Magazine article American Cinematographer

What's New

Magazine article American Cinematographer

What's New

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Canon Super-Telephoto lenses feature internal focusing, built-in lens hoods, tripod adapters, super spectra multi-coated optics, and in many cases both Fluorite and Canon's new utlra-low dispersion glass that allows production of an ultra high quality lens that is also extremely fast for its focal length.

The rear section of the lens, specially modified by Century Precision Optics, features a manual diaphram calibrated in "T" stops and uses the Century interchangeable mount system. Adapters are available to fit most professional 16mm and 35mm motion picture cameras (Aaton, Arri, BNCR, Cinema Products, etc.), %" video cameras (lkegami, RCA, Sony, etc.) and all popular 35mm SLR cameras. Also available are 1.5x and 2x extenders. A special behind-the-lens rotating mount for polarizing filters is available as an option on some models.

These lenses are available: the 300mm f/2.8, 400mm f/2.8, 500mm f/4.5, 600mm f/4.5, 800mm f/5.6.

Call or write for details: Century Precision Cine/Optics, 10661 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, Calif. 91601 213/766-3715 West Coast or Century Precision Cine/Optics, 17 West John Street, Hicksville, New York 11801 516/931-6320 EAST COAST


The Softlight 2 is a significantly improved version of the famous Lowel Softlight 1500. Softlight 2 can use any combination of lamps up to two 1000 watt lamps to achieve a maximum of 2000 watts. New double switching allows for various wattage combinations.

Like its predecessor, the Softlight 2's Nomex shell comes off, and the whole unit folds in half, nearly flat. Three lights still fit into a portable case-with their barndoors. Top and bottom barndoors now have clips for attching Lowel gels. A retrofit package is available to convert the earlier Softlight 1500 into the Softlight 2.

For brochures on the new Softlight 2 and other Lowel equipment contact: Lowel-Light Manufacturing, Inc. 475 Tenth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10018 (212) 947-0950. West coast:3407 West Olive Ave., Burbank, California 91505 (213)846-7740.


Camralite(TM)-a completely controllable "obie" light that produces an extremely soft, diffused light source of constant color temperature-is now available from The Great American Market. …

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