by Jared Abrams | 14th November 2010
Here is a lost interview from the Createasphere Expo 2010. I did this for another website called The Photoletariat. There is some good info here, so I thought it is worth posting. I was lucky enough to ask Richard Schleuning from Carl Zeiss a few questions. I must admit that every time I speak to him I learn something new. The way he is able to break down a lens is simply amazing. Here he explains how an auto focus lens will never be as precise as a manual focus lens. An auto focus lens is constantly compensating while a manual focus lens is locked off at any given focal length. It’s a simple case of mechanics. We shot this interview with a Zeiss 35mm f1.4 prototype. Badass lens.Read more
by Jared Abrams | 22nd October 2010
Photo By: Ben Horton Lou Lesko over at Photo Cine News is reporting a great lens comparison from National Geographic photographer Ben Horton. The comparison is based soley on stills, however it does translate to the video side of these cameras. Here is what he had to say on the topic of Canon Vs. Zeiss in a nutshell. Click here to read the full article. “The real problem with the 5D Mark II isn’t the camera. It’s that the 22 megapixel sensor can capture more detail than the Canon L lenses can give it. These problems never showed up when the sensors were smaller. Until a few days ago, the 22 megapixel sensor was a useless product of the megapixel race that has forced me to buy new cameras every few years just to keep up. Using standard Canon glass, any sensor larger 16 megapixels is a waste. While trying to find a way to take advantage of the 22 megapixel sensor, I tried mounting a medium format lens on my camera that can pass more detail. Even though it worked, the easiest way to take advantage of these lenses is to permanently change the lens mount on the body of the camera rendering my Canon lenses useless. I found a potential solution to this problem while talking to the sales rep for Carl Zeiss lenses at the PhotoCine News Expo. Just a few weeks later, I have three Carl Zeiss fixed focal length lenses in my hands, a Distagon T* 3,5/18 , a Distagon T* 2/35 and a Planar T* 1,4/85 . Even before the lenses arrived I knew exactly what the foremost arguments against them were going to be. They are manual focus, and they don’t zoom. I decided before I went about comparing the actual quality of the glass I’d get out and shoot with them for a few days. I want to challenge the idea that manual focus won’t work when you have to shoot quickly. The hardest thing to shoot manually is sports, so I took them to the 24 Hours of Moab bike race and tried the lenses in every lighting condition possible and with fast moving subjects.”Read more
by Jared Abrams | 1st June 2010
Get Your Gear ON at Cine Gear Cine Gear 2010 will be one cool event for HDSLR users. The event will be held June 4th and 5th, 2010 at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California. “Created by the professional for the professional, Cine Gear Expo remains focused to the needs of the community and attracts the most dedicated specialists from every major department of the entertainment production and post production world.” All of the usual suspects providing gear for HDSLR users will be there. Marshall Electronics, Zeiss Lenses, Red Rock Micro, Litepanels, Zacuto and many more will be showing their new stuff. Cine Gear is held outdoors and has a cool vibe to it. Team C5D will be there in full force grabbing interviews from top professional in the motion picture industry. Let us know via the comment link below if you want info on anyone or anything in particular. If you are in Hollywood, this is a great opportunity to network and see some cool new gear. Click Here To Register For Cine Gear Expo Click Here To See The ExibitorsRead more
by Jared Abrams | 19th February 2010
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