DEFINITION - April 2020 - Web




This is designed for the producer, director and DOP who needs to keep all aspects of a production in mind while composing the perfect shot. UAS instructor, Douglas Spotted Eagle, talks about increasing the value of a production by changing the way you look through a lens. The seminar will cover choosing the right positions, angles and lenses to build powerful, emotional and consistent scenes.


Optica Magnus and is showcasing the new Optica Magnus Full-Frame- Finder – a real optical viewfinder system. The repetition of this partnership was something hoped for by cinematographers, who will be pleased to discover that the new Full- Frame Finder will work with all sensor formats up to an image diameter of 46.31mm (Super35, FF, VV and LF). With an ergonomic and lightweight design, the viewfinder system includes a bright ground glass. It can be used for spherical and anamorphic cine lenses –

With a commendable history of supplying cinematographers with the Technovision Classic and Evolution 2X anamorphic lens ranges, as well as its specialised lens systems, optical adapters and lens mount solutions, any addition to its ranges is always highly anticipated. P+S is presenting the new Technovision 1.5X anamorphic primes, which now cover larger formats including full-frame, along with the Evolution 2X lenses for Super 35. In addition to this, P+S has teamed up again with Kish and

the current supported squeeze factors are 1.5X and 1.8X and 2.0X. Equipped with the P+S Interchangeable Mount System, the viewfinder boasts up to ten different lens mount options, a level of variety not often available to lenses of this calibre.


The premium lens manufacturer, Leitz – sister company to Leica AG – is well-known for its Thalia, M 0.8, Summilux-C and Summicron-C lenses. It has recently expanded

its range of highly developed cinema optics with its highly anticipated high- performance Leitz primes and Leitz zooms, which were launched late last year. As well as its new primes and zoom, the company is focusing on its Thalia range – particularly the macro set of Thalia lenses. This includes the Thalia 24mm, 55mm and 120mm. The Thalia prime lenses offer a cinematic look throughout the range of nine lenses, from 24mm to 180mm, with an image circle of 60mm. The lenses are compact, with a matched front diameter of 95mm and are available in PL, LPL and XPL mount with Cooke/i Technology metadata contacts.


If you want to focus your NAB experience on lenses, make sure to visit Zeiss at some point during the event. Zeiss has established itself as a company with a long and colourful history. Started by Carl Zeiss in 1846, Zeiss has been central in shaping the optical world. From microscopes to working with the likes of Nasa, Zeiss’ diverse past seems to constantly feed into its modern innovations. This year, we expect to see Zeiss showcasing its portfolio of full-frame lenses, including its new Supreme Prime Radiance lenses. These lenses render

like modern cinematography lenses – but with a twist. Despite the standard rendering, they also flare thanks to their coating, T blue. This means that filmmakers can now produce controlled flares while the lenses maintain a large format coverage. With a high speed of T1.5, robustness and smooth focus, this range is definitely something of note. Complete shipping of this new range of lenses begins in April.

16 DEF I N I T ION | APR I L 2020

Powered by