Today Redrock Micro announced an improved ground glass imaging screen for their M2 35mm lens adapter system. The new ground glass element has been dubbed cinescreen II, and Redrock has said it offers “significant improvements in light transmission, contrast, and sharpness.” I’ve not had an opportunity to examine images shot with the new element, but Redrock isn’t being shy about it’s performance…
“With the cinescreen II, we feel we have the best screen (ground glass) of any 35mm adapter in the market today,” said James Hurd, Chief Revolutionary for Redrock Micro. “As you look at all the performance factors including light loss, falloff, linear response, and bokeh rendition, the cinescreen II stands alone.”
In addition to greatly improved light transmission, the cinescreen II also delivers outstanding performance in the important aspects of light falloff, bokeh rendition, and stable performance when stopping down. Unlike other solutions whose light transmission and falloff deteriorates as you stop down, the cinescreen II performance continues to be top notch.
The cineScreen II should be available October 1, the initial upgrade price is $125. They have stated that list price is $250, so pricing may vary in the future I suppose. The update can be installed by M2 users, but third party installation services are also available. You can learn more at www.redrockmicro.com.