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...]

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...]