Lenses

NiSi have announced a new range of high-end optical glass filters to use on their recently released F3 cinema lenses. You can choose between the Allure Mist Black filter which reduces highlights and contrast to soften wrinkles and blemishes, or the Allure Mist White filter which reduces overall flare and contrast to create a mist effect. Both filters are available in either 4x5.65-inch or 6.6x6.6-inch sizes. They come in strengths of 1-stop, 1⁄2-stop, 1⁄4-stop or 1⁄8-stop. The Allure Mist filters cost $319 for the smaller size and $429 for the larger.

Canon has unveiled the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F, a wide-angle lens perfect for high-quality cinematic productions in 4K as part of its cine prime lens range. The CN-E20mm T1.5 L F boasts a large diameter aspheric lens and low dispersion glass, to cut spherical aberration.

With a bright T No of 1.5, the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F captures stunning 4K footage in low light, perfect for nature documentaries. To enhance creative shooting, the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F’s bright T No and 11-blade iris produces natural blur effects, enabling a three-dimensional bokeh effect with a deeper depth of field. Equipped with reduced focus breathing, the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F delivers pin-sharp focusing for stable shooting.  

Compatible with the newly launched EOS C700 FF, as well as the EOS-1D C and other full frame cameras, the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F enables users to capture premium-quality footage with confidence. The CN-E20mm T1.5 L F has an image circle that covers full frame 35mm, to expand shooting opportunities. The built-in rubber ring at the mount connector guarantees a drip-proof structure, durable enough for any production which involves challenging shooting environments.

The CN-E20mm T1.5 L F is consistent with the rest of the Canon EF Cinema lens range, offering Canon fans familiarity with the gear position, front diameter, total length and rotation angle. New phosphorescent front barrel indicators provide greater visibility in low light conditions, while the focus ring displays numbers on both the left and right side of the lens, to allow the operator to check the distance indicator from either side. Creating just the right amount of resistance when focusing, the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F has a professional grade, 300° focus rotation angle. By harmonising the exposure and white balance of natural lighting, the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F ensures quality footage from every shot. The lens information displayed on the viewfinder, allows users to easily pinpoint footage, streamlining the editing and post production process.

Canon has also expanded its industry-leading range of 4K reference monitors with the launch of two 12G-SDI capable models (DP-V2421 and DP-V1711) and an extensive firmware update to enhance HDR monitoring features, streamline workflows and improve collaboration with third party manufacturers. Additionally, a chargeable firmware upgrade will be provided to increase luminance of 17-inch displays DP-V1711 and DP-V1710.

The DP-V2421 is a 24-inch 4K HDR reference display which achieves 1,200 cd/m2 high luminance and the deep black suitable for versatile applications in 4K HDR production. The DP-V1711 is a 17-inch 4K professional display for studio monitoring or outside broadcast (OB) vans. Both the DP-V2421 and DP-V1711 have extensive HDR functions, which are perfectly suited for HDR production. Both monitors feature four 12G-SDI inputs, which can deliver 4K 50P transmission through a single cable. Condensing four SDI cables down to one reduces installation complexity and resource, as well as saving valuable studio space.

 

Samyang has unveiled a premium, fast prime lens, the manual-focus XP 50mm f/1.2 for Canon full-frame DSLR cameras. It's the third lens of the premium line up, following in the footsteps of the XP 14mm f/2.4, XP 85mm f/1.2.

This lens easily resolves more than 50 megapixels for photography and 8K for video. The lens features 11 lenses in 8 groups, helping to minimise distortion and various aberrations, while producing crystal clear resolution. The special optic lenses, aspherical lens, and high-refractive lens deliver sharp and vivid images to camera sensors by effectively tuning the light path, and, thanks to the ultra multi-coating, flare and ghosting effects can be controlled. 

The lens will cost £799 when it goes on sale next month.

For full details please visit www.intro2020.co.uk

 

Legendary British lens maker Cooke will reveal its new S7/i Full Frame Plus lenses, the only purpose-built full frame lens set on the market designed specifically to cover the 46.31mm image circle of the RED Weapon 8K. The lenses will go on show at the BSC Expo in Battersea, London on 2-3 February 2018.

Converted to Fujifilm!

Fujifilm's MK series of affordable cine zooms may only come in an E-mount at the moment, but two British filmmakers have had theirs converted for use on Micro Four Thirds and Sony FZ mounts to make two new short films.

MTF in the UK and Duclos in the USA convert the MK lenses to fit Micro Four Thirds or Sony FZ fitment, and filmmakers Jim Marks and Alister Chapman have used their services to match up the MK optics to the favourite cameras. In Marks' case a Panasonic GH5, while Sony specialist Chapman used a Sony F5.

Try Fujifilm's new cinema lenses for free as part of Hireacamera's promotion in London on October 30 at Cherryduck studios. Check out the official information below...

British-made Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses were chosen to give a high-budget cinematic quality to the low-budget horror movie Blood Runs Thick made be Romane Simon. You can read all about Cooke's lenses in the next issue of Pro Moviemaker out very soon! The full information on the film says: 
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