Sigma Unwraps Pricing and Availability for the 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art Lens

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sigma has just announced pricing and availability for their new 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lens. It was first unveiled at the 2017 CP+ Camera + Photo Imaging Show in Yokohama, Japan back in February along with the 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art. It will carry a retail street … [Read more...]

Rokinon Adds 20mm Prime To XEEN Series Lenses

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Rokinon Optics launched their XEEN series of lenses last year, and they are full of great features. The lenses are available in variety of mount options (PL, EF, F, E, M43), feature 11 blade irises, and a 200° focus rotation. Just last October, they added a … [Read more...]

Fujifilm Launches Medium Format G Series Digital Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While many filmmakers are opting for smaller, more affordable digital cameras to shoot their films, that unfortunately leaves out the potential to shoot in larger formats. But Fujifilm is coming to the aid with their new G Series medium format digital camera that … [Read more...]

Photographer 3D Prints His Own Lens And It’s Stunningly Sharp

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by James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We talk about lenses and 3D printing all the time here on the site, but rarely do those two worlds collide. But that hasn't stopped a French photographer from creating his own prime lens and printing out the housing with a 3D printer. The results are very impressive. … [Read more...]

Sigma Cine High Speed Zoom Lens Pricing and Availability is Here!

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Last month at IBC, Sigma, one of the best manufacturers of interchangeable lenses for digital photography cameras, announced that they were moving into the high-end commercial and film industries with a new line of cinema lenses. They released the specifications … [Read more...]

Hasselblad Medium Format 4K Camera Refined With ALPA Lenses

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last spring, we told you Hasselblad had revealed a 4K Raw medium format camera. While most cinema cameras are currently focusing on Super 35mm sensors and packing them with 8K, the H6D-100c is the first from the emerging medium format video category. But … [Read more...]

XEEN 16mm Rounds Out Samyang’s Low Cost Cinema Prime Line

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Samyang has rounded their XEEN line with a new T2.6 16mm cinema prime lens. The 16mm lens joins the six other XEEN lenses including the 14mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm and the 135mm and promises a nice 200° focus rotation to get in there nice and sharp. … [Read more...]

FujiFilm Announces GFX 50S With Giant 51MP Sensor

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Fujifilm has just made a huge splash at Photokina with the GFX 50S. This mirror-less camera features a monstrous sensor stuffed into a medium format compact body. The sensor measures 43.8x32.9mm, making it 1.7x bigger than your average 36x24mm full frame 35mm … [Read more...]

Olympus Announces OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 20MP Sensor, 4K Video

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It seems the big thing at Photokina this year is 4K video and high frame rate photo burst shooting — and Olympus is no exception to the rule. They've announced the OM-D E-M1 Mark II which is a replacement to the E-M1 that was unveiled three years ago. The new … [Read more...]

IBC 2016: Sony’s Low Cost 18-110mm F4 OSS PZ E-Mount Lens

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sony has introduced the new 18-110mm f4 PZ E-mount servo style zoom lens at IBC 2016. The lens had been widely rumored to be on the way and is the perfect tool for run-and-gun style filmmaking and production. The lens looks nearly identical to the 28-135mm f4 … [Read more...]

IBC 2016: Cooke Optics To Bring Back Speed Panchro Lenses

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) IBC this year seems to be all about the glass, and Cooke Optics continues the trend. The lens manufacturer has already announced multiple interchangeable mounts for the miniS4/i series of lenses, which would give DSLR filmmakers and videographers who use Canon EF, … [Read more...]

IBC 2016: Angénieux Announces Type EZ Series Zoom Lenses For Super 35 & FF/VV

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Angénieux has announced two new zoom lenses as part of the new Angénieux Type EZ Series. The lenses were built to not only be fast and lightweight, but through the use of innovative modular interchangeable rear elements, they are able to switch between Super 35mm … [Read more...]

IBC 2016: Sigma Unveils New High Speed Cinema Lenses

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sigma has made some impressive lenses for the digital photography market, but are now entering high-end commercial and film industries with an impressive line of cinema lenses. The new lenses come in three different categories of a High Speed Zoom Line, a FF Zoom … [Read more...]

‘Cooke Look’ Comes To DSLR

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Cooke Optics has been producing lenses since 1890, and has gone hand in hand with some of cinemas greatest cinematographic achievements in film history. In fact, the company won a special Academy Award of Merit in 2013 for defining the look of motion pictures over … [Read more...]

Samyang Announces Super Fast 20mm Full Frame Lens

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Samyang has announced a super fast 20mm lens as part of their ongoing 2016 Summer Samyang Blockbusters promotion, where they planned to introduce five new lens over the course of five weeks that began on July 18. The lens comes in two configurations: the … [Read more...]

Laowa: Fast Ultra Wide Lens With Zero Distortion

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Venus Optics announced their Laowa 12mm f/2.8 lens via a Kickstarter campaign and has already blown far past the initial $10,000 pledge goal. In fact as of this writing it's at $273,559 with 28 days left to go in the campaign and for good reason. The features of … [Read more...]