Zeiss creates high-quality cinema lenses that can be used for a variety of creative and technical applications. With so many great lens options, it can be difficult to choose the best lens for your needs. To make things a little easier, we have created two new resources. Our CP.2 Lens Lineup presents all the CP.2 lenses in one easy-to-read comparison chart.
We have also created an overview of lens and camera compatibility. This chart allows you to map which Zeiss lenses work with each camera system and indicates if any adapters are needed. Click on the images to view a larger version of each chart, or download pdf versions below.
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AbelCine is now an authorized dealer for RED Digital Cinema, offering the full line of RED cameras, including the newly-announced WEAPON. This tiered camera family provides a solution for a variety of applications including documentaries, episodic TV, high-end features and more. Our camera comparison chart gives an overview of the cameras and compares specs side-by-side so you can choose the RED camera that best suits your needs. A PDF version of this chart is also available to download.
AbelCine is also an authorized REDucation partner, teaching classes in NY and Chicago. Be sure to check out our upcoming workshops in July!
Panasonic has released their highly anticipated VariCam 35 and VariCam HS. These cameras are designed to be modular, featuring interchangeable heads that are compatible with a single recording module. If you often switch between 2/3″-inch and Super 35mm video acquisition, you can purchase an additional head without having to buy a complete second camera. Our feature set comparison gives an overview of the two camera heads and compares specs side-by-side.
Click the image above to view a larger version of the chart, or download the pdf.
If you’ve ever browsed the Tools section of Arri’s website, you’ve probably seen their ALEXA simulator, along with a number of other great resources. Well, here’s some good news for those of you who are curious about the new AMIRA – Arri recently released the first version of their AMIRA simulator.
This interactive tool is designed to help users familiarize themselves with the camera’s menu system and navigation. The main user interface on the viewfinder mimics a real AMIRA (running the first version of its software). Users can demo all of the viewfinder buttons and the ND Switch, as well as most of the controls and switches on the left side of the camera. There is currently no audio panel, but Arri is promising that it will be added in a later version of the simulator.
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Some of the most common questions we get from clients are about whether the HDx35 Mark II or HDx2 Mark II optical adapters will work with a particular camera. Sometimes the answer is more complicated than “yes” or “no” – things like sensor size and resolution must be taken into consideration. To make things a little easier, we’ve created a new comparison chart that lists the cameras that are currently compatible with the HDx35 and HDx2. A few of the cameras, like the Phantom 2K Flex, Flex4K and RED Epic, are actually compatible with both adapters, so we’ve noted the resolution settings of the cameras that will provide optimum coverage. To view a larger version, click on the image above, or download a PDF version here: HDx35 / HDx2 Comparison Chart
The Phantom camera lineup continues to expand. It now includes the Phantom Flex4K, the 2K Phantom Flex, and the affordable, ultra-compact Miro M320S. This chart gives an overview of these cameras and compares specs side-by-side.
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The ALEXA camera lineup continues to expand. It now includes the most affordable ALEXA ever, the ALEXA HD, which is optimized for 1920×1080 ProRes Recording, and the refreshed ALEXA XT family. This chart gives an overview of the members of the ALEXA lineup and compares specs side-by-side.
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