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Wooden Camera Zip Focus, Push Button Rosettes & PL Mount for C200

By Olaf von Voss

Zip Focus

US based Wooden Camera, member of Vitec Group, has released yet another useful product to their already impressive lineup: The Zip Focus. It’s a straightforward single rod follow focus for both, 15mm and 19mm rods. Ryan Schorman walks us through it and also explains their Push Button Rosettes and a brand new PL mount for the Canon C200.

This new, one-sided follow focus is easy to attach, easy to align and has some handy extra features. It’s available for 15mm lightweight rods and for 15mm studio / 19mm rods. We’ve already covered the Push Button Rosettes in this article.

Wooden Camera Zip Focus

When travelling light, you don’t want to burden yourself with unnecessary extra bulk. Modularity and ease of use is key here. The Zip Focus is such a device. it’s pretty simple on first sight but it comes with some clever features while only taking very little room in your bag.

The Zip Focus comes in two models, which are basically the same but with different mounting adapters. One version attaches to your 15mm lightweight support rods, the other to 19mm (or 15mm studio) rods. The 15mm lightweight version is the one you’ll most likely want, simply because a tiny single rod lightweight follow focus makes so much more sense on a lightweight rig instead of being attached to a giant 19mm studio camera package. But it’s still nice to see that the Zip Focus system cater for all your needs.

The 15mm LW (left) and the 19mm model of the Zip Focus (right).

The Zip Focus comes with two standard marking disks, a hard stop marking disk, a 0.8 gear with 35 tooth and a handy friction gear for photo lenses that don’t have gears on them. No need for extra clip-on gear belts, → continue…

From:: Cinema 5d

SLR Magic APO Lenses & PL to EF Adapters

By Lee Herbet

SLR Magic have announced two new focal lengths in their full frame APO lens range, as well as new PL to EF adapters at NAB 2018. SLR Magic have produced…

The post SLR Magic APO Lenses & PL to EF Adapters appeared first on Newsshooter.

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Video: A closer look at NiSi’s new F3 cinema prime lenses

One of the most surprising announcements from NAB this year came from filter maker NiSi, who decided to release a set of cinema prime lenses. No, that’s not a typo. And Cinema 5D‘s Nino Leitner was at NAB to see the lenses in person and ask the NiSi rep some questions about the lineup.

The NiSi F3 Cinema Prime lenses cover focal lengths from 25 to 100mm—25mm T2.1, 35mm T2.0, 50mm T2.0, 75mm T2.0, and 100mm T2.0—and give video shooters yet another set of relatively affordable options in a market that is quickly becoming crowded. So the main question Leitner asked was: what makes these special?

The answer is two fold. First, Nisi boasts of the artistic properties of the lenses, which produce flaring with “a lot of character” while maintaining great center resolution. And second, the lenses feature an interchangeable mount; users can swap between Sony E, Canon EF, and PL mounts using a set of standard Allen keys that can be ordered alongside the lenses.

To learn more about these lenses, watch the full video above or check out our launch coverage here.

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From:: DPreview

Video: A closer look at NiSi’s new F3 cinema prime lenses

One of the most surprising announcements from NAB this year came from filter maker NiSi, who decided to release a set of cinema prime lenses. No, that’s not a typo. And Cinema 5D‘s Nino Leitner was at NAB to see the lenses in person and ask the NiSi rep some questions about the lineup.

The NiSi F3 Cinema Prime lenses cover focal lengths from 25 to 100mm—25mm T2.1, 35mm T2.0, 50mm T2.0, 75mm T2.0, and 100mm T2.0—and give video shooters yet another set of relatively affordable options in a market that is quickly becoming crowded. So the main question Leitner asked was: what makes these special?

The answer is two fold. First, Nisi boasts of the artistic properties of the lenses, which produce flaring with “a lot of character” while maintaining great center resolution. And second, the lenses feature an interchangeable mount; users can swap between Sony E, Canon EF, and PL mounts using a set of standard Allen keys that can be ordered alongside the lenses.

To learn more about these lenses, watch the full video above or check out our launch coverage here.

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From:: DPreview

NiSi jumps into lens game, unveils five full-frame cinema prime lenses

Credit: NiSi

With NAB 2018 just a few days away, the video gear news is coming fast and furious. Atomos shared some exciting news for Panasonic EVA1 shooters, Apple revealed the new ProRes RAW format, Adobe’s video apps got some major updates, and now the more unexpected of them all: NiSi, the camera filter company, has released a set of cinema primes.

If this news had come out on April 1st, it would have been suspect. Alas, it’s April 6th, and the new NiSi F3 cinema lenses are very much real.

Designed to cover full-frame sensors, the NiSi F3 lenses will come with interchangeable PL, Canon EF, and Sony E mounts. There are five lenses in all—25mm T2.1, 35mm T2, 50mm T2, 75mm T2, and 100mm T2—and each is built within an identical housing for maximum convenience when fitting lens accessories. NiSi plans to add an 18mm lens to the lineup in mid-2018, but here’s a closer look at current lineup, followed by a detailed spec breakdown:

Regarding the F3 lens line’s performance, NiSi promises that the lenses’ “apochromatic optical design […] results in excellent Axial aberration and Transverse aberration performance. It gives a natural and pure color with almost no purple/green fringing both within focus and in bokeh.”

The company also claims “the lenses contain a unique optical coating design which controls dispersion perfectly while retaining rich details.” This allegedly results in “stylized flare and contrast enhancement.”

Credit: NiSi

The lenses are currently live for pre-order on the NiSi website, where you’ll need to put in a deposit of $1,000 per lens. Shipping is expected to start on June 1st, and you can see the retail prices listed below:

Firmware: v1.1.1.1.00 for Canon EOS C300 Mark II EF/PL

By Canon Rumors Canon USA has released new firmware for the Canon EOS C300 Mark II in both PL and EF mount. Firmware Version 1.1.1.1.00 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements: Retrieval of lens metadata, such as focal length, is now supported during XF-AVC recording. Sensitivity adjustment has been added for the LM-V1 LCD Monitor. Auto IRIS support … → continue…

From:: Canon Rumors

Canon EOS C700 FF

By Jon Fauer Download the Film and Digital Times Camera Report — 4.5 MB PDF. Canon introduces a new Full Frame Cinema Camera. This is Full Frame democratized, FF for all. The Canon EOS C700 FF has a new 38.1 x 20.1 mm (43.1 mm Ø) Full Frame, 18.69 megapixel (5952 x 3140) sensor. Pixel size is 6.4 x 6.4 μm. The EOS C700 FF is aspirational Full Frame at an affordable price. It will be especially attractive for independent features, commercials and many other productions. EOS C700 FF records Full Frame RAW, ProRes and XF-AVC and comes with either Canon locking EF mount or PL. read more… → continue…

From:: FD Times

Full Frame Canon EOS C700 FF Camera Report

By Jon Fauer Download the Film and Digital Times Camera Report — 4.5 MB PDF. Canon introduces a new Full Frame Cinema Camera. This is Full Frame democratized, FF for all. The Canon EOS C700 FF has a new 38.1 x 20.1 mm (43.1 mm Ø) Full Frame, 18.69 megapixel (5952 x 3140) sensor. Pixel size is 6.4 x 6.4 μm. The EOS C700 FF is aspirational Full Frame at an affordable price. It will be especially attractive for independent features, commercials and many other productions. EOS C700 FF records Full Frame RAW, ProRes and XF-AVC and comes with either Canon locking EF mount or PL. read more… → continue…

From:: FD Times

Full Frame Canon EOS C700 FF

By Jon Fauer Download the Film and Digital Times Camera Report — 4.5 MB PDF. Canon introduces a new Full Frame Cinema Camera. This is Full Frame democratized, FF for all. The Canon EOS C700 FF has a new 38.1 x 20.1 mm (43.1 mm Ø) Full Frame, 18.69 megapixel (5952 x 3140) sensor. Pixel size is 6.4 x 6.4 μm. The EOS C700 FF is aspirational Full Frame at an affordable price. It will be especially attractive for independent features, commercials and many other productions. EOS C700 FF records Full Frame RAW, ProRes and XF-AVC and comes with either Canon locking EF mount or PL. read more… → continue…

From:: FD Times