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Three lenses: a look at bokeh, depth of field and geometry

Three lenses: a look at bokeh, depth of field and geometry

Some people take time off during the holidays. I borrow a half million dollars worth of camera and lenses and shoot whatever comes to mind. It’s a sickness…

Lens dynamic range: coatings, contrast and color

Lens dynamic range: coatings, contrast and color

There was a time in the distant past when I thought of lenses as transparent glass. Film and digital sensors have dynamic range, but lenses are merely optics. Right? Wrong…

Signature Primes vs. Ultra Primes: The Pixel-Peeper’s Guide

Signature Primes vs. Ultra Primes: The Pixel-Peeper’s Guide

For nine months I’ve been working periodically as a trainer for the ARRI Academy. Recently we added an Alexa LF to the class, accompanied by a set of…

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…

ZEISS ZX1: the world’s first full frame camera with Adobe Lightroom CC inside

ZEISS ZX1: the world’s first full frame camera with Adobe Lightroom CC inside

Ugly, huge and strange, the new ZEISS ZX1 is the first camera in the world to come with a subscription plan. Adobe Lightroom CC is inside, so that you can…

Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM: a compact, lightweight and de-clickable lens

Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM: a compact, lightweight and de-clickable lens

Designed for a wide range of multi-media creators, the new Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM offers accuracy and quiet operation for both stills and movie shooting, and includes…

RED showcases DSMC2 camera brain with three sensor options at IBC 2018

RED showcases DSMC2 camera brain with three sensor options at IBC 2018

RED’s “one brain, three sensors” solution will be the highlight of the company’s presence at IBC 2018: the MONSTRO 8K VV, HELIUM 8K S35 and GEMINI 5K S35…

ZEISS Supreme Prime: 13 high-end cinema lenses at Cine Gear Expo

ZEISS Supreme Prime: 13 high-end cinema lenses at Cine Gear Expo

Debuting at Cine Gear Expo, the ZEISS Supreme Prime family is a cinematographer’s dream:  13 lenses with fixed focal lengths between 15 and 200 millimeters, the majority with a…

NAB 2018: Things ‘n’ Stuff

NAB 2018: Things ‘n’ Stuff

Herewith I collect interesting things I haven’t written about already: mostly cameras and support kit, but there’s other stuff, too… Kinefinity Chinese camera company Kinefinity…