It’s this time of the year again – the last week of November when the days around a cherished American Holiday turn into the happiest time of the year for online and brick and mortar resellers all over the world. In 2015, things are a bit different
SLR Magic have been making waves in the budget cine lens realm for some time now. The company is well known for their excellent wide angle fast primes for like the SLR Magic 12mm T1.6 Hypeprime and even wider 10mm T2.1 Cine Hyperprime for MFT mount cameras as well as their
Sigma make some really awesome lenses and compared to Canon L series and Zeiss lenses tend to be more affordable. Low-budget filmmakers embraced their Art line of primes lenses especially the 35mm 1.4 and the 50mm 1.4 Art and their award-winning Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM zoom lens for APS-C sensors that
Zeiss expands their Loxia lens family with the introduction of the super wide Loxia 21mm f/2.8 lens. In true Zeiss fashion, the new Loxia lens offers full-frame coverage, manual focus and aperture ring, which can be de-clicked to make it easier to adjust exposure in video mode.
The Sony A7s took the world of video production by storm more than a year ago in a way reminiscent of the way the 5D Mark II did six years ago. Sony pumped out an astonishing amount of full-frame Alpha7 cameras since then – the A7II, the
Ultra fast lenses for Micro Four Thirds cameras like the Panasonic GH4 and the BMPCC for example are highly sought after, but not often very affordable. There are other super fast primes like the Voigtlander Nokton 25mm of f/0.95, which costs about $800 a piece, thus forcing a lot
Earlier today in somewhat of a surprise announcement, Asian lens manufacturer Samyang announced two new lenses designed for mirrorless cameras with APS-C and smaller sensors. The new cine lenses of interest to video professionals and enthusiasts are the 21mm T1.5 and the 50mm T1.3, both available in Cine
The Japanese lens manufacturer Tokina continues to expand its lineup of affordable high-quality lenses along with re-designing and re-engineering some of its most acclaimed and popular models. At IBC, the company showcases the PL mount version of the 11-16mm lens which is still one of the most popular wide-angle lenses out there.
Here’s an announcement you might have missed from earlier today at IBC 2015. With two new Sony cameras coming in the next few months – namely the highly rumoured PXW-FS5 “Mini FS7” and the unexpected unveiling of the mighty A7s II, this time with 4K internal recording,
IBC 2015 is officially underway and what would be a major industry trade show without new lenses. We’ve already seen the SLR Magic announcing new affordable Anamorphic lenses, and now Zeiss just announced Milvus – a new line-up of prime lenses for stills and video work. The
The new kid on the block among the cinema lens manufacturers SLR Magic are about to showcase a new set of prototype PL ANAMORPHOT-CINE 1.33x lenses along with MFT ANAMORPHOT-CINE 2x lenses on this year’s International Broadcasting Convention(IBC) taking place in Amsterdam. The SLR Magic PL glass will consist of 35mm T2.4
Canon may not give you the latest and greatest in their cameras before anyone else, they are more likely to sit back and wait – then strike when the market gets hot. However, in the world of broadcast lenses they are a force to be reckoned with.
The Veydra Mini Primes are quite unique lenses – not only are they cinema lenses with a robust metal housing, matched optics, unified fronts, long focus throw, geared rings and pretty much all you’d expect form cine lenses, but they are also the only ones available in
Just as the prices of pro-sumer and professional prices continue to fall, it comes as natural to see more affordable cine lenses come around. This is what Veydra did with their affordable Mini Primes for Micro Four thirds mount almost year ago last Fall, and now Samyang/Rokinon,
Here’s something to watch on a lazy Saturday morning – another 50 minutes Sony seminar, this time focusing on a variety of lens options for their awesome full frame cameras like the Sony A7s, and Super 35 4K cameras like the PXW-FS7. The seminar is entitled “An
Summer is usually a slow period for camera/lens manufacturers, who tend to announce their latest kit at either major trade shows or close to them. However, unlike the old guard of established players, new companies can pop-up at any time and surprise us with a new bit
Venus Optics, the Chinese camera lenses manufacturer known for launching the world’s first 2:1 Macro Lens last Fall, has just released the world’s widest Macro lens for full frame cameras – the Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide-Angled 1:1 Macro Lens. The manufacturer claims this is the first lens on
Sigma has been killing it lately with their Art line of primes such as the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art, 35mm f/1.4 Art, and the 50mm f/1.4 Art lens in addition to the already highly respected 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for APS-C crop sensor cameras. The latter of
Many Sony A7s and FS7 shooters have been looking for a good range zoom lens that is also natively supported and features a power zoom and auto-focus options. Sony have thankfully considered those run and gun shooters and offers a 28-135mm F4 ENG style zoom lens, which
Getting those wide perspectives has not been that easy for shooters using Micro Four thirds cameras like the Panasonic GH4 and the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema camera due to the smaller nature of their sensors, fast wide angle native lenses are few and in between. The Lumix 7-14mm f/4