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Intro image for article Shooting with ZEISS Supreme Prime & Cinema Zoom Lenses
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As DPs, we often decide whether our project should be shot with primes or zooms based on the desired look and logistics of the shoot. However, there are plenty of times when we need to use both. Maybe we are handheld, shooting outside for some scenes, so zooms make the most logistical sense. Yet for other portions, we are shooting portraits or interviews, and we want the added optical quality, control, and stop of a prime. Then, our main objective becomes making sure the lenses match and will cut together cohesively.
Intro image for article Canon C500 Mark II Accessory Guide
Tutorials & Guides
The Canon EOS C500 Mark II digital cinema camera features a 5.9K full-frame CMOS sensor, 15+ stops of dynamic range, Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus, with support for Touch AF and Face Detection AF, a user-changeable lens mount (EF included), and more. Here are a few accessories that complement the camera and expand its functionality for virtually any production application.
Intro image for article C500 Mk II: Early Thoughts From a C300 User
Tutorials & Guides
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 ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance Sample Footage
Tutorials & Guides
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
Tutorials & Guides
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 The Unique Character of ZEISS Supreme Radiance
Tech News
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
Tutorials & Guides
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.
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 First Look: Canon C500 Mark II Camera
Tutorials & Guides
I recently had the chance to get a hands-on look at a pre-production prototype of Canon's brand new camera, the Cinema EOS C500 Mark II. Join me and Canon USA Account Manager Jesse Mineo as we go through the features, specs, and concept of the successor to Canon's original high-end cinema camera, the C500. And be sure to stay tuned for lots more on this exciting, new full format offering from Canon.