CINEMATOGRAPHY Blog & RESOURCES
KEEP YOUR SKILLS SHARP
Stay up to date on the latest lenses, cameras and cinematic techniques.
COMING SOON: Cooke S8/i Full Frame Primes
The long-awaited line of compact Cooke primes for the large-format age. Coming soon to rentals at CineMechanics.
AVAILABLE NOW: Sony Venice 2 8K Camera
Sony’s new flagship cinema camera, coming soon to CMI camera rentals.
NOW AVAILABLE: Arri Hi-5 Hand Unit
A closer look at Arri's next-gen handheld camera & lens control unit.
Quick Guide: Dutch Angle Tools
A brief intro to our specialty tools for Dutch angle shots and compositions.
E-Mount Lenses at Cinemechanics
Primes, zooms, and even an anamorphic cine lens for E-Mount cameras.
NEW: TRIBE 7 Blackwing7 Primes
After much anticipation, the highly coveted Blackwing Primes are here.
The Super Wide Low Angle Prism
A simple, yet effective tool for extreme low or high-angle shots.
NEW: Teradek Bolt 4K 1500
With all of the great technological strides in Teradek’s 4th Gen lineup, 4K wireless video is only the cherry on top.
Lens Control Systems
An Intro to the Skater Scope
A highly versatile multi-directional lens system from our friends at P&S Technik.
Plan Better Cinematic Shots with the Sigma fp
The Sigma fp Director’s Viewfinder is a “viewfinder for the 21st century.”
Lens Review - Leica Noctilux
The TLS rehoused Leica Noctilux F/0.95 is a photo lens rehoused for cinema. Focus Pullers beware!