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New Lenses: Leica Summilux-C T1.4

Hand Held Films is proud to offer the groundbreaking new line of PL mount prime lenses by Leica, the Summilux-C™ . These gorgeous high-end lenses feature a unique multi-aspheric design and high-precision cine lens mechanics to provide unmatched flat field illumination across the entire 35mm frame and suppression of color fringing in the farthest corners […]

November 6th, 2013 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, Events, New Equipment, Reviews

New Lens: Duclos Tokina 11-16mm with Modified PL Mount

Starting with a high performance platform lens, the Tokina 11-16mm wide angle zoom lens, Duclos Lenses has developed a conversion and re-housing process which enables the famous lens to interfaces with any PL mount camera including the RED Epic or the Arri Alexa. The addition of a new lubricated, geared and marked aperture ring allows for precise yet user-friendly […]

August 7th, 2013 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, New Equipment

New Lens: Canon CN-E30-105mm T2.8 LS

The Canon CN-E30-105mm EF Mount Zoom Lens is engineered to offer superb 4K optical performance for demanding high-end productions, meeting and exceeding industry standards. The CN-E30-105mm T2.8 LS lens has markings on angled surfaces on and both sides of the barrel, making it easy to read settings from behind, or from either side of the […]

August 7th, 2013 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, New Equipment, Reviews

Hand Held Films is Moving!

UPDATE We are very happy to to report that we have completed our move! Hand Held Films, and each of its departments, is now operating from our new location: 129 West 27th Street, 10001, New York, NY.  The grip, electric and rental departments are accessible from the street storefront. The camera department is located on […]

June 28th, 2013 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, Events, G&E

New: NEBTEK microLite HD wireless monitoring

When it comes to HD wireless video monitoring, maintaining a strong signal strength over a long distance has been a tricky technical feat to overcome. The North American company NEBTEK has developed a versatile transmitter/receiver system that handles the HD signal without a hitch. Here’s what makes it great:             […]

February 5th, 2013 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, New Equipment

Alexa SUP 7.0.2 Firmware Upgrade

This morning, ARRI released the latest firmware update package for their full line of ALEXA cameras, 7.0.2. This is a critical update which fixes the bugs that were present in 7.0.0, which was a major update with significant new features including 2K ProRes recording, improved in-camera de-bayering, and a redesigned status display. Here’s what you’ll […]

January 31st, 2013 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, Events

New Camera Alexa Plus 4:3 at Hand Held Films!

We’re starting off the new year with a bang: the Alexa Plus 4:3 is in house and ready to shoot! This camera truly has it all. Everything you love about the Alexa Plus is still here, such as integrated wireless remote control system functionality (WRS), a built-in lens data system (LDS), two 1.5G HD-SDI monitor […]

January 4th, 2013 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, New Equipment

New Lens: Hawk V-Plus 45-90mm Anamorphic Zoom

Christmas came early for our camera department. Vantage’s new Hawk V-Plus Anamorphic Zoom lens, the 45-90mm, has just arrived. This gorgeous lens fills in the focal gaps between the 55mm, 65mm, and 80mm Hawk V-Lite primes and offers stunning 2x squeezed anamorphic images. Stop: T2.8 – T16 Close Focus: .75m / 2ft 6in Weight: 5.3kg […]

November 20th, 2012 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, New Equipment

New Camera: Alexa Studio at Hand Held Films

Here she is! We are now the proud owners of 2 ARRI Alexa Studios. Unlike the Alexa or Alexa Plus, this camera has an adjustable mirrored shutter, which eliminates pesky rolling-shutter artifacts, as well as an optical viewfinder that provides a crystal clear, high contrast image with true colors. The Studio is a direct response to cinematographers’ requests […]

August 6th, 2012 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, New Equipment

New Upgrade: Alexa SUP 6.0

We are happy to announce that we have updated all of our Alexas to the newly release Software Update Package 6.0. This update introduces: • Enables DNxHD license (paid option) • SMTPE color bars in REC OUT and MON OUT, 1Khz audio tone on HD-SDI outputs and headphones • New User Button option: Display of […]

March 28th, 2012 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, New Equipment