Morpheus is a coveted stills lens, re-engineered for digital film and video use. The useful 80mm. to 200mm. range is packed into a short body just 205mm. long, and weighing only 2.3Kg. Engineering is by True Lens Service (TLS) who first converted this lens for use on Casino Royale and The Bourne Ultimatum. Focus direction has been reversed to match that of all other leading PL mount lenses.
Morpheus is well suited to all kinds of production, including drama, documentary and commercials. It especially suits fast action hand-held or Steadicam applications, as well as small camera set-ups or remotely operated rigs. The low 2.3Kg weight yet long focal range makes this lens a class leader.
The optical design of this lens exhibits superb performance, rendering great images in either a digital or film environment. AR coatings reduce flares and veiling glare for deep, rich blacks and a wide contrast range. Extra Low Dispersion (ELD) glass reduces chromatic aberration, critical for digital camera sensors. The 9 leaf iris generates round out of focus highlights, and a pleasing organic bokeh.
The ergonomics of the lens demonstrates TLS’s experience and engineering skills. Construction is more than robust enough for field applications. The large scales are easy to read. The 110mm. front diameter is the same as the TLS Speed Panchro range and Cooke S4 and S5 series, facilitating fast set up and lens change.
Focal Range: 80 – 200mm.
Aperture Range: T2.8 – 32 / 9 Bladed Aperture
Close Focus: 1.5 metres.
Front Diameter: 110mm.
Angle of View: 30.2 – 12.3, 35mm film / sensor.
Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 1:5.9 at 200mm, 1:14 at 80mm.
Coverage: 35mm Academy
Mount: PL, in stainless steel.
Optical Design: 16 elements* in 11 Groups, 3 with Extra Low Dispersion glass (ELD)**
* Multicoated Anti Reflective Optical Elements
** ELD reduces secondary lateral colour fringes
What if you are missing a part from your Wally Dolly Kit? Check it before the shoot – if you need something; an end stop, a ratchet tie down, or an extra pair of track sections, then you can now order it on line from us. PROKIT – proud and exclusive UK distributors for WallyDolly since we introduced it in 2000.
Do you know how the Wally Dolly was named? There’s a bit more to it than Cameraman and Wally Dolly Inventor, Wayne Waller, would have you believe. It’s painful! Call Mark or Sue Holmes to find out. Tel 020 8995 4664.
On Thursday 21st November 2013 Prokit is hosting a CANON C100 Masterclass with C100 user and expert Matt Davis. This will be an all-day session that will go in-depth on the EOS C100, covering basic shooting practise and advanced settings such as how and when to shoot with the Wide Dynamic Range settings, using C-log, using the C100 with external recorders, matching C100 footage to DSLR/other video cameras and much, much more.
This will be an all-day session from 10am until 4pm with coffee and lunch breaks.
It is free to attend, but please register here.
The Area48 LED Softlight from BB&S was chosen by TV2 in Denmark for their new upgraded HD Newsroom. Using “next generation” remote phosphor technology, the Area48 Soft achieves excellent colour rendering with up to 97 CRI. The wide area softness of the output enabled TV2 to make good use of a Steadicam operator. The upgrade presented them with an ” …. opportunity to create a more visually attractive and versatile on-screen look.”
The white version of the Area48 is used to complement the white ceiling, as they are frequently both in shot. Note the small number of air conditioning outlets seen in this shot; a direct benefit of employing low heat output LED technology. Combine the air conditioning advantage of using LED lighting, with the low power consumption inherent in the technology, and it is easy to calculate that the power cost saving is colossal.
SONY is launching a new range of PVM TRIMASTER EL™ OLED professional monitors which will be available in January 2014.
Their lightweight, shallow body offers a remarkable 40% weight reduction over previous models.
Sony TRIMASTER EL™ OLED panels have outstanding colour accuracy and offer the widest viewing angles of any professional flat-panel monitor on the market, ensuring group monitoring is easy to set-up and exceptionally reliable. So they are much easier to carry, even by one person. The stylish design also includes a detachable handle, robust double-coated paint finish and optional protection panel and corner bumpers.
For the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR, a new firmware update has been announced – Version 1.2.3.
A few tiny bugs have been fixed. We thought you might like to know.
Firmware Version 1.2.3 for the EOS 5D Mark III incorporates the following:
Firmware Version 1.2.3 is for EOS 5D Mark III cameras with firmware up to Version 1.2.1. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.2.3, it is not necessary to update. To find out more and download the firmware please click here and enter your country and product details. Please read all of the instructions before downloading.
It’s not often we are able to offer you a new as well as “better” product from a world leader, but here’s one - Sennheiser SKP 300 G3 XLR plug-in Transmitter.
Flexibility is the outstanding feature of this plug-on transmitter that turns every wired microphone into a freely mobile wireless one. Thanks to its phantom powering the SKP 300 G3 can be used with both condenser and dynamic microphones. With up to 24 parallel frequency banks, switchable transmission power, wireless synchronization via infrared and, last but not least, its sturdy metal housing the SKP 300 G3 is fit for the demanding professional routine. And a crystal-clear sound is provided by the HDX compander. Compatible with Sennheiser EK G3 series receivers.
It’s well priced too at £295 + vat.
Canon have announced an optional upgrade for the EOS C100 which will support their Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus technology, enabling continuous autofocusing with Canon’s entire EF lens range. This optional upgrade is expected to be available in Spring 2014 for a cost of £339 + vat and will require you to send your C100 body to a Canon service centre.
The Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology was first used in the EOS 70D DSLR camera launched in August 2013. The new AF technology helps facilitate greater shooting efficiency across a variety of shooting situations. You should end up with a smoother, more natural autofocus that can be particularly useful for sports, event and wildlife video shooting.
Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF makes use of the Company’s proprietary CMOS sensor technology with a new structure that both captures light and performs phase-difference detection autofocus. Also, the inclusion of an AF Lock function contributes to expanded shooting flexibility through focus preset, which allows users to set a desired focus distance in advance, and the ability to alter the photographing range or composition after establishing focus.
Take advantage of the Trade in Promotion which gives you a great opportunity to move to HD, tapeless or whichever direction your business is taking, by trading your old handheld camcorder for a brand new Sony handheld camcorder.
Trade in ANY professional handheld camcorder with XLR Audio input. It’s that simple, but call us if you want to talk about your old camera(s). Tel 020 8995 4664.
The SONY PMW-150 is a compact camcorder with three 1/3-inch-type Full-HD sensors. High-quality, Full HD MPEG HD422 at 50 Mbps recording capability in MXF format. TRADE-IN VALUE £340*.
The SONY PMW-200 is the first handheld camera in its class to be equipped with three large, newly developed 1/2-inch Exmor CMOS sensors which provide excellent sensitivity and depth of field characteristics. Records Full HD 422 at 50 Mbps. TRADE-IN VALUE £430*.
The SONY HXR-NX5E can record stunning quality 1920 x 1080 images at 24Mbps (50i or 25p), as well as supporting 720/50p and Standard Definition recording. The primary recording media is Memory Stick Pro consumer memory cards, which are affordable, readily available worldwide and subject to continuous development. TRADE-IN VALUE £260*.
The SONY HXR-NX70E is a stunning compact Dust and Rain-proof Camcorder with 1/2.88-in Exmor RTM CMOS Sensor. TRADE-IN VALUE £170*.
*inclusive of VAT
The Canon Legria Mini is not really the sort of camera you might think of Prokit supplying. We didn’t … until we thought about it.
For professional use, it has so many interesting applications. For a start, it is a stand-alone, unobtrusive, POV style pocket camera recording high quality video and audio . It has a 12.8MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 processing, with built-in stereo mic.
Practical applications include: Press, Education, Police, Military, Government departments, on-line blogging and shareable content, ‘B’ camera use, Universities, Film schools, etc.
Then there are ideas for your personal use:
A camera with a unique combination of ultra-wide angle lens, vari-angle LCD and built-in stand, the Canon LEGRIA mini with Wi-Fi lets you showcase your passions and interests from a new perspective. An Ultra-Wide angle lens ensures you will capture the entire moment every time. Frame yourself effortlessly and enjoy a variety of shooting angles with the Vari-angle LCD and built-in stand. Switch between ultra-wide and close-up. Depending on the scene you’re shooting, change the field of view by touching the screen. Share content with built-in Wi-Fi and operate your LEGRIA mini with live streaming remote control from a smartphone or tablet. Capture stunning Full-HD movies and still photos with a high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV4 processing power.
So … we decided to recommend it. Canon Legria Mini. £224.00 + vat.