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Official: Lee Filter Solution for the Canon TS-E 17 f/4L

Official: Lee Filter Solution for the Canon TS-E 17 f/4L

From Lee Filters
As previously mentioned, Lee Filters has officially announced a filter ring adaptor that works with the Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L lens. This adaptor allows you to tap into the 100mm (or 105mm polarizer) filter system that Lee offers.

From Lee Filters
“This new ring will adapt the Foundation kit filter holder to fit the Canon 17mm TS-E lens and will allow more than half of the total amount of movement that is normally possible with this lens before vignetting – we feel that this is adequate for most uses and using the smaller 100mm system will allow the use of popular 100mm filters such as the Big Stopper and Proglass range. You can even use the 105mm polariser if you allow for a small amount of cutoff at the corners.

It will be priced at £78.00.

First Review of the adaptorVisit Lee Filters

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Filter System Coming for the TS-E 17 f/4L? [CR1]

Filter System Coming for the TS-E 17 f/4L? [CR1]

From Lee Filters
We’ve been told that Lee Filters will soon announce a filter system for the Canon TS-E 17 f/4L. Such an accomplishment would be very welcomed in the photography world.

No word on pricing or how the system would work.

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Introducing the MōVI Stabilizer

MōVI M10
Vincent Laforet began hyping this product this week, and here it is.

Says Vincent about the MōVI
“….the beauty of this device is how quickly you can also make more simple shots.   A push or slide is done in seconds and near perfectly.   You can add a tilt or pan to that too to make it even fancier if you’d like with little effort.  And the speed at which you can work is hard for many producers (including a friend and long time producer I worked with on a commercial this week… until he sees the results and how quickly you can get them.)  Then you run down stairs, walk across a busy intersection, or ride in a vehicle and your head will certainly spin…”

About the MōVI M10 (From Freefly Systems)
A handheld 3-axis digital stabilized camera gimbal, so advanced, it redefines the possibilities for camera movement. The heart of the gimbal is Freefly’s proprietary high performance IMU and brushless direct drive system. The gimbal is 100% custom designed in-house by our engineering team. No compromises were made to accommodate off-the-shelf brushless motors, motor drives or IMUs. Creating the gimbal from scratch allowed Freefly to precisely execute our vision for the next generation of stabilized camera gimbals. In creating this camera gimbal, we aim to empower a new era of stabilized cinematography. Freefly MōVI – “The New Moving Picture.”

MōVI in Action
Below Vincent Laforet and Freefly systems talk about the advantages of the new stabilizer. In practice it looks extremely cool and the results seem to speak for themselves. The entry level M5 is $7,500 and the mid level M10 is $15,000.

Freefly Systems | Vincent Laforet Blog

More coverage can be found at Planet5D. Check it out here.

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What does Vincent Laforet Think is a Game Changer?

A teaser from Laforet
Apparently Vincent Laforet is going to share a product shortly that he calls a “game changer” for the video shooter. He swears it’s not a camera.

In case you didn’t know, Vincent Laforet did the “Reverie” video that changed the DSLR world when the 5D Mark II launched.

Says Vincent…
“I’m predicting that this device will follow a very similar path and will stir things up (in a positive way) in our industry.  I know it has already changed the way I shoot.  And while it will be more expensive than the Canon 5D MKII was, its price will pale in comparison to the current tools that it will come to compliment or perhaps even replace.”

I guess we’re going to know shortly.

Read the teaser on Vincent’s blog

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Frankenstein’d EOS 5D Mark II takes Leica M Lenses

Wow!?
Robert Benson wanted to use a Noctilux 50 f/1.0 on a digital camera, and couldn’t afford a Leica M9 at the time. He decided to figure out a way to make an EOS 5D Mark II take M lenses, which requires a lot of modification to the 5D Mark II.

This is a pretty astonishing accomplishment, and I love when people follow through on an “impossible” idea.

The Other Canon EOS “M” – Click for Larger

Robert also offers a HDMI wireless video monitor kit for your DSLR.

Read More about the 5D Mark II “M” Camera

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