They're all afraid of doing things properly. Business men who see everyone talking about anamorphic and think they can make a quick buck without understanding why people shoot anamorphic in the first place. it's an awfully large lump for such a tiny front element. they claim it's for use on their fast s35mm primes, but that element aint big enough to do that. then they select 1.33x. I'm not afraid of 2kg, if it does more than a isco54 - ie, is sharp at f1.4, full frame, single focus, allows 50mm or wider taking lenses on full frame. Unfortunately it looks as if it;s gonna be another pointless lens that the uninformed owner operator buy thinking it will make their work look more cinematic. Then they'll slap a 'cinema lens' price tag on it. LOMO don;t need to return. They did all they needed to with the square fronts and round fronts. why do these companies always miss the point, reintroducing something but in a watered down boring way?
i'd sooner shoot spherical and crop than this. no anamorphic aesthetic what so ever. not only that, but the anamorphic section appears to be delivering rather nasty degradations onto the image. cropping a decent 2x image and losing sensor resolution is better than feeding the entire sensor with a crap image. Yet another lens designed and manufactured without any care being taken to understand the reason why people want to shoot anamorphic.
Yes, this is indeed true. however, there are very few lenses that will resolve onto 5micron sensors. the majority are designed for small sensors. bigger sensors up until the last year have been limited to 24mpx - which is still more than most 135mm format lesnes are able to deliver in their typical aperture range. I belive there are only 2 135mm format lenses that will deliver 36mpx onto the d800e. these are the otus lenses. and they only just do it.
https://www.schneideroptics.com/pdfs/Digitar.pdf thi pdf is pretty good at explaining the theory
There are very few lenses that will resolve 8k onto a full frame sensor. even less of them with character or soul. it's a shame RED always seem to use the number of pixels as a marketing thing - like consumer companies rate stereos in pmpo watts. Imagine they did the a7s route - a 4k full frame sensor with huge pixels., but with the red raw back end. That said, a 4k downscale from the 8k full image area will be insanely clean. it's only now that a high end medium format to full frame focal reducer is a worthwhile venture - squeeze an 80mm image circle of 40/lp/mm onto that sensor and the 8k will be viable! forget the speed improvements, its now resolution that is the goal from lenses.
I think they missed the boat on this one. a product aimed at owners, but something that doesnt really offer anything more than a isco54 - which will also do 25mm on m4/3, and allow a lot faster taking lens than t2.2. for this price you;d get a rama 54, and a 0.95 voigtlander. And be able to then change the taking lens as and when. IMO at those apertures and for m4/3 a century 1.33x will suffice since no amount of squeeze ratio will make up for the depth of focus of a 25mm t2.2 on m4/3. The Century is half the length of that lens. - which is enormously long since they've had to cram a load of elements in there to allow for the 2x squeeze/
Their Cinema EOS range has pretty much killed all hope of the 5dmk4 being anything more than a bombproof stills camera with a below par video function. Unless ML get hold of it before launch and remove all the crippling features canon include in the firmware.
I'm pretty sure Black Magic will unveil a 4k pocket camera, using the sensor they currently use in their 4k '16mm sensor'd ipad with a lens' camera. I've dug high and low for a camera head using this sensor with no luck meaning it may be exclusive to them - and thus they'll probably make use of it in a more widespread product.
wonderful. i love the subject of the video too! hilarious.
The magic of the kinefinity cameras is the sub PL mount they employ. I made a custom speed booster for Rob Bannister a few months ago, and I have been told that Kinefinity are actually offering their own speed booster mount soon - meaning the low light and cleanliness of the image will benefit from the addition of another stop of lens speed, and the fov advantage too.
what a shame about the fixed lens. imagine this with some nice c-mount glass on there. crop in by 30% to get the 16mm frame size and you still got more than 2.5k of res. they fixed the lens because they don;t have their own range of glass to sell for it.