Nokia OZO

nokia ozo

Show: NAB 2016

Estimated delivery: Available now

Price: $60,000

One of the most popular cameras at NAB was not from one of the usual producers but from Nokia. The Nokia OZO is an 8 camera, 8 mic VR 360 camera unit. The reason it has drawn so much interest is how it deals with the footage, which is to not only sync the multiple cameras and audio tracks together but also to stitch them internally and spit it all out as a complete package via a single SDI cable. So one unit with two cables coming out the back, one with power and the other with the stitched camera and audio tracks. This impressive new technology unsurprisingly comes at an impressive price tag of $60,000, however Nokia were offering a show special of a $15000 rebate in return for 1 minute of footage. 

We’d love to have more info on this and do some more tests but strangely Nokia chose to populate its stand with silver-clad models demonstrating their new tech rather than the usual manufacturer staff. That, along with an incredibly popular stand, meant we were a little starved of information but it certainly demonstrates an incredibly interesting path forwards for VR and 360 technology. 

Key Features:

  • 8 fixed cameras
  • 8 microphones
  • Internal 360 stitching
  • Output via single SDI cable

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Canon C200

Canon C200

Show: NAB 2017, In Between Shows

The Canon C200 was another surprise from Cinegear. Perhaps not the most exciting release of all but Canon are still sticking to their guns with the C300/100 form factor which is very much a love/hate divide in the industry. It comes with an EF mount with slow motion, 4K/UHD/HD and RAW – the main thing to watch out for is the HD recording is only 8-bit rather than the industry standard 10-bit. For C300 lovers this still very much ticks all the right boxes so long as you’re looking towards online content or a RAW workflow.

Specifications

  • Super 35 Sensor
  • Canon RAW
  • MP4
  • 8-Bit
  • CFast or SD Cards depending on your workflow
  • No timecode or genlock

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Cooke S7/i Prime Lens

Show: NAB 2017

The enthusiasm for full and medium frame formats continues to be encouraged with Cooke introducing their latest spherical lenses, the S7/i range.  Boasting coverage of a 46.31mm image circle of which belongs to the RED Weapon 8K sensor.  Matching the S4 line for T-stop of T2.0 and colour matched to all other modern Cooke lenses.  The S7 line initially consists of 8 focal lengths; 18, 25, 32, 40, 50, 75, 100 and 135mm and promise to be another beautiful addition to the Cooke family.

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Angenieux New EZ Range

Angenieux

Show: IBC 2016

The EZ-1 S35 is 30-90mm T2

Angenieux have released two new zoom lenses specifically for broadcast rather than film. This new range is unlike any other as it has new “Interchangeable Rear Optics” (IRO) technology. This allows you to change the back end/elements of the lens, effectively giving you two lenses in one – S35mm or FullFrame/Vistavision. This gives you complete flexibility across most cameras and future-proofing your purchase. 

They also come with PL, Canon EF and now E Mount options. 

There are two lenses in this new style, EZ-1 and EZ-2. 

EZ-1 S35 is 30-90mm T2, then FF/VV is 45-135mm T3

EZ-2 S35 is 15-40mm T2, then FF/VV is 22-60mm T3

Both are lightweight lenses ideal for shooting on the go, weighing in at no more than 2.15kg each. They have the angenieux look and style, though perhaps slightly cheaper and not quite as rigorously crafted as the cine zooms. They will also work with a detachable END style zoom from MOVCAM. 

Features

  • S35 or FullFrame/Vistavision back options for both lenses
  • Lightweight
  • Colormetry matched with Optimo lenses

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Panasonic AU-EVA1

Panasonic AU-EVA1

Show: In Between Shows

The latest camera from Panasonic was the real surprise of Cinegear 2017, compact, versatile and designed for the new wave of broadcast television. It takes tips from the ever-popular Canon C300ef and Sony FS5 but delivers a unique Dual Native ISO previously only available with the Panasonic Varicam. Panasonic have not been heavily used in UK Digital and Broadcast filming in recent times it will be a shame if this impressive camera was overlooked.

Specifications

  • Super 35 Sensor – 5.7K
  • EF Mount
  • Removable IR Filter
  • Dual Native ISO
  • ND Filter
  • 422 10Bit
  • 4K 60p
  • 2K up to 240p
  • 1.2kg

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Angenieux 44-440 A-2s Anamorphic Lens

Show: NAB 2016

Release Date – July 2016

Estimated Price – €65,000 with an additional €10,000 for the rear spherical element

Announced at NAB 2016, this is a beautiful lens and the third in their range. Angenieux is calling this ‘the renaissance of the long range anamorphic zoom’. The Optimo has a hefty range of 44-440mm with an aperture of T4.5 across the range with a close focus of 4ft 1in and comes in at a light or heavy (depending on the way you look at it) 16.6lbs. 

While it has all the precision focus scales and minimal breathing you would expect from an Angenieux lens, this long range anamorphic has one more trick up it’s sleeve – the ability to (by a skilled engineer) change the back optical element from 44-440mm anamorphic to 25-250mm spherical T3.5! Just change the focus scales over and the lens becomes a fully functional 25-250mm, identical to the standard lens of the same length, giving you two options in one lens. 

Key Features

  • 44-440mm Range
  • T4.5 across the zoom
  • Can be converted into 25-250mm

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Cooke Anamorphic 35-140mm

Cooke Anamorphic 35-140mm

Show: NAB 2016

Released: June 2016

Price: ~£40,000

Cooke had their impressive new anamorphic zoom, the 35-140mm T3.5, on their stand at NAB. With a 4 x zoom ratio and a constant T3.1 it is an impressive range and T stop, especially when compared to the Angenieux lenses that are T4 and cover shorter focal lengths. However, the Angenieuxs, which cover 30-72mm and 56-152mm, weigh in at 2.2 and 2.4kg whilst the Cooke weighs in at just over 10kg, so you can see how covering the whole of the range really adds to the weight. That being said when did weight ever deter anyone from using the classic 24-290mm Angenieux – mainly it comes down to having the right tool for the job and Cooke are giving you one amazing option with this lens and its newly announced sister lens, the 45-405mm Anamorphic Zoom (coming soon).

One key difference between Angenieux and Cooke anamorphic lenses is Cooke have their anamorphic elements at the front of the lens, giving a much more traditional anamorphic look with more characteristic oval bokeh and flares. 

Of course the new zoom lenses have been designed to work and match seamlessly with their Anamorphic Prime lenses, giving you maximum flexibility and all the Cooke lenses have their i technology giving you lens data for focus, T stop and depth of field for every frame. 

Cooke have long been an institution in our lens history and it was great to get our hands on their latest design and we can’t wait to take one out for some test shoots.

Key Features:

  • 35-140mm 2x Anamorphic
  • T3.1
  • Front Anamorphic Elements
  • 10kg

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9.Solutions C-Pan Arm

9.Solutions C-Pan Arm

Show: IBC 2016

9. Solutions’ new C-Pan Arm is certainly one of the most innovative things we saw at IBC ’16. A unique take on the jib/tracking/dolly systems – designed to be compact and lightweight but flexible and with, you guessed it, 9 solutions for movement on set. At first we were a little confused as to what we where looking at, but a quick demo and all became clear. User friendly and portable this was a really unique system that offers you straight pan, curved pan horizontal, vertical points can be fixed and it is quick and easy to adjust. 

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Zeiss 21-100mm T2.9 Lens

Zeiss 21-100mm T2.9 Lens

Show: IBC 2016

Zeiss’ latest Lightweight Zoom (LWZ.3) gives you a great focal length range for an incredibly lightweight lens along with everything else you expect from Zeiss – a crisp and clean image across the zoom and amazing build quality. It’s available in a variety of mounts, the most popular being PL or EF with E Mount following them. This is a great lens for documentary run and gun and for tight spaces or where weight is a factor.

  • Aperture – 2.9-22
  • Front Diameter – 114mm
  • Weight 2.0Kg
  • Mounts PL,EF, E, MFT, F

Manufacturer Link – Zeiss 21-100mm


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