Affordable fast wides for the Canon 5D Mark II

Although the Canon 24mm F1.4L and Samyang 24mm F1.4 are superb lenses, the Canon is $1500 and the Samyang $800. Here EOSHD goes hands-on with 4 more affordable fast wides for the 5D Mark II. They are especially cheap if you pick them up used on eBay.

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Russia’s answer to Cooke – LOMO Konvas cine primes

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Lomo cinema primes were used on Konvas 35mm film cameras during the cold war and beyond, here EOSHD brings them into the digital filmmaking age.

LOMO cinema primes on eBay (make sure it is OCT-18 mount, not 19)

Get the necessary OCT18 lens to Micro 4/3rds adapter

Back when Russia was a technological force, the government had industrial and optical design down to a tee.

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Sony announce pro e-mount 35mm NXCAM

UPDATE – will Sony keep the box form factor? They have done it before with the Sony HDC-P1.

Sony have announced a $7k AVCHD camera with 24p and 35mm sensor. Aimed squarely at the AF100 and Red Scarlet, the boxy looking prototype gives little a way right now but I’m gathering more info as the story unfolds.

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Lomo cinema anamorphic primes (Konvas OCT18) – Part 1

Some say Tarkovsky shot with them. Some say that even rubbish DPs can look cool with a pair. Some say a German lens company named Hawk stole the guy who designed them. All I know is – they’re Russian anamorphic lenses from the 1970’s.

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Sony’s AF100 competitor to cost $50,000?

Jim Jannard can breath a sigh of relief. According to a Japanese sales manager, Sony’s ‘affordable’ S35mm pro video camera will cost in the region of $50,000 – in league with the Arri Alexa.

I should however emphasise that in no way is this the official, confirmed price yet.

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