Video Lenses

by Steven Gladstone ·Posted 04/05/2022
With the release of the 15mm Supreme Prime, ZEISS has completed the 14-lens set of Supreme Primes, a task requiring technical perfection that yields a sharp yet beautiful organic look covering full-frame and larger sensors. Since it shares focus and iris gear positions with other lenses in the series, working with the 15mm Supreme Prime will come naturally and smoothly as you add it to your set. But it isn't just the mechanical perfection built
by Jennifer Hahn ·Posted 03/22/2022
To accommodate more digital cinema cameras with smaller and smaller form factors, Cooke has combined the “Cooke Look” with an ultra-compact, lightweight housing in its new S8/i FF cinema lens line, providing the best of cinematic imagery and mobility. The S8/i FF line features seven new lenses with a very fast T1.4 to T22 aperture range, and they cover an expansive area with the 25mm,
by Steven Gladstone ·Posted 01/20/2022
Tokina has just announced the release two new members of its Cinema Vista line of full-frame lenses. The 21mm and 29mm lenses fill in the gaps in the wide end of the series, so now you can more easily get the frame you need for the shot without having to move the camera drastically or noticeably shift the perspective of the taking lens, which makes for smoother edits.   21mm and 29mm from Tokina's Cinema Vista line As
by Steven Gladstone ·Posted 11/24/2021
Enjoy the beautiful “Cooke Look” that has long been sought after by DPs and filmmakers over the decades, with your full frame camera. Covering an expansive range, the 30-95mm and 85-215mm Varotal cinema zoom lenses are designed to match the renowned Cooke S7/i primes. This allows you to intercut seamlessly
by Steven Gladstone ·Posted 05/07/2021
DZOFilm’s commitment to filmmaking with its VESPID line of full-frame cinema lenses is exemplified by the company’s 90mm macro lens, as well as the variety of mount adapters. The 90mm macro lens is able to reproduce a 1:1 object to image size on sensor ratio with full-frame sensors, making it a true macro lens. Available in either PL or
0 Views ·Posted 03/17/2021
Canon has never been one to sit out an opportunity to enter new markets, and during the past year, a need has manifested itself in the world for remotely controlled, networked cameras to create high-quality broadcast productions with minimal staff and crew over the Internet, from just about anywhere. To meet the requirements of the times, Canon has just announced a new line of 4K PTZ cameras, including the CR-N300 and
by Steven Gladstone ·Posted 11/20/2020
Although the Canon Cine lens selection is just a small part of Canon’s overall lens lineup, these lenses deliver significant advantages for those who work in the cine side of things. Whether you are working with Canon’s Cine EOS line of cameras, a high-end digital cine camera, or even cameras such as Canon’s C70, The Cine EOS line of lenses has something to offer. The Basics First, let’s go over the basics of cinema-style lenses, to point out why they are made the way they are, and how that helps you shoot your best. Prime Prime lenses, or
by Jennifer Hahn ·Posted 10/29/2020
If you’ve already picked up a set of Pictor parfocal zoom lenses from DZOFilm, its new line of cinema prime lenses will complete your production set. The new DZOFilm VESPID prime lenses include 25, 35, 50, 75,100, 125mm, and 90mm macro models with a PL mount and an EF mount option. Each prime lens features a fast T2.1 aperture and a 16-blade iris to produce
by Steven Gladstone ·Posted 10/08/2022
Let’s face it: Shooting film and video isn’t just a job for most of us, it is something we love. Everything that we do contributes to creativity of the images that we make. But the toll the day-in and day-out work can take on our creativity can be devastating. Sometimes you just need a break, something to reinvigorate you, like a fun, non-professional optic. Sometimes you need a different challenge, working with a different set of limitations; experiment, explore, create without having to worry about others judging or the consequences of
by Jennifer Hahn ·Posted 07/10/2020
Add a set of solid zoom lenses to your cinema rig for the studio, documentary, or field productions with the new Pictor 20 to 55mm and 50 to 125mm zoom lenses, from DzoFilms. Both lenses feature a 31.1mm image circle that is large enough to cover up to Super 35 sensors and a wide range of cinema cameras.
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 05/12/2020
Born out of the highly regarded and wildly popular ART series of lenses, Sigma Cine lenses inherited all the critically necessary features to capture the highest quality images in film and are among the most versatile, affordable professional cinema lens options. The result? Films with an innovative spirit. Sigma's line of Cine Primes, Classics, High-Speed and Fixed-Focus Zooms have been used by all levels of cinematographers and have helped create some of today
by Mary Latvis ·Posted 03/20/2020
When I’d perform a camera package checkout as a camera assistant, if there was any chance that we’d be shooting outside during the day, guess which filters I would add to the order? Neutral Density filters (aka NDs)! Even if they were not part of the original order, any production office coordinator (P.O.C.) worth their salt would approve this addition by the A.C. Read on to discover why, next to a polarizer, these are the filters most essential to your video shoot. Shallow depth of field, daylight ND Basics Neutral: meaning there’s no
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 02/18/2020
Pet lovers, rejoice! Nikon has just released Firmware v3.0 for its Z 6 and Z 7 Mirrorless Digital Cameras, which adds an all-new Animal Detection AF feature to your camera. Similar to Nikon’s existing Eye AF technology, Animal
by Mary Latvis ·Posted 10/30/2019
Shooting video with your DSLR or mirrorless camera and ready to invest in a set of your own lenses? Start building your “glass” kit with a trio of cine-style lenses chosen to suit your current shooting style and to keep for years to come. Choose from a classic 24/25, 50, and 75/85mm set, a trio of longer lenses to compress your depth of field for dramatic, intimate closeups, or a trifecta of wider focal lengths for travelogues, establishing shots, or immersive closeups. Here are a just a few selections from the array of
by Staff Writer ·Posted 09/17/2019
Add another quality cine-style prime lens to your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, Z CAM E2, or other MFT-mount cine camera with the fast MicroPrime CINE 21mm T1.6 and 50mm T1.4 MFT-mount lenses, the two latest offerings from SLR Magic. These two new prime lenses join the diverse MicroPrime CINE MFT-mount line that