Canon Wide-Angle Converter for Sirui 24mm Anamorphic

Don’t expect a lens review here with examples of images, etc. This is simply about modifying a Canon wide-angle converter for use with Sirui anamorphics. I was pleased to find that the Canon… Continue reading

How to replace a tripod screw connector on Sony A7 III Camera

The tripod connector on the bottom of my Sony A7 III camera became stripped.  The thread on it wouldn’t connect securely to a camera tripod plate. Very little on the internet about this problem,… Continue reading

Teris Jib – Big Jib Small Package

People know me as a Pete Burns the Lighting Cameraman, but few are aware that I owned a 30-foot Jimmy Jib camera crane and operated it for more than 12-years in live television,… Continue reading

Bright Tangerine – Black Hole Rubber Donut

Over the years I’ve collected loads of matte box donuts of various lens diameters.  Dedicated donuts have their uses but they do take up a lot of kit space.  So recently I changed to just… Continue reading

Voigtlander Nokton 21mm lens on a Sony A7 III

Many thanks to Jack from Robert White for getting me one of the very first Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 E-mount lenses to arrive in UK. I’m a television cameraman and use a Sony… Continue reading

Macro & Miniature Lighting with Dedolight Parallel Beam Attachment

I have one of the new Laowa probe lenses and I’m finding the sweet spot is around T22. So at a stop of T22 and a high shutter speed of 120fps, the camera needs around… Continue reading

Classic ENG Zoom Lenses on a Sony F5 / 55 camera

The Sony B4 to FZ lens adaptor brings my old ENG lenses back to life. Fitted to a Sony F5 camera, the Sony LA-FZB1 lens adaptor gives me the same ‘field of view’… Continue reading

EFLECT by Dedolight

I’ve always been inquisitive about light. As a kid, I’d be under a dark blanket amusing myself  with a rubber torch and coloured cellophane from chocolates – Perhaps I’ll rewrite that opening line?… Continue reading

Titan Arm from Bright Tangerine

The perfect support arm for on-camera monitors. I’m guessing I’m not the only cameraman who has put up with dodgy articulating arms over the years. Even the better know brands eventually have issues… Continue reading

Dedolight Bi-Colour Felloni TURBO

LED light sources are still relatively new in our business and as the market becomes saturated with fixtures, choosing a reliable system can be a bit overwhelming. I work daily in news environments… Continue reading

Easyrig Vario 5

After seeing Easyrig at NAB several years ago, it’s always been in the back of my mind to buy one; so recently I did. The Easyrig Vario 5 system delivers steady hand held… Continue reading

Tokina Cinema Lenses

Tokina Cinema PL Mount Lenses are not  just rehousings of their highly aclaimed still lenses, these new cine lenses have been re-engineered by Tokina to provide cinematographers with the control and performance expected from… Continue reading

20-120mm Fujinon Cabrio 4K Cine Zoom (XK6x20)

The new 20-120mm Fujinon Cabrio is the lens I wish I had when I first started shooting with large sensor cameras; it’s taken my Sony F5 camera to a different level. The Cabrio… Continue reading

Blackmagic Video Assist DC Input Voltage

There’s a lot of speculation about the maximum DC input voltage on the Blackmagic Video Assist. The operation manual, website and AC adaptor states 12v but I’m told in reality it is higher. The… Continue reading

Sony PMW-F5 Super35 Cinema Camera

Shoot HD, 2K or 4K with the Sony F5 The F5 delivers a shallow depth of field that we’ve all seen in the cinemas for many years, the foreground is in focus the… Continue reading