What’s the story behind Schneider Kreuznach’s return of the Iscorama?

The famous Iscorama 54 is making a comeback. A small number of lenses are being made available for rental only. The Iscorama 54 anamorphic adapter appears to be identical in design to the original, other than the cosmetic appearances of the lens housing. In the rental kit, it’s being paired with spherical taking lenses by a Hong Kong company, which is interesting as Schneider Kreuznach could have paired it with their own cine lenses but chose not to.

So here’s the big question – is the “new” Iscorama 54 a freshly manufactured piece, or did Schneider Kreuznach find some new-old stock and give them a fresh lick of paint?

EOSHD investigates.

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EOSHD is back, and a Merry Christmas from me

Hello to everyone, and I hope you’re looking forward to having a good break over Christmas and are ready to welcome in 2022. Talking of holidays – I have been having a break from EOSHD for a few months. I went and sat on a hill and finally had time to reflect on my work which is this blog and the community around it. The last video had a lot of support, it’s made me really appreciate what I have in a more positive light. I’m mega appreciative of the people who took the time to say how EOSHD has helped them over the years and that they want it to continue.

So that’s what we’ll do! EOSHD is back.

I never lost my interest in cameras, writing, cinematography and photography. It’s been 11 years working on EOSHD and sometimes you just get tired of social media and being plonked in front of a screen all the time! I would love EOSHD to be like it was in the Panasonic GH2 days. The regular news and interviews. Based in Berlin. Music videos and cinematography pieces by me! The anamorphic guides. This was EOSHD at its best. However challenging and strange these times are I would like to work hard again to return EOSHD to a more positive place again.

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AT LONG LAST PRAISE THE DAY HALLELUJAH!! Internal ProRes and RAW on a mirrorless camera finally arrives with Nikon Z9

What!? A mirrorless camera finally gets INTERNAL ProRes 422? Also unexpectedly it’s Nikon to do it first.

In my opinion this is a complete game changer for mirrorless cameras and no longer do we have to rely on crap external recorders or a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera shorn of nice features like a full frame sensor, weather sealing, IBIS or cutting edge autofocus.

Hopefully the Z9 is the tipping point to convince other Japanese manufacturers to FINALLY follow suit with ProRes 422 and internal RAW on high-end cameras, breaking the reliance on H.264/H.265 codecs and give us a PROPER EDITING CODEC.

Wonderful news.

What’s more the Z9 undercuts the EOS R3 by $500 and Sony A1 by a significant $1000, even though on paper it has the better specs than either of them.

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Considering the end of EOSHD

A thank you to the long-time loyal readers of this blog. A big thank you to all the talented people who have found the blog and forum interesting or entertaining.

After a long time sharing my work and writing about cameras and camera technology, I am currently considering the future of EOSHD and whether to sell the site. It has been 11 years since the blog started and unfortunately recently my creative passion has died.

You can hear my full thoughts on YouTube above.

An EOSHD Interview with Yosuke Yamane – Are Panasonic working on an L-mount cinema camera?

I recently had the opportunity to ask Yosuke Yamane-san some questions about the current and future Panasonic line-up, including the upcoming GH6 and how Panasonic can continue to build on the success of the S1, S5 and S1H with new video features. Mr Yamane is Director of Panasonic’s Imaging Division.

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What are the 5 most UNDERRATED cameras for filmmakers?

Panasonic S1

There are some things in life that are only highly rated in your head and yours alone. You stand drowning in a sea of indifference, trying to convince the resident Kanye West mouthbreather to listen Dream Theater’s first album. With cameras for example, I’ve stood in the sea of indifference myself for a long time with the waves of stupidity lapping at my feet, making my socks all damp, as I try to convince the mainstream that Sony is not your best buddy, despite what Gerald says and that Canon is not the messiah but a very naughty boy!

So here are my top 5 most under appreciated cameras of the current era.

Please read on. Reading is also very underrated!

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