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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…

Quick Look: Three Canon Sumire Primes

Quick Look: Three Canon Sumire Primes

Canon announced the Sumire Prime lenses in April: seven full-frame cinema primes designed to add “a unique artistically pleasing look with gentle and beautiful skin tones and smooth bokeh…

Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM: old classic prime becomes new classic prime

Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM: old classic prime becomes new classic prime

Canon has officially announced the new portrait lens from the company: the RF 85mm F1.2 L USM, a prime lens for its RF-mount family of cameras. It costs…

Quick Look: Tokina Cinema Vista 50mm T1.5

Quick Look: Tokina Cinema Vista 50mm T1.5

Cinema Vistas are Tokina’s line of no-compromise, full-frame cine lenses. Five T1.5 primes from 18mm to 85mm are currently available with a 105mm on the way…

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…

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…

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…

SIGMA Announces New Cine Lenses

SIGMA Announces New Cine Lenses

The SIGMA CORPORATION is pleased to announce that it will enter into the cinema lens market with the release of its SIGMA CINE LENSES, designed specifically for cinematography…

Cooke to offer interchangeable mounts for miniS4/i lenses

Cooke to offer interchangeable mounts for miniS4/i lenses

Cooke Optics has announced that they will soon offer multiple mounts for the miniS4/i cinema primes. Mounts will include Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E and MFT (Panasonic, Blackmagic…

New glass: SLR Magic ANAMORPHOT-CINE primes

New glass: SLR Magic ANAMORPHOT-CINE primes

Hong Kong’s SLR Magic has just announced the development of two sets of anamorphic primes: 1.33x and 2.0x. The sets are comprised of a $2500…

Veydra cine primes to gain E- and C-mount options; 12mm to ship in September

Veydra cine primes to gain E- and C-mount options; 12mm to ship in September

It’s been a busy week for affordable cine primes, with the Samyang XEENs announced Monday and Veydra’s announcement today of E- and C-mount options for the Veydra…