Category Archives: Cinema Lenses

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Angenieux Optimo 24-290mm T2.8

The Optimo 24-290 is a cinema quality zoom lens from Angenieux that effectively covers a wide, and commonly used focal range. The entire core, focus, zoom, lock rings, and housing of the 24-290mm Optimo are machined from billet aluminum. The only part of the Optimo that isn’t made of high quality aluminum is the mount… Because that is made of stainless steel (Via Matthew Duclos). With a fast maximum Full Story...
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WPPI 2013 Film Trailer

The WPPI show and conference is one of the largest gatherings of professional photographers in the world. Every year, over 13,000 attendees flock to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV for a week full of new products and classes. This year, the 2013 event was captured by award winning DP Sion Michel, ACS. The film shows why WPPI is the must-attend event for professional photographers all over the world. Full Story...
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Claudio Miranda on Shooting “Oblivion” with the F65

This interview with Claudio Miranda, ASC is a sneak peak at one of the articles in Film and Digital Times’ April 2013 Issue 53. JON FAUER: Oblivion will be the first release of a major motion picture shot with a Sony F65 camera. So far, few of us have seen its capabilities on a big screen. Tell us about the camera and lenses. CLAUDIO MIRANDA, ASC: On Oblivion, we used the Sony F65. For lenses, Full Story...
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NAB 2013 Preview

In just a few short weeks, NAB 2013 will kick off in Las Vegas, NV. It's a week of full of new technology, conferences, and announcements from leading manufacturers like RED, Sony, and Canon. For those that haven't attended in past years, the NAB show is THE place to be to get your hands on the newest cameras, lenses, and accessories first. Camera nerds and fanboys alike will gather in droves to support Full Story...
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Fujinon Premier 18-85mm T2 On RED EPIC

With a list price of just over $87,000.00 US (B&H Photo Video), the Fujinon 18-85mm T2.0 might be priced out of range for many shooters and their budgets. The Fuji 18-85mm comes from Fujinon's Premier PL family of zoom lenses, which share a 136mm front barrel diameter, a 280° focus barrel rotation, gear placement, and comparable size and weight. For those that like to shoot wide open, the 18-85mm Full Story...
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OCT-19 Spherical LOMO Prime Lens Set

By Collis Huntington...HD Planet Cameras acquires set of OCT-19 mounted spherical LOMO primes and OCT-19 Mount for the RED Epic. After putting some elbow grease (and white lithium grease) into these bad boys the focus is running extremely smooth. With the 50mm and 75mm at a T2.2, they are running fast too. The 150mm is a T3.2. With two more wider lenses being worked on by our lens technician Felix Full Story...
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Escaping the Overlook

by B. Kite....... "I've never been able to decide whether the plot is just a way of keeping people's attention while you do everything else, or whether the plot is really more important than anything else, perhaps communicating with us on an unconscious level which affects us in the way that myths once did." —Stanley Kubrick to Michel Ciment In the years since Stanley Kubrick’s death, his Full Story...
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Tom Jordan of HD Planet Cameras: First AC for Love 2 Recycle

For those of you who have an old cell phone shamelessly tucked away in some forgotten junk drawer, the good people at Love 2 Recycle have the perfect solution... I don't know about you, but I'd much rather collect Euro's than watch my old mobile collect dust. Love 2 Recycle from RETARDED on Vimeo. Director: Julien Rocher Director of Photography: Tom Banks First AC: Tom Jordan Full Story...
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HD Planet Cameras Buys Arri Alexa

HD Planet is a proud new owner of an Arri Alexa EV. "The Oringinal" as Arri puts it. The first camera on the scene remains at the center of the family; it is the keystone of a modular and upgradeable system that offers not just an image capture solution, but an entire image pipeline. By combining proprietary ARRI technology with ubiquitous, best-of-class tools from industry-leading partners, ALEXA Full Story...
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The Kings of Flare- Lomo Anamorphic Square Front Lenses

FACT: We all love shooting anamorphic. With Arri's new ALEXA 4:3 camera fresh on the market and Arri Zeiss Master Anamorphic Lenses being announced in Sept 2012, it seems like the anamorphic format is making a comeback. The size and shape of 4:3 sensors are ideally suited to anamorphic image capture, maximizing image quality and faithfully rendering the optical characteristics of the lenses. Anamorphic Full Story...