Pro Moviemaker May-June 2021 - Web



A compact, yet fast ultra-wide angle lens for full-frame E-mount cameras is the newest member of Sony’s flagship G Master series. The FE 14mm f/1.8 GM has two extreme aspherical XA elements, maintaining high resolution, even in the corners. There are also two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements, plus one Super ED glass element for high contrast and precise rendering at all apertures, with virtually no chromatic aberration. Sony’s Nano AR Coating II subdues ghosting, too. Using two linear motors, focus is quiet, with minimal vibration – ideal for shooting video. The lens has a focus hold button, mode switch and focus ring – custom functions can be assigned to the focus hold button. The £1399/$1598 lens includes a rear filter holder that accepts standard sheet-type filters, it has a dust- and moisture-resistant design, and the front lens element features a fluorine coating to repel water and other contaminants. Plus, the rear element is fluorine coated to keep the surface clean when changing the rear filter. The lens also features a built-in petal hood to reduce flare and ghosting.

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fall-off – reminiscent of vintage lenses. With an image circle diameter of 46.3mm, these compact full-frame lenses have eXtended Data (XD) metadata technology, providing frame-by-frame data on lens vignetting and distortion, in addition to the Cooke’s /i metadata. All lenses in the series have a uniform front diameter of 95mm and consistently positioned focus and aperture rings, and the average weight is 1.6kg/3.5lb. Lens prices are still to be announced, with them going on sale this autumn.

Zeiss has added four new lenses to its vintage-look Supreme Prime Radiance family, launched in 2019, making a total of 11 high-end cinema lenses. The new lenses are 18mm, 40mm, 65mm and 135mm - all with a fast maximum aperture of T1.5, ideal for low-light conditions. The Supreme Prime Radiance lenses offer consistent flares and have the latest Zeiss T* blue coating for a unique look, which the company says is characterised by a smooth transition between in-focus and out-of-focus areas, and elegant bokeh. They are very sharp, with a soft The Gemini range by Litepanels has a welcome addition, with this new 1x1 Hard RGBWWLED panel – pumping out more than 3000 lux at 10ft/3m. Like the rest of the Gemini range, the £1600/$2250 1x1 Hard produces full spectrumwhite light, as well as full RGB output and a range of 11 creative effects. Its compact and lightweight form weighs just 6kg/13.2lb, including yoke and power supply, and has a maximum draw of just 200W. It produces an output 20%brighter than a 200WHMI. Ultra Light and Domed diffusers are supplied as standard, and remote control is via DMX, RDM, wireless DMX and Bluetooth options. Like other Gemini units, it delivers flicker-free performance at any frame rate or shutter angle, with dimming from 100 to 0.1%.



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