Tokina has announced a new cinema lens – the 16-28mm T3.0 cine lens. It has its optical roots in the popular Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 PRO lens. Of course, the cine version is kitted out with standard gearing for the focus and aperture rings.
Additionally, the new cine lens gets a substantially higher price tag. In Japan, it retails for ¥580,000, which is slightly less than $6,000 when converted to US dollars. That would make it close to 10x more expensive than Tokina’s standard AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 PRO lens.
The PL-mount version of the lens should ship sometime in September, while the EF-mount option is expected to be available in November. Stay tuned for official pricing and availability.
Initially announced as under development just prior to NAB 2013, Canon has released a new cinema prime lens – the CN-E35mm T1.5 L F.
This new lens is a full frame EF-mount lens that marks the sixth lens in the EF cinema prime line-up. As a full frame lens, it is compatible with the Canon 1D C, 1D X, 5D Mark III and, of course, all EOS Cinema cameras with EF mounts.
Other lenses in the line-up include the 14mm, 24mm, 50mm, 85mm, and 135mm EF-mount Cinema prime lenses.
The Canon CN-E35mm T1.5 L F Cinema prime lens is expected to be available in December 2013 for $5,200.
Adorama has its Flashpoint All-Inclusive Cinema Bundle on sale for $499.95 through January 25, 2013. The bundle, which is built for turning an HDSLR into a full-fledged cinema rig, is normally available for $599.95, which is a deal in itself given that the shoulder rig, matte box and follow focus would cost over $850 if purchased separately. You can find the Flashpoint Cinema Bundle here at Adorama.
The Canon C100 was used to shoot the docu-short PULSE, which profiles the making of the BioBeats app, a new technology that utilizes cameras to generate custom music based on a human heart rate. The short was directed by Patrick Moreau of stillmotion. Aside from showing off the footage of the C100, it’s a well-told story that’s worth a few minutes of your time.
Check it out below.
RED has announced the Epic-M Monochrome cinema camera, a black & white camera that runs $42,000 for the body only. [click to continue…]
Side By Side is a documentary about the current transition from film to digital filmmaking. It’s a documentary for camera geeks. Check out the trailer above and the official synopsis below.
Join Keanu Reeves on a tour of the past and the future of filmmaking in SIDE BY SIDE. Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Reeves explores the development of cinema and the impact of digital filmmaking via in-depth interviews with Hollywood masters, such as James Cameron, David Fincher, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, and many more.
[Tribeca via PetaPixel]