Meet the Forbes 70 – an IMAX 70mm motion picture camera prototype

Forbes 70

The digital Forbes 70 is based on a heavily modified Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera using 65mm ground glass for the IMAX 70mm look to medium format lenses.

Recording in Cinema DNG raw the camera delivers an utterly spellbinding image but is currently only at the prototype stage with just two in existence.

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Digital goes back to the 70’s – 1st impressions of Dog Schnit Optiks Flare Factory 58 lens and sample photos

Dog Schidt Optiks Flare Factory 58 sample images

The Flare Factory 58 is modified lens by fellow British filmmaker Richard Gale, and a regular member of the EOSHD forum. A few weeks go Rich sent me one of the first of the lenses, a Flare Factory 58 (serial 004). Humorously branded Dog Schidt Optiks (the ‘n’ is silent), Rich is modifying Helios 44-M 58mm F2.0 lenses making versions with a unique character which can be customised on order. They are hand assembled and modified in England.

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NEX 5N Cine Housing now available to pre-order

Compact Cine Systems NEX 5N cinema housing

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Due to demand Richard Gale has decided to go ahead and put into production his Compact Cine Systems housing for the Sony NEX 5N.

The housing is designed to be used with the NEX 5N, Sony CLM V55 monitor and lens. It is built to order and made in England.

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Mystery camera revealed – Sony NEX 5N in cine housing with cooling mod

Sony NEX 5N Cinema Housing

If you are interested in getting one, please let Richard know on the forum…

Richard Gale emailed me a few days ago to tell me about his cinema housing for the NEX 5N.

And here it is.

Richard tells EOSHD more about the housing after the break – how it improves the NEX 5N and how he intends to price it.

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