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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 10 - Issue 3 | March 2020

InFocus

Lenses & Accessories
Contributing Editor David Kirk takes a look at the
latest developments in optical glass and
lens peripherals...

W

hether or not 2020 proves
to be the year of 8K, camera
lens development is still largely in
4K catchup mode. This article looks
at the latest broadcast lenses, digital
cinematography lenses and peripheral
accessories such as filters, diopters,
lens controllers and anamorphic
adapters. VR also puts in a nominal
appearance.
Alpha Images' AlphaEye is designed
to correct distortion and perspective
errors for any type of lens in realtime. The corrected output is claimed
to exhibit no visible artefacts at
operational HD resolutions and is
suitable for broadcast applications.
AlphaEye supports 1080i, 1080p and
720p resolutions. It comes with a PC
based setup interface.
Angénieux has introduced two EZ
series light weight zooms for ENG
applications. Both allow the rear
lens group to be exchanged between
S35mm (up to 30mm image diagonal)
and FF/VistaVision format (up to
46mm image diagonal). Users can also
easily change between PL, Canon EF
and Sony E mounts.
ARRI's Signature Prime are the
company's first full range of largeformat lenses designed specifically
for digital cinematography. They are
available with 16 focal lengths ranging
from 12 to 280mm. The Signature
Primes cover all image circles up to
46mm, making them compatible with
any ARRI or third-party camera with
an LPL mount. A magnetic rear filter
holder allows cinematographers to add
extras such as glass elements that can
mimic vintage lenses.

Angenieux EZ ENG lenses

Canon has announced
two new lenses for 8K
broadcast
cameras,
equipped with 1.25-inch
sensors: the UHD-Digisuper
51 field zoom lens and the
7x10.7 KAS S portable zoom lens.
Canon's first 8K field zoom lens, the
UHD-Digisuper 51 has a focal length
range of 15.5 to 790mm and a zoom
ratio of 51x. The lens maintains similar
handling to existing field zoom lenses
for 4K cameras that employ 2/3-inch
sensors. The 7x10.7 KAS S covers a
focal length range from 10.7 to 75mm
and has a 7x zoom ratio. The lens has
similar handling to portable zoom
lenses for 4K cameras that employ
2/3-inch sensors.

ARRI Signature Prime lenses

Technology for frame-by-frame digital
information capture.
Entaniya's objective is to bring
movie-like high resolution to virtual
reality. The company, represented in
Europe by SeeSense, offers two ranges
of ultra-wide angle 4K resolution
fisheye lenses intended for 360 VR,
panoramic and industrial imaging. The
basic Entaniya range comprises 220,

zoom feature allows the operator
to switch into telephoto mode to
check focus, then zoom back out to
the original frame. An RS-232 port
connects the lens to a PC or other
control device. Two-shot presets
save the zoom and focus parameters.
Additional functions include selfdiagnosing lens electronics, automatic
focus 'breathing' compensation, and
lens data output for use
with
virtual/compositing
systems. A fixed front
element protects the front
focus element group and
reduces dust ingress.
Ikan's PD2-M1 is the fourth
generation of the company's PD
Canon UHD-Digisuper 51 and
Movie 2D/3D wireless lens controller.
		
7x10 point 7 KAS S lenses
It includes a receiver motor, thumb
CMotion's ENG-adapter provides an 250 and 280 degree 4K resolution controller and hand controller. The
interface between broadcast focus and S-mount (M12) lenses. These can be motor is thinner and lighter before
zoom controllers and existing Cmotion fitted to S-mount cameras and also and has four times the previous drive
lens control systems. Implementing come with a CS-mount adapter. They resolution. Additional features include
protocol from fibre systems such as can be fitted directly on to action easy motor calibration, 2.4G wireless
Telecast, Nipros and Camlinx allows
cameras such as technology, a Bluetooth 4.0 module,
Cmotion controllers to be used
the GoPro and and full duplex transmission over up
across long distances.
Yi4K
series. to 100 metres. The battery allows 30
At BSC Expo 2020,
For
higher hours of operation time.
Cooke Optics introduced
quality results
Laowa's 12mm t/2.9 Zero-D Cine lens
a new addition to its
they
should 12mm lens allows cinematographers
range of anamorphic
be attached to to fill the Vista Vision sensors on
Cooke Optics
lenses: the Anamorphic/i
Red Digital's Monstro and the
Anamorphic GoPro cameras
85mm Macro fitted with the
Full Frame 85mm Macro.
sensor on the Arri Alexa LF (Size @
This joins the existing 32,
Back-Bone Ribcage modification. The open-gate = 44.7mm) as well as full
40, 50, 75, 100, 135, 180mm HAL 220 PL is a 220 degree super- frame sensors (43.14mm). The lens'
lenses. All focal lengths feature wide fisheye lens for use with Super 35 17mm equivalent field of view is also
claimed to be ideal for Super35-sized
a 1.8x squeeze and a T2.3 stop, sensor cameras of up to 8K resolution.
Fujinon's UA107×8.4 is box-style 4K cameras. It measures 87mm long
except for the 85mm Macro which
and weighs 675g and comes in three
is T2.8. Spherical options in the Full field lens with a 107x zoom
versions: PL, EF and E mount (not
Frame field are covered by the S7/i range. It can perform
inter-changeable). Shims with
Full Frame Plus Primes. These are 8.4-900mm zoom with
different thicknesses are
designed for use with full frame a 16.8-1800mm range
also included so users can
cinema camera sensors up to at least when using the built-in
perform flange calibration.
the full sensor area of the RED Weapon 2x extender. Optical
Leitz (Ernst Leitz Wetzlar
8K (46.31mm image circle). As with the image stabilisation can
GmbH) has introduced a
Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus range, be switched on and
the S7/i lenses come equipped with /i off. A0.7 second quick Entaniya HAL 220 PL fisheye new series of zoom lenses


http://www.inbroadcast.com https://www.arri.com/en/camera-systems/cine-lenses/arri-signature-prime-lenses https://www.arri.com/en/camera-systems/cine-lenses/arri-signature-prime-lenses https://www.canon.co.uk/pro/broadcast/ https://www.cookeoptics.com/ https://www.cookeoptics.com/ https://www.angenieux.com/ https://products.entaniya.co.jp/en/

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