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It’s fast but it’s also a zoom lens! For a long time now, zoom lenses have been firmly in the world of compromise. They are practical in terms of saving lots of time on low budget productions but that advantage comes at a cost.

Buyer Beware!

Published in Business

I recently encountered a thread on one of my favourite forums in which someone was asking for opinions on a Canon EOS-60D package he'd seen on ebay. This package included the 60D body and extras including three lenses including a battery, charger, flash cards, various filters and diopters, cleaning kit, tripod, and more. All of this was neatly photographed and posted for sale on Ebay by a vendor we'll call, in order to protect the guilty, Pretty Cheap Digital, based in New York

The crop factor controversy

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes shares his view on the use of "crop factor" to discuss focal lengths and the complications it can cause

Mocha Pro 3.1: Free update includes lens distortion correction

Published in Post

Erik Vlietinck tries out the lens correction in this major new update with a GoPro camera

The conventional view is that cameras that allow you to work with multiple lenses are always better. Barry Braverman disagrees.

The Opposite of Precision

Published in Technology

Who needs lens adaptors?

We're giving a lot of space to the Digital Bolex project because it's genuinely different and original. And the news keeps coming, and it's getting weirder, but still plausible. In fact there are such dramatic ideas coming from the little Kickstarter company that you have to begin to wonder how much it's going to change the world of video

Tokina NEW 11-16mm CINE lens: Is it worth it?

Published in Production

Lens manufacturer Tokina is set to release a CINE version of its popular 11-16mm lens for APS-C and other crop sensor cams. But do the changes justify such an inflated price?

A GoPro anamorphic lens adaptor for $199!

Published in Production

Now you can have cinematic widescreen with the GoPro Hero - ready to go with your new 21:9 television!

If you use a professional digital camera, you can't go far without understanding the relationship between sensors, lenses and depth of field. It's slightly more complicated than you might have thought!. Phil Rhodes makes it understandable

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