Get your hands on the brand new Zeiss Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 on the Sony FS7 camera on the Zeiss stand at the BVE show at Excel in London on February 28-March 2. The official Zeiss information says:
Samyang has revealed a new full-frame 20mm T1.9 XEEN Cinema prime lens - its eighth cine lens. It's made to match its siblings with the focus and aperture rings in the same place. It has 11 iris blades for pleasing bokeh and resolves higher resolution than 4K. It comes in PL, EF, F, E, and Micro Four Thirds mounts with metric or imperial scales. It should be available next month in the UK for £1799.99/ $2250. The official press release says:
If you've splashed out on the new Apple MacBook Pro with its new super-fast Touch Bar, and use Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X or Adobe Creative Cloud editing programs, you're in luck. The popular Editors Keys shortcut keyboard covers are now available for your new Mac laptop. Read the full press release below:
Schneider have revealed a new set of lenses that allow you to tilt the focus plane. The Xenon FF-Prime Cine-Tilt lenses are similar to their -frame cine primes but allow you to add plus or minus 4 degrees of tilt.
That will allow users to alter the plane of focus for the ultimate in front-to-back sharpness without resorting to very small apertures which can introduce diffraction. Tilt can also be used to create the ‘miniature’ effect at wide apertures. But the limited degree of tilt – half of the tilt available of Schneider’s tilt and shift photo lenses – means this effect will be limited.
The Xenon FF-Prime Cine-Tilt optics will be available in 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm versions, all with a maximum aperture of T2.9 They will be available in a Sony E-mount this spring, although other mounts may be available later. No prices have yet been set. The press release reads:
Lens adapter giant Metabones has revealed four new EF to E-mount adapters. The top of the range the EF to E CINE Smart Adapter and EF to E CINE Speed Booster ULTRA now have Cine-style positive-locking EF mounts like the one on the recently-revealed Sony FS7 II. The full press release reads:
Japanese tripod firm Libec have finally released details of the hands-free monopod kit they unveiled in prototype form recently. The £318 HFMP - Hands-Free Monopod Kit - can stand in its own thanks to large fold-out feet and comes complete with a fluid video head. We've been testing one for several weeks for the next issue of Pro Moviemaker magazine. Until then, the official press release reads: