This premium cage for the Leica SL camera (full review here) caught our attention. Not only is it functional and ergonomic, but also lightweight, machined out of titanium and equipped with a PL mount for cinema applications. The Lockcircle Full Metal Jacket is designed with cinematographers and “video photographers” in mind. It has a premium price tag of up to $3000 for the PL mount version, but also offers premium functionality, a well though through design and an ultra lightweight body construction. If only all camera accessories were made with this much attention to detail… We also reported about the new Lockcircle RodRocket 15mm rods just recently. These beautiful, lightweight titanium rods don’t come bundled with the Metal Jacket cage, but are available as an optional add-on. It is clear that this cage and the accessories are boutique products. But so is the Leica SL camera itself. The Lockcircle Metal Jacket and Full Metal Jacket cages for the Leica SL camera are available now at lockcircle.comRead more
PrimeCircle is an italian company that rehouses Zeiss photo lenses to make them more cinema capable at a price lower than real cinema lenses. The rehousing adds sturdiness and ergonomics. (Watch our in-depth video story on their project which we shot at NAB last year). Today PrimeCircle announced the making of a “Silver Series” especially crafted for the Blackmagic Production Camera.Read more
We thank our sponsor B&H who has made cinema5D’s news coverage of NAB 2012 possible. Get your gear through B&H to support this platform: www.bhphotovideo.com Here’s one of the most intriguing new products we’ve seen at NAB 2012: The PrimeCircle cine EF lenses. Italian based product designer and lens modifier Dante Cecchin had been working in cinematography for a long time when the HDSLR revolution changed the way we looked at cinema. Driven by the need for HDSLR cine primes Dante modified high quality Zeiss ZF glass into cinema lenses and started a production.Read more
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