Large Format

Quick Look: Signature Primes

Quick Look: Signature Primes

ARRI is now shipping Signature Primes, lenses “designed to render organic, emotionally engaging images, gently softening and texturizing the large format with natural skin tones and creamy bokeh.” Signatures Primes…

Cine Gear: VISTA-M Lenses by T M Camera Solutions

Cine Gear: VISTA-M Lenses by T M Camera Solutions

A mix of modern optical performance and function with the character of a vintage lens. The all-new Masterbuilt VISTA-M lenses are Large Format lenses. The entire lens range…

Cine Gear: Cooke Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus Standard and SF Lenses

Cine Gear: Cooke Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus Standard and SF Lenses

Large Format. Full Frame. That super shallow depth of field. The evolution of filmmaking has been in a state of constant change which seems to speed up faster and faster…

Cine Gear 2019: Sony VENICE Firmware Updates with HFR and more

Cine Gear 2019: Sony VENICE Firmware Updates with HFR and more

We had a chance to talk to Sony about the new firmware 4.0 for the Sony VENICE. The big news? High Frame Rates up to 90fps at 6K 2…

Cine Gear 2019: Panavision Shows Off Entire Lens Line Up

Cine Gear 2019: Panavision Shows Off Entire Lens Line Up

According to Panavision, the PanaSpeed lens line-up is a large-format update of the classic Primo look. At T1.4, the PanaSpeed lenses will be the fastest large-format…

Cine Gear: Fujinon Premista 28-100mm and 80-250mm Zoom Lenses

Cine Gear: Fujinon Premista 28-100mm and 80-250mm Zoom Lenses

At Cine Gear 2019 PVC not only got to see the Fujinon Premista 28-100mm Large Format Cinema Zoom in action but we also got to watch the first every…

NAB 2019: Fujinon Premista Large Format Cinema Zooms

NAB 2019: Fujinon Premista Large Format Cinema Zooms

Premista, the first large-format cine zoom lens set from Fujinon. ARRI ALEXA Mini LF, Sony VENICE, Canon C700 FF, Red Monstro, and ALEXA LF the world of large-format…

NAB 2019: ARRI ALEXA MINI LF: A FIRST LOOK

NAB 2019: ARRI ALEXA MINI LF: A FIRST LOOK

We at PVC got a chance to check out ARRI’S ALEXA Mini LF while we marched around NAB 2019 with all of our camera gear. The ARRI ALEXA…

Quantifying the Large Format Look

Quantifying the Large Format Look

Large format is no longer out of reach of the average filmmaker, but the look is difficult to quantify. Naturally, that means I’ll give it a try. I…

ARRI Signature Primes: the conscious design of softness

ARRI Signature Primes: the conscious design of softness

This is a story about a lens family whose soft focus backgrounds were consciously designed, and the lens mount that made them possible. For the last six months I&#8217…

Bigger is better? OK, but why?

Bigger is better? OK, but why?

Whether it’s Quentin Tarantino shooting “Hateful Eight” in 65mm, the Panavision Millenium DXL, RED’s VV sensors, the Arri Alexa 65, or the new Sony…

Intrepid 8×10: an affordable large format camera

Intrepid 8×10: an affordable large format camera

Digital may be king, but there is a nostalgia about film and a nostalgia about large format cameras. One British company, producer of 4×5 models, is now ready…