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New Items – Cooke Anamorphic Primes, Zooms from Canon & Fujinon

Cooke Anamorphic/i Primes have landed! To compliment our stock of spherical Cooke glass, we bring you the anamorphic “Cooke Look” as well. Everything you love about the S4 and 5/i series now comes with 2:1 oval bokeh in Cooke’s traditional, classic design. We have focal lengths 32mm-100mm available now, with the 25mm and 135mm on […]

November 1st, 2014 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, Events, New Equipment

New Items – Anamorphic Glass, Super Baltar, Briese Lights

We are only a few weeks away from receiving our first set of Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses and our inventory still seems to expand quicker than ever. We have just recently welcomed our first Angenieux Optimo Anamorphic 56-152mm to our Anamorphic Club as well as adding another set of Cooke Panchros and a set of Super […]

August 24th, 2014 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, Events, G&E, New Equipment

New Camera: RED Epic-M Dragon!

We are very excited to have just received our first RED Epic-M with its new “Dragon” sensor. The newly released and much talked about sensor delivers on its promises with bold new features: 6K resolution, 16.5 stops of dynamic range and RED’s new color science. The redesigned brain in carbon-fiber and its accompanying magnesium PL […]

June 27th, 2014 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, New Equipment

New “Look” Cooke Anamorphic – New York Test

Earlier this month, Hand Held Films hosted the New York leg of a test for the new Cooke Anamorphic lenses. We were extremely happy to collaborate with Jon Fauer on his upcoming article in the Film and Digital Times on the new Anamoprhic Cooke lenses. The idea of the short film “Look” born out of […]

March 30th, 2014 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, Events

New Lenses: Arri/Fujinon Alura Lightweight Zooms

We are delighted to add to our high-end inventory of 35mm zooms the new Alura Lightweight Zooms 15.5-45mm T2.8 and  30-80mm T2.6. Born from the collaboration between Fujinon and ARRI, these new zooms both share the unique characteristics that have made the existing Alura studio zooms (18-80/T2.6 and 45-250/T2.6) favorites among professionals: the highest optical […]

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

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