From Videomaker… F-stop/aperture/iris is one of the most important exposure elements you can manipulate. Find out what it is, what it does, and how to control it on your video or cinema camera. Grab the Videomaker Email Newsletter: http://videomaker.com/enews
Say do you by perchance have a lazy $230,000 laying around for the ultra rare Leitz Canada f. Leica R 5/600 mm Apo-Telyt Prototype Unicum lens? For an extra $40 it will be posted to you worldwide! If you live in the EU then you… Read More
CINEGEARS have dropped the Expresso which has been billed as the world’s smallest, compact, versatile wireless follow focus system. Intuitive design for optimal performance. Smooth and accurate finger roll knob for precise adjustment. Expect the Expresso to come in February Pre-order: DIYFILMTOOL for $200 off.
Not Many Camera Lens Tests Look This Good Part II Once again pure magic from Anders Holck… Shotover F1 – FUJINON Cabrio 25-300 Test from Anders Holck on Vimeo. Test of the Shotover F1 with prototype brackets for the FUJINON Cabrio 25-300mm Zoom. Camera is… Read More
A quick one for you… Hong Kong camera lens manufacturer SLR Magic on Twitter posted a sneak peek of their up coming APO-HyperPrime CINE PL lens 50mm T2.1: For more: SLR Magic.
From Jon Carr… Dog Schidt FF58 Bokeh and Flare test. from Jon Carr on Vimeo. Dog Schidt FF58 Bokeh and Flare test. Just a test of Flares and Bokeh. Shot on Dragon. Dragoncolor2/Redgamma4 Available now to rent at www.visualcinema.com Dog Schidt Lens specs FF58 Amber… Read More
From Anders Holck… And that was it: A week together with the Shotover guys. Here is a little reel from the ARRI UWZ 9.5-18mm test we did today with the prototype brackets for this specific lens. Shotover F1 – ARRI UWZ 9.5-18mm test from Anders… Read More
Motion Dogs, a division of feature and documentary production company, Aspect Studios, have announced that the Lenzhound Wireless Lens Motor System is now available for pre-sale at motiondogs.com and the first units will begin shipping on January 16th. The Lenzhound is the first wireless, open… Read More
As a Director of Photography and producer with a degree in studio art and previous career as a sculptor, Timur Civan takes pride in telling an artistic story through his camera work. His production company Tstop Cinema LLC focuses on high-end commercial and feature film… Read More
The world’s lightest fixed focal length (prime) telephoto lens with a focal length of 300mm and maximum aperture of f/4, achieved with the adoption of a PF (Phase Fresnel) lens element, a first for NIKKOR lenses Nikon have announced the release of the AF-S NIKKOR… Read More
From Richard Gale… Talking Iscorama Optimised FF58’s. from Melting Bloke (Richard Gale) on Vimeo. http://www.dogschidtoptiks.co.uk This is a video where i talk about the FF58 'Iscorama Optimised' lens and how it works with Iscorama anamorphic lenses.
From Alan Besedin… Canon FD 50mm F1.4 + Zhongyi Lens Turbo II Focal Reducer | TEST VIDEO from Alan Besedin on Vimeo. http://www.vintagelensesforvideo.com/canon-fd-50mm-f1-4-zhongyi-lens-turbo-ii-focal-reducer/ Canon FD 50mm F1.4 on Ebay: http://goo.gl/UmZSK9 Zhongyi Lens Turbo II on Ebay: http://goo.gl/BQgDhT I have over 100 (and growing) vintage lenses… Read More
Vantage have presented the new Hawk V-Plus Vintage´74 Front Anamorphic Zoom Lens 45-90mm/T 2.9, giving cinematographers all the versatility and advantages of a zoom while delivering the same performance and look as Vintage´74 primes. This new zoom lens required two years of testing and is… Read More
From Cinegears… Cinegears Wireless Follow Focus Multi Axis Lens Control System Installation Guide part 1 from Cinegears on Vimeo. Cinegears Wireless Follow Focus Multi Axis Lens Control System Installation Guide A great wireless follow focus for RED, RED Epic, Blackmagic URSA, SONY FS7, SONY FS700… Read More
From Cinegears… Cinegears Wireless Follow Focus Single Axis Lens Control System Review from Cinegears on Vimeo. Cinegears Wireless Follow Focus Single Axis Lens Control System Review A great wireless follow focus for RED, RED Epic, Blackmagic URSA, SONY FS7, SONY FS700 etc. See more :… Read More
From Fotodiox… Want to add a powered zoom lens to your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera? Now you can with the B4 Magic Lens Adapter and PowerLynx Kit from Fotodiox! To date, connecting powered zoom lenses to modern cameras has been more trouble than it’s worth,… Read More
From LockCircle… NIGHT VELVET – LockCircle PrimeCircle Bokeh Test from LockCircle on Vimeo. NIGHT VELVET – Lake Como Italy, end of September 2014, a few minutes to midnight. PrimeCircle lenses "bokeh" lens test and a lot of emotional curiosity exploring the harmonius feeling across all… Read More
Designed with long exposure photography in mind, Tiffen’s three new 10-stop filters attenuate for the far red and IR wavelengths that commonly pollute long exposure images photographed on today’s modern camera sensors; the APEX, the ADVANTIX and the AXENT XLE filters are the ultimate imaging… Read More
LOMO LENS TEST from Film Cyfrowy on Vimeo. LOMO SUPER SPEED: 18mm T1.6 EKRAN 22mm T1.6 CKBK 28mm T1.5 CKBK 50mm T1.5 EKRAN LOMO STANDARD SPEED: 18mm T3.1 22mm T2.3 50mm T2.3 FOTON 37-140mm T3.5 Shot on Kinemini in 4K
Metabone Speed Booster EF to Micro 4/3 (GH4) With/Without Comparison Video – Magnanimous Media from Magnanimous Media on Vimeo. In this video we demonstrate the Metabone Speed Booster EF to Micro 4/3 (GH4) adapter by comparing images with and without the speed booster. The first… Read More
Metabone Speed Booster Nikon to Micro 4/3 (BMPCC) With/Without Comparison Video – Magnanimous Media from Magnanimous Media on Vimeo. In this video we demonstrate the Metabone Speed Booster NIkon to Micro 4/3 (BMPCC) adapter by comparing images with and without the speed booster. The first… Read More
ZEISS has been making camera lenses of the highest quality since 1890. What is less known is that ZEISS subsidiaries were producing high-quality cameras since as early as 1902. In 1971, Voigtländer AG, which had been acquired by ZEISS, and Zeiss Ikon AG stopped making… Read More
A Basic Introduction to Film Lighting Gels from Video Gear on Vimeo. In this video Dominique introduces the basic types of film lighting gels. If you have any questions please send feedback to us at video-gear.com or call the shop at 858-356-0200.
ILLUMINA S35 lenses from Film Cyfrowy on Vimeo. Illumina S35 lenses + quick Master Prime/CP.2/LOMO comparison shot on RED EPIC
From ZEISS… Jena-based physicist Ernst Abbe was way ahead of time, as evidenced by his foundation and company constitution. At the end of the 19th century, the 8-hour working day and company pension were foreign concepts to many entrepreneurs. The Carl Zeiss Foundation was established… Read More
Matthew Duclos from Duclos Lenses has posted an in depth look at the Canon CN-E prime series of lenses. Matthew spoke with Ryan Kamata, Sr Specialist, Business Planning and Larry Thorpe, senior fellow, Professional Engineering & Solutions division of Canon USA, and then hit up… Read More
Cooke Optics have announced that Zeiss is the latest manufacturer to join the /i Technology partnership, pledging to build support for the /i Technology protocol into its products. In addition Canon, which joined the /i Technology partnership in April this year, has built /i support… Read More
Happy Birthday Genustech store… The webstore is one year old and the Birthday celebrations are on Genustech with a price drop on their most popular product. The Genustech Eclipse Fader ND filter 77mm is now $145. Down from $175 with free shipping worldwide. 77mm Genustech… Read More
Ryan Avery should know a thing or two about camera lenses having worked for Filmtools, and Samy’s Camera, as well as being a former Sales Manager at Schneider Optics. Ryan has now branched out on his own with his company Convergence Products Inc which already… Read More
From Photografica… Filming through a Nikkor 6mm fisheye with a Nikon D4s. See every built-in filter in the Nikkor 6mm lens. Watch the video to get a 220 degree picture view. Ebay : http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-Fisheye
Cooke Anamorphic Test -Toronto – Jeremy Benning,CSC – 1920×1080 from Cooke Optics on Vimeo. Shot with Arri Alexa Camera Credits: Written and Directed by Francis Luta Directors of Photography: Jeremy Benning csc and Adam Marsden csc Man one: Jay grant Man two: Russell Bennett Steadicam:… Read More
Interestingly Tamron Boffins have applied for a patent on a 2/3″ F2.8 50mm lens. Now Tamron must know the security market is big bickie business. From the Egami Blog where everyone gets those lens patents from but hardly ever credits them… Japanese to English translation.… Read More
Panavision is showcasing their new line of Primo 70 lenses optimized to work with today’s larger sensor digital cameras. The lenses are being exhibited here at the 22nd edition of the Camerimage International Film Festival, a premier event for directors of photography. Primo lenses have… Read More
New Super-Telephoto Zoom Lens Delivers an Enhanced IS System Providing Four Shutter Speed Steps of Correction, a Rotation-Type Zoom Ring, and New Optical Element Formula to Help Maximize Image Quality. Canon have announced the highly anticipated Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II USM lens, a second… Read More
Breakthrough Photography have announced their line of Neutral Density and UV filters called the X-Series filters. The X-Series filters will be available first via pre-order on Kickstarter. HIGHEST QUALITY OPTICS The X-Series ND and UV filters incorporate SCHOTT B270 and AGC glass made in Germany… Read More
Schneider Optics have introduced a new tilt-shift prime made especially to cover the full-frame of DSLR cameras. With a wide 28mm focal length, the Schneider-Kreuznach PC-TS Super-Angulon 4.5 / 28 HM Aspheric provides an image circle of 72mm making it ideal for landscape, architectural and… Read More
Commercial shot with Cooke Anamorphic lenses HT ZGC Film and Digital. Confira agora a nova campanha da SKY! Do HD ao Pré-Pago, a SKY é um espetáculo.
Canon have bolstered its cine servo lens line-up with the new CN20x50 – a high performance, ultra-telephoto zoom lens for sport and nature TV production. Leveraging Canon’s long-standing and unparalleled expertise in lens design, the CN20x50 delivers superb image quality and exceptional creative control, and… Read More
Featuring the craftsmanship of FUJINON Lens, the lenses are hand-made in Japan. For more: http://fujifilm-x.com/xf-lens/ http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/xf_lens/about/
Take a look into the innovative technology that goes into NIKKOR lenses and see why professionals around the world settle for nothing less than NIKKOR lenses. For more: Nikon.
When Los Angeles based director/cinematographer Hal Long evaluated prime lenses to outfit his RED EPIC digital cinematography camera, his number one goal was finding lenses that had a cinematic feel and best rendered skin tones. “For me what was critical was how they looked on… Read More
IDX have worked with Canon to produce the DC C-ZLPRO power cable, which powers the Cine-Servo lens. Canon’s new concept CINE-SERVO lens combines technologies from their renowned broadcast and cinema divisions. This lens caters to cinema lens users and broadcast lens users with 4K camera-compatibility… Read More
Zeiss announced last week that they would be showing off a prototype of their servo unit for compact zooms at IBC this year and during the show I was able to stop by their booth and take a look. Helmut Lenhof, Product Manager at Zeiss,… Read More
With almost 20 years in the cine optics biz, Ryan Avery knows a thing or two about high end lenses and filters. A good chunk of Ryan’s career was working as the Sales Manager for Schneider Optics. Ryan now runs Convergence Products and has two… Read More
Tokina had on display recently at the Photokina show in Cologne, Germany their two new lenses. The upcoming AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 DX lens for APS-C cameras and the 24-70 f/2.8 FX lens for full frame camera. Both the AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 DX lens, and the… Read More
You may know Vintage Lenses on Twitter or by the other account Budget Filmmaker. Well they tested the cost effective Zhongyi Lens Turbo II and the Metabones Speed Booster under pretty much the same conditions for a head to head look see. How did they… Read More
SLR Magic Apo-HyperPrime CINE 50mm T2.1 – short review from Hacky on Vimeo. This is a short test of a pre-production sample of the new apochromatic corrected HyperPrime CINE lens from SLR Magic. At 50mm it provides a geometrical aperture of about f/1.8 and a… Read More
Check out a RED Dragon camera sporting a Cooke 50mm lens get built in under 9 seconds in this Mcleod 2015 Section Teaser. Mcleod 2015 Section Teaser from Quinny on Vimeo. Exact release date TBD. For all updates on the section you can Like and… Read More
Hey Guys this video is offline for a few reasons beyond our control… Great behind the scenes of season four on the Wilfred TV show using DSLR cameras and Panavision anamorphic lenses. Interviews are fine but it appears the music has been scrubbed, in this… Read More
Q: Did You Catch The Schneider Optics 135mm Full Frame Prototype Lens married to a RED Dragon? A: Your’e looking at it… For more: The Schneider Optics Facebook page.