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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

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

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

Girlrillaz

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

New Camera: Canon C300 EF and PL Mount

The Canon C300 comes in two version, the EF mount  Canon lenses “compatible with all of Canon’s new EF Cinema lenses and current EF lenses, including compact primes, super telephotos, specialty tilt-shift, macro and fisheye – over 60 in all” according to Canon, and a PL mount version that can be used with cine lenses. Both […]

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

New Alexa Licenses Option

ARRI recently released a High Speed and Anamorphic De-Squeeze licenses for the ALEXA camera family. With the High Speed license installed, you are able to shoot up to 120 FPS in the 422 HQ codec and up to 60 FPS in 444. To use this feature, you need to use the Sony 64GB Pro SxS […]

December 9th, 2011 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, New Equipment