Pro Moviemaker October 2022 - Newsletter


Samyang reveals AF cine primes

Samyang says its new range of V-AF Cine Primes are the world’s first AF cine lenses. The initial optic from this new line-up is the V-AF 75mm T1.9, while 20, 24, 35 and 45mm versions will follow before the end of 2023. These small, lightweight lenses come in Sony E-mount, but don’t feature a manual aperture ring or any focus and aperture markings. However, they do have a unified form factor and are colour matched, according to Samyang. Every single model in the collection is 73x70mm, weighing less than 300g, meaning there is no need to reset equipment when changing lenses. They have a tally lamp located on the front and side, to indicate when video is being recorded. The new V-AF series supports resolutions up to 8K and all optics include nine aperture blades, for natural-looking bokeh. Each lens has a custom switch – and a button enabling access to video-specific functions, such as Focus Save. Samyang also unveiled the Xeen CF 135mm T2.2 lens, for PL, Canon EF and Sony E-mount full-frame cameras.

Movietech’s 4x4 Dolly is a lightweight doorway dolly with two- and four-wheel steering. By lifting and lowering the push bar, it switches steering mode, making it far easier to move in small spaces. A tough, stainless steel gear should ensure reliability for years. Both handlebar and push bar can be mounted on either end of the dolly, which has attachment points for accessories like seat arms and tripod adapters. New quick-release pins enable short set-up times. The dolly allows a tool-free switch from pneumatic wheels to track wheels. WELL, HELLO DOLLY!

A GLASS ABOVE The V-AF 75mm is an AF lens designed for video (top). The Xeen 135mm is the newest cine prime (above)


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