en-US Broadcast Equipment Blog | 3D Broadcast Sales Equipment reviews, news and tips Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:46:32 +0000 http://fishpig.co.uk/magento/wordpress-integration/?v= http://www.3dbroadcastsales.com/blog/ #1st Trailer for FURY starring Brad Pitt - Filmed at Pinewood Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for FURY a gritty, take-no-prisoners WWII tank action movie that was filmed right here on our doorstep at Pinewood Studios! Here's the trailer:

FURY stars Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Jon Bernthal of Walking Dead fame, and follows a crew of battle hardened American soldiers, as the Allies embark on the final push on the Western Front.

Outnumbered, out-gunned, and facing overwhelming odds, with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) and his men must undertake one last epic mission, behind enemy lines in the chaos of the war's final days.

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:25:43 +0000 http://www.3dbroadcastsales.com/blog/movies-and-film/fury-trailer-brad-pitt-filmed-at-pinewood/ http://www.3dbroadcastsales.com/blog/movies-and-film/fury-trailer-brad-pitt-filmed-at-pinewood/ mike@webtise.com (3D Broadcast Sales) 3D Broadcast Sales
Blackmagic URSA EF: The world’s first user upgradable 4K Digital Film Camera Blackmagic URSA EF 4KIn the world of broadcasting equipment there is nothing quite as exciting for the user than the launch of a new high-end user upgradable 4K camera complete with all the major production equipment you need on board! Described by its makers as 'revolutionary', the Blackmagic URSA EF 4K digital camera has dedicated 'zones' for DOPs, camera assistants, and sound recordists allowing everyone to work together at the same time; meaning crews of any size production company can spend more time gathering footage and less time on roadying the gear on set up.

The set up of this URSA professional camera features a super 35mm wide dynamic range sensor; full set of standard broadcast connections and mounting points, which allow you to incorporate your own custom built rig. It's global shutter has been specifically designed to support the larger of the cinematic lenses, used by the major production companies. Moreover, it features the added bonus of built in technical monitoring with a substantial 10 inch fold out on set monitor, connections and supports for: mounts, rails, tripods and batteries. The recorders on board this impressive camera include a 12G-SDI and internal RAW and Pro-Res. The incredible flexibility of this professional camera equipment includes flexibility of assembly of the sensor and lens mounts, meaning that the user can choose EF or PL lens mounts, or even a broadcast equipment sensor with B4 mount.

This highly versatile and user adaptable product is certainly the choice of any clued up and savvy professional film maker as this professional digital camera has been designed for feature films, to create television advertising, series on television, documentaries, news reports and music videos.

This is no modest piece of professional camera equipment as in a heartbeat the camera can be adapted with high quality camera lenses, rails, follow focus and matte boxes . It also features built in scopes for exposures, focus and audio levels. The 10 inch internal monitor which can be set at a number of angles; rapid internal recorder and built in scopes ensure that for smaller productions where camera man is also director and producer, you don't need any extra set equipment!

What is more – this broadcasting equipment feature of a Super 35mm size sensor with feature film dynamic range will give you dramatically improved realistic images that look like true 4K digital film. Not only does it pick up the minutest detail of shades and contrasts, but it also allows for creative shallow depth of field shooting with high resolution of incredible quality.

Recording sound aboard this professional camera equipment could not be more seamless or rapid with built in recorders, using the latest multiple Cfast card technology, recording data of 350MBs in rapid succession.

This professional camera is controlled on both sides by two 5 inch touch screen controls, which put setting, controls and monitoring tools at easy reach with the left side featuring access to all the major setting and the right side displaying settings like format, frame rate and shutter angle.

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:03:13 +0000 http://www.3dbroadcastsales.com/blog/professional-camera-2/4k-camera-professional-camera-2/blackmagic-ursa-ef-the-worlds-first-user-upgradable-4k-digital-film-camera/ http://www.3dbroadcastsales.com/blog/professional-camera-2/4k-camera-professional-camera-2/blackmagic-ursa-ef-the-worlds-first-user-upgradable-4k-digital-film-camera/ mike@webtise.com (3D Broadcast Sales) 3D Broadcast Sales
This handheld camcorder & DSLR equipment bundle is a real find! Panasonic DMC-GH4 LUMIX G Camera Bundled with the Panasonic DMW-YAGHE 4K Interface UnitOne of our latest exciting broadcast equipment bundles is the combined package of the Panasonic DMC-GH4 LUMIX G Camera and the Panasonic DMW-YAGHE 4K Interface Unit.

It features the GH4's new live MOS Sensory and Venue Engine, which combined reduces noise while increasing resolution and innovating colour reproduction. The introduction of progressive DFD technology has increased the speed of Contrast AF. The Panasonic DMC-GH4 LUMIX G was the world's first DSLM camera to record 4K videos and truly meet the demands of the Broadcast and DSLR equipment market. Combined with the professional interface unit from Panasonic, this bundle is capable of significantly powerful video transmission and advanced real time video output in Full HD via SDI and audio input via XLR.

This bundle is capable of satisfying the needs of both photographers and cinematographers alike. It's innovatively designed 16.05 mega pixel Digital Live MOS Sensor for the GH4 delivers both sensitivity, response and controls rolling shutter effect, even when using the electronic shutter function. By far its most impressive feature is the Venus Engine image processor, which delivers high-speed signal processing, as a result of its new quad-core CPU, capably capturing 4K video.

The GH4 features superior noise reduction systems and allows shooting at maximum ISO 25,600. That is not all. The picture quality is outstanding, with sensitivity, gradation performance, resolution and colour reproduction; all of which have been dramatically improved in Panasonic's latest hand held camcorder. It captures a phenomenal 12 frames per second, delivering high speed burst shooting, capable of capturing even the fastest moving of subjects.

The hand held camcorder properties' include advanced high-precision, high-speed dual Organic Light-Emitting Diode displays or OLEDs of 2,359K-dot LVF (Live View Finder) and 1,036K-dot rear monitor. Combined this achieves a high speed response with a minimum time lag while heightening the resolution. Most impressively, the OLED for the LVF contained within the GH4 boasts 10,000:1 high contrast for superior colour reproduction. Indeed, the high-precision Contrast AF system in the hand held camera benefits from Panasonic's combination of DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology, which condenses the time to focus achieving ultra high speed AF and enhanced operability due to the added feature of Face/Eye Detection AF or 49-point AF with Custom Multi AF mode.

This is a hardy handheld camcorder, tough enough to withstand the rigours of heavy field use. The main structure of the GH4 consists of a magnesium alloy full die cast front and rear frame. It is water tight, with its splash and dust-proof construction, owing to every joint, dial and button being sealed. The shutter unit has been specifically designed to allow a maximum 1/8000 shutter release and is capable of even more durability for approximately 200,000 actuations.

DSLR equipment by Panasonic is certainly leading the field. The new optional Interface Unit DMW-YAGH has been designed expressively for use with cameras like the GH4. When the two are combined the hand held camera and the Interface Unit enables significantly more powerful video transmissions and complies with Full HD, offering four parallel outputs, which can be used for 4K output.

Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:53:53 +0000 http://www.3dbroadcastsales.com/blog/camera/panasonic/this-handheld-camcorder-dslr-equipment-bundle-is-a-real-find/ http://www.3dbroadcastsales.com/blog/camera/panasonic/this-handheld-camcorder-dslr-equipment-bundle-is-a-real-find/ mike@webtise.com (3D Broadcast Sales) 3D Broadcast Sales
Chrosziel & Metabones lens mount adapters – A comparison The decision to buy lens mount adapters is usually motivated by the desire to use a lens on a camera for which it was not initially designed for. No particular brand can claim to have an exclusively “superlative” set of lenses. There exists a few standout or unique lenses in any line of lenses, and the ability to use such lenses on your specific camera brand allows you to attain the best possible result. Besides seeking exceptional images through a unique lens combination, lens adaptors can also be used to make good use of lenses that were acquired earlier; lenses that would otherwise remain unused.

Chrosziel PL NEX 34 Lens Mount Adaptor for PL lenses on NEX CamerasThe Chrosziel lens adapter allows one to use PL lenses on NEX mount cameras. So, professional PL mounted cinema lenses like Leica, Angenieux, and Zeiss can be used on Sony E-mount cameras, like the Sony NEX-FS100 using Chrosziel lens adapters. However, this adapter is only a physical mount, which implies that any electronic communication with the lens to the camera will not be available.

This adapter has a built-in adjustment to control the back focus distance. By rotating the locking outer ring on the adapter, the user can adjust the physical distance between the E-mount bayonet and the PL receptor. This enables the user to calibrate the flange back or back focus distance, to ensure that the focus witness marks on any PL lens used will be 100 percent accurate, and that PL zooms will track focus properly through the whole zoom range. This is a particularly vital feature for the FS700 and FS100 since they do not have in-built back focus adjustments.

Basically, the Sony E-mount was designed to only support the weight of light-weight DSLR type lenses, so the adapter offers a support post that can be attached to 15/19mm rails through a bracket to help them carry the weight of heavy PL lenses without exerting too much stress on the camera’s E-mount.

Metabones Speed Booster Canon EF to Sony E Mount AdapterMetabones lens mount adapters, on the other hand, are designed to allow the use of Canon EF lenses on Sony NEX E-mount Cameras. Metabone’s “Smart electronic adapter” is a manual focus-only adapter, though it provides control for the aperture using the image stabilizer found in Canon IS lenses.

Compared to Metabones, Chrosziel adapters are purely mechanical, which means that focusing and aperture control can only be done manually. So, whenever the lens is set at f/8, it is also stopped down to f/8. The user can focus with the lens wide open, like f/2, then stop the lens down manually using its aperture ring, like f/8, then open it up to f/2 for the next shot. It seems cumbersome, but it is also very practical and useful, particularly for tripod-based shooting, or for countering focus shift. The electronic aspect of Metabones allows autofocus and auto-aperture control, though they have a bigger risk of failure compared to simple mechanical adjusting.

The quality of adapters varies widely, but when faced with the choice between Chrosziel and Metabones, it is recommended that you buy lens mount adapters for each lens that you intend to use. The alternative would be to carry two lens caps and constantly swap the adapter.

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:50:45 +0000 http://www.3dbroadcastsales.com/blog/lenses/chrosziel-metabones-lens-mount-adapters-a-comparison/ http://www.3dbroadcastsales.com/blog/lenses/chrosziel-metabones-lens-mount-adapters-a-comparison/ mike@webtise.com (3D Broadcast Sales) 3D Broadcast Sales
4K Up Scaling Is Big News For Movie Fans 4k image4K technology – is this yet another technical gimmick in the world of technology? Without doubt, once you have seen a 4K film you will not think so. Having a keen interest in broadcast technology, I decided to research 4K and see what all the fuss was about.

Jacob and Marie Scwartz made a breathtaking and beautiful film of their experiences on St John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, using a professional video camera in 4K. The results are stunning. High resolution images like nothing you have ever seen before in full HD, depict the Island like you were actually there and walking in their footsteps. The film's focus on insects, animals and their habitats is shown in exquisite detail. Moreover, the sharpness of life-like capture enables you to experience the depth, texture and minutest details in the timeless stone ruins, the delicacy of the leaves on the palm trees and the rich vibrancy of the colours in the sky, on the beaches, on the forest floor and in the water.

However, 4K technology isn't just for the realms of Hollywood or National Geographic, you can buy professional cameras from most reputable stockists. 4K cameras are perfect for recording and then slowing motion down when it is edited to appreciate the finest of details. This can be best appreciated if you watch Dubai Films sky dive film on YouTube. Watching the guys carrying out their sky dive is shown in awesome detail, as they skim the water on their descent you can appreciate every spray in the water as if you were up close.  4K Videos utilise displays with an aspect ratio of 16:9 and are capable of showcasing video at  resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels or 8.3 million pixels.

In terms of the consumer market there are two cameras with 4K Video technology and the capability of professional video cameras. These are the Panasonic Lumix GH4 and the Sony FDR-AX100. Both cameras will provide budding film-makers with a way to create 4K content to watch on their 4K computers or televisions. For bike enthusiasts, adrenalin junkies and sportsmen the 400 Go Pro Hero3+ Black Camera can also film in 4K, although it can only capture 15 frames per second. Panasonic plans to introduce its own 4K wearable camera, the HX-A500, in May, capable of 25 frames per second.

The latest news in the world of 4K has been Sony's announcement of its involvement in the 2014 Fifa World Cup. The technology giant, who is an official FIFA partner are among the broadcast manufacturing companies at the forefront of 4K technology, having designed a significant number of 4K compatible products such as TVs, home theatre projectors and professional video cameras, providing unique and detailed 4K live production solutions, from shooting to production, then viewing. Sony plan to produce three full matches between June and July 2014, to further promote the benefits of 4K technology in capturing live action.

If you buy a professional video camera with 4K technology you will be able to shoot the most amazing high resolution music videos, television productions, television commercials, sport, documentaries, interviews and feature films just like the professionals.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:05:24 +0000 http://www.3dbroadcastsales.com/blog/professional-camera-2/4k-camera-professional-camera-2/4k-up-scaling-is-big-news-for-movie-fans/ http://www.3dbroadcastsales.com/blog/professional-camera-2/4k-camera-professional-camera-2/4k-up-scaling-is-big-news-for-movie-fans/ paul@3dbroadcastsales.com (Paul) Paul
The Atomos Samurai Blade - Crystal Clear HD Monitor Display Atomos Samurai Blade HD Recorder & MonitorThe spectacular lenses and camera sensors available today require accessories that are just as spectacular, and that's precisely what the Atomos Samurai Blade is. An HD monitor, recorder and playback deck all rolled into one, the Atomos Samurai Blade has been designed to be an essential tool in the field, offering simple but top-of-the-line operation.

The Atomos Samurai Blade: Features

The Atomos Samurai Blade has the ability to record directly from the sensor, thereby limiting the degree of compression required as well as reducing data loss. It records to 10-bit, 4:2:2 Apple ProRes, or Avid DNxHD, depending on your needs.

Featuring a beautiful 1280x720 SuperAtom IPS touch screen with 325ppi and a 179-degree viewing angle, 400 nit brightness as well as the ability to operate on multiple frequencies—48/50/60Hz—the Atomos Samurai Blade offers extremely smooth and crisp monitoring or playback, depending on your needs. And if you're shooting out in the sun, don't worry because Atomos has launched a range of sun hoods that are perfect for your needs.

The Atomos Samurai Blade is also incredibly easy to control thanks to the capacitive touch panel that offers extremely fast response times and has gesture capability.

This unit is easy to mount on a camera and offers you all the tools you need to make sure colours are accurate and exposure is precise, all while you are on-site. Some of the features available include full waveform monitor functions such as RGB and LUMA parades as well as Vectorscope. Thanks to the different interfaces available, you have a wide array of options when setting up, playing back or recording your shoot as the transparent and intuitive interface can be full screen, set to the bottom right corner or the lower third of the screen.

The Atomos Samurai Blade: Versatile, Powerful and Robust

The Atomos Samurai Blade has been designed to work with a variety of professional cameras and makes sure you get the best out of any make or model as it harnesses large 5k+ sensors. So, whether your camera is a Canon, a Sony, a Nikon, a Panasonic, a JVC, or a RED or Arri, you needn't worry because the Atomos Samurai Blade will work beautifully with it.

The unit is quite affordable, which is surprising when you consider everything you get with it, besides its amazing functions. For example, it ships with batteries, AC power, chargers, and a 2.5" HDD/SSD docking station for your computer included.

It's also been designed to last and to function in the harshest environments. Constructed from aluminium used in the production of aircraft, it is highly durable and can take a knocking with no problem. It also features locking mechanisms on all parts that are removable, which means you'll never have to worry during operation or transportation. It's also quite light at only 380 grams, meaning it can easily be used indoors or carted up to the top of a mountain if necessary.

The Atomos Samurai Blade has a very low power consumption of 6 watts, which is nearly five times lower than that of any other competitor. This makes it ideal for use in the field.

If you're looking for an affordable but top-quality unit for your camera to streamline setting up, recording and playing back shots, then you've found the perfect equipment in the Atomos Samurai Blade.

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:41:27 +0000 http://www.3dbroadcastsales.com/blog/our-news/atomos-samurai-blade-crystal-clear-hd-monitor-display/ http://www.3dbroadcastsales.com/blog/our-news/atomos-samurai-blade-crystal-clear-hd-monitor-display/ paul@3dbroadcastsales.com (Paul) Paul
Canon CN7x17 KAS S: Cinematic lens technology now handheld for increased flexiblity Canon CN7x17 KAS S Camera LensCanon has recently launched its first servo lens that can be held by hand, mounted on your shoulder or on a tripod, and allows the creation of cinematic images regardless of how you shoot. The Canon CN7x17 KAS S is a highly impressive lens that is perfect for shooting scenes where movement is essential to the composition. So, if you're looking for the must buy camera lens that's versatile and highly impressive, look no further than the Canon CN7x17 KAS S.

Canon CN7x17 KAS S: Features

The Canon CN7x17 KAS S offers amazing 4K optical performance due to Canon lens technology and has been designed for Super35mm cameras. The servo drive unit allows for both hand-held and broadcast production, while the lens is effective for most situations as it's highly versatile with its 17mm-120mm focal length.

This lens has been built to last, which is quite clear as the robust build not only ensures a long service life but that it can be used in practically any environment. The Canon CN7x17 KAS S is both shockproof and weatherproof.

The newest addition to the Canon Cinema Lens line-up has been designed with the end-user in mind, offering a highly intuitive and familiar experience. It's the perfect option if you are looking to buy camera lens that offers a familiar shoulder-mounted ENG experience with a Super35 body, akin to the Canon C300 and C500. It's also compatible with a wide range of accessories used for shooting movies and broadcast programming.

The Canon CN7x17 KAS S also features integrated electronics that offer support for Cooke /I Technology, while the EF mount variety offers Canon EOS support. There's also a 12-pin lens communication option. These various options mean that a wide variety of production styles are supported and the lens can be connected to a wide range of cameras.

Excellent Performance and Flexibility

Canon has an extensive history in the production of optical equipment and they've used this experience to design a lens that offers incredible quality from the center of the image right to the very edge. Besides the 4K resolution the Canon CN7x17 KAS S supports, it also has an iris with 11 blades that makes sure the out-of-focus areas are softer and more attractive.

A maximum T-number of T2.95, a focal length that goes from 17mm to 120mm, and the 7x zoom mean that it's unlikely you'll ever need another lens. The servo unit comes with an information display that's like the ones available on Canon ENG lenses and features quite a few controls, including Frame Preset, Speed Preset, and Shuttle Shot. The zoom speed can be set from a quick half a second all the way up to 300 seconds.

Designed for Broadcast and Movies

In broadcast-style shooting conditions, cine lenses are often impractical, which is why the Canon CN7x17 KAS S is ideal. It is relatively compact and quite light, meaning that it can be mounted on your shoulder easily. The rotation of the focus ring is 180°, creating an excellent balance between the accuracy 4K imaging requires and the speed broadcast usage demands.

Though designed specifically for broadcast productions, the Canon CN7x17 KAS S is also perfect for shooting movies. The servo drive unit can be removed easily, turning the Canon CN7x17 KAS S into a traditional cine lens. Various accessories that are standard in the industry can be quickly and easily attached, while reinstallation of the drive unit is simply. You don't need to adjust gear positions, making this lens one of the most flexible in the industry.

So, for anyone looking to buy camera lens that can be used in broadcast production as well as movie shooting, then the Canon CN7x17 KAS S is the perfect option.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:18:31 +0000 http://www.3dbroadcastsales.com/blog/camera/canon/cinematic-lens-technology/ http://www.3dbroadcastsales.com/blog/camera/canon/cinematic-lens-technology/ paul@3dbroadcastsales.com (Paul) Paul
NAB 2014 attendees captivated by New Blackmagic 4K Studio Camera! Blackmagic 4K Studio CameraLas Vegas, the most thrilling place on earth, was an appropriate place to host NAB 2014. Blackmagic launched its 4K studio camera which left all those with an interest in Video broadcast equipment feeling excited.

Anyone who knows anything about video broadcast equipment doesn’t need to be convinced about the benefits of 4K technology.  If you want stunning high resolution images in full HD that capture a moment in minute and piercing detail, then look no further than the Blackmagic 4K studio camera. Blackmagic have once again failed to disappoint with this fantastic addition to their professional camera range.

The 4K studio camera is designed for live production and the list below details what it has to offer professional camera users:

  • 10 inch screen
  • 4 hour battery
  • Magnesium metal body which is extremely durable
  • Built-in talkback tally indicators
  • Integrated control panel
  • Remote camera control
  • Phantom powered microphone connections
  • Bi-directional optical fibre
  • 12g-SDI connections
  • Available as a 1080 HD version or as a UHD version

Despite being the world’s smallest broadcast camera, this camera boasts the world’s largest viewfinder. Blackmagic’s Bob Caniglia says “a great viewfinder is the most important thing when you’re operating [the camera]”. Designed for live production it is ideal for indoor or outdoor use.  It’s ergonomic design, compact size and huge viewfinder means it can be used for broadcast news, sitcoms or talk shows in the studio or even live sporting events and concerts.  It is incredibly lightweight and portable meaning you can pack a complete multi camera live production rig into just one road case! It’s so easy to use it’s perfect for use in schools and places of worship as well.  It is also customizable.  It includes an active micro four thirds lens mount, standard connections and 10 ¼” mounting points so you can add an unending range of accessories.

If you go to see a movie, 4K is instantly noticeable.  The crisp detail and stunning imagery is far better than anything we’ve seen up to now.  The most recent Bond film Skyfall could be viewed in 4K at some cinemas.  You only had to watch the opening sequence to see the difference it can make.  As a visibly older Bond took chase after the baddie on a motorbike through the grand bazaar of Istanbul, the brightness of the red Turkish flags and the multicoloured garment stalls was absolutely stunning.  You felt as if you were really there.

The Blackmagic 4K studio camera took NAB 2014 by storm.  Available in June it is expected to be extremely popular because the most amazing thing about it is the affordable price.  The HD version costs US$1,995 and the 4K version costs US$2,995.

Video broadcast equipment is constantly developing and changing and it will be fascinating to see what the future holds.

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:27:59 +0000 http://www.3dbroadcastsales.com/blog/camera/blackmagic/nab-2014-attendees-captivated-by-new-blackmagic-4k-studio-camera/ http://www.3dbroadcastsales.com/blog/camera/blackmagic/nab-2014-attendees-captivated-by-new-blackmagic-4k-studio-camera/ paul@3dbroadcastsales.com (Paul) Paul
NAB Show: Future of broadcasting equipment in 2014 nab las vegasThere are many trade shows on the subject of broadcasting equipment and video broadcasting equipment, but is none is arguably bigger than The NAB Show, which is this year travelling to Las Vegas.

The NAB Show is arguably the E3 of the broadcasting calendar and is often used as a platform by some of the biggest names in the business – Canon, Sony and Panasonic – to launch their latest high profile products. Research and development into new better lenses and cameras is ongoing and these companies spend millions developing and testing new equipment.

In the last few years digital technology has become not just more sophisticated, but also more affordable, making this an exciting time for broadcasters and filmmakers alike. High tech equipment is becoming much more readily available to amateur filmmakers; The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera providing a case in point; check out this amazing short film that was shot on the BMPCC. It will be interesting to see how technology will advance over the coming year, particularly in 4K, 6K and 8K technologies; while The NAB Show will also possibly give us an indication of what lays in store beyond 2014 too.

All manner of broadcasting equipment can be expected to make an appearance from Canon's latest lines of EOS Cameras to the latest editing software packages and wireless technologies. However, state of the art 4K, 6K and 8K cameras can be expected to be at the heart of the exhibition, unless there are any big surprises in store.

Of course The NAB Show is not just an opportunity for Panasonic, Canon and the like to showcase their latest lines of broadcasting technology. If you are a member of NAB you will also have a unique opportunity to network, gain insight into how technology will develop over the coming months; perhaps even getting some hands on experience with the latest products. There is also the clear opportunity to discuss product potential and speculate on development with peers.

For those unable to attend, there will be the option to stream The NAB Show live, with on-demand coverage of The NAB Show being broadcast between April 5th-10th, 2014.

There will be plenty of ways to stay up to date with the news filtering out from NAB Show 2014, but if you want a comprehensive update on all the major talking points and to find out what we will be looking forward to the most in the coming year, check back on our blog after the event.

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:40:14 +0000 http://www.3dbroadcastsales.com/blog/industry-news/nab-show-future-of-broadcasting-equipment-in-2014/ http://www.3dbroadcastsales.com/blog/industry-news/nab-show-future-of-broadcasting-equipment-in-2014/ paul@3dbroadcastsales.com (Paul) Paul
Six of the Best! Samyang Camera Lenses samyang 6Samyang Camera Lenses are some of the most intelligently designed camera pieces in the market today. They are made to market and come with a rare sophistication that makes them a perfect fit in today’s complex photography environment. They have a superb performance that enables both professional and enthusiast movie and video making.

There is a variety of Samyang Camera Lenses out there in the market. These lenses are designed to match the various demands and preferences of end users. They all have an excellent focus system that leaves no detail to chance during video and movie shooting. Below are some of the Samyang Camera Lenses that form a great pick when you are looking to buy a new camera lens.


Samyang 8mm T3.8 UMC Fish-eye CS II VDSLR Lens1.) Samyang 8mm T3.8 UMC Fish-eye CS II VDSLR Lens

These lenses are beautifully designed with a wide-angle fisheye lens to fit digital reflex cameras. Through the fitted in racks, these lenses enjoy compatibility with the Follow Focus System. With this system, the lenses can accurately rotate the aperture rings and the focus with less effort and noise. In addition, these lenses have a removable hood and optics comprising 10 lens elements. What is more outstanding, however is the diagonal field of view, it provides, which equals to 180 degrees.


Samyang 14mm T3.1 ED AS IF UMC VDSLR Cine Lens2.) Samyang 14mm T3.1 ED AS IF UMC VDSLR Cine Lens

This lens can work with both APS-C and full frame cameras. Its optics consists of 14 lens elements which are organized in 10 groups. Each of the lenses has an excellent cover of anti-reflective UMC coating. The maximum angle view here equals 115.7 degrees. The focusing distance for is 0.28 meters.


Samyang 16mm T2.2 ED AS UMC CS VDSLR Cine Lens3.) Samyang 16mm T2.2 ED AS UMC CS VDSLR Cine Lens

These lenses are designed for mirrorless compact cameras and digital reflex cameras. They are fitted with racks that give them a compatibility with the Follow Focus system. It has optics that comprises 13 lens elements packed into 11 groups. Just like the others, this variety of lenses also comes with UMC coatings that ensure an excellent light transmission. Its brightness corresponds with T-number 2.2.


Samyang 24mm T1.5 ED AS IF UMC VDSLR Cine Lens4.) Samyang 24mm T1.5 ED AS IF UMC VDSLR Cine Lens

This is made for digital cameras. It is both bright and prime with 13 lens elements fitted in 12 groups. To minimize the degree of chromatic aberration, these lenses come with four elements that are made of low dispersion glass. To enhance light transmission, they have anti-reflective UMC coatings. Even with a fully open aperture, these lenses are capable of giving exceptional quality images.


Samyang 35mm T1.5 AS IF UMC VDSLR Cine Lens5.) Samyang 35mm T1.5 AS IF UMC VDSLR Cine Lens

These lenses are compatible with reflex cameras that have APS-C Sensors incorporated in them. Like the other models, this version has 12 lens elements organized in 10 groups. What sets this model apart is the gliding system of lenses that enhances the image quality even at shorter focus distances.


Samyang 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC VDSLR Cine Lens6.) Samyang 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC VDSLR Cine Lens

The Samyang 85mm T1.5 lenses are made for both APS-C and full frame cameras. They have 9 lens elements that are organized in 7 groups. In addition to the UMC coating, these models of lenses also come with 8-blade aperture that ensures a smooth background blur during photography.



The Overall Verdict

Generally, Samyang lenses work well with the following cameras: Blackmagic 2.5K Cimema Camera, Blackmagic Production 4K Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, Canon DSLR Cameras, Canon EOS C100 and Canon EOS C300 cameras.

Samyang lenses are tailored to meet the needs and preferences of a growing photography and filming market. The lens elements and their arrangement make these camera lenses some of the most sought after in the market. Their image quality and level of focus brings every picture to life. They have lots of other features such as UMC coatings and Follow Focus compatibility, making them a value adding piece to your camera. Compared to their functionality, their pricing is a great bargain.

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:42:06 +0000 http://www.3dbroadcastsales.com/blog/lenses/the-top-6-samyang-camera-lenses/ http://www.3dbroadcastsales.com/blog/lenses/the-top-6-samyang-camera-lenses/ paul@3dbroadcastsales.com (Paul) Paul