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Intro image for article C500 Mk II: Early Thoughts From a C300 User
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If you've read some of the past content I've created here for AbelCine, then you may know I'm a long time user of Canon's Cinema EOS series cameras, most notably the C300 and C300 Mk II. I've used them extensively as a 1st AC supporting multiple cameras on commercial and corp/industrial jobs, and as an operator and DP on short form, documentary, and independent narrative work. So naturally, the release of the C500 Mk II is very interesting to me.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Core SWX Nano Batteries
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Core SWX's Nano 98 Batteries are the perfect economical solution to power most professional compact cameras. Weighing in at a mere 0.9 lbs, they are ideal for handheld, gimbal, Steadicam, or when you also need to power professional accessories from one battery.
Intro image for article LED vs HMI ARRI Lighting, with Rubidium Wu
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In this video, I take a look at the differences between the HMI and LED lights offered by ARRI. Each has advantages and disadvantages, as well as specific situations in which they work best.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Configuring the Canon C500 Mk II Camera
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As a long time user of the Canon C300 and C300 Mk II, I was very excited by the announcement of the C500 Mk II. Although the camera’s specifications are above and beyond the previous models, I was immediately interested in the updated body design.
Intro image for article ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance Sample Footage
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Recently, I had the opportunity to try out the ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance lenses for myself and shoot some demo footage. With these lenses, ZEISS has modified the lens coating to give a slightly warmer look with the ability to create, and most importantly control, flares all while maintaining the sharpness and contrast that ZEISS is known for.
Intro image for article Comparing the Canon C700 FF and C200 Cameras, with Rubidium Wu
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The Canon C700 FF and C200 cameras have similar sensors and produce a similar image, but the C700 is a full frame, studio style camera, while the C200 is much more geared for a one or two person crew. I tested out the cameras by shooting the same scene, which you can watch below, with both cameras to compare their ease-of-use, image quality, shooting speed, and convenience.
Intro image for article Exploring the Canon Lens Ecosystem
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As a DP, when you get a phone call for a project, one of the first things you need to decide is what camera and lenses you’re going to use. Knowing what the content of the project is often drives both the shooting style and look of the piece.
Intro image for article The Unique Character of ZEISS Supreme Radiance
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Since their introduction in 2018, ZEISS full format Supreme Primes have been a hit with filmmakers. Now, they have announced a new variant, with a look that is a bit of a departure from what we've come to expect from ZEISS. Enter the Supreme Prime Radiance.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Canon Sumire Lenses In-Depth
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Recently, I had the opportunity to take an in-depth look at the Canon Sumire Primes. I tested the 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, and 50mm T1.3.