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Intro image for article New ARRI Signature Primes, Field of View, and ALEXA LF Sensor Modes
Tutorials & Guides
ARRI's announcement of the ALEXA LF has the industry buzzing, to say the least, and some people are wondering about the other half of their recent announcement – ARRI's Signature Primes, the large image circle optical companions to ALEXA LF. Looking through the set of announced focal lengths, things get interesting.
Intro image for article Top Blogs of 2017
Tech News
The year has come and gone in a whirlwind of projects and products. So, let us take a moment to look back and reminisce about some of our most popular blog posts over the last 12 months.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Using the ARRI WCU-4 with ALEXA SXT Plus and Prime Lenses
Tutorials & Guides
The SXT is the third generation of ALEXA from ARRI. This blog concentrates on the wireless capabilities of the SXT Plus. The Plus has electronics for wireless lens functions built in, so motors and cables are all you need to build the camera.
Intro image for article Shooting with the Canon Compact-Servo 70-200mm Cine Zoom
Tutorials & Guides
I took the Canon Compact-Servo 70-200mm T4.4 cine zoom lens to the 606, the park and trail that connects 2.7 miles of Chicago, to take a real, in-the-field look at the lens. It was just before golden hour and the 606 was packed with bicyclists, joggers, kids, and dogs, the perfect environment to test the lens.
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.