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Intro image for article First Look: Sony PXW-FX9 Camera
Tutorials & Guides
Tom Cubby from Sony dropped by the office to give us a first look at Sony’s brand new full format camera: the PXW-FX9. Join Tom and I as we dive into the philosophy, specs, capabilities, and exciting new features of this compelling addition to the ever-expanding full format video/cinema camera landscape.
Intro image for article At the Bench: First Look at the Fujinon Premista 28-100mm Zoom
Tutorials & Guides
Recently I had the opportunity to take a first look at the brand new Fujinon Premista 28-100mm T2.9 zoom lens. One of the few full frame zoom lenses, this lens will also have a sister lens released by the end of 2019, the Premista 80-250mm T2.9-3.5.
Intro image for article NAB 2019: Fujinon Premista Cinema Zoom Lenses
Tech News
I got the chance to stop by Fujinon’s booth at NAB 2019 and spoke with Tom Fletcher about Fujinon’s brand new line of full format cinema zoom lenses, called Premista. The first two lenses in this series are a 28-100 T2.9 and a 80-250mm, which is a constant T2.9 from 80-200mm and then gradually ramps up to a T3.5 from 201-250mm.
Intro image for article First Look: Canon Sumire PL Prime Lenses
Tech News
Canon announced their new Sumire Cinema Prime lenses today. This new set of full format PL-mount lenses builds on their popular Cinema Primes, which are exclusively in EF mount.
Intro image for article First Flight of the Angenieux Optimo Ultra 12x on Sony's VENICE
Tech News
Recently, AbelCine’s Matt Livingston came up with a stunning way to show off the new Angenieux Optimo Ultra 12x FF/VV, a night flight over Manhattan.
Intro image for article RiTE Media Captures a Full Format Adventure with the ALEXA LF & Leica Thalias
Client Profiles
DP Colin Quinn of RiTE Media recently completed filming Grobb, a sci-fi adventure shot on location in the Great Plains of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. To capture the action and sweeping landscapes, the production chose the ARRI ALEXA LF and Leica Thalia Primes. In this conversation, he discusses the project, how he arrived at this camera and lens package, and his impressions of how it performed in the field.
Intro image for article Top Blogs of 2018
Tech News
Now that 2018 has wrapped, let's take a moment to look back at some of our most popular blog posts. As usual, a wide variety of topics were covered: new gear announcements, camera charts, in-depth technical explorations, Jem Schofield's 4K for 10K series, and of course, the updated version of our ever-popular FOV calculator.
Intro image for article AbelCine FOV Tool Anamorphic Updates
Tools, Charts & Downloads
When we first launched our FOV 2.0 tool, we promised an update to support anamorphic lenses and camera modes. We’ve now implemented this feature, adding several cameras and 2x anamorphic lenses.
Intro image for article ZEISS Announces New Supreme Prime Lenses
Tech News
ZEISS has just announced a new chapter in cinema optics: the Supreme Primes. These full format, large image circle primes build on ZEISS's deep experience in cinema lenses and provide a modern, yet classic, platform that looks to combine the best aspects of classic Super Speeds as well as modern Ultra and Master Primes. Initial availability is scheduled for this fall. Let's dive in and take a closer look at this exciting new option for top-tier full format cameras like the ARRI ALEXA LF, Canon C700 FF, RED MONSTRO, and Sony VENICE.