A GoPro anamorphic lens adaptor for $199!

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

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.

4K lenses. What does that even mean?

Published in Technology & Computing

When it comes to dedicated lenses and 4k, lots of people have an opinion. One that’s probably worth listening to more than most, however, is that of Cooke Optics chairman, Les Zellan, who tells Andy Stout that he’s not impressed

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

Why lenses still matter (and still cost money)

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One of the things noticeable at IBC is that good glass is still stubbornly resisting commoditisation and is as important as ever.

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 1

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RedShark replay: Uli Plank on how to look for lenses up to 50 years old, and use them with modern, large-sensor cameras. 

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 2

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Redshark Replay: Here's another chance to read part 2 of this beautifully detailed article on selecting a vintage lens for your large-sensor camera

Replay: You can't go far without understanding the relationship between sensors, lenses and depth of field, only it's slightly more complicated than you might have thought!. Phil Rhodes makes it understandable.

The crop factor controversy

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

One day — soon — it may be possible to take almost perfect photos and videos with less-than-perfect lenses

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