Tag Archives: Lenses

FDTimes New Issue 32+33 Now Online

Film and Digital Times Mid-Year Cine Gear 2010 Edition (issue 32+33) is now online for subscribers. We will be all over Cine Gear. Visit us at Booth # 126 for a complimentary paper copy. See you there: June 4-5.www.cinegearexpo.com

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Focus Optics Ruby 14-24 T2.8

Many of you know Stuart Rabin, who was a lens technician at Clairmont Camera and Panavision before founding his independent lens repair company in Tarzana, Focus Optics.  (www.focusoptics.com) Stuart has completely redesigned the venerable Nikon 14-24 T2.8 zoom, reversed the focus marks so they travel in the “cine direction” we are used to, and put on a PL mount. Minimum… read more…

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Lots of Lenses at NAB

Although 3D is one of the major themes of NAB, the abundance of new lenses is certainly remarkable. In addition to the new Arri/Fujinon Aluras (18-80 T2.6, 45-250 T2.6), there are four other new Fujinon HK (for momentary lack of a better name) PL zooms: 14-45 mm T2.0; 18-85 mm T2.0; 24-180 mm T2.6; 75-400mm T2.8-3.8. I saw them being… read more…


New PL/EF ZEISS Compact Primes II

And now for something completely different. While the world has busily been drilling and dremeling to install PL mounts on Canon EOS bodies, ZEISS just revealed a new iteration of Compact Primes, to be introduced at NAB 2010. The picture above is a prototype (no focus or aperture scale). You can see the Canon EF mount, and the cine-style barrel… read more…

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AFC Micro Salon 2010

Highlights of AFC Micro Salon 2010. Full report coming soon. Click here for full-screen slideshow.

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Canon PL Adapter Instructions

Here are instructions on attaching Matthias Uhlig’s MBF Filmtechnik PL to Canon EOS adapter on an Angenieux Optimo 24-290. http://www.matthias-uhlig.de/?page_id=429&lang=en

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Mystery Primes Slideshow

Here’s a slideshow of the PL Mystery Primes that were premiered at Band Pro’s Open House on December 17, 2009. More details behind the mystery will be revealed soon. more about “Mystery Primes“, posted with vodpod

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Band Pro Premieres Mystery Primes

At Band Pro’s popular annual Expo and lavishly catered party this afternoon, the big surprise was the unveiling of a totally new set of PL mount prime lenses. They are all T1.4, and the big news is how lightweight and small they are: 95mm front diameter, and about 3.8 lbs each.

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Cooke 5/i and Panchro/i at IBC and Lens Tests

The lensmakers in Leicester have been working overtime. Cooke surprised us at IBC with a new series: The Cooke 5/i. There will initially be 9 lenses in the series: 18, 25, 32, 40, 50, 65, 75, 100 and 135mm, all T1.4-T22. Read about our tests of 100mm pre-production samples of the new 5/i and Panchro/i lenses, along with a Cooke… read more…

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PL Mount for Canon EOS

The race is on to put a PL mount on Canon 5D, 7D or any Canon EOS SLR. Problem is, PL lenses have a 52mm flange focal depth. Canon lenses have a 44mm depth. Fortunately, both mounts have a 54mm diameter. Unfortunately, if you stick most PL lenses into a Canon mount, it will hit the mirror and lots of… read more…

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All about about lens diameters

The most comprehensive guide to the outside diameters of all the lenses we use in motion picture film and digital production–from Chrosziel: http://www.chrosziel.com/data/chrosziel/media/doc/Overview_lens_diameters.pdf Helpful for picking filter sizes, matteboxes, mattebox donuts and much more.

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Canon HJ40x10B telephoto EFP lens (10-400mm / 20-800mm)

If you get this close to heaven bring a long lens. read more…

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