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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

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

Craft Truck

A great new series of long form interviews with some of the industries best DPs has launched today. Say hello to Craft Truck! A few of these episodes were shot right here at Hand Held Films, including the premiere episode with New York’s own Andrij Parekh, cinematographer behind Blue Valentine, Sugar, and Half Nelson.  Episodes […]

February 7th, 2013 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Events

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


UPDATE: As of today, Monday 10/5 we are officially reopened after Hurricane Sandy. We are doing everything we can to accommodate for late returns and check-outs this week and get smoothly back to regular gear. Please get in touch with us with any questions or concerns. We hope everyone is safe and sound. Let’s make […]

October 30th, 2012 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Events


We have had the pleasure of equipping several feature films this year with our wide array of cameras, lenses, and lighting equipment, and we’d like to take a moment to highlight one of those productions which is currently shooting in and around the New York City area: Girlrillaz (2013). The film documents the efforts of […]

October 24th, 2012 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Events, New Equipment

Sleepwalk with Me & Bachelorette

We outfit many different kinds of projects here at Hand Held Films; features, commercials, music videos, shorts, web-based content, event coverage and everything in between. We are proud to provide our equipment to such a diverse variety of clients, and it’s always a thrill when the finished products are released to the public for all […]

August 9th, 2012 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Events

Check out the “Shot with our Gear” section!

Howdy howdy! Just a quick note from the “webmaster desk” to remind everyone that we are continually adding material shot by our clients to the “Shot with our Gear” section of the blog. Take a look around by clicking right here or using the top menu to access this section. See what our clients have […]

June 15th, 2011 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, Events, G&E

Cineped Workshop Video

Cliff Charles, CEO of The People’s DP and  creator of http://www.tpdp.tv/ the online magazine on “the art, business and politics of image making” interviewed Charles Kim, the inventor of the Cineped here at HandHeld Films a couple of weeks ago. Cliff Charles writes that the Cineped “is a tool that provides endless creative possibilities and opens up camera operating […]

May 10th, 2011 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Events, New Equipment, Reviews

Cineped Workshop at HandHeld

We are happy to announce that we are hosting a hands-on workshop for the Cineped Wednesday March 23 from 4pm to 5:30pm. It is going to be held at our facility, 66 White Street, between Broadway and Church. Click here to see the map. Charles Kim, the Man behind the Machine, will be present to […]

March 18th, 2011 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, Events, New Equipment