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Quality Control

Every day, the engineers and Quality Control technicians here at RBC, check, reset, clean, test, calibrate and otherwise ensure that our equipment is ready for the next shoot.

Engineer, Jeff Dickerson, recently checked in the ARRI 60mm Macro Lens PL mount. Both front and rear elements got a detailed inspection and cleaning for dust, scuffs and scratches that get logged (if found) for future reference. He also tested the iris and focus rings to make sure they were turning smoothly and that the iris blades open and close correctly. The body of the lens was checked for scratches and dents in the metal that could cause issues, and to wrap it up, he checked to be sure that all of the screws on the lens and PL mount are accounted for and as tight as they need to be before putting the lens back in rotation. 

With the 60mm macro lens, a rear element scratch is alway a scary thing. The rear element is responsible for focusing the entire image onto the film plane (or sensor in the 21st century), so a scratch to this piece of glass will almost certainly show up in an image if damaged. Fortunately for this one, the scratch is on the perimeter of the glass, outside of the sensor’s view which does not affect image quality and flaring. 

Camera and Lens Combos with Zeiss (2nd of 2 Zeiss events on 12/14)

Join Zeiss’ Snehal Patel and Rich Schleuning for an afternoon session in the Showroom as they demonstrate a variety of camera and lens combos. Get an up-close look at the newest combinations possible with Zeiss Lens Gears and test the pre-release LWZ on two different cameras.

Stop by anytime between 1:00 and 3:00pm.

Click here to RSVP.  This event is free.

See both Zeiss events here!

Interested in buying or renting Zeiss products? Click here to email us or call 800-rule-com.

Missed a Learning Lab? Watch here!

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks.

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Choosing Lenses For Motion with Zeiss (1st of 2 Zeiss Events on 12/14)

Join Snehal Patel and Rich Schleuning from Zeiss for an overview of how lenses are used for motion and how to apply these techniques to your next project. Snehal and Rich will cover lens design, T-stops, sensor coverage, primes vs. zooms, and wide vs. tele along with practical applications and historical examples from top DPs.

They’ll bring the latest cine lenses, including the brand new LWZ.3 Lightweight Zoom 21-100, along with the CZ.2 Zooms, CP.2 SuperSpeeds, Otus, Milvus, Loxia and Batis for ARRI, Sony, Canon, RED, Nikon, Blackmagic and other digital cinema cameras.

Stop by in the afternoon for a second event with Zeiss in the Showroom from 1:00 to 3:00pm.

Click here to RSVP.  This event is free.

See both Zeiss events here!

Interested in buying or renting Zeiss products? Click here to email us or call 800-rule-com.

Missed a Learning Lab? Watch here!

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks.

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