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Using sophisticated generative design software to conceptualise solutions helped us achieve the most efficient design
DUCLOS PREMISTA MOTOR BRACKET
OPERTEC STEEL BOY SERIES
The latest product from Duclos Lenses has been tailored for Fujinon’s relatively new Premista zoom lenses. The motor bracket provides a robust mounting point for the Heden M26T and CM55 zoom motors while adding minimal weight to the camera package. A zoom gear extension segment keeps the motor as close to the lens as possible without interfering with other components. Matt Duclos, the company’s chief engineer, describes the goals for the new product. “We spent months refining this product. Using sophisticated generative design software to conceptualise solutions allowed us to achieve the most efficient design possible. I’m pleased with the result and look forward to seeing our clients pair the Premista zooms with our new Motor Bracket.” The kit includes an adjustable eccentric ring to achieve the perfect mesh between the zoom gear and the motor. Installation is quick, user-friendly and requires no modification to the original lens. The motor bracket kit is machined from billet 6061 aluminium. Duclos Lenses has also introduced the 15mm LPL Macro Extension Tube specifically for LPL mount lenses and cameras. Attach the Duclos LPL Extension Tube to any LPL mount lens and your close focus will be reduced to impressive distances, all while maintaining maximum image quality.
Among other products of the Opertec company, there are new telescopic cranes called Steel Boy 15, 20 and 25. Steel Boy is a brand-new generation of camera cranes. Being lighter and easy to dismantle and reassemble, Steel Boy is ideal for use on small and large stages, TV stations and, because of its rigidity, it is perfect for use on a tracking vehicle. The crane can be mounted to any platform via standard Mitchell flat base. The cranes take power from AC or DC (battery) source. Features sourced from Opertec include quick assembly, compact size and light weight, fast and effective rebalancing and calibration, AC and DC powering, and straight line and pan compensation. Steel Boy 15 has a maximum lens height of 15ft, a telescopic range of 15ft, a maximum payload with camera of 50kg and a maximum speed of 1.3m a second, which can be boosted to up to 1.9m a second on request. As for SteelBoy 20, it has a maximum lens height of 19ft, a telescopic range of 20ft, a maximum payload with camera of 50kg and a maximum speed of 1.3m a second and possibly up to 1.9m a second on request. Finally, SteelBoy 25 has a maximum lens height of 15ft, a telescopic range of 15ft, a maximum payload with camera of 50kg and a maximum speed of 1.3m a second and possibly up to 1.9m a second on request.
SAMYANG VDSLR MK2 RANGE
Samyang has enhanced its cine lens line- up with the introduction of the VDSLR MK2 range. The cine primes range comprises four of the most-used focal lengths around: 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5. With updated weather sealing and nine aperture blades, the range’s focal lengths and scales have been made visible from both sides. Available in seven mounts, including Sony FE and Canon RF, the line-up makes for a versatile set. Each lens boasts a sleek design with a black and matte finish and comes with declicked aperture and focus gear rings. They have a long focus throw of more than 130° and all four of the lenses have aspherical elements to reduce spherical and optical aberration. The 50mm model takes this a step further with a hybrid aspherical lens element to maintain its smaller size. On top of this, a further model is set to be released by Samyang early next year – the VDSLR 14mm T3.1 MK2. The lenses range from £399.99 to £639.99 and are available as multi-lens kits, complete with waterproof custom cases. The first stock is out now.
20 DEF I N I T ION | SEPTEMBER 2020
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