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Behind the Lens: Canon EF-S 17-55 & L-series 24-105

In this post, we test the Canon EF-S 17-55 and L-series 24-105. Get a detailed look at why and how these lenses fit in to the toolbag of a documentary cinematographer. Check out the post here, or all the lenses in the Behind the Lens series at AbelCine and newsshooter.com.

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Behind the Lens: Fujinon Cabrio 19-90

Go in-depth with the Fujinon Cabrio 19-90mm, a lightweight option to their impressive Premier line of cinema lenses. Read this post here, or see all the posts in the Behind the Lens series at AbelCine or newsshooter.com.

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Behind the Lens: Zeiss LWZ.3 21-100

In this post, we look at the Zeiss LWZ.3 21-100, a lightweight, long zoom range addition to the Zeiss Compact Zoom line. You can find this post, as well as all the others in the Behind the Lens series at AbelCine or newsshooter.com.

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Behind the Lens: Canon CN-E 15.5-47 & 30-105

In this post, we test the Canon CN-E Compact Zooms: 15.5-47 and 30-105. Get a detailed look at the various tests we put the lenses through to see when and how they best perform with AbelCine’s Behind the Lens: Canon CN-E 15.5-47 & 30-105 Compact Zooms.

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Behind the Lens: A Look at Documentary Zooms

I have been wanting to conduct a documentary lens test for quite some time now. We tend to get stuck working with the same lenses we always use, whether its because we own them, or its just easier to keep renting the same ones over and over. I was lucky enough to partner with AbelCine […]

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Tiger Tiger Wrap-Up

After a long shoot in India and Bangladesh for the Tiger Tiger documentary, we have finally all returned home. Yes, the crew has been back for two weeks, but our equipment only just returned home this morning. The camera package of over 40 cases was shipped via freight both to India and back from Bangladesh. […]

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Problems Solved!

In my last post, I pointed out a few things that gave us issues on our first shoot day. There is the sound of the C500′s internal fan, the inability to see if the Codex is rolling while operating handheld, and the issue with the handgrip cable connector. Thankfully, we have AbelCine on our side. […]

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The Camera Test

After looking over the available options, we came to a decision of what cameras we would test for the project. Working closely with Andy Shipsides and Mike Nichols at AbelCine, we worked out which cameras we could get our hands on to test, as well as which cameras we thought to have the availability required […]