By site editor Dan Chung:
If you have ever tried to use a cine lens for run-and-gun shooting on a DSLR, or other camera without built-in ND, then you will know the problem. Because of their large diameters and lack of filter threads regular screw-on filters are just too small. The traditional solution is a mattebox, but it can be bulky, cumbersome and not too robust.
The solution to this problem may be a very interesting new product distributed by Alphatron and shown at Broadcast Asia this week. Made by a Japanese company Triad it is a combination lens shade and filter holder designed for cine lenses. Similar to the hard rubber lens shades commonly found on broadcast lenses this has the advantage of also being a 4×4 filter holder – perfect for adding ND filters in run-and-gun situations. Currently it comes in diameters up to 104mm but we were told a larger version for 114mm diameter lenses like the popular Zeiss CP2 line was a possibility.
Also on show were the Zunow line of Japanese made cine lenses. A photo on a brochure shows that they intend to launch a 15mm f2.8 shift lens to fit Sony’s F55, F5 an F3 cameras.
Video shot and edited by Clinton Harn.