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Buying an ARRI ALEXA for just $6,000?

There is one name that is synonymous with cinema in the mind of any filmmaker, and that’s ARRI. Going back to the roots of cinematography itself, the company has a long history in camera gear, both on the camera side and in the lighting and grip world

Zhiyun WEEBILL-S vs Ronin-SC – Which One to Pick?

After a seemingly static period where most announcements in gimbal technology happened inside the realm of phone stabilizers, drone cameras and such, a new generation of handheld gimbals hit the market. Among the multitude of choices, though, there are two, in particular, which seem to catch most

ZY Optics Announces Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1-5X Super Macro Lens

Popular Chinese lens maker ZY Optics has just released a brand new super macro lens for full-frame cameras that boasts a wide magnification range alongside exceptionally long working distance. The Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1-5X Super Macro Lens provides up to 5x magnification thus eliminating the need to

Kessler Crane Rolls Out KillShock Mini Mount for Compact Gimbals

Premium filmmaking gear maker Kessler Crane has announced the brand new KillShock Mini mount system for small handheld gimbals. Just like its bigger sibling the Kessler KillShock which was initially designed for bigger camera setups, the newcomer comes with identical design, but smaller footprint and lower payload.

Sigma fp Closer Look and Sample Footage

It’s strange how the announcement by Sigma of one of the smallest cinema cameras in the world did not get the buzz it deserved and instead was so quickly submerged by the flood of new cameras we’ve seen in the last few months. Indeed, it’s a shame

Wooden Camera Rolls Out Some Enticing C500 Mark II Accessories

Popular camera accessories maker Wooden Camera has just announced three brand new accessory kits and power plates for the recently released Canon C500 Mark II. Accessory Kits come in Base, Advanced, and Pro versions. Each kit includes the WC Top Plate and Unified Baseplate. The form-fitting Top

RODE Releases the NTG5 Broadcast Shotgun Mic

The Australian audio gear maker RODE just expanded their best-selling range of shotgun microphones with the introduction of the brand new NTG5. The unit features a groundbreaking acoustic port design that provides superior progressive wave interference along with crystal clear, broadcast-grade sound. The ultra-lightweight construction of the