A brand new mic from Sennheiser, new Film Convert profiles and a Sony FX6 cage from Tilta feature in this week's news roundup.
Meike FF 85mm T2.1 Unveiled
Meike is adding another full-frame prime lens to their lineup, which so far has seen the release of two two lenses last fall, a 35mm T2.1 and 50mm T2.1. Their new lens is an 85mm prime at T2.1 (up to T22), and is compatible with a wide variety of S35 and APS- C cameras.
Compatible mounts include Canon (EF and RF), Panasonic (L), Nikon (Z), and Sony (E). The minimum focusing distance is 85cm, the filter thread is ø82, and there are 14 elements in 8 groups with 11 iris blades.
Cameras that are supported range from the Sony VENICE and ALEXA LF to many of the S35 and APS-C models from Canon, SIGMA, Panasonic, Leica, and others.
The price of the new Meike 85mm T2.1 is an affordable $998 USD, but there is a $30 savings offer for pre-orders. The lens will be available May 10, 2021. Learn more and pre-order at Meike's site.
FilmConvert Announces SIGMA fp Profile
Editors using FilmConvert and FilmConvert Nitrate can add another profile to their quiver: SIGMA fp. You'll be able to easily and quickly color grade footage from the SIGMA fp camera, either in your favorite NLE via the FilmConvert plugin, or the standalone app.
The SIGMA fp profile joins a long list of compatible cameras that FilmConvert can color grade. The app/plugin allows editors to really get a great cinema-like look to their footage, and the profiles make it much faster to work.
FilmConvert can be used with Final Cut Pro, Motion, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, DaVinci Resolve, and Avid. Check out FilmConvert's site for more information.
Sennheiser MKE 400 Shotgun Perfect for Vloggers, Mobile Filmmakers, and Videomakers
If you're looking for an affordable shotgun mic you can mount to your camera, Sennheiser's MKE 400 is a great and affordable option. Priced at only $199 USD, this shotgun mic is perfect for vloggers looking to get great sound. It's also ideal for videographers in general, plus mobile filmmakers and journalists.
The super-cardioid mic is "high directional," according to Sennheiser, and includes a windscreen and is built to be durable for every day use. It also has a built-in low-cut filter and 3-step sensitivity switch.
You can learn more about the Sennheiser MKE 400 shotgun mic and purchase it here. In addition, Sennheiser also features a special mobile kit priced at $229.95, which comes with a Smartphone Clamp and Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod.
Titla Introduces Sony FX6 Cage
Tilta offers a nice line of durable and affordable cages for a variety of cameras, and have unveiled a new one for the Sony FX6. Prices start at $159 USD for the basic kit and $279 USD for the advanced kit.
The Tilta Sony FX6 cage features either a V-mount or a gold mount for the battery plate. The top plate - with plenty of 1/4" and 3/8" mounting threads - allows for either the Sony handle or Tilta's own compatible handle. You can also add optional 15mm rod holders. There is also a quick-release baseplate.