Liam Fraser and Kyle Strohmann combined for 40 points to lead the Grand Forks Wolves to a 65-53 victory over Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar in the final of the Bomber Junior Boy’s Invitational Saturday at the L.V. Rogers Hangar.Strohman, playing most of the game in foul trouble, finished with a game-high 23 points while Fraser, lights out from behind the three-point line, had 17 including five threes.
A plethora of makes, models, features, and price points for cinema lenses can overwhelm the first-time buyer. Let’s look at five solid investments.Use this resource as a guide for finding and purchasing your first set of cinema lenses — a set that’ll provide high value for years to come.Some of the Best All-Around Cinema LensesImage via B&HRokinon T1.5 Cine DS Lens SeriesThe Rokinon Cine DS series is one of the most popular bang-for-your-buck lens sets out there. Many DSLR and mirrorless shooters agree that there are few lenses available that match the quality vs. price ratio of these lenses. All lenses share a T-stop range of 1.5-22, are tack sharp, and are built for full-frame sensors. The lenses are equipped with industry-standard de-clicked focus and iris gears, making it easy for an operator or 1st AC to quickly and accurately pull focus and/or efficiently swap lenses on set.These lenses are available in six different focal lengths (14mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 135mm) and are available in four different lens mounts (Canon EF, Sony E, Micro Four-Thirds, Nikon F). They’re also very popular with the Panasonic GH5 (and GH5S) and the Sony a7S series.One of the only drawbacks of these lenses is that the image becomes difficult to focus at T-stops wider than T2.8.The 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm can be purchased as a bundle for less than $1,700 — making this set of cine lenses an unbeatable bang-for-your-buck option. Image via B&HMeike T2.2 Manual Focus Cinema LensesThe build and mechanics of the Meike T2.2 Manual Focus Cine Lenses are on par with higher-end cine lenses, and favor the build of Veydra cine primes. The lenses are tack sharp and have a multi-layer coating that keeps veiling flares under control. Lens breathing on both the 16mm and 25mm is almost non-existent.There’s a slight difference in color and contrast between the 16mm and 25mm, with the 16mm favoring more punchy, bluish tones and the 25mm favoring more neutral, greenish tones.The set is available in Sony E, Micro Four-Thirds, and X lens mounts and are currently available in focal lengths of 16mm and 25mm. However, Meike plans to release a 12mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm sometime in late 2019.With the addition of these focal lengths, shooters can expect another high value option for budget cinema lens sets.Both the 16mm and the 25mm are available for purchase for less than $350 each.One of the Best Wildlife and Sports Lenses (and Yes — it Isn’t a Cine Lens)Image via B&HCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS III USMAsk any wildlife or sports photographer what their favorite telephoto lens is and they’ll likely reach for their Canon 70-200mm telephoto zoom. This isn’t a cinema lens, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find another telephoto zoom that gives you the quality and value at this price point. Canon released the first version of this industry-standard telephoto in 1995. Since then, there have been several generations of this sturdy, extremely versatile lens. The current IS III USM generation is the best yet.The lens offers a constant f/2.8 through the entire zoom range, and its Optical Image Stabilization allows you to shoot a rock steady image — even at 200mm.You can purchase the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS III USM for just $2,100.One of the Best Two Lens, Run-n-Gun CombosImage via B&HFujinon MK T2.9 Lens SeriesFujinon’s super lightweight MK T2.9 series lens offers shooters immense versatility in both studio settings and run-n-gun shooting scenarios. Available in 18-55mm and 50-135mm, these two lenses are almost identical in both form and function. Both lenses are par focal, meaning that run-n-gun shooters can set focus and adjust the zoom while keeping their subjects in full focus. Furthermore, both lenses offer a macro mode, enabling you to shoot objects placed within inches of the lens.Both lenses are only available in Sony E and Micro Four-Thirds lens mounts, and are designed for Super 35mm sensors. This makes the Fujinon MK T2.9 series perfect for run-n-gun doc shooters using Super 35mm camera systems, such as the Sony FS7.Both lenses can be purchased for less than $7,800 all-in, giving shooters a massive focal length range across two lightweight and versatile lenses.If You Buy Only One Cine Lens, Consider this One …Image via B&HSigma Cine T2 SeriesThe Sigma Cine T2 series is a re-housing of the wildly popular Sigma Art lenses. This means it includes the same coveted look of the Art lenses, as well as all the features of modern cinema lenses. The Sigma Cine T2 series includes two zoom lenses at the focal lengths of 18-35mm and 50-100mm.The lenses are designed for APS-C/Super 35mm cameras. The Sigma Cine T2 is a stellar performer in low light, and offers a T2 stop throughout the entire zoom range.If you’re only going to purchase one cinema lens, the Sigma Cine 18-35mm T2 is hard to beat at a bargain price of $4,000.Cover image by Tiwiplusk.Be sure to check out these awesome PremiumBeat resources on building your lens kit:Buyer’s Guide: The Best Macro Lenses on the MarketVideo Tutorial: The Best Lenses for Gimbal Cinematography5 Reasons You Should Purchase a “Nifty Fifty” 50mm LensThe Best Set of Go-To LensesBuild a Filmmaking Kit for Less than $5K
Expressing concern over the declining trade between India and Pakistan due to escalation in tensions along the borders in recent months, Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh and Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood on Tuesday stressed the need for concerted efforts on both sides to ease tensions through people-centric measures.At an informal meet here, both Capt. Amarinder and Mr. Mahmood agreed that the downslide in trade was detrimental to both the countries.While Capt. Amarinder favoured reviving the Indo-Pak Punjab games, saying sporting events could play a pivotal role in boosting people-to-people relations on both sides of the Punjab border, Mr. Mahmood said that more people-level contacts between the two nations could help pave the way for long-term peace and stability in the region.Spirit of harmony“It was important for the development and progress of both the countries that they work in a spirit of harmony to promote the welfare of their respective people,” said Mr. Mahmood.The games that were launched in 2004 from Patiala included hockey, cycling, athletics, gymnastics, polo, handball, wrestling, badminton, volleyball, tug-of-war, shooting and kabaddi.Capt. Amaridner said that the enthusiasm with which these were received by sports persons and others from both sides was remarkable.Prisoners’ repatriation Mr. Mahmood raised the issue of repatriation of prisoners from both sides who had completed their terms, saying that the clearances should be expedited for the purpose.An official statement said that both Capt. Amarinder and Mr. Mahmood underscored the need for promoting bilateral trade as a means to further the peace process, and also strengthen the fundamentals in both the countries to facilitate their economic and social development.“They agreed that both India and Pakistan could ill-afford to alienate themselves from each other in the transforming global milieu, where the two nations were faced with many common threats and enemies,” said the statement.Mr. Mahmood, also met Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and pointed out that as there are lot of similarities between the countries, there should be an exchange from both sides in the field of sports and culture so as to strengthen bilateral relations.