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January 2014
P+S Technik Upgrades Interchangeable Mount System

P+S Technik has upgraded its Interchangeable Mount System to a 2.0 version compatible with the Arri Alexa, Sony F55/F5/F3, Red One and Epic, and cameras with a PS-IMS camera mount.

Schneider Adds Cine-Xenar III Prime, iPro 5

Schneider Optics has introduced the Cine-Xenar III series of lenses and upgraded iPro, its add-on lens system for the iPhone.

Fujifilm Extends Zoom Range

Fujifilm North America Corp., Optical Devices Division has extended the range of the Premier PL 14-35mm Cabrio ZK2.5x14 wide-angle lens from its initial debut.

Rokinon Offers Wide-Angle Cine Lens

Rokinon has released its 16mm T2.2 Cine lens, a wide-angle lens for DSLR and mirrorless cameras in both APS-C and Micro Four Thirds formats.

3-D SinaCam Goes Basic

Solectrix has presented a 2-D sister version of its 3-D SinaCam.

Willy Levels Widgets

Willy’s Widgets has released a line of four-way leveling heads for jib arms and other devices.

Blackcam Provides Remote Control

BlackcamSystem has introduced compact and portable remote-controlled camera tracking systems.

Nikon Lights Videos

Nikon has released the LD-1000 LED Movie Light, an optional lighting accessory for Nikon 1 and Coolpix cameras.

PAG Taps Into Power

PAG has introduced camera-specific D-Tap Power Leads for a range of popular cameras, including the Canon C300/500, Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Nikon D800 DSLR.


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P+S Technik Upgrades Interchangeable Mount System

P+S Technik has upgraded its Interchangeable Mount System to a 2.0 version compatible with the Arri Alexa, Sony F55/F5/F3, Red One and Epic, and cameras with a PS-IMS camera mount.

The updated mount supports the aperture control for electronic Canon EF lenses combined with the PrimeCircle XE controller and features sturdier locking mechanisms for Canon EF and Nikon mounts. IMS 2.0 works with Canon, Nikon, Leica, BNC-R or Panavision mounted lenses.

contact info:

 
www.pstechnik.de
Schneider Adds Cine-Xenar III Prime, iPro 5

Schneider Optics has introduced the Cine-Xenar III series of lenses and upgraded iPro, its add-on lens system for the iPhone.

The Cine-Xenar III range features seven fixed focal lengths: T2.2/14mm, T2.2/18mm, T2.2/25mm, T2.1/35mm, T2.0/50mm, T2.0/75mm and T2.0/95mm. Every lens in the series is easily interchangeable and features user-friendly focus with legible inscriptions and precise setting mechanisms. The lenses come with a PL mount and can be used on professional cameras such as the Red One, Arri Alexa, Canon C series and Sony F series. An interchangeable camera bayonet also enables the lenses to be used with semi-professional digital SLR cameras like the Canon EOS 7D.

Schneider’s iPro 5 line is compatible with the iPhone 5 and features an expanded series of lenses. The Series 2 family of lenses includes the Fisheye, which offers 180 degrees of view with a larger image circle and sharper images; the Super Wide, which doubles the field of view of the iPhone’s built-in lens; the Wide Angle, which features edge-to-edge sharpness; the Macro, for detailed close-ups; and the 2X Tele, specially designed for the higher-resolution iPhone 5 camera.

Users who own the original iPro lens series for the iPhone 4 and 4S will be able to use their existing lenses on the iPhone 5 by upgrading to the new iPro 5 Series 1 case. The slide-on, two-section case features a bayonet mount to accept both the original iPro optics and the Series 2 lenses.

contact info:

 
www.schneiderkreuznach.com
www.iprolens.com
Fujifilm Extends Zoom Range

Fujifilm North America Corp., Optical Devices Division has extended the range of the Premier PL 14-35mm Cabrio ZK2.5x14 wide-angle lens from its initial debut.

“The new 14-35mm Cabrio was designed with the latest customer feedback, especially regarding focal length,” says Thom Calabro, director of marketing and product development for the Optical Devices Division of Fujifilm North America Corp. “As with all of our Cabrio lenses, the 14-35mm lens is lightweight and comfortable to use with today’s smaller 4K cameras, but we’ve expanded the focal-length range from its initial NAB showing to 14-35mm at T2.9, with 200-degree focus rotation. For shooters looking for a lightweight zoom that can be used as a handheld, capturing wide angles in tight spaces, it’s ideal.”

The PL 14-35mm Cabrio lens has a detachable digital servo drive and can be used as a self-contained ENG-style lens or cine-style lens. When used without the drive, industry-standard cine motors can be fitted.

 The digital servo’s 16-bit encoding assures operators that all lens data output — including the position of the zoom, iris and focus — is accurate. The PL 14-35mm lens supports Lens Data System and /i metadata formats, and can be controlled using standard wireless controllers, as well as existing Fujinon wired and wireless units.

 The Cabrio series also includes the recently introduced Premier PL 19-90mm and the PL 85-300mm lenses.

contact info:

 
www.fujifilmusa.com
Rokinon Offers Wide-Angle Cine Lens

Rokinon has released its 16mm T2.2 Cine lens, a wide-angle lens for DSLR and mirrorless cameras in both APS-C and Micro Four Thirds formats.

The 16mm is ideal for shooting landscapes, architecture and interiors, or close-ups with a shallow depth-of-field. The lens features de-clicked apertures and follow-focus compatibility and is solidly constructed with 13 optical elements in 11 groups with two aspherical lenses.

The lens is available in a wide range of mounts for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Canon M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NC and Micro Four Thirds cameras.

contact info:

 
www.rokinon.com
3-D SinaCam Goes Basic

Solectrix has presented a 2-D sister version of its 3-D SinaCam.

The 2-D SinaCam Basic is catered to fit the needs of broadcast crews and has been designed for use with OB vehicles. The camera is lightweight and flexible with an absolute colorfastness and maximum image processing performance. It can be connected with the standard Sony remote-control panel of an OB vehicle, and a lens-control module allows the camera to connect directly with a studio lens.

Both the 3-D and 2-D SinaCams use a 2⁄3" CCD sensor and offer up to 60 fps in HD resolution (1920x1080). Remote heads can be equipped with a range of lenses. A B4-mount converter is also available, which establishes the mechanical connection and replicates the image size and the optical path of the beamsplitter prism.

The camera uses a V-mount and an Anton-Bauer battery-mount adapter.

contact info:

 
www.sinaCAM.eu
Willy Levels Widgets

Willy’s Widgets has released a line of four-way leveling heads for jib arms and other devices.

Various models of the heads are available in configurations that adapt to Mitchell and Euro fittings. The heads are also available in the reverse configuration of Mitchell to Euro, as well as Mitchell to Mitchell and bolt styles for various models of jib arms.

Willy’s also offers geared, locking and rotating camera offsets in many configurations, including Euro and Mitchell models.

contact info:

 
www.willyswidgets.com
Blackcam Provides Remote Control

BlackcamSystem has introduced compact and portable remote-controlled camera tracking systems. The versatile systems are ideal for capturing unique perspectives from angles unreachable by conventional handheld, tripod or full-sized remote-controlled camera-support systems. Blackcams can be installed in, around or above a stage or set (overslung or underslung) for dynamic moving shots.

BlackcamSystems are controlled via cable or a wireless remote. They are available in three sizes to accommodate a variety of cameras. The full-sized Blackcam model B40 accepts a range of cameras, including Arri Alexa M, Red Epic and Scarlet, and Sony F5/F55/P1. The B40 is also compatible with a 3-D mirror rig. The mid-sized B20 is compatible with Bradley’s Camball HDC 15, and DSLR cameras such as the Canon 5D. The super-compact B10 fits in a suitcase-style carrier for on-board air transport and is ideal for tiny HD cameras like GoPro, Modula Baby MKII, SinaCam and Indiecam.

Each BlackcamSystem includes a camera cradle, dolly, track, production cabling and remote-control system. The track comes in linear or curved segments for a dynamic configuration. The Blackcam dolly features a vertical capacity of up to 15 degrees uphill, and the unit can be powered using AC with cables or via battery, which runs the system for at least two hours per charge on average.

Additional customizations are available for each system.

contact info:

 
www.blackcamsystem.com
Nikon Lights Videos

Nikon has released the LD-1000 LED Movie Light, an optional lighting accessory for Nikon 1 and Coolpix cameras.

The LD-1000 is compact and lightweight. It features a built-in diffusion panel that enables natural, even exposure and smooth textures with soft light. The bracket can also be removed from the movie light, allowing it to be held in the hand for free control over the angle of lighting. Additionally, the LD-1000 offers continuous lighting with a live measure of degree and effect while shooting.

The light comes in black or white for a suggested retail price $99.95.

contact info:

 
www.nikonusa.com
PAG Taps Into Power

PAG has introduced camera-specific D-Tap Power Leads for a range of popular cameras, including the Canon C300/500, Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Nikon D800 DSLR. Models for other cameras are available on request.

When used in combination with a PAG V-Mount Plate, the Leads make it possible to achieve extended camera run time and a higher current draw using PAGlink or standard PAG V-Mount batteries. PAG V-Mount Plate assemblies allow for clamping to either 15mm or 19mm camera accessory/mattebox rods (rails/bars) for cameras where it’s not possible to mount larger batteries directly. The V-Mount Plate can be configured to sit horizontally or vertically, above or below the rods, so that it does not obstruct the camera display or other accessories. A D-Tap output is incorporated, allowing the power connection to be made using the camera-specific D-Tap Power Lead.

contact info:

 
www.paguk.com