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To round out the good amount of RED-related news we’ve covered recently, Jarred Land has recently posted about something not directly related to their cameras or software. While not busy working on their new sensor or getting a bunch of SCARLETs ready for shipping (hopefully to you), RED has been working on a few online tools to calculate the inter-connected nature of sensor crop, focal length, and the field of view of your final shot — among other things. Read on for more details. More »

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Crop factor is one of those terms that really shouldn’t exist, but it does because it makes it very easy to immediately multiply what a particular lens will look like on a sensor that is smaller than full frame 35mm (or Vista Vision in motion picture terms). The correct term, angle of view, isn’t used nearly as much thanks to the popularity of cameras like the Canon 5D Mark II, which uses lenses that have a larger diameter image circle than motion picture lenses do. Angle of view is platform agnostic, but crop factor is the term used everywhere (even by us, admittedly). Zeiss has made a video showing the angle of view of their full frame lenses mounted on a full frame camera. There is no crop factor since these are native lenses, but when we refer to crop factor, you can use the video below to see the equivalent focal length we’re talking about. More »

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It seems like it was just yesterday that Blackmagic Design’s Cinema Camera was announced — and now it is available for pre-order!  As expected, the camera body will run you $2,995, and the projected availability is July 30.  So how much will you have to spend to get this thing bare-bones hand-held shoot-ready?  And what effect will the Super16-ish sized sensor have on your existing lenses?  Let’s see: More »