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ZEISS CP.3 XD Cine Compact Prime Lenses Have ZEISS eXtended Data, the Metadata Technology, to Enable Correction of Distortion & Shading: Low-Budget Productions Can Employ Hollywood-Style Visual Effects

The following video presents ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 and CP.3 XD lenses:
Tailored for today’s cinema and beyond.

Zeiss recently announced the CP.3 XD Cine Lens Family has equipped its new ZEISS CP.3 XD compact lens family with ZEISS eXtended Data.

  • The Zeiss CP.3 XD Cine lens family consists of ten prime lenses between 15 and 135 millimeters covering full-frame.
Zeiss CP.3 XD Cine

Zeiss CP.3 XD Cine

  • ZEISS eXtended Data:
    • A unique technology that provides information about the lens’ distortion and shading characteristics in real time to speed-up the workflow on set and in post-production
    • Lens settings are digitally captured on every frame, avoiding the need to manually record the lens settings for every shot
    • Documentation of the lens’ characteristics enhances creativity by allowing more complex shots to be handled in post-production
  • The maximum speed of the seven focal lengths between 25 and 135 millimeters is T2.1, the 15, 18 and 21 millimeter lenses have a speed of T2.9.
  • With a front diameter of 95 millimeters, the lenses are light-weight and compact.
  • They are well-suited for hand-held filming or shooting with gimbals, Steadicam or drones.
  • Manual focus is now noticeably smoother. It is comparable with the ZEISS Master Primes and can also be operated with a small motor.
  • The focus rotation angle is 300°.
  • The lenses are equipped with an interchangeable mount so that they can be used on almost any camera.

Also available, ZEISS CP.3 is the version without metadata.

Zeiss CP.3 18mm/T2.9

Zeiss CP.3 18mm/T2.9

  • Zeiss CP.3 lenses have advanced lens coatings, painted lens rims and special light traps within the barrel to eliminate unwelcome veiling glare and flares. “The result is higher contrast, richer blacks and more saturated colors.”
Zeiss CP.3 50mm/T2.1

Zeiss CP.3 50mm/T2.1

Ranging from 15 mm to 135 mm, the ten focal lengths available in the ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 or CP.3 XD series cover all applications from wide-angle to telephoto.

  • Initially, a limited number of ZEISS CP.3 XD and CP.3 lenses will be available at dealers.

PRESS RELEASE

ZEISS CP.3 XD

New ZEISS CP.3 XD Cine Lens Family: “Hollywood Technology for Everyone”

The ten compact prime lenses provide metadata and enable the correction of distortion and shading. For the first time, even low-budget productions can employ visual effects.

OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 24/04/2017.

No matter if it is Star Wars, Harry Potter or Avatar: these days, just about every film features special effects. For many small film productions, having visual effects in their movie would be a dream come true. Unfortunately, making the image fit the look of the footage has required expensive tools – until now. At the NAB Show in Las Vegas, ZEISS presented new metadata technology that makes this possible: the company has equipped its new ZEISS CP.3 XD compact lens family with ZEISS eXtended Data.

ZEISS eXtended Data supports and enhances /i-Technology

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Cameras Hasselblad

Hasselblad X1D-50c Mirrorless Camera Won the Prestigious TIPA Awards 2017 “Best Design”

The following video presents Hitting the slopes with Hasselblad X1D:
“From stunning landscapes to thrashing snowboards on the slopes, Hasselblad Ambassador Gian Paul Lozza got a chance to try the X1D in the harshest of environments; the mountains of Japan in sub-zero temperatures.”

The Hasselblad X1D-50c camera has been awarded “Best Design” by TIPA Awards 2017 (Technical Image Press Association).

BEST DESIGN

At less than half the weight of previous medium format digital cameras, the mirrorless X1D-50c camera is ergonomic and compact with a stylish, classic design. Smaller than most full frame DSLRs, it offers impressive user controls and functionality along with a 50MP sensor for image capturing power. Atop the camera is a simplified control dial that includes three user-defined setups for customized control setups. The user can opt to view through the 2.4MP EVF when lighting conditions are challenging or the large, bright and high-resolution, 3-inch rear LCD that offers live view and touch control that can access most of the camera’s functions, as well as playback functions such as swipe and “pinch” zoom.

PRESS RELEASE

Hasselblad Wins TIPA Awards 2017 for Best Design

Hasselblad is proud to announce that the X1D-50c has been awarded “Best Design” by TIPA Awards 2017 (Technical Image Press Association). (more…)

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Hasselblad

DJI-M600/Ronin-MX/Hasselblad H6D-100c Platform is the World’s First 100-Megapixel Integrated Aerial Photography Platform: DJI M600 Pro Drone + Ronin-MX Gimbal + Hasselblad H6D-100c Camera

The first 100-megapixel integrated drone imaging platform consists of DJI M600 Pro drone, Ronin-MX gimbal and Hasselblad H6D-100c camera.

PRESS RELEASE

2017-04-25

DJI And Hasselblad Introduce World’s First 100-Megapixel Integrated Aerial Photography Platform

DJI M600 Pro Drone, Ronin-MX Gimbal And Hasselblad H6D-100c Camera Combine For Unparalleled Aerial Imaging Package

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, and Hasselblad, the leader in high-quality professional medium format cameras, Tuesday marked the start of the next era of aerial photography by introducing the first 100-megapixel integrated drone imaging platform.

Ronin-MX Gimbal and Hasselblad H6D-100c Camera combine below DJI-M600 Pro Drone

Ronin MX Gimbal and Hasselblad H6D-100c Camera combine below the DJI M600 Pro Drone

The DJI M600 Pro drone, the Ronin-MX gimbal and the Hasselblad H6D-100c camera combine each company’s unparalleled technological expertise to create an unprecedented tool for precise, detailed and accurate aerial imaging. Professional drone users can continuously control camera operations in flight using the DJI GO app, in order to provide rich imagery for landscape and fine-art photography, robust data for surveying and mapmaking, and endless possibilities for future professional endeavors.
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Contests Lenses Sigma

SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Won the Prestigious “BEST DSLR WIDE ANGLE ZOOM LENS” TIPA Awards 2017, and Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Won the “BEST DSLR PRIME LENS” TIPA Awards 2017

The following video presents SIGMA 12-24 F4 DG HSM Art:

Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art

Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art

Sigma announced that the ultra-wide-angle zoom lens “SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | Art” and the lens for portraits and more “SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art” have won TIPA Awards 2017.

Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art

NEWS RELEASE

2017.04.24

SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | Art and SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art receive TIPA Awards 2017.

The SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce that the ultra-wide-angle zoom lens “SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | Art” and the ultimate lens for portraits and more “SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art” have won TIPA Awards 2017.

1. SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | Art
Name of Award:BEST DSLR WIDE ANGLE ZOOM LENS (more…)

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Cameras Firmware Updates Sigma

SIGMA sd Quattro Firmware Update Ver.1.05 (2017.04.21): Improvements

The following video presents SIGMA sd Quattro Imaging Movie from saeki on Vimeo.

Sigma’s new firmware for the SIGMA sd Quattro mirrorless camera is now available.

NEWS RELEASE

2017.04.21

SIGMA sd Quattro firmware download

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce that new firmware for the SIGMA sd Quattro is available for download.

Benefits of the firmware update; (more…)

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Lenses Sigma

SIGMA CINE 14mm T2 FF and 135mm T2 FF Lenses in the FF High Speed Prime Line for Cinematic Expression

NEWS RELEASE

2017.04.21

SIGMA CINE LENS New Product Update

The SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the development of two new SIGMA CINE lenses in the FF High Speed Prime Line: 14mm T2 FF and 135mm T2 FF. With these additions, the FF High Speed Prime Line will comprise of seven lenses covering 14mm to 135mm and T1.5 to T2, empowering cinematic expression to an even higher degree.

These new SIGMA CINE LENS models will be available for test shooting at the 2017 NAB Show to be held in Las Vegas between April 24th and 27th. For further details about the new FF High Speed Prime Line lenses and updates about previously released SIGMA CINE LENSES, please see the sections below. (more…)

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Firmware Updates

SIGMA Firmware Update Ver. 1.01 (2017.04.18) for 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens for NIKON: Improvement

Sigma recently released the Firmware Update Ver. 1.01 ( 2017.04.18) for SIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports for NIKON.

  • This firmware has corrected the phenomenon that 3D-tracking does not work when it is attached with TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 on a Nikon DSLR.

* For this update, it requires the firmware of the SIGMA USB DOCK for NIKON to be Ver.1.01 or later.
* Before updating the firmware of the 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports for NIKON, please ensure SIGMA Optimization Pro has been updated to Ver1.4.1 or later for Windows, or Ver1.4.0 or later for Macintosh, at http://www.sigma-global.com/en/download/lenses/sigma-optimization-pro/ .

NEWS RELEASE

Firmware update for SIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports for NIKON

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Lenses Sigma

Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art is a Telephoto Prime Lens for 50MP+ Ultra-High-Megapixel DSLRs for Shooting Events & Studio/Location Portraiture: Availability & Pricing

This is an update to the previous blog, Sigma Unveils New Global Vision Lenses: 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art, 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art, 24-70mm F2.8 DG HSM OS Art, 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG HSM OS Contemporary.

Sigma recently announced the 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lens will begin shipping in May 2017.

Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art

Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art

  • The new lens is designed for ultra-high-megapixel DSLRs.
  • Sigma lens supports Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts and works with Sigma’s MC-11 Sony E-mount converter.
  • The Nikon mounts feature the brand new electromagnetic diaphragm for enhanced high-speed shooting.

NEWS RELEASE

Sigma Announces  Lens Pricing and Availability

Sigma’s highly-anticipated telephoto prime lens, designed for shooting events and studio/location portraiture, begins shipping in May 2017 for a retail price of $1399.00USD (more…)

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