Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Feb
11
2015

Get Big or Get Lost: ARRI Alexa 65 Sensor is 3X the Size of Super35

The Alexa 65 is something truly fascinating: a 6.5K sensor; claims that it looks better than film; a clean, clean, clean user interface; and a set of repurposed Hasselblad/Fujinon still photography primes as its launch optics package.  [adrotate group="6"] Right.  Let’s get this out of the way immediately: I…
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Feb
11
2015

An Impressive, Affordable Cinematic Looks 3D LUT Set from Rocket Rooster

Now that 3D LUT packages have become established in the color grading workflow, more LUT developers and more LUT collections continue to appear on the scene. The latest to come to our attention is a competitively priced, full-featured set of filmic looks LUT by British moviemaker Kevin…
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Feb
10
2015

A new take on the tripod plate? Edelkrone Introduces New FlexTilt Head

The team from Edelkrone is at it again, this time innovating in the space between your tripod head and your camera’s baseplate with the edelkrone FlexTilt Head Neither a quick release system nor a panning/tilting head[adrotate group="6"] in the usual sense, Edelkrone’s FlexTilt offers an additional…
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Feb
7
2015

Canon 5Ds &5Ds R: 5D3 Equivalents of the Porsche GT2 and GT2 RS?

Canon seems to be taking a page from Porsche, creating the 5Ds and 5Ds R as specialist variants of the 5D Mk III, much as the German automotive manufacturer created the rip-snorting -- and terrifying -- GT2 and GT2 RS as extreme versions of its…
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Feb
5
2015

Again: Canon 5Ds & 5Ds R Rock 50MP Sensor; 11-24L to Unleash Their Power

The folks over at Canon Watch have published a leaked press release of the new Canon EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R, along with a new EF 11-24mm L lens. Tony Northrup, you owe me a cup of coffee. Unless, of course, it’s all a…
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Feb
2
2015

Zhongyi Optics Releases Two Charming, Characterful MFT Lenses, 24mm f/1.7 & 42.5mm f/1.2

Zhongyi Optics, maker of the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 lens for Sony E-mount, nicknamed ‘The Dark Knight’, has now entered the Micro Four Thirds world. Zhongyi’s first two MFT lenses – the Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 and the Mitakon 24mm f/1.7 – are affordable, characterful and…
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Jan
30
2015

50MP Canon 5DS and 5DR are Real

The 5DS and 5DR are interesting both for what they are -- and what they aren’t. Of course, we’ll have to wait until next week to get a fuller picture of these new twins, distinguished at this point only by the absence of an anti-aliasing…
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Jan
29
2015

Mega Discounts for planet5D Readers at End-of-January SpeedLooks 3D LUT Sale

LookLabs, maker of one of the most complete, most feature-rich collections of 3D LUTs for cinematic color grading, has launched an end-of-January 20%-off sale for both its latest LUT collections – Studio Log and Studio Linear. The discount runs until February 2nd inclusive.[adrotate group="6"] But…
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Jan
28
2015

Chuck Westfall Interview with the Canon C100 Mark II

Our good friend Frank Rohmer had a conversation with Canon's Chuck Westfall and they talked a lot about the Canon EOS C100 and we'd love to share it with out...[adrotate group="6"] Via Youtube Description: I caught up with Chuck Westfall of Canon at CES 2015…
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Jan
22
2015

AXSY T-set: Wireless Open Source Motion Control with Smartphone App

This is what market forces are all about: innovation, competition, value – and survival. The AXSY T-set enters an increasingly crowded field of upstarts who are taking on the established motion control players. This week’s Kickstarter campaign of interest is AXSY’s T-Set, a modular set…
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