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Metabones Speed Booster for Micro Four Thirds – First Look and GH3 images

May 17, 2013 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

The Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster for Leica R is now in stock at Metabones! The Speed Booster for Micro Four Thirds gives cameras like the Panasonic GH2, GH3 and Blackmagic Cinema Camera a Super 35mm / APS-C sized sensor using clever optics, in the same way that the E-mount version turned cameras like the Sony FS100 and NEX 7 into valid alternatives to full frame. As well as shrinking the image circle of a full frame lens to fit a smaller sensor, the Speed Booster lives up to its name by giving you a 1 stop increase in brightness

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Blackmagic Production Camera 4K shocks NAB – 4K for $4k, Compressed Raw, Super 35mm AND global shutter

April 8, 2013 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

MOUNT UPDATE:¬†E-mount makes the most sense for this camera. Earlier today CVP had pre-orders up for a Micro Four Thirds version. That has now been taken down and CVP have confirmed to me there’s only the EF mount camera available to pre-order here. This is just…. insane. Blackmagic are set to announce the Blackmagic Production Camera with 4K Super 35mm global shutter sensor and a Pocket Cinema Camera with Super 16mm sensor, raw and active Micro Four Thirds mount. Apart from the form factor remaining the same, Blackmagic have done everything we could ever have hoped (dreamed?) for with the

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Anamorphic

Shooting guerrilla style in Berlin with Iscorama 54 and Blackmagic Cinema Camera

February 14, 2013 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

The Lens Whilst Canon L lenses are like a fleet of company Lexus cars. This isn’t really what I want in my films. I need something different. Something with character. For this reason I’ve long been using anamorphic lenses. I recently shot some test footage with the Iscorama 54 anamorphic. This is essentially an Iscorama 36 but instead of a 36mm rear element it is 54mm. Even though the whole lens is double the weight, not as sharp and almost triple the size I like it because it has character.

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera tips – ‘overexpose’ it for best results – and interview with John Brawley

February 8, 2013 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Above: my Blackmagic Cinema camera with ReWo cage – a shootout with the Red Epic is coming soon BlackmagicUser.net recently did an interview with John Brawley, the cinematographer close to Blackmagic Design and main tester for the cinema camera. His experience exposing the camera goes along with what I am finding, that the Blackmagic Cinema Camera works best when you ‘expose to the right’.

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Creative Filmmaking

“Hurt Locker” lens Canon 8-64mm T2.4 PL zoom – perfect companion for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera?

January 11, 2013 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

UPDATE: Shane now seems to say it vignettes at 8-12mm. Take all this with a pinch of salt until he makes his mind up Usually most Super 16mm cinema glass won’t cover the larger sensor in the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. The sensor is closer in size to the Panasonic GH3. However Shane Hurlbut has had a rather useful discovery, in shooting with the Canon 8-64mm F2.4 on the BMCC he found it covers the sensor just fine without vignetting. Canon 8-64mm T2.4 PL / Arri on eBay US