InCinematographer - Issue 3 - 49
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ROKINON's Auto Focus System
Grows to Four
OKINON has introduced the 35mm F1.4 AF Full
Frame Wide Angle, the fourth in its series of
Auto Focus Full Frame lenses (14mm F2.8 AF, 35mm
F2.8 AF, 50mm F1.4 AF) specifically designed for Sony
E mount cameras.
Designed specifically for the unique rear element
to sensor distance of Sony E mount cameras,
and to deliver outstanding resolution, its optical
configuration of 11 elements in 9 groups utilizes
two Aspherical and two High-Refractive Index lens
elements, plus Ultra Multi Coating to minimize
aberrations and unnecessary light dispersion.
A new, quiet, fast, and precise IF (Internal
Focusing) autofocus system is employed for superior
focus detection that will capture any moment clearly.
The bright F1.4 maximum aperture takes the
stress out of working in difficult lighting conditions,
and provides shallow depth of field for
greater point of focus control, while
the circular 9-blade diaphragm
delivers pleasing bokeh at all
Additional features include a
durable all metal housing with a
user-friendly grip, a removable
and reversible for storage lens
hood, and full compatibility with
APS-C Sony E-mount cameras, where
it will provide an equivalent focal length
of approximately 52mm for a "normal"
angle of view.
First deliveries are scheduled for
Rotolight's NEO 2 Offers Continuous Lighting
otolight has announced the launch of its all in
one High Speed Sync (HSS) Flash and continuous
on-camera LED lighting innovation, NEO 2.
Designed for portrait photographers and
videographers on the go, NEO 2 provides the 'shoot
what you see' benefits of continuous light, and the
flexibility of HSS flash (1/8000th sec.) with 500%
flash output, whenever users need more power or to
temperature in both flash and continuous modes,
with a built in Kelvin
of white balance or
matching to ambient
SmallHD Releases Upgrade OS3
mallHD has released OS3, a free Operating
System upgrade for its family of on-camera
and production monitors that offers new false color
and waveform tools, a new battery meter and more,
including computer-free integration of the SmallHD
Placed in front of any current SmallHD monitor,
the Probe reads the test output on the screen to
check and correct its calibration. The SmallHD Color
Probe's USB cable plugs directly into the monitor's
USB jack and calibration is achieved in a few minutes.
The new operating system also showcases SmallHD's focus on updating its false color and waveform
exposure tools to make them much more customizable with 10 IRE ranges.
For those who prefer to use waveform to compose
an image, the new OS adds spot metering, which is
particularly good for exposing faces.
A new image gallery is included in OS3. It provides
the ability to quickly access and organize screen
captures and other images on an SD card by showing
a thumbnail preview of each image file. Images can
now be previewed with or without a video signal.
SmallHD's OS3 devices
Packed with innovative features for video users,
NEO 2 is ideal for interviews and filmmaking. It
includes an updated suite of CineSFX™ effects,
Rotolight's award-winning feature set for video
productions/ filmmaking, (fire, lightning, TV,
gunshot, paparazzi and others), as well as Designer
Fade mode for custom in-camera fade FX.
NEO 2 also features Rotolight's AccuColour™ LED
technology that delivers outstanding color rendering
for perfect skin tones.
Rotolight NEO 2 is available as a single light,
including a belt pouch, accessory shoe, power supply
and four-piece filter pack including diffusion, skin
tone and magenta, or as a three-light kit with hard
flight case, stands and ball heads.
A major upgrade to the battery meter adds the
ability to read Sony NPF L-series batteries.