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The new Schneider-Kreuznach Cine-Tilt lenses allow you to capture images you simply can't by any other lens, as you can tilt the plane of focus. What does that mean in practice? Well, check out their official launch video and see for yourself!
We'll be bringing you a test of one of the new Cine-Tilt lenses in the next Pro Moviemaker magazine, too. The official information reads:
Schneider-Kreuznach introduces Xenon FF-Prime Cine-Tilt lenses to enhance today’s dynamic cinematography. These groundbreaking new lenses combine a similar form factor and capabilities as the company’s popular full-frame primes with an added tilt function up to ±4°. By sustaining the field of view during focus and tilt actions, the new cine-tilt design means that previously unimaginable images can be taken by moving and tilting the focus plane.
The new lenses make it possible to capture out-of-focus areas in the frame, especially when using tilt with a large aperture. A 4° tilt angle on the sensor plane corresponds to an 80° focal plane, which varies according to the selected focal length and aperture setting.
Like Schneider-Kreuznach’s standard Xenon FF-Primes, the new version answers today’s practical needs for full-frame imagery beyond 4K in a lightweight and compact, uniform housing. The color-matched lenses feature minimized breathing and a bokeh reminiscent of classic Hollywood. Designed and built in Germany, the new design incorporates sophisticated mechanics for smooth and accurate tilt action. The tilt of the lens is controlled via a high-precision ring with 120° rotation that is as intuitive to operate as pulling focus. Thanks to the common 0.8 module gear, the Cine-Tilt can be used with standard follow-focus systems.
Schneider-Kreuznach’s Cine-Tilt lenses offer the multifold benefits of standard Xenon FF-Primes plus tilt functionality, so there is no need to swap lenses during a shot. With the tilt set at 0°, the Cine-Tilt lenses provide identical images to the standard FF-Primes. The homogenous set comprises focal lengths of 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm – all with T2.1.
Schneider-Kreuznach’s Cine-Tilt FF-Primes will be available in a Sony E-mount this spring, either individually or as a set.
Fujifilm's push into the video market continues with a special offer of 25% discount on rental of all Fujifilm cameras and lenses from Hireacamera.com. The deal includes the latest XT-2 mirrorless camera and the GFX medium format camera, which shoots up to 30p in full HD from its large sensor. There is no news of whether the new MK cinema lenses will be included when they are released for general sale, but Hireacamera.com do say new lenses will be added to the rental stock when they are available. The official information says:
The GoPro action camera might be designed to be used in extremely tough conditions, but if you wanted a three-axis gimbal that could also survive some rain, then you’ve been out of luck. Until now. Removu S1’s gimbal fits lots of GoPro cameras, is water resistant and costs £349.99. The official information says:
Camera technology has changed virtually beyond recognition over the years, and this is really obvious in the BBC's ground-breaking Planet Earth series. From film cameras of the 1980s to infra-red and thermal cameras, this behind-the-scenes documentary highlights what the teams use now to film their amazing night time scenes. The Red Dragon and the Sony A7S are highlighted as two of the tools that have transformed low-light filmmaking.
And if you want to see more, check out this feature and video of the making of Planet Earth II by our sister magazine Definition.
Thieves broke into Veydra’s offices in California last night and made off with more the 200 Mini Prime cinema lenses – virtually all the company’s stock.
“We are offering a reward for any information leading to return of Veydra Mini Prime lenses from our inventory. This many lenses should be noticeable so if you see any crazy deals on Veydra, help us recover our stolen goods,” said a Veydra statement.
Veydra say lenses will be available again soon but warns there may be delays as the build up their stocks again.
The bare shelves of Veydra's stockroom after the theft
Solve the age-of problem of getting the colours in your edit spot on, and save some money, with a new filmmakers kit bundle from colour management specialists X-Rite. The press release says: