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Sigma Teases Their New Line of Classic Cine Primes

Vintage prime lenses are the stuff of cinematic dreams, and Sigma is aiming to make those dreams come true. Despite being expensive, hard to come by, and potentially incompatible with your camera of choice, vintage prime lenses have helped develop the signature look of classic 70's films such as Rocky, Jaws, All The President's Men, and The Godfather. On the indie side, the look and feel of films such as Barbara Loden's Wanda has been an influence on contemporary auteurs. As a cinematographer, getting your hands on a set of classic primes, flaws and all, can lend a unique atmosphere to even the most digital cameras, but that's hard to achieve without expensive lenses from the eras themselves. Sigma's answer to this problem is its new Classic Art Prime series of lenses. The company will officially be announcing at this year's IBC in September, but they offered a sneak peak at their event in Tokyo last week. Read More...

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Published By: NoFilmSchool - Monday, 15 July

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