$60 Pentax that’s actually a $800 Zeiss by designer of Stanley Kubrick’s NASA glass

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The Contax Zeiss Distagon ‘Hollywood’ 28mm F2.0 is a classic fast wide for full frame and is incredible on Super 35mm as well. Wide open it’s one of the sharpest F2.0 wide angle lenses available and it has very little distortion.

The Contax Zeiss version fetches $800 on eBay but there’s a $60 wolf in sheep’s clothing called the Pentax PK 28mm F2.0 which has a fascinating story behind it.

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All aboard the Juice Train, an anamorphic train journey from Florida to New York

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Director, cinematographer and DSLR user Andrew Wonder talks to EOSHD about his latest anamorphic spot for G.E…

The technology behind the shoot is rather interesting. Two Sony F3 cameras mounted on the front of the train, remotely controlled and recording to e-sata drives in the control carriage, kitted out with Joe Dunton / Panavision anamorphic lenses from London.

Joe Dunton is a British Bafta winning camera equipment guy who has always held a great fascination with anamorphic lenses, and was one of Stanley Kubrick’s closest collaborators after A Clockwork Orange in the 70’s and provided Kubrick with his lenses on Eyes Wide Shut.

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Philip Bloom’s London Meet – Blog and a Kubrick inspired short!

Last weekend I met the man himself Philip Bloom with which it all began and whom was first to shoot really exciting footage with a DSLR and get the word out. Without his contribution to the DSLR video scene since, would EOSHD.com have existed or been the same? In London I found that the meet up was incredibly enjoyable – great to get to meet lots of like minded people and it was thoroughly good fun. I was also to meet another GH1 shooter – the only one there! If you read this, show me your footage on Vimeo or similar. Would like to see it. I also met a writer-director who appears to have a huge talent. I am very excited at the prospect of being his DP.

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