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Current thoughts on current lenses

Current thoughts on current lenses

Near perfect lenses are easy to find these days. The problem is… I don’t want them. I want lenses with character. A while back I wrote this…

Sigma Cine Zoom Lens Review: 18-35mm and 50-100mm

Sigma Cine Zoom Lens Review: 18-35mm and 50-100mm

Is there a better subject for a shooter than their own three-month-old baby? During these early months of fatherhood, Sigma sent me their 18-35mm and 50-100mm…

Term of the week: Fast Glass

Term of the week: Fast Glass

Fast glass is a term that might throw you if you’re new to cameras. Find out what it means in this week’s free visual glossary term from moviola…

Fujinon Lunch & Learn Lenses in PDX (and elsewhere!)

Fujinon Lunch & Learn Lenses in PDX (and elsewhere!)

[Updated below: more cities!] This just in, via Twitter and Instagram: Come by Koerner Camera-Portland for a Koerner Cinema Series featuring Fujinon’s Lunch and Learn on Thursday…

Lenses: My Likes, Dislikes, and the Return of the Cooke Speed Panchro

Lenses: My Likes, Dislikes, and the Return of the Cooke Speed Panchro

Every lens has a feel and a purpose. Some reproduce the world perfectly, some imperfectly. They all have their place, but I have come to appreciate “imperfect” over…

Cooke Anamorphic Lenses Bring Class and Character to a Clean Digital World

Cooke Anamorphic Lenses Bring Class and Character to a Clean Digital World

I remember the first time I worked in anamorphic. I’d landed a job as “A” camera operator on a feature film’s additional photography unit…

Stolen lens alert: hot Veydras

Stolen lens alert: hot Veydras

On March 12, slimeballs broke into Veydra’s Los Angeles HQ and absconded with pretty much the entire stock of Mini Primes: Veydras are MFT and E-mount cine…

SLR Magic Announces 8mm F4 Micro 4/3 Lens For Aerials

SLR Magic Announces 8mm F4 Micro 4/3 Lens For Aerials

SLR Magic announced an ultra wide 8mm F4 Micro 4/3 lens designed for gimbals, 360VR,  and Drones cameras. For Micro 4/3 cameras, like the Panasonic GH5, the SLR…

Review: Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 E-mount cine zoom

Review: Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 E-mount cine zoom

Fujinon has just announced two new lightweight cine zooms for E-mount cameras, the MK18-55mm T2.9 and the MK50-135mm T2.9. The 18-55mm will cost US…

How to pick optics for the new GH5 camera/camcorder

How to pick optics for the new GH5 camera/camcorder

As covered in my prior article (and likely others you will have already read), the new Panasonic GH5 camera/camcorder has unique improvements. Some of them include 4:2:2…