doddleREVIEWS: Moment Lenses For iPhone


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As mobile filmmaking becomes more popular with low budget and independent filmmakers, so does the need rise for crafting a better image. How do you get every pixel worth of clarity and color when you have a CMOS sensor the size of your fingernail? Well, you start by … [Read more...]

RED RAVEN Camera Package Now Available Through The Apple Store


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you don't have a RED dealer near you and are looking to get your hands on a RED rig, you no need to look no further than the mall. That's because RED has just announced that the RED RAVEN 4.5K Cinema Camera Kit is available exclusively through select Apple retail … [Read more...]

Sigma Announces Price and Availability for 14mm and 135mm T2 Cine Prime Lenses


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sigma has been moving from their photography roots, and applying their expertise to the video market with spectacular results. In April at NAB Show 2017, Sigma added two new lenses to their Cine Prime lens series: The Sigma 14mm T2 FF and the Sigma 135mm T2 FF. … [Read more...]

Laowa Announces New Shift Converter for DSLR Ultra Wide Lenses


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Last year, Venus Optics announced their Laowa 12mm f/2.8 lens via a Kickstarter campaign which blew way past the initial pledge goal in days. The goal was to create a wide angle lens with near zero distortion. Now they've returned with a new shift converter that … [Read more...]

Sigma and Samyang Announce New Lenses


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Who doesn't love new glass? Sigma and Samyang have both launched two brand new lenses. Even better, both of them come with very attractive price points for the budget conscious independent filmmaker. Samyang has just added a 35mm F2.8 lens to its autofocus … [Read more...]

Sony Announces 2 E-mount Wide-Angle Lenses

Sony E-Mount Wide Angle Lenses

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

Image credit - Sony Alpha M43 Rumors

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


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


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

Canon CN-E 70-200mm Lens

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


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


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


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

Fujinon Cine Lenses

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


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

Fujifilm G Series medium format digital camera

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...]