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Coming January 2016 – Transvideo Starlite HD

Another field monitor solution is on the way! Soon will be renting the Transvideo’s Starlight HD 5″ On-Camera Monitor/Recorder, with its beautiful OLED touchscreen display. It is an all-in-one monitoring and recording solution designed to keep apace of the decreasing size of video cameras. Built into a machined aviation-grade case barely larger than a smartphone […]

December 27th, 2015 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, Events, New Equipment

New Item – Angenieux Anamorphic Optimo 30-72

New to our stable of anamorphic zooms is the Angenieux Anamorphic 30-72mm Optimo T4.0 A-2S Zoom Lens (above). With 2x squeeze, a fast aperture of T:4 and no ramping or breathing, the Optimo Anamorphic 30-72mm 2S Zoom Lens delivers exceptional optical performance not previously achieved with an anamorphic lens. Based on the optical design of the popular Optimo […]

August 14th, 2015 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, Events, New Equipment

New Items – Small HD 502 & Sidefinder EVF

Looking for the latest in HD on-camera monitoring? Maybe you’re interested in a feature-rich, high-resolution EVF? We have both covered with one system. We now carry Small HD’s 502 SDI On-Camera Monitor (below) and Sidefinder EVF (bottom). Small HD’s 502 HDMI & SDI On-Camera Monitor with 3D LUT Support brings full HD resolution to an on-camera […]

August 9th, 2015 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, Events, New Equipment

New Items – Briese Focus 100 & 140

Welcome a couple of new additions to our collection of Briese lights—the Focus 100 and Focus 140. The Focus 140 (above) provides a detailed and crisp light that can sift out details, animate surfaces or accentuate wrinkles in weathered faces. Good for atmospheric close ups but also good for shots from medium distances. The Focus 140 […]

August 9th, 2015 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Events, G&E, New Equipment

“Duo D’Optimos” – Angenieux Anamorphic Zooms @ Hand Held

Check out our latest shoot “Duo D’Optimos” with the newest Angenieux Anamorphic Zooms (30-72mm & 56-152mm, both f/3.6 – T:4). Watch the video below for a showcase of these lenses capabilities as well as some fun shots of our facility. Live music, yoga, subway acrobats—this video has it all. Most importantly, it has beautifully images […]

April 23rd, 2015 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, Events

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 “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

Hand Held on Hand Held : Construction

Take a minute to watch the first installment of “Hand Held on Hand Held” to see how our new home is shaping up!  

December 10th, 2013 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Events, Video

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