Switronix PB70 BMCC external battery review

Switronix PB70 BMCC - Blackmagic Cinema Camera external battery

You can find the Switronix PB70 for Blackmagic Cinema Camera at Adorama for $299

When the Blackmagic Cinema Camera was announced at NAB many DSLR users were quite concerned by the lack of interchangeable battery and the short 1 hour run time on one charge.

In practical reality it is one of the best features.

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Canon C500 beaten? Arri Alexa challenged? Sony F5 and F55 shooting reports by Jon Fauer ASC and official pricing

Sony F55

Jon Fauer ASC has put together a 96 page report on the Sony F5 and F55.

Along with what we now know here is my analysis of the Sony F5, F55 and that other competitor – the Canon C500.

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Hawk go spherical in a big way with F0.95 / T1 Vantage One creative cinema lens range

Hawk Vantage One cinema lenses

These look like they’re going to be a great rental option for creative filmmakers looking for that dreamy low light look. Hawk, famous for their anamorphic lenses have launched a new range of standard spherical cine glass. The aperture is F0.95 following in the footsteps of Voigtlander with their 25mm and 17.5mm for Micro Four Thirds.

Unlike Voigtlander however, Hawk have gone all out and done a massive range of lenses which cover Super 35mm in PL mount. There’s not only a¬†17.5mm and a 25mm but a 21, 25, 32, 40, 50, 65, 90 and a 120.

I also recommend checking out the SLR Magic T0.95 50mm for those with low light kings such as the Sony FS100. Leica M easily adapts to E-Mount. The Hawks however are PL so you can use them on the other low light king, the Canon C300.

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