Digital cinematography company Rogue Element Films has bought a Sony F23 CineAlta camera to add to its hire fleet.

The purchase of the F23, which has a list price in the US of $150k, was made through BandPro in Munich.

The F23 features cinema camera style controls, a B4 lens mount and a chassis design that accepts traditional film camera accessories.

It captures images in full 1920 x 1080 progressive in either 4:4:4 RGB color, or 4:2:2 Y/Cb/Cr.

An SRW-1 HDCAM SR recorder can be directly docked on either the top or tail of the camera system and if equipped with the optional HKSR102 board, the F23 can record overcranking, undercranking, slow shutter, and interval recording.

Rogue Element Films can also record to disk using STwo DFRS (Digital Film Recorders).

Dan Mulligan, managing director and cinematographer at Rogue Element Films, said: “We're the only company in the world which offers both HDCAM-SR and Digital Data recording for all of our camera systems.”

Rogue Elements has also recently bought a second Grass Valley Viper Filmstream digital cinematography camera from Thomson and full DFR (Digital Film Recorder) recording capabilities (data) via Stwo's Take2 system.

New Zeiss Digiprime HD lenses and Fuji HD Prime and Zoom lenses as well as a second Sony SRW-1 recorder and a CineTal Cinemage 4:4:4 monitor have also been added to the product and service offering.

Pinewood Studios-based Rogue Element Films provides bespoke digital film and D-Cinema camera hire services to the film and TV markets. It also has a digital film lab and a boutique post facility.