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Full Frame Matters of Life and Depth

Hundreds of millions of Leica, Canon, Nikon and other still camera users have been playing in the fields of Full Frame for almost a century, ever since Oskar Barnack turned standard 35mm motion picture sideways and introduced the 24x36mm format. Full Frame 24x36mm format (FF) for Cine is barreling towards us. Sony recently launched the new a9 still camera that does quite decent video. At Cine Gear, Sony announced an imminent Full Frame cine camera. RED VV 8K, ARRI Alexa 65 and Panavision DXL are already dazzling directors and DPs with the allure of compelling, larger formats. Lots of Full Frame and Large Format cine lenses are already here: from Leica, Cooke, ZEISS, Sigma, Angenieux, IB/E Optics, Panavision, ARRI, Schneider, Canon, Sony and others. read more…

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DENZ Full Frame Portable Lens Projector

There are different methods to test a lens. One of the simplest and most effective is to reverse the “normal” process: the camera lens becomes a projector lens. Lens test projectors have been around for quite some time. But here’s something new. The Portable Lens Checker (PLC) from DENZ is a lightweight, small and versatile test projector for all lenses… read more…

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Panasonic Super35 AU-EVA1 Cine Camera

Pansonic’s camera shown under wraps at NAB was unveiled at Cine Gear Expo. The Panasonic AU-EVA1 is a new, compact, lightweight 5.7K cinema camera that fits in a backpack and shares many qualities of the Varicam LT, VariCam 35 and VariCam Pure product line. The AU-EVA1 has a new 5.7K Super35 sensor. This results in a superb image when down sampled to 4K, UHD, 2K,… read more…

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Sony Full Frame 24x36mm Cine Camera

Sony announced plans for a new Full Frame 24x36mm high-end CineAlta digital motion picture camera system at Cine Gear. The big news was the big picture. Few additional details were revealed. Full Frame 24 x 36 mm image sensor. Aspect ratio agnostic  – including Full Frame, Super35 full height Anamorphic, Spherical 16:9 and 1:85:1 and 2.39:1. The resolution of Super35 anamorphic (18 x 21.6 mm image area) was announced to be 4K. Compatible with current and planned accessories for F55 cameras (DVF-EL200 Full HD OLED Viewfinder, AXS-R7 recorder, AXS-CR1 and AR1 card reader, AXS and SxS memory cards). read more…

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Steadicam Stabilized M-1 Volt

Eight years in the making, Tiffen introduced Steadicam M-1 Volt at Cine Gear. It is a modular attachment that adds electronic and gimbal stabilization to the Steadicam–helping to keep horizons level and eliminating pendulum movement of the arm. You operate the Steadicam the way you always did. The M-1 Volt allows precise and full control, but when you let go, the camera… read more…

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Scorpiolens Anamorphic 25 and 150mm

At Clairmont Camera in Hollywood, Brett Reed and Denny Clairmont were busy on Tuesday unboxing and testing the first Scorpiolens S35 25mm and 150mm Anamorphics from Servicevision. Denny commented, “We projected the 25 and 150 mm Scorpio anamorphic lenses and they are amazing. I put a 4 x 5.650 filter holder in front of the 25mm lens and it did not vignette, even with 3… read more…

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Canon Cinema EOS C200 & C200B

Canon presents 2 new Cinema EOS digital cine cameras at Cine Gear: Canon EOS C200  and EOS C200B. C200 and C200B cameras have two 4K video formats inside: Canon’s new Cinema RAW Light and MP4. Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus system. The cameras come in  two configurations–same insides; variations outside. C200 is the full production-ready camera package that can be used right out of the box, with an LCD Monitor, nice mounting brackets, Camera Grip and Handle and a 1.77 million dot OLED pivoting Electronic View Finder (EVF) at the rear. The C200B is the same camera — but without the EVF in back, without handle, handgrips, LCD monitor or brackets. read more…

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ZEISS CP.3 FF Primes with eXtended Data

Download the full article as a PDF– which includes additional important information about recording lens data on Ambient’s MasterLockit and customized the look with Pomfort LiveGrade Pro.  Here is most of the text. Download the PDF to see all the images and full text. ZEISS CP.3 Full Frame Prime Lenses Imagine a series of lenses you can customize. It’s a cinematographic dream… read more…

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Updated Cooke Anamorphic/i Group & Chart

Correction to page 95 of FDDTimes April-June 2017 Issue 81-82: There are now 12 (not 11) Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses— 10 primes and 2 zooms. Thank you Iain Neil (optical designer) for pointing this out.      

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DENZ Portable FF Lens Projector

Denz Compact Test Projector for S35 – Full Frame lenses. Lens mounts: ARRI PL, EF, E-mount 24 V DC power from Camera battery or AC LED lamp. 4200 lm, 6,000K, dimmable. Siemens star and line-pair target 12-200 lp/mm At DENZ NAB Booth www.denz-deniz.com  

ZEISS CP.3 Full Frame Lenses

Read the full article in FDTimes April Issue 81-82 going online Monday at 12 noon EST. Imagine a series of lenses you can customize. It’s a cinematographic dream to create unique and signature looks far from the competitive crowd. What if you could tweak some of the characteristics of a lens in real time, on set or on location? Now… read more…

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Sony Hints New Camera

NAB. Sunday, April 23. At the conclusion of their opening press conference, Sony dazzled with images from a camera to come, but there were no representations of the camera’s shape nor details describing it. But some of the pieces can be put together from the gorgeous images presented on the Sony Crystal LED 8K screen and some of the captions: 4K camera,… read more…

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Panasonic’s Proposed Cinema Camera

Panasonic foreshadowed a camera to come at their NAB opening press conference. Small and light, cinematic imagery, low-cost media and (easy) workflow. Available Fall 2017. Looking at the silhouette, looks sort of like a mini VariCam 35.

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Cooke Front Anamorphic 45-450 T4.5

Cooke reveals details of their 2nd Anamorphic/i Zoom for NAB 2017. It will be a 10:1 front 2x anamorphic 45-450mm T4.5 Zoom Lens. This comes exactly a year after their 4:1 35-140 anamorphic zoom was shown last year at NAB 2016. The 45-450 has the same front diameter as the Cooke 35-140 and 300 mm, same 300 degree focus and 90… read more…

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Bright Tangerine gets into Camera AKS

With NAB 2017 about to open on Monday, this just in. Bright Tangerine, makers of beloved matteboxes and other fine things, has now entered the camera accessory (AKS) market. They tell us, “All will be revealed at NAB 2017.” Bright Tangerine has a new range of bright accessories for the ARRI Alexa Mini and RED Cameras. They will provide camera protection, triggering functions, multiple… read more…

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Angénieux Optimo Style 48-130 T3.0

Angenieux welcomes a 3rd sister in their lightweight, high-class, high-quality, compact Optimo Style family. The new 48-130 T3.0 zoom lens joins the Optimo Style 16-40 T2.8 and 30-76 T2.8 zooms. Actually there’s a 4th Style sibling, a bit longer, less accustomed to hand-holding, but equally popular. He’s the bigger brother: Angenieux’s Optimo Style 25-250 T3.5. The new 48-130 T3.0 is the longest zoom in the lightweight series: excellent for close-ups, portraits, and tighter angles on all productions. read more…

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SIGMA Cine Full Frame T2 14 & 135 mm

SIGMA Corporation adds two more cine lenses at NAB. Covering incredibly wide and extremely tight,  the new cine lenses in  the SIGMA FF High Speed Prime Line are 14mm T2 FF and 135mm T2 FF. Download 4-page FDTimes PDF article, including visit to SIGMA Headquarters and interview with lens designers. There are now seven prime lenses in the SIGMA FF High Speed Prime Line:  14, 20, 24, 35, 50, 85, and 135mm. All these cine lenses come with PL, EF and E-mounts. (Only the 24-35 T2.2 FF Zoom lacks a PL mount option: it comes in EF and E-mount only.) SIGMA offers a mount conversion service. read more…

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New Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus

Full Frame and beyond. Need we say more? The new Cooke S7/i lenses cover an image circle up to 46.31 mm diameter. That’s every format from RED 8K VV 21.60×40.96 mm (46.31 diagonal) to Full Frame 24×36 mm (43.3 mm diagonal)and anything on down. Why would you want a bigger Cooke Look? Full Frame and Large Format is gathering momentum. It is future-proof because these lenses work equally well on Super35, current Full Frame, VV and the inevitable arrival of new cameras to come. The new Cooke S7/i lenses are extremely fast and go incredibly close. Maximum aperture is T2. Minimum object distance is around 4 to 6 inches in front of the wider ones. Front diameters are nicely compact at 110 mm. read more…

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Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro & 4.6K Guide

As a preview to FDTimes’ April-June Double Issue 81-82, download our 22-page PDF FDTimes Introduction to Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro and Quick Start Guide to URSA Mini 4.6K. The new URSA Mini Pro has built-in ND filters, interchangeable lens mounts, camera left-side outside LCD display and control panel, thoughtful ergonomic switches and dials for faster and easier operating. The body is the same size as URSA Mini 4.6K, so all the existing accessories will fit and work. URSA Mini 4.6K  has the same Super35 (25.34 x 14.25 mm) CMOS sensor that can  record files internally onto inexpensive CFast 2.0 Cards—from HD through 4.6K CinemaDNG RAW or UHD ProRes. read more…

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Leica Thalia Large Format Cine Lenses

Large format cinematography gets more interesting today with Leica Thalia. CW Sonderoptic introduces nine new prime lenses that cover all formats from Alexa 65, Panavision DXL, RED 8K VV, Full Frame, to Super35. Leica Thalia primes ship with stainless steel PL mounts. An XPL version will be available for ARRI Rental. Thalia lenses have front diameters that are all 95… read more…

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