I’ve been looking forward to posting this interview with Peter Gustafsson from a Swedish company called ikonoskop, the developers of what I would call THE 16mm digital cinema camera.
I wonder why these guys haven’t received more press yet as this camera is extremely interesting in the realms of affordable cinema filmmaking. Maybe it’s because the 16mm format / style is something mostly popular in Europe and we Europeans tend to be very slow when it comes to picking up new stuff
16×9 Inc. is not only a distributor of high quality products for film and video productions but they also have several products they produce themselves. Among the most interesting of their products at NAB was the new PL-mount for the Sony FS-100, the camera I’ve mentioned a lot this week.
This PL-mount will be available mid May and cost $870. That includes the mount and lens support ($595 mount and $275 for the lens support).
Yes, this is a lot if you look for the cheapest deal, but actually quite affordable if you’re looking for a product that gives you the quality a PL lens shoot might demand. Also, if you’re into mounts this one will be more affordable in the long run since it has an interchangeable back, so you can not only use it for a FS-100 camera.