Schneider Optics iPro Lens System For the iPhone 4:

$199 Schneider Optics iPro Lens System For the iPhone 4:

The idea behind the Schneider Optics iPro is not to offer you another camera, but enhance the one you already have. Your iPhone. The Fisheye and Wide Angle Lenses easily twist on and off and let you capture more in every shot. The pocket-sized lens case securely protects your lenses, doubles as a universal tripod […]

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RED 17-50mm Lens Version 2 Ready Now:

RED 17-50mm Lens Version 2 Ready Now:

The RED V2 of the 17-50mm lens is now in stock. Optically they are identical to the first version, the only difference being that the hood has gone from a big flying saucer to a more “normal” 114mm diameter. 67mm filters fit on the front element. you can use 67mm filters or a 67mm lens […]

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Cinemods Oct19 Mount for the RED EPIC Camera:

Cinemods Oct19 Mount for the RED EPIC Camera:

The guys from Cinemods are now making an OCT-19 lens mount for RED EPIC cameras. Prices for the Cinemods Oct-19 lens mount is AUS$475 + air mail postage. Also coming soon from Cinemods is a Nikon mount using Nikon Japan parts and Leica M and Leica R mounts for the RED EPIC camera. See Cinemods […]

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3rd Generation of Duclos Lenses 11-16mm T2.8:

3rd Generation of Duclos Lenses 11-16mm T2.8:

At about the same time the RED EPIC camera was released to the wild, the demand for the Duclos Lenses 11-16mm lens sky rocketed. Duclos has increased batch numbers and made minor changes and we now see the release of the 3rd generation of the very popular Duclos Lenses 11-16mm T2.8 lens. Sign up for […]

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Leica M Series Lens Mount for RED EPIC & ARRI Alexa Cameras:

Leica M Series Lens Mount for RED EPIC & ARRI Alexa Cameras:

Picked this one up from Justin O’Neill, one of the good guys from RoyalGalactic; and it’s the Leica M series lens mount which enables the utilization of one of the world’s finest lens systems on the Red Epic Camera. The SpaceCam Lens Mount System for fitting of M Series lenses to Epic Camera permits use […]

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2 X Canon 35mm 4k PL Zoom Lens Video:

2 X Canon 35mm 4k PL Zoom Lens Video:

Back when NAB 2011 was on Canon dropped two flashy 4k 35mm Zoom PL mount lenses, and we covered it here. With the pending Canon November 3rd announcement at Paramount Studios that glass just may make the puzzle a lot easier to solve. Also with @AndyShipsides saying “Nov 3rd is the big day. It will […]

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Video Showing The New Sony SCL-Z18X140 Zoom Lens for the F3:

Video Showing The New Sony SCL-Z18X140 Zoom Lens for the F3:

The new Sony F3 zoom lens is being shown at IBC 2011. Genus Hurricane 3D rig designer Alister Chapman gives us look at the Sony SCL-Z18X140 sitting on a sweet F3 rig with a video preview. The new Sony 18-252mm T3.8 zoom lens is dedicated to the Sony F3 camcorder and will retail for about […]

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Arch Rig Rack Follow Focus System:

Arch Rig Rack Follow Focus System:

The Arch Rig is a Lockable Follow Focus system designed for DSLR cinema production. The rig allows for tripod or jib mounting. The wide rig design is to maintain an improved peripheral sight leveling, thus increasing a leveled picture by 48% to 70% in handheld usage. 2 upper handgrips are designed for fluid handheld low […]

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TDC-1 Stereoscopic 3D Rig Controller:

TDC-1 Stereoscopic 3D Rig Controller:

Recently I had the pleasure of being one of the first people invited to play with the TDC-1 Stereoscopic 3D Rig Controller from Today 3D. The TDC-1 controller allows remote control of the lens Focus, Iris, and Zoom (FIZ) for both passive and active production of dynamic 3D imagines. The TDC-1 controller is designed to […]

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Cooke Optics New 5/i & Panchro 135mm Prime Lenses:

Cooke Optics New 5/i & Panchro 135mm Prime Lenses:

Cooke Optics, the premier manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, announced that it will unveil 135mm lenses for its 5/i Prime and Panchro lens sets at IBC 2011 on Stand 11.D10. The 135mm focal lengths are the latest eagerly anticipated additions to each set. The 135mm for the 5/i set has T1.4 […]

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Leica Summilux-C Cine Lenses have Shipped:

Leica Summilux-C Cine Lenses have Shipped:

Band Pro Film & Digital Is proud to announce that the first sets of Leica Summilux-C Cine Lenses have shipped from the new Leica factory in Wetzler, Germany. Otto Nemenz International in Hollywood, CA, took delivery of several production sets of eight lenses each. “The lenses are already out working on productions,” said Otto Nemenz, […]

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A perfect set-up, Carl Zeiss Lenses:

A perfect set-up, Carl Zeiss Lenses:

Filmmaker and Media Designer Jens Huerkamp about his experiences with ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 lenses shooting a corporate video at HENSCHEL, a German gear boxes manufacturer. See Zeiss for more information.

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Zeiss babyPrimes Are They Here?

Zeiss babyPrimes Are They Here?

One for the Watch This Space category is the alleged babyPrimes that may be coming out of Italy from a company called KelvinKamera+. I got a cold call email from KelvinKamera+ to let me know the rehoused Zeiss primes were coming soon. The babyPrimes are supposed to be rehoused Zeiss ZF.2 glass with focal lengths […]

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HanGrip Falcon Follow Focus Now Shipping:

HanGrip Falcon Follow Focus Now Shipping:

The HanGrip Falcon Follow Focus is now on sale for around $385 / €269.10 Package includes: Follow focus unit and one Loop lens gear. Features: Modern aesthetic design Lightweight composite material 5 ball bearings Reversible drive gear Snap in 3D marking disc Movable marking indicator Advanced lens gear For more details and where to order […]

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Hot Rod Tuner Sony FS100 Kit:

Hot Rod Tuner Sony FS100 Kit:

Nice quick one to watch out for at NAB is the Hot Rod Cameras Hot Rod Tuner Kit and forthcoming Tuner-S Kit for the Sony FS100 NXCAM camera. Check out the Hot Rod Turner Kit here sporting the Atomos Ninja on top. For lots more Deets head on over to Hot Rod Cameras.

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Canon’s 3 NAB Biggies: 4K Cine Zoom PL, 2/3″ Glass & 3D:

Canon’s 3 NAB Biggies: 4K Cine Zoom PL, 2/3″ Glass & 3D:

Canon drop a few goodies for NAB 2011. Read on for their press releases that have all the info on two 4K PL-mount lenses, the Canon FK14.5-60 wide-angle cine zoom lens and the Canon FK30-300 telephoto cine zoom lens: Canon introduced two advanced-design PL-mount lenses that address the emerging 4K production standards. Designated as the […]

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Sony NEX-FS100 Lenses + Test Footage:

Couple of quick ones for you on the Sony NXCAM NEX-FS100 camera. The first video shows off Sony’s E-mount, A-mount and, Zeiss PL mount Compact Prime CP.2 lenses. The second video is test vision shot from the Videomaker crew. Third video was shot at 1080-23.98p. Viseomaker Sony NXCAM Super 35mm Test Some footage taken by […]

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Triad RF-15 Compact Lightweight Gearless Follow Focus:

Triad RF-15 Compact Lightweight Gearless Follow Focus:

The Triad RF-15 follow focus offers a compact and lightweight gearless follow-focus solution for DSLR shooters. Wait for it, are you sitting down? $1k yes you heard that right expect to pay around $1,000 for the Triad RF-15 follow focus. The TRIAD RF-15 follow focus offers a compact and lightweight gearless follow-focus solution for HDSLR […]

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DSLR Geared Head Tripod For $1,900:

DSLR Geared Head Tripod For $1,900:

There are three types of tripod heads that are used for filming; Friction, Fluid, and Geared Head. Depending on your age, experience or luck you may have come across all three types of heads. However most guys will either use or yearn for a descent fluid head tripod, but there are a handful of shooters […]

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New Camera Test Target From DSC Labs Sheds New Light On Traditional Test Charts:

New Camera Test Target From DSC Labs Sheds New Light On Traditional Test Charts:

New test chart released by DSC Labs called “NorthernLights which is designed to check, test, and calibrate digital cinema and other cameras capable of recording highly saturated colours to the very edge of human vision.” DSC Labs Press Release: DSC Labs, an eco-friendly developer of innovative products for image quality improvement, is pleased to announce […]

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Den Lennie Teases News Of A Prototype Camera He Is Using: Sony FS-100?

Den Lennie Teases News Of A Prototype Camera He Is Using: Sony FS-100?

Den Lennie has been described as the creative one, well today he could also be described as the exciting one. We see a teaser campaign from the exciting creative one on his Twitter account announcing that a prototype camera is in his hands “That is going to turn the indie film making world upside down.” […]

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FS100 NXCAM S35mm Sony Camera Has A Name:

FS100 NXCAM S35mm Sony Camera Has A Name:

On the 23rd of March expect that the new Sony NXCAM Super 35mm Cine Compact camera with removable lens will officially be called the FS100? You can also bet money that regional editions of the Sony NXCAM will be sold as the FS100E, FS100P, FS100U etc but will come to be universally called the Sony […]

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HORSEMAN TS-Pro Tilt/Shift With Conventional Lenses:

HORSEMAN TS-Pro Tilt/Shift With Conventional Lenses:

So you have a collection of glass but don’t have a Tilt/Shift lens. No problems and there is a good chance you can use all of that glass you possess as Tilt/Shift lenses with the help of the HORSEMAN TS-Pro. You can use the HORSEMAN TS-Pro with PL Mount lenses on cameras like the RED. […]

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See The TECHIZ DSLR Camera Rig In Rotation Mode! + ODAK Follow Focus:

See The TECHIZ DSLR Camera Rig In Rotation Mode! + ODAK Follow Focus:

Ebuci Film from Istanbul Turkey have a few new items that may just interest the DSLRphiles out there. A very handy Follow Focus unit with zip tie gears, a DSLR rig that is like a Swiss Army Knife with what it can do, Rig Arms, Rig Weights, and a Monitor Mount are a few of […]

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RED Ted With Scarlet 8X Fixed Camera & REDMOTE @ Sundance 2011 :

May not be much but Ted does say in this little interview that “Next year I expect a whole lot of movies being shot with this camera” OK so nothing this year then? Ted does say they are still building so no price other than somewhere around $6000 for the camera at this stage. REDMOTE […]

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View Factor Update RED Clients Who Have Been Waiting:

View Factor Update RED Clients Who Have Been Waiting:

Talk to any of the RED guys and they will tell you about Vaporware. They know all about and are very experienced in being patient waiting for gear, cameras and updates to be here already. One such 3rd party saga has a new leaf to a very long and very full RED coloured branch. The […]

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Sony PMW-F3 Camera Test Shots With Sony PL Glass:

This SONY PMW F3 test reel is shot and made by Prof./DP Jae-mo Koo (jaemokoo@me.com) for Sony Korea’s launching show of PMW-F3. Mostly F3 bundle lenses (35mm, 50mm, 85mm) have been used. Final Cut Pro had been used for editing. Only several image cuts had been color graded a bit in FCP and the others […]

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