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D16 PL MountYesterday at NAB, Digital Bolex announced their new native B&W camera, the D16M, and today, they have another treat to reveal to fans of the vintage inspired D16 digital cinema camera. Digital Bolex has just announced that the D16 now has a PL mounting option, giving filmmakers more latitude to use professional quality PL lenses to capture the images that work for their projects. More »

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MotionMountPLFacingWhen motion cameras moved from CCD to CMOS sensor technology, we got much better low-light performance, but gained an unfortunate side effect we affectionately refer to as jello, also called image skew. While CCDs are normally global shutters, CMOS technology can run in either rolling or global shutter. Unfortunately up until recently, running a CMOS sensor in global shutter mode meant lower performance, including less dynamic range. This means we’ve been stuck with rolling shutters and the jello effect, and high end cameras have only gotten rid of the effect by putting actual spinning mirrors in front of the sensor. Now RED has introduced a brand new mount called the Motion Mount, which turns their CMOS MX or DRAGON sensors into global shutters, without any dynamic range or noise penalties. We also have new DRAGON footage — check it out below. More »

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Kish Lens TestsRemember the Digital Bolex? Despite the fact that most of the camera buzz has been around Blackmagic and Canon (with the RAW video hack of the 5D) for the past month or so, Joe and Elle have just kept on with bringing their vision for the Digital Bolex D16 to fruition. While the final design of the camera is not yet being manufactured, many of the pieces needed to make the camera function out of the box (like a custom-built PL mount and the Kish lenses for the turret) are now nearing completion in time for the release of the camera. Hit the jump to see what the fine folks at Digital Bolex have been up to for the past two months. More »

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It’s about time a great PL zoom has been announced from a company that is more or less the standard in ENG lenses. You can’t walk 10 feet into a TV station or broadcast studio and not see a camera with a Fujinon lens attached. From Fuji’s optical division comes this fantastic 19-90mm T2.9 zoom lens, which can be used easily with a standard follow focus by pulling off the zoom rocker. There is one pretty big catch for all you FS100 owners or other PL users. More »

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In response to the trailer for Like Crazy — the DSLR-shot indie feature that sold for $4 million at Sundance — some commenters asked about the merits of PL-mount lenses vs. Canon lenses. Traditionally, motion picture PL lenses are many times more expensive than Canon glass and offer better tactile, manual controls. But in the digital age, some of Canon’s features are suddenly handy, and RED recognizes this. More »

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In a surprise move, Canon has announced two new zoom lenses with the cinema-standard PL mount (note the green rings!). The lenses are 14.5-60mm T2.6 and 30-300mm T2.9-3.7, rated up to 4K resolution, and cover a 27.5mm image circle (plenty large for Super35-sized sensors, but not large enough for, say the RED EPIC’s 33mm sensor). Considering Canon does not make a camera that natively accepts PL lenses, it would certainly make sense that their video division would also debut a large-sensor PL-mount camcorder to go along with these new lenses. Right? More »