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Sony A7s

Sony’s press conference was all about 4K, as expected. We got our first look at the Sony A7s and, again, Sony has stepped up the game. [click to continue…]

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Canon C300

Canon has expanded its Canon Professional Services (CPS) program to the Cinema EOS line, along with existing Silver, Gold and Platinum membership levels. Additionally, Canon introduced an Enterprise CPS level for large entities that own large quantities of Canon gear.  [click to continue…]

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Tokina 16-28mm Cine Lens

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.

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Canon EF 35mm Cinema Prime Lens

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 14mm24mm50mm85mm, 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.

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Flashpoint All-Inclusive DSLR Cinema Bundle

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.

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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.

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