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New Products & Services
Angenieux Expands Anamorphic Zoom Range
Angenieux has introduced the Optimo 30-72mm A2S wideangle anamorphic zoom lens. The 30-72mm zoom joins the 56152mm A2S in what the company plans as a three-lens series of
anamorphic zooms.
Based on the optical design of the Optimo 28-76mm and
15-40mm zoom lenses, Optimo A2S lenses incorporate cylindrical
and spherical optical elements in the rear group in order to achieve
a 2x squeeze of the image on the horizontal axis. This design yields
excellent optical performance with exceptional sharpness and lower
distortion. Additionally, this design allows both A2S lenses to remain
extremely compact and lightweight. Both A2S lenses boast an aperture of T4, with no ramping or breathing. The lenses come with a
PL mount, and a PV mount is available upon request; the mount
design allows for a quick change between PL and PV mounts. The
lenses are compatible with the Angenieux Servo Unit lens-motorization system.
For additional information, visit www.angenieux.com.
Schneider-Kreuznach Unveils
DSLR Lenses, ND Vario Filter
Scheider-Kreuznach has introduced the first three lenses in a
newly designed series for fullframe single-lens reflex cameras.
All of the lenses will be available
for Canon EOS and Nikon-F systems,
and feature an electronic connection to the
camera. The first three lenses are: the Xenon 35mm f1.6, Xenon
50mm f1.4, and Macro Symmar 85mm f2.4. The lenses have been
developed to meet the increasingly stringent requirements and
continuously decreasing pixel size presented by modern DSLR
cameras.
The company has also introduced the ND Vario 95mm filter
for professional videographers. The filter's 95mm diameter is especially suited to DSLR shooting and Schneider-Kreuznach's FF Prime
video lenses. The filter's density can be continually adjusted and
corresponds to a reduction of +1 to +5 f-stops.
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The ND Vario 95mm features a Multi
Resistant Coating, which eliminates scattered
light to achieve brighter colors and higher
contrast while reliably preventing double or
"ghost" images. The increased hardness of the
MRC nano coating provides protection against
scratches, and the filter is also dirt- and waterrepellant. When moving from a cold to a warm
environment, the filter's hydrophobic surface
also prevents the lens from fogging.
For additional information, visit
www.schneiderkreuznach.com.
Zeiss Develops Servo Unit
Zeiss has unveiled a prototype Servo Unit for use with
the company's high-end Compact Zoom CZ.2 cine lenses. The main
unit controls aperture and zoom; a sensitive rocker switch allows
for smooth zooming as well as fast changes. The Servo Unit can
be controlled directly on
the handgrip, through
broadcast demands, or
via wireless lens-control
systems.
The modularly built
Zeiss Servo Unit allows
cinematographers to
leverage the advantages
of the Compact Zoom
lenses even when there is
no direct access to the
lens, such as when the
camera is on a crane or Russian Arm. The Servo Unit also allows
comfortable operation of the zoom when the camera is in a shoulder-mount configuration.
No tools are needed for the assembly of the Servo Unit. With
a snap-on mechanism, the main unit can be exchanged quickly and
easily, and the optional focus unit can then be mounted on the main
unit with little effort. Electricity to the Servo Unit can be supplied via
a PL mount with contacts (at the zero position), through the camera
interface cable or externally.
Equipped with an IMS exchangeable mount, the CZ.2 lenses
can be used on a wide array of camera models. The full-frame
(36x24mm) cine zooms are suitable for HDSLR cameras as well as
professional video and cinema cameras, and all lenses in the
Compact Zoom family meet 4K production standards.
For additional information, visit www.zeiss.com.
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