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Getting to Grips with - 'Lenses'

GTC Workshops Organiser Clive North

Saturday, 21 April 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00 (BST)

Getting to Grips with - 'Lenses'

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GTC Members Free Ticket 1d 10h 53m Free £0.00
Non-GTC Member ticket 1d 10h 53m £80.00 £0.00

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Saturday April 21st 2018

Venue: Holiday Inn, Handy Cross (Jnct 4, M40), High Wycombe, Bucks. HP11 1TL

This interactive workshop will explore the world of video & motion picture lenses from the perspective of camera operators, cinematographers and filmmakers.   We will look at the current state of the industry, with opportunities to get hands on with the most popular current zoom and prime lenses, discussing anamorphic lenses, lens adapters, budget cine zooms, and how constant increases in sensor resolution are affecting the lens market.    


Chairing the workshop – Neil Harrison DoP

1st AC/Focus Puller Mike Hannan will give a view from his side of the camera

DoP Paul Leeming will show how modern filters from Formatt-Hitech can work best with the new breeds of zoom and prime lenses.

P + S Technik - Lens adaptors, re-housing and specialist lenses


Plenty of time for Q & A.....

9.30 - Coffee & registration

10.00 - Workshop start

17.00 approx - Wrap

(Full timetable tbc....)


A major line up of cameras and lenses will be available for attendees to get hands-on experience and shoot tests (bring your own recording media to take the results home):


Canon EOS C300 MK II EF Camcorder

Sony PXW-FS7 Camera

Arri Alexa Mini

Arri Amira Camera

Red Weapon


Canon 30-300mm T2.95-3.7 zoom

Canon CN7 x 17 (17-120) PL zoom

Canon HJ22 x 7.5

Cooke Anamorphics

Cooke Mini s4i

EF-Canon CN-E lenses

Fujinon 18-55mm T2.9 E-mount zoom

P & S Kowa Anamorphics

Zeiss LWZ.3 21-100 zoom

Zeiss Ultra-Primes


Refreshments and a restaurant lunch will be provided, the event being kindly supported by GTC sponsor Shift4 who will have staff on hand to help assist attendees with the equipment and any rental queries. Their customised Luton production van will also be on site for inspection.


 We have negotiated a B & B discount rate at the hotel for attendees of £69 (full rate £86) For the discount code email

GTC members free - Non-members - £80

Online booking and latest information at:

Emergency contact on the day - Clive North - 07831 879594









Do you have questions about Getting to Grips with - 'Lenses'? Contact GTC Workshops Organiser Clive North

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Holiday Inn
Handy Cross
HP11 1TL High Wycombe
United Kingdom

Saturday, 21 April 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00 (BST)

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