Art Adams is a cinema lens specialist at ARRI, Inc. Before that, he was a freelance cinematographer for 26 years. You can see his work at http://www.artadamsdp.com.

Art has been published in HD Video Pro, American Cinematographer, Australian Cinematographer and Camera Operator magazines, and has written for ProVideo Coalition since its inception. He is an active member of the International Cinematographers Guild and a former member of the Society of Camera Operators (SOC).

F35 IR Filter Shoot-Out

F35 IR Filter Shoot-Out

Technically the Sony F35 isn’t sensitive to infrared, but it is sensitive to far red. The difference will save you a lot of money on filters. Before we…

RED Hot Mirror Shoot-Out

RED Hot Mirror Shoot-Out

Not all infrared or Hot Mirror filters are made the same, and not all work the same way on different cameras. In this test we looked at filters from Schneider…

The Not-So-Technical Guide to S-Log and Log Gamma Curves

The Not-So-Technical Guide to S-Log and Log Gamma Curves

For a couple of weeks I’ve been researching the mystery of Sony S-Log, and log curves in general, trying to determine what they are, what they do…

No pain? NO GAIN!

No pain? NO GAIN!

All of us use gain at one point or another. Positive gain saves us when we end up shooting in a dark location, and negative gain makes us feel slightly…

No 85 Necessary on the F35!

No 85 Necessary on the F35!

One of the first things people seem to notice about the Sony F35 is that it has no filter wheel. “Aha,” many say, “this is the ultimate…

Correction: Schneider Optics Sings the CTB’s

Correction: Schneider Optics Sings the CTB’s

A couple of people commented on my previous piece, Schneider Optics Sings the Blues, to say that the CTB numbers of the Schneider filters don’t like up with…

Return of IR

Return of IR

I’m ramping up for an IR/Hot Mirror filter shootout, where I hope to test IR cut filters of various types from three different manufacturers: Schneider Optics, Tiffen…

Schneider Optics Sings the Blues

Schneider Optics Sings the Blues

All silicon sensors are daylight native, although most cameras hide this fact so well it’s never an issue. Not so with cameras like the RED and Phantom HD…

The Sony F35 and ND Filters

The Sony F35 and ND Filters

While testing the Sony F35 recently at Chater Camera I performed my usual IR test and stacked a bunch of ND filters in the matte box while shooting a sunny…

The Not-So-Technical Guide to the Sony F35

The Not-So-Technical Guide to the Sony F35

The RED ONE is cheap and good; the Sony F35 is expensive and utterly amazing. Way back in November 2008, as banks melted around us and elaborate Ponzi schemes mailed…