SLR Magic Anamorphic Mount

A couple days ago, Andrew of SLR Magic was kind enough to let me play with their upcoming anamorphic adapter here in San Francisco and I have to say I was very impressed with the unit. I only got to play with the unit for a brief time and we were pretty much stuck inside [...]

MagFilter – Using Filters on Sony RX100

Many types of filters are still important when shooting photos or videos. A Polarizer can reduce glare while increasing saturation and contrast. For videos and ND Filter can help control shutter speed while allowing max aperture settings. Compact cameras like the Sony RX100 can capture great images but lack the ability to use such filters, [...]

Canon 14mm T/3.1 CN-E L F Cinema Prime Lens Available

B&H just posted New Arrival availability for Canon’s latest addition to the CN-E Cinema Prime Lens Lineup. The new 14mm is an Ultra Wide-Angle for Full-Frame Format with a T3.1 Maximum Aperture and 11 Blade Iris. Canon’s Cinema Prime Lenses are now offered in 14mm, 24mm, 50mm, 85mm, and 135mm and can all be found [...]

Canon 200-400m F/2.8 with Built in 1.4x Extender – 280mm-560mm Telephoto

The new Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens with Internal 1.4x Extender from Canon is a high-performance super-telephoto zoom lens, Ultrasonic Motor focusing, and three Image Stabilizer modes with a built-in 1.4x extender that converts the focal range and maximum aperture to 280-560mm f/5.6. The extender is located at the base of the lens [...]

LockCircle Announces PrimeCircle Wireless Aperture EF Lenses

The Prime Circle XE System is a complete range of innovative prime lenses with electronic aperture and wireless control up to 300 ft, available in 10 different focals from 15mm to 135mm with a makro 50 and makro 100mm. The Prime Circle XE lenses are world class optics (Carl Zeiss) in a high-end shape and [...]

Comparing Light Craft Workshop Fader ND Mark II vs DigiPro HD

Adding additional pieces of glass to your lenses can cause softness, but is most noticeable when using long zooms. A good quality variable ND filter will retain as much sharpness as possible and prevent excessive color shift while changing densities. In this test we compare how the original image appears with a standard 70-200mm F/2.8, [...]

Rokinon 85mm T/1.5 Cine Lens Review

A look at Rokinon’s latest 85mm T/1.5 Cine Lens. Build quality feels very solid. The Cine lens lineup from Rokinon offers de-clicked aperture rings and built in lens gears. Focus is very smooth and images are very sharp for this price point. This lens will provide smoother focus movements over Auto Focus Photo Lenses that [...]

Metabones Speed Booster Adapter Review – Sony FS700

The Metabones website (click here)Metabones Speed Booster adapter works to provide your Sony NEX system camera to with a full frame view. Similar to telephoto extenders that multiply the focal distance of a lens and often lose 1-2 stops of light through the conversion, the SpeedBooster works in reverse. This is possible due to the [...]

Sony New 70-400mm and 50mm F/1.4Lenses

Sony is adding a few New-Generation A-Mount Lenses to the α Interchangeable Lens Camera System. New models include the 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II and Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM lenses, designed to complement the impressive imaging capabilities of Sony’s full-frame α99 SLT (Translucent Mirror) camera. New 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II [...]