Sony Announces 2 E-mount Wide-Angle Lenses

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sony has just announced two new wide-angle zoom lenses for their E-mount system: The FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM Wide-Angle Zoom Lens and the FE 12-24mm F4 G Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens. These two new lenses join the most recent addition of the FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM … [Read more...]

Sony: 8K On Micro Four Thirds May Not Happen

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you consider that 8K means you have to have a little over 33 million pixels to achieve a resolution of 7680 × 4320, then obviously the larger the sensor the better. RED turned heads when it was able to put that many pixels into its Super 35 Helium sensor. But … [Read more...]

Bokkeh Releases 5 Low-Priced 8K Prime Lenses

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Last year at NAB Show 2016, Bokkeh announced their Bokkelux T2 8K series prime lenses. Now the lenses are available at a very affordable price. Bokkeh has five lenses in the Bokkelux series: 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, and 100mm, with a maximum image circle is … [Read more...]

NAB 2017: SLR Magic Launches 1.33x 40 Anamorphot Lens Adapter

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Being an independent filmmaker with lower budgets can often limit your cinematic choices. Sure, you'd love to go ultra widescreen and shoot a 2.35:1 aspect ratio with anamorphic lenses, but that's out of the budget. Until now. SLR Magic has a new 1.33x 40 Anamorphot … [Read more...]

NAB Roundup Day 0: GoPro, Canon, and Lenses From Sigma and Cooke

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Day Zero? Yes. That's right. There's so much NAB news breaking in the run up to the annual pro confab in Sin City, that we have to start a few days early to give you all the breaking news. What is so important that it can't wait until Monday to get started? Well, … [Read more...]

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...]

SLR Magic Releases Wide Angle Micro Four Thirds Lens For Drones

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When DJI released the Zenmuse X5 micro four thirds camera for the Inspire drone back in 2015, they were definitely sending a message to the GoPro crowd that drone cameras can be better and offer higher quality imagery. It was only a matter of time before they'd … [Read more...]

Sigma Adds Three More Lenses To Art Line

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Sigma continues to add to their third party, high end Art line of lenses with a trio of new offerings that promise to give shooters more of the same fantastic performance of their predecessors.  From the 135mm f2 and f1.8, to the 85mm Art lens, to the new 24-70, … [Read more...]

Fujifilm Reveals Super Fast Fujinon Cine Zooms

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're looking to upgrade from using DSLR lenses, but can't afford the cost of expensive cinema primes, there is now a middle option ... a pair of super fast cine zooms from Fujinon, which promise high performance, at a budget price. … [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...]

Sphere Pro Turns Your DSLR Into A 360° Video Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Imagine if you could convert your DSLR to a 360° video camera with a simple lens attachment? Sure, 360° cameras like the Samsung Gear 360 VR camera do the job, but there's a new startup company in New York that has created a new lens for your DSLR that offers 360 … [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...]

ARRI Reveals New Lenses For ALEXA 65

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When Alejandro G. Iñárritu shot his Oscar winning epic The Revenant, he chose the ARRI ALEXA 65. The back-to-back Oscar winner and his three-time Oscar winner cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki also managed to get a hold of some antique Ultra Panavision … [Read more...]

Metabones Updates Firmware for EF-E Adapters

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) You may think that all the Metabones speed booster is is a kind of adapter that doesn't need to be updated. But you would be wrong. While it does adapt for some lenses, and offers a boost in aperture speed, there are plenty of other features that need to up graded and … [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...]