Olympus 12mm F2.0 Reviews + Video



Mike Kobal

Click HERE for in stock Olympus 12mm F2 on ebay.

Sony NEX-7 rumors, super powered pseudo rangefinder w/ righteous 24P video mode

Source: http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/

Sonyalpharumors.com have been spilling some very interesting rumor details the last couple days. Of all the rumors that have been coming out, the Sony NEX7 rumors are by far the most interesting. What it sounds like is Sony is going to make a pseudo rangefinder similar to the Fuji X100 but with a way jazzed up 1080 24P AVCHD 2.0 (28Mbit/s) video mode. This is great news for all of us out there with shit hot rangefinder lenses looking for a compact body with a large(APS-C) sized sensor. Sonyalpharumors.com reports here that hands on testing reveals that Sony will be trying to market this is a modern day rangefinder with a special ad/rangefinder documentary web series to follow. Very interesting indeed, can’t wait to see what the low light capabilities of this camera are!

Here are the leaked specs supposed to officially announced on the 24th of this month.

24,3 Exmor HD sensor
100-16.000 ISO
1200 zone metering
1920×1080 60p/60i/24p AVCHD 2.0 (28Mbit/s) video recording
3 million dot XGA OLED viewfinder
3inch 921k TruBlack LCD display (touchscreen)
10 fps
20ms startup time
Built-in flash
New universal hot shoe
Battery life for over 400 shots
Magnesium alloy body

Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 Nokton Teardown/Cine Mod

source:Duclos Lenses

Matthew Duclos has preformed a very cool mod on the highly coveted Voigtlander 25mm F0.95 MICRO FOUR THIRDS lens. Check the link above more pictures and info.

Here are some links to some available in stock listing for this super hot hard to find lens here and here

The Invisible Camera, a classic hoax


Brilliant work and a classic hoax.

Inside Analog Photo Radio-Scott DiSabato-Portra 160 Update

KODAK Portra 160 Update PODCAST!


Kodak Panel with John Bailey, ASC at CineGear Expo 2011

Link to the The Digital Dilemma report John Bailey refers to.

ARRI ALEXA Firmware v4.0 Released




“ALEXA Software Update 4.0 released

We are proud to announce the release of our latest software update for the ALEXA camera system. The ALEXA Software Update Packet (SUP) 4.0 provides a number of new features and improvements for both the ALEXA and ALEXA Plus models, based on our own R&D as well as feedback from film and television professionals working with ALEXA in the field. Epitomizing ARRI’s ongoing commitment to future-proofing the system platform and delivering lasting value to our customers, SUP 4.0 further enhances ALEXA’s already impressive versatility and usefulness.

ARRI Look files

The software update allows customized looks to be applied to all ALEXA outputs via an ARRI Look File, which alters the way the camera image is converted to video color spaces. As an example, ARRI has designed a Low Contrast Curve (LCC) Look File for those who do not want to deal with Log C but would like more dynamic range in a gradable video image. An ARRI application for creating ARRI Look Files as well as support from various third parties are in development.
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Panasonic GH2 hacked, PTool v3.60d released

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The new PORTRA 160 features a significantly finer grain structure for improved scanning and enlargement capability in today’s workflow. Choose PORTRA 160 to deliver exceptionally smooth and natural skin tone reproduction, the hallmark of the KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA Film Family. It’s the ideal choice for portrait, fashion and commercial photography — whether in the studio or on location.

PORTA 160 has been spotted in the wild in 120/220 but no 35MM as of today.

PORTRA 160 Film will be available in the following sizes beginning in March of 2011:
135-36 propack (5 rolls) Catalog# 6031959
120 propack (5 rolls) Catalog# 1808674
220 propack (5 rolls) Catalog# 8273773
10 Sheet 4 x 5 inch Catalog# 1710516
10 Sheet 8 x 10 inch