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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 Camera – Arri Alexa Mini

Compact, lightweight and self-contained, the ARRI ALEXA Mini (below) is a versatile additional tool in the ALEXA camera range. And now, you can rent it at Hand Held. Crews will find that the ALEXA Mini perfectly complements their ALEXA shooting kit, eliminating the complications of working with third-party cameras for specialized shots and keeping everything within a single system that is trusted […]

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

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 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