Samung NX1 Firmware Update ver. 1.20 Released

Samsung NX1

Samsung has released a major firmware update for the new NX1 mirrorless camera. Firmware version 1.20 adds a ton of features and capabilities for shooting video.

Before we get to the update though, here’s a little bit of eye-candy of the Samsung NX1 on a Redrock Micro rig with the Atomos Shogun for 4K capture via the camera’s HDMI output. [Read more…]


Nikon D810 Filmmaker’s Kit Review


The Nikon D810 is by virtually all regards an excellent full frame camera. It’s 36MP full frame sensor is class-leading in terms of resolution overall image quality.

The D810 is also quite the competent video camera, with plenty of new bells and whistles added over previous Nikon HDSLR offerings.

Nikon thinks the D810 is such a great HDSLR for cinematographers that it makes the camera available in what is called the Nikon D810 DSLR Filmmaker’s Kit, which is the focal point of this review. [Read more…]

Check Out this $40K Leica S 4K Cinema Camera

Leica S 4K Camera-4

When Leica announced that is new S (Type 007) medium format camera would should 4K video, we all thought that was pretty cool to get 4K capture with 4:2:2 color on the large 30 x 45mm CMOS sensor. However, I had not seen one decked out as a cinema camera until this one on display at the Leica booth at PhotoPlus 2014. [Read more…]

Rokinon 12mm T3.1 Cine Lens Released

Rokinon 12mm T3.1 Cine lens

Rokinon has announced a new 12mm T3.1 ED AS IF NCS UMC Cine DS Fisheye lens for full frame image circles.

As with other Rokinon Cine lenses, it provides geared focus and aperture rings. The 12mm fisheye provides a 180° angle of view and a removable petal-shaped hood.

The Rokinon 12mm T3.1 Cine lens retails for $549 and is available for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony A-Mount and Sony E-Mount cameras. Check it out here at B&H Photo.