Saturday, December 10, 2011
New cine lenses coming in 2012
There will be a new light weight zoom lens (in picture), and more CP.2.
The new arena that will be opened in 2012 is a series of anamorphic lenses.
What is it you ask? Rather than projecting the image as it is on a sensor/film (i.e., a circle appears as a circle on the sensor), an anamorphic lens will squeeze the horizontal dimension, so a circle will appear as an ellipse like a standing american football. The reason of doing that is that one can project a wide screen format like 2.39:1 onto a 4:3 sensor like the one in a m43 camera (Panasonic/Olympus).
For more info. on the new cine lenses can be found on page 16-18 in this PDF.