SLR Magic Anamorphot CINE PL Set 35/50/70 – a shoot in London and Brighton with the Sony A7S II and Samsung NX1

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The new titanium PL mount SLR Magic Anamorphot cinema lenses are designed for RED users, Canon and Arri professionals. They’re also a great fit for the Sony A7S II and Samsung NX1.

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Speed King – SLR Magic 35mm T0.95 Review and 5 Axis Stabilisation samples

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Note: video is shot with no rig on an outstretched hand.

The SLR Magic 35mm T0.95 is an ultrafast manual focus lens targeted at cinematographers. It is a Leica M mount lens with bespoke adapters for mFT and Sony E-mount.

Until now I had been using this lens on my Sony FS100 but Olympus recently updated their OM-D firmware to support 5 axis stabilisation in video mode with all manual focus lenses.

Move over MoVI…

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Breaking news – Canon announce new full frame sensor for video

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  • Full frame 35mm
  • 16:9 format
  • Hyper low light sensitive – even larger pixels than 1D X sensor
  • Prototype to be shown in Japan between 5th-8th March

If you think the C300’s low light sensitivity is impressive, here’s Canon’s new image sensor. Is it destined for digital cinema cameras?

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera gets a rival – Dan Chung shows us the KINERAW MINI

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In a sea of insipid and faceless cameras for the corporate workplace, here is something different. Like the Blackmagic Cinema Camera it is designed for filmmakers who want image quality as close to Super 35mm film as possible but can’t afford $15,000+

This is rumoured to be around the $4000 mark and has a Super 35mm sensor, Cinema DNG raw recording and a very compact body with no fan.

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LOMO anamorphic goes Super 35mm – my music video shot on the FS100

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A big thanks to Ciecio7 for donating his superb OCT19 to E-Mount lens adapter for this shoot. This is available on eBay.

We shot this with the young German movie actress Lili Zahavi (IMDB) and theatre actor Niklas Brubach. A big thanks to both of them for their performances. This is a music video for my fellow friend from Manchester “Herdwhite” whose track Dreamleaver was recorded here in Berlin.

The Sony FS100 has a nice image but it isn’t as organic as the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. To make it more organic you use organic lenses. Actually as Herdwhite would tell you it is the same with music. You can use a drum sample – but it is not as organic as a real drummer. Anamorphic gives you instant production value if used well.

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Shooting with the new SLR Magic 35mm T0.95 and T1.4 prototype lenses

One of the highlights of Photokina 2012 was meeting up with SLR Magic, the small but nimble optics company based in Hong Kong. They brought out one of the first proper fast wide lenses for Micro Four Thirds (the 12mm F1.6) by listening to demand and acting swiftly. Now they are building high end super-fast primes which are optimised for filmmakers as well as photographers.

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