In this and coming articles I focus on the needs of the ladies and gentlemen who want and will pay for better quality, but who are likely independents or have minimal funding. This does not mean that bigger studios will not use Sigma lenses, the smart ones will. It also means that smaller shops can now be shooting with true cinema glass at lower cost than has ever been readily available.Read More
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Nikon announces a replacement to the existing 18-300 DXNikon releases a new short film shot entirely on the D4s Nikon may actually have a replacement shortly for the much loved D300s. It will be called the D9300 and that's all that's known at present Nikon 1 J4 has new sensor, better AF and Wifi Canon has announced a firmware upgrade for the C500 using Intel Iris Pro Graphics Canon announces cine lenses at NAB. 17-120/T2.95 with digital drive handgrip and the HJ18ex7.6B portable HD zoom for broadcast applications Canon has acknowledged an issue with cold weather autofocus problems with the 1Dx and 1Dc Canon acknowledges issue with noisy focus rings on 24-70/2.8 L II USM lenses Canon announces two new compact pro camcorders, the XF205 and XF200 with a 20x optical zoom. Both record in MXF and MP4 and will be available in July Olympus updates firmware on OM-D E-M1 to include anti shock electronic first curtain, to be used at shutter speeds below 1/320 Mockups of the allegedly forthcoming OM-D OM-G are out. Thought this was April Fools but might not be Olympus being sued for $273M by Japanese banks Apple patents a bayonet style lens mount Leica announces a $5K credit towards the Leica S DXOmark says the Sigma 18-200 OS is the best superzoom for your crop sensor Canon Sigma's 50/1.4 ART lens is available and reviews love it best $949 Transcend has announced U3 cards suited for 4K video capture Sony has announced the A7S with 4:2:2 4K video, 12MP great low light, 50MBPS Adobe announces Lightroom Mobile and Lightroom 5.4