REVIEW - NEW GENUSTECH PRODUCTION MATTE BOX KIT

GENUSTECH PRODUCTION MATTE BOX KIT REVIEW by Rob BurnettProduction Matte Box & FS7 & cp2 lens

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March 09, 2016

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June 22, 2015

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New Review of Mitakon 85mm f/1.2 lens

An excellent review of the new Mitakon 85mm f/1.2 from  Tomasz Kaluzny 

He has managed to capture some stunning images. Tomasz was impressed by both the sharpness and bokeh of the Mitakon lens

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April 29, 2015

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Mitakon 85mm f/1.2 vs Canon 85mm f/1.2


Mitakon and Canon 85mm f/1.2 lenses compared

A lot go people have been asking us how the Mitakon 85mm f/1.2 compares to the  Canon 85mm f/1.2 lens

 

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January 18, 2015

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Camera Rod Standards Explained and Illustrated

At Genus we often get asked about the various rod sizes and standards used to support camera accessories in film and video production.
To aid  in explaining we have done a camera rod diagram.  Rods which are also known as rails and bars commonly come in two sizes, 15mm and 19mm.
When both designing and buying camera accessories which mount on rods like matte box and follow focus units  it is important to understand these standards
The critical measures in all rod standards are rod height and rod spacing. Rod height is defined as the distance of the optical centre of the lens also known as the optical axis and the centre of the rods. Rod spacing is defined as the distance between the centres of the rods.
The diagram below illustrates the the rod height and spacing of the different standards. Affer the rod diagram we will discuss the standards individually.

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November 19, 2014

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Eclipse ›   Studio ›  


Shooting in studio with The Genus Eclipse ND Fader circular filter

Shooting with The Genus Eclipse ND Fader Often when a ND filter is mentioned you probably instantly think about shooting landscapes, environmental portraits or a situation that involves controlling natural or ambient lighting. After all that is where I started using them. I wanted to add artificial light (strobes) to a natural light situation and that often involved fighting the harsh afternoon sun...
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