Everybody who followed threads at reduser.net on a regular basis or is a member of Facebook groups such as red epic-w or red scarlet-w has probably read about several attempts by redusers to integrate a focal length reducer into a Canon EF Mount for RED.
It was well worth the wait. We finally got the Tilta RED DSMC2 rig (ESR-T01-A1) in stock and immediately armed one of our RED Epic-Ws. Read more to find further thoughts and information, a detailed list of what’s in the box and a short stop motion video showing the assembly.
Hanse Inno Tech GmbH sent us one of their four different Celere HS 36mm uncoated prototypes. Since uncoated lenses aren’t supposed to excel at sharpness or flare resistance, we decided to make a rather unscientific test. This was a run-and-gun shoot with the purpose to test the contre-jour performance and the look of the lens flares. Also, we wanted to enjoy the last days of summer!
The Challenge: creating a light set-up to shoot photos of a group of twelve performing and moving actors and single portraits of each of them in front of black background in a short time slot. Equipment: Fiilex K416 Light Kit, 210cm diameter octagon softbox, RED Scarlet Dragon, rehoused Sigma Art 18-35mm T2 and 50mm T1.6.
Staging a beer bottle (or any other drink) for photo or video, especially for commercial purposes, requires lots of work and preparation. It’s kind of a cosmetic treatment to turn an averagely looking swing-top beer bottle into an awesome looking drink which you instantly desire when you see the photo. Here’s a short tutorial how […]
For the packshot of our last commercial film for a local brewery, we got to test an LED Light Kit by Fiilex. The Kit The Fiilex light kit comes in a handy trolley case and weighs less than 20kg. Our demo set consists of four lights, namely P100, P180E, P360EX and P200 Flexjet. The lights […]
Venus Optics is an aspiring China-based lens manufacturer who focuses on creating great macro lenses. So far, they released a 15mm 1:1 macro f4 (which is the first ultra wide angle macro lens covering full frame) and a 60mm 2:1 macro f2.8 which is subject of this review.
Once a BNC connector is plugged in properly, it fits tight and solid, which is rather nice. But as soon as you have to plug and unplug the connector several times a day, this procedure starts getting annoying. Many cameras’ HD-SDI outputs are located in quite safe but hard-to-reach places, especially when the camera is […]
There’s something special about underwater footage that’s hard to explain: we all have seen underwater footage over and over on National Geographic TV and with the rise of GoPro cameras, the technology is in everyone’s hands. Still there’s this fascination when you watch underwater footage, especially the footage that you shot yourself on a RED […]
After reading so much about the amazing optical quality of the new Sigma ART 50mm f1.4 lens, I was thrilled to get today the rehoused version by GL optics. It’s unnecessary to write about the optical quality, since there are already so many great reviews of this lens – see DXOmark and dpreview.