May/June 2016

New Tools Of The Trade
May/June 2016
Lensbaby Twist 60 Lensbaby’s creative lens line now includes the Lensbaby Twist 60. Modeled on the 19th century Petzval lens, the new Lensbaby Twist 60 provides the subject-to-background separation of the iconic optics designed by Joseph Petzval in 1840. With its swirling blur and enhanced vignetting, the Twist 60 is ideal for portraits and other... Read more

March/April 2016

New Tools Of The Trade

Leica À La Carte The Leica M (Typ 240) is now part of the company’s à la carte program and can be ordered with custom finishes, trim and camera straps. You even can have your signature, a personalized mark or a message engraved on the top plate. The program also offers technical customization such as a frame selection lever that simulates six different... Read more

January/February 2016

New Tools Of The Trade

Lensbaby Composer Pro II With Edge 50 Optic The latest member of Lensbaby’s optic swap system, the Composer Pro II is bundled with the Edge 50 Optic to produce beautiful photos with a selectable “slice of focus” in the midst of a defocused image. Composer Pro II has been updated with a sturdier metal body, which locks in the tilt and swivel... Read more

December 2015

New Tools Of The Trade

RED RAVEN 4K Camera The RED RAVEN is a new modular cinema tool with impressive specs, and at 3.5 pounds, is designed to shoot handheld or suspended from a drone. The RAVEN can capture 4K Raw (4096×2160) video at frame rates up to 120p, in addition to ProRes full HD at 60p, REDCODE RAW (R3D) at 4K resolution and 2K video up to 240p. The RAVEN... Read more

November 2015

New Tools Of The Trade

Canon Ultra-High-Sensitivity Camera The impressive new ME20F-SH multipurpose video camera from Canon features a 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor and can do color Full HD video in light levels dimmer than 0.0005 lux at a maximum 75 dB gain setting—that’s an ISO equivalent of over 4 million! That ultra-high sensitivity will prove useful in cinematic... Read more

September/October 2015

New Tools Of The Trade

Tokina AT-X 24-70mm F/2.8 Zoom Tokina‘s new AT-X 24-70mm ƒ/2.8 PRO FX high-performance zoom lens was designed for today’s high-pixel-count, full-frame sensors. Its 15 elements in 11 groups include three precision molded all-glass aspherical elements (one of Super Low Dispersion glass) to control spherical aberrations, along with three... Read more

July/August 2015

New Tools Of The Trade

Pentax K-3 II Ricoh Imaging has introduced the Pentax K-3 II camera. The K-3 II shares the K-3’s dustproof and weather-resistant magnesium-alloy casing and metal chassis, as well as the 24.35-effective-megapixel resolution, 27-point AF system and 8.3 fps shooting speed. The K-3 II incorporates new GPS technology with a GPS receiver and electric... Read more

May/June 2015

New Tools Of The Trade

Canon EOS 5DS/5DS R Now providing an affordable alternative to a medium-format camera, Canon has developed the EOS 5DS and 5DS R models, which offer the highest resolution of any 35mm DSLR, to date. Both the 5DS and 5DS R use a 50.6-megapixel, full-frame CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 processor, allowing quick 5 fps continuous shooting for capturing... Read more

March/April 2015

New Tools Of The Trade

Hasselblad V System Digital Back Hasselblad has reinvested in their classic V System cameras, dating back to 1957, by designing the cordless CFV-50c digital back with a 50-megapixel CMOS medium-format sensor. With a 100-6400 ISO, it shoots 1.5 images/second and long exposures up to 12 minutes to a CF card or tethered computer. The 3-inch, high-resolution... Read more

January/February 2015

New Tools Of The Trade

Nikon D750 Nikon has introduced the D750 with a 24.3-megapixel, full-frame CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 Image Processing Engine. The camera has an ISO range of 100-12,800 (50-51,200 extended) with a 51-point AF system, and the Advanced Multi-Cam 3500-FX II AF tracks quick-moving sports and wildlife at a 6.5 fps burst rate. With the same full HD video features... Read more

December 2014

New Tools Of The Trade

Mirrorless Telephoto Olympus has announced the first telephoto lens for the M.Zuiko PRO series—the ED 40-150mm ƒ/2.8 PRO. At just over six inches long, the lens is both portable and versatile with an equivalent 35mm range of 80-300mm. Utilizing a Dual Linear Voice Coil Motor, the lens powers two high-grade lens elements, allowing quick and... Read more

November 2014

New Tools Of The Trade

Mamiya Leaf Credo 50 Mamiya Leaf has announced the new Leaf Credo 50. Using the Sony 50-megapixel CMOS sensor system combined with an improved image processor, the Leaf Credo 50 offers improved Live View performance with selective focus on the 3.2-inch LCD touch-screen display or a computer monitor with Capture One software. The ISO ranges from... Read more
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