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unified focus and aperture gear positions.
With proprietary X-Coating technology, the
lenses also feature an 11-blade diaphragm.
Additionally, the mounts can be shimmed
and are interchangeable by a qualified technician.
All Xeen by Rokinon lenses are
backed by a three-year limited warranty. For
more information, visit www.rokinon.com.

Atomos Unleashes
Ninja Assassin
Atomos has introduced the Ninja
Assassin, which extends the legacy of the
Atomos Ninja line into the realm of 4K UHD
and 1080 60p. The Ninja Assassin combines
professional 4K/HD recording; 325 ppi, 7"
1920x1080 monitoring; and advanced
playback and editing in a compact, lightweight and affordable system designed for
Apple, Avid and Adobe workflows.
The Ninja Assassin boasts the screen
size, screen resolution, advanced recording
capability and scopes of Atomos' premium
Shogun model, but forgoes the
12G/6G/3G-SDI connectivity, raw recording
functionality, in-built conversion, genlock
and balanced XLR audio connections. With
a 10-percent weight reduction compared to
the Shogun, the Ninja Assassin is ideally
suited for cameras such as the Sony a7s and
a7R II, Canon XC10 and Panasonic GH4.
The Ninja Assassin has HDMI
focused audio/video connections and ships
with a vibrant-red Armor Bumper for
increased protection. Other key features
include anamorphic de-squeeze; easy-touse professional monitoring tools, such as
focus peaking assist, 1:1 and 2:1 zoom,
false
color,
zebra
and
waveform/vectorscope; up to 8 seconds of
HD or 2-3 seconds of 4K pre-roll cache
recording; and 3D LUTs.
Atomos is based in Australia with
offices in the USA, Japan, China and
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Germany, and the company has a worldwide distribution partner network.
For additional information, visit
www.atomos.com.
Miller Grows Fluid-Head Family
Miller Fluid Heads has unveiled the
Compass 23 Fluid Head, an affordable entry
model into the 100mm ball-leveling range.
The Compass 23 is designed for use with
medium-size large-sensor cameras and
provides users with the
portability, rigidity and
professional features
they need in a lightweight system.
This latest
addition to the
Compass line is
designed for barebones rigging, with
just a camera and a
lens, as well as full
rigging
with
monitors, wireless mics, batteries and more. To
accommodate
different setups,
the Compass 23 is
equipped with three
selectable positions of
high-performance drag (plus a zero position)
and four counterbalance positions for
payloads between approximately 8 and 30
pounds. The fluid head also features a
120mm sliding camera plate with 60mm
travel for perfect balancing. The head incorporates readily accessible controls, an illuminated bubble level, pan/tilt locks that utilize
disc brakes, and a replaceable tilt end
rosette.
For additional information, visit
www.millertripods.com.
Manfrotto Increases
Support Offerings
Manfrotto, a Vitec Group company,
has introduced 24" and 39" camera sliders
that weigh only 4.8 and 6.17 pounds,
respectively. The sliders offer a smooth and
accurate sliding movement thanks to their
eight high-precision steel ball bearings and
machined surface. The coupling between
the rails and the carriage can be easily
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adjusted, as well as the friction on the
carriage itself. Additionally, the sliders boast
wheels made of PSU, a high-performance
polymer used for its fluidity and silence.
The sliders' friction system allows users
to adjust the feel of the tracking shot, and
standard attachments enable the sliders to be
combined with accessories such as arms.
Both sliders are available in kits that come
with flat-base Manfrotto 500 video heads.
Manfrotto has also added to its range
of accessories with the launch of a new
series of friction arms. The range comprises
four arms available in two sizes: 5.5" and
9". The arms offer updated features
- including an anti-rotation system
that prevents the
load from
rotating -
and interchangeable adapters, including a 5⁄8" spigot, 3⁄8" and
ΒΌ" attachments, a hot-shoe attachment, and
Manfrotto's anti-rotation adapter.
Manufactured using high-quality
aluminum, the durable friction arms can carry
a payload of up to 6.6 lbs. An ergonomic
adjustable knob allows for maximum torque
when securing the arm in place. All of the
new friction arms feature a 5-year warranty
upon registration on the Manfrotto website.
For additional information, visit
www.manfrotto.us.
Benro Unveils Tripod Kits
Benro has introduced the A573TBS7
and A673TMBS8 Video Tripod Kits.
The A573TBS7 marries the Benro S7
head with the Benro BV series twin-leg tripod
to deliver sturdy, agile and dependable performance. Equipped with a 65mm base with a
3⁄8"-16 thread, the S7 flat-base head allows
users to remove the 75mm half-ball adapter
to mount the head separately on sliders, jibs
or monopods. The S7 uses a 501-compatible
QR6 plate. Other features of the head
include: pan-and-tilt lock, pan-and-tilt drag,
four-step counterbalance and illuminated
bubble level.
Excellent stability is achieved with
the integrated 75mm metal ball. The
eighth-generation two-stage/three-section


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