lenses

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…

Cine Gear Expo L.A. 2018

Cine Gear Expo L.A. 2018

Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles ran May 31 – June 3, with exhibits June 1 – 2. The show occupied two soundstages, the “New York streets” outdoor set, and the…

The large format look, continued: shallow focus and stressing old lenses

The large format look, continued: shallow focus and stressing old lenses

I’ve been getting some play time with RED’s new Weapon camera with a Monstro sensor at Videofax in San Francisco. Jim Rolin, one of Videofax’s owners and…

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…

Affordable-ish Pro Cine Prime Lenses

Affordable-ish Pro Cine Prime Lenses

Ten years ago if you were “indie”, you kludged together some fast still prime lenses for your cinema camera package. You’d stick them on your DSLR with the…

Reality: it’s completely overrated

Reality: it’s completely overrated

There’s no such thing as a reality show, only unreality shows. The more unreal, in some cases, the better. Back in the early 2000s all of my corporate…

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…

Cine Gear Expo: Cool Stuff

Cine Gear Expo: Cool Stuff

Cine Gear Expo, the two-day show on the Paramount lot in Hollywood, is the best place to see industry tools, many of which you’ll be hard-pressed…