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Intro image for article At the Bench: Sigma High-Speed Cine Zooms
Tutorials & Guides
Sigma now has two high-speed cine zooms on the market: the 18-35mm T2 and the 50-100mm T2. Both are designed for Super 35mm camera systems, are under $4,000, and are available in EF, E and PL mounts.
Intro image for article At the Bench: ARRI WCU4 & UMC-4
Tutorials & Guides
The ARRI WCU-4 (Wireless Control Unit) has become a staple of the industry. In this video, I start to explore all the rigging possibilities for the handset.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Angenieux Optimo Anamorphic 30-72mm A2S Zoom
Tutorials & Guides
The Optimo 30-72 is part of Angenieux’s lightweight anamorphic zoom range. These lenses are constructed with the anamorphic element located at the back of the lens. The result is a compact zoom with close focus and the classic Angenieux look.
Intro image for article Chicago Cinema Tech Expo 2017 Roundup
Tech News
On Saturday, October 7, we held our Chicago Cinema Tech Expo. We expanded the event into a new space so that we could include more gear, workshops, panels, and unique community programming. Over twenty manufacturers were in attendance, with booths filling up the large ballroom at Cinespace. Over the course of the day, our technical specialists were able to visit the booths and get a closer look at some of the most exciting gear that was on display.
Intro image for article For DP Tom Bergmann, Travel Leads to Inspiration
Client Profiles
For cinematographer Tom Bergmann, inspiration can come from anywhere, but especially from his world travels. As a documentary filmmaker and DP, he embraces his experiences as a still photographer and combines them with his narrative storytelling ability.
Intro image for article IBC 2017 Updates
Tech News
This year's IBC show in Amsterdam was an exciting one, showcasing a lot of technological development across different categories of gear.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Zeiss LWZ.3 21-100 Lightweight Zoom
Tutorials & Guides
The LWZ.3 21-100mm Lightweight Zoom from ZEISS is an extremely versatile lens that's designed for Super 35mm and APS-C sensor based camera systems. It is well suited for corporate, documentary and narrative work – especially projects where both budget and high image quality are considerations.
Intro image for article Behind the Lens: Series Wrap Up
Tutorials & Guides
Since we recently wrapped our Behind The Lens series, where we took a closer look at 11 documentary zoom lenses, we thought it would be appropriate to take some time to step back and reflect on what we learned.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Angenieux Optimo Anamorphic 44-440 A2S Zoom
Tutorials & Guides
Angenieux has created three zoom lenses in their Optimo Anamorphic lineup: the 30-72, 56-152, and the 44-440. In this video, I take a closer look at the 44-440mm.