Author Archives: Kirk Smith

Comparing Anamorphics has another instructive lens test. This time, they compare the Cineovision, Angenieux Optimo, Kowa Prominar, Cooke, Vantage Hawk C-series, and Vantage Hawk V-lite Anamorphic lenses, using the Arri Alexa Mini & Red Weapon.

Overall, there’s an excellent description of common anamorphic properties, plus video from the tests; well worth your time to read in full.

Take a look at our full line of Anamorphic and Spherical lenses. And to schedule a test of your own, please call us at (818)563-2020 or email for availability.

HD Optics & Camera welcomes two new team members!


Chelsea Hernandez – Jr. Rental Agent

Chelsea is a Phoenix transplant and a USC Graduate.
She began her career in motion picture camera rentals in 2015, and is now one of our rising stars.


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Kevin Branch – Camera Technician & Systems Engineer

Kevin has over twenty years experience as a camera and video technician within the broadcast and film industry. He’s a Dallas native and a long-standing craftsman across multiple mediums, including broadcast, commercial, and industrial productions.


Please click on our About page for more details on our team members!

Fujinon Premier zooms now available for rental!


18-85mm & 75-400mm Fujinon Premiers are now in house and ready for your next project.
Trusted by Hollywood’s best Cinematographers for t
heir unmatched clarity and precision in all situations.

Fast apertures from T2.0 to T2.8, covers Super 35, 4k and beyond.

Please call or email for a quote or demo!