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olloclip: new lenses for smartphone videographers now start at $19.99

olloclip: new lenses for smartphone videographers now start at $19.99

Enthusiast smartphone videographers and photographers have now more choices in terms of lenses to change the field of view on their smartphones, as olloclip introduces the new Pro and Intro…

Casting the look of a camera into glass

Casting the look of a camera into glass

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting with ARRI’s senior color designer, and I asked him the question I like to ask all camera manufacturers: “Why?&#8221…

Large sensor lens coverage: taking old glass to the “breaking” point

Large sensor lens coverage: taking old glass to the “breaking” point

 Old glass and large sensors need a lot of testing. The results may surprise you. In this article I took a look at how older S35 lenses performed on a…

Speed lighting: more lessons from the ARRI Academy

Speed lighting: more lessons from the ARRI Academy

The ARRI Academy isn’t only about learning how cameras work. We also teach how to use them. I’ve never seen a class as motivated as the…

Tony Dae clarifies Blackmagic “Pocket” 4K camera crop

Tony Dae clarifies Blackmagic “Pocket” 4K camera crop

Many video producers are strongly considering the new Blackmagic “Pocket” Cinema 4K camcorder, which I have covered in past articles. Many of them are trying to pick lenses for it…

Free Events in May

Free Events in May

May is a good month if you’re looking for an excuse to examine gear up close and personal, get some free training, and meet up with other industry…

PNW Lens Summit, May 5th, Portland OR USA

PNW Lens Summit, May 5th, Portland OR USA

Quick note: if you’re coming to Portland OR for the PNW Lens Summit, you can get 20% off lodging at The Mark Spencer Hotel (no, not that Mark…

Quick Look: Metabones CINE mount adapters

Quick Look: Metabones CINE mount adapters

One of the pleasures of mirrorless, short-flange-depth cameras is the freedom to use a wide variety of lenses via adapters. Metabones is the granddaddy of adapter companies, renowned…

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…