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Intro image for article A Closer Look at the New Sony 70-200mm Zoom & FX3
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We recently had the chance to test Sony's new FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II lens on the FX3 Full Frame Cinema Camera.
Intro image for article Faster, Lighter, Smarter: Cooke Launches New S8/i Full Frame Prime Lenses
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Cooke announced the launch of a new line of Full Frame (aka Full Format) prime lenses – the S8/i series. These new flagship lenses slot in at the top of Cooke’s range of spherical Full Frame primes. The set will initially comprise focal lengths of 25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, and 135mm. Nine additional focal lengths are anticipated in Fall of 2022, including 18mm, 21mm, 27mm, 35mm, 65mm, 85mm MACRO, 180mm, 250mm, and 350mm.
Intro image for article Radiant Control: ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance Lenses
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Since their release in Fall 2019, ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance lenses have offered DPs a unique creative choice in lens selection that's applicable to a wide variety of projects. These lenses feature highly expressive, yet also highly controllable, flare behavior thanks to their T* Blue coatings.
Intro image for article An Exploration of Sony FX9 Firmware v3.0 with Rick Siegel
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Following Sony’s recent release of firmware version 3.0 for their popular PXW-FX9 full frame cinema camera, we thought it would be interesting to continue exploring and documenting some of the new features in this latest free update, as we did with version 2.x in July.
Intro image for article An In-Depth Look at the Sony VENICE 2 Digital Cinema Camera
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In this blog, I sit down with Simon Marsh, VENICE Product Manager at Sony, and Tim Nagasawa, DIT, for a comprehensive first-look at the recently-announced Sony VENICE 2 digital cinema camera.
Intro image for article Sony Announces New VENICE 2 Digital Cinema Camera
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Sony has announced a new version of their flagship full frame VENICE camera, VENICE 2. VENICE 2 shares much in common with the existing VENICE body, while bringing a host of new features and advantages, including an 8.6K sensor version (a 6K sensor version, as on the original VENICE is also available; both are full frame), true internal RAW and ProRes recording to AXS media, 16 stops of dynamic range, and new dual native ISOs of 800 and 3200.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Sony alpha FX3
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The Sony alpha FX3 is an E-mount full frame camcorder that bears a striking resemblance to the a7S generation of mirrorless cameras. It can live in the world of no-budget indie filmmaking or as a complement to more advanced digital cinema cameras, such as the FX9 or VENICE.
Intro image for article ARRI Applications: Ash Innovator
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Join designerDP Ash Innovator as he discusses his experiences with Large Format filmmaking and the ARRI ALEXA Mini LF. In this video, Ash touches on lighting technique and style, his creative inspiration and influences, surreality and hyperreality in cinematography, the advantages of lighting for dark skin tones with Large Format, and more.
Intro image for article Creative Flexibility: Angenieux Optimo Primes
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Angenieux’s Optimo Prime full format, single focal-length lenses address the modern DP’s need for high resolution, contrast, and uniform colorimetry but with flexible customization to support the quest for a certain “character,” which may be appropriate for different projects or sequences.