Vintage lenses

Hidden Flexibility of Blackmagic’s URSA Broadcast. A S16mm Camera?

Hidden Flexibility of Blackmagic’s URSA Broadcast. A S16mm Camera?

I will write about the URSA Broadcast in a bit. Stay with me as I present some background first. A few years ago the Digital Bolex was announced with a…

NAB 2019: Rare Re-Built Angenieux Lenses From Zero Optik

NAB 2019: Rare Re-Built Angenieux Lenses From Zero Optik

Alex Nelson of Zero Optik seems to always be carrying a rare or newly rebuilt, rehoused, specialty cinema lens cinematographers dream about to lens their next project. NAB 2019 was…

NAB 2018: Zero Optik Shows Off Rehoused Nikon 58mm f1.2 / T1.3

NAB 2018: Zero Optik Shows Off Rehoused Nikon 58mm f1.2 / T1.3

If one looks up Zero Optik online and read their “About” section on their website they’ll read this: “Zero Optik is a creative design and…

Vintage Lens Tests on Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro by Jody Eldred and Todd Fisher

Vintage Lens Tests on Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro by Jody Eldred and Todd Fisher

A museum of cinema artifacts is the birthplace of this lens test. Todd Fisher, son of Debbie Reynolds and brother of Carrie Fisher, and Jody Eldred, who is a talented…

Anamorphics and Blackmagic’s URSA Mini: NAB 2016

Anamorphics and Blackmagic’s URSA Mini: NAB 2016

Found in the new UI is the option to turn the 16:9 4.6K Super 35mm sized sensor into a 3K 4:3 anamorphic sensor. This allows the use…

Rethinking The AJA Cion

Rethinking The AJA Cion

I set out to discover what tools one needs to shoot the best footage possible with AJA’s Cion. I wanted to discover how to help the camera&#8217…