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:
The Panasonic LUMIX GH5 features a new Digital LIVE MOS Sensor offering 20.3-megapixels, as well as 4K 60/50p video and 6K Photo.
A carbon fibre drone said to be the world's fastest tricopter - capable of speeds up to 75mph - and a 4K action camera that shoots 60fps will be unveiled and demonstrated at the CES Show in Las Vegas next month by YI Technology.
Read the full press release below: