B&H has the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera as a NAB Special this week packaged with the Panasonic 14-140mm OIS lens, a SanDisk 64GB U3 SDXC memory card and a spare battery for $995, which is the normal retail price for just the camera body. This deal expires on April 19. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster in stock with free expedited shipping. This speed booster reduces the crop factor of Canon lenses from 3.02x to 1.75x on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Additionally, the speed booster effectively increases the brightness of a lens by 1 2/3 stops, which means a f/1.2 lens becomes a f/0.74 lens. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Back in April during NAB, we got an update on the development of firmware for Blackmagic Design’s cameras. Specific concerns had been raised about whether or not Blackmagic would continue to support the original Cinema Camera since the company was putting out several new cameras.
Today, Blackmagic made good on its promises and addressed the four big issues that we were told sat at the top of the development list, and then delivered several more updates. Blackmagic has written completely new code for all of its Cinema Cameras and built the user interface around the Blackmagic URSA we saw unveiled at NAB 2014.
Below is an overview of the updates to the Blackmagic Cinema Cameras: [Read more…]
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera was plagued throughout its initial launch window with a sensor manufacturing problem that was well documented and openly addressed by Blackmagic Design. It was the a rather tragic issue for the company’s first camera launch.
Speaking with Blackmagic reps at NAB 2013, I was assured that the problem had been addressed the company was filling the backlog of pre-orders as fast as it possibly could, and that we should begin seeing the supply line catch up with demand.
We are pretty much there now. [Read more…]