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Samyang 16mm T2.2 CineIf you shoot video, you may or may not have had the pleasure of using real cinema lenses. Even if you haven’t gotten to use cine lenses, the next best thing are still photography lenses modified with clickless apertures and lens gears for both focus and iris. They also have the lenses marked with the exact amount of light that passes through the lens, which is measured in T-stops. If you’re using Super 35mm-sized or APS-C cameras, Samyang (also sold as Rokinon in the US) has introduced a new cine version of their 16mm, which is now rated at T2.2. More »

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Traditionally it has been difficult to get cine-style lenses with geared iris/focus rings and a declicked aperture unless they were PL mount or you took your favorite still lenses to a place like Duclos Lenses to have them cine-modded. Now we’re getting fantastic options like the Samyang/Rokinon Cine Lenses, which include an 8mm, 14mm, 24mm, 35mm, and now an 85mm, and are also measured in T stops to allow for more accurate exposure. CheesyCam took a look at the lens mounted on the Panasonic GH3, Canon T4i, Canon 5D Mark III, and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. More »

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This is a guest post by Matthew Duclos of Duclos Lenses.

There’s no doubt that all of the new cameras announced in the past couple years are very capable in their own field and will prove to produce many, many beautiful images. Regardless of your camera choice, everyone is going to need to find a lens that fits their style and fulfills their needs for a range of productions. Whether you’re shooting a film school project or shooting a feature film, there is a balance to lensing your imagers. More »