Monthly Archives: May 2017

Canon Cinema EOS C200 & C200B

Canon presents 2 new Cinema EOS digital cine cameras at Cine Gear: Canon EOS C200  and EOS C200B. C200 and C200B cameras have two 4K video formats inside: Canon’s new Cinema RAW Light and MP4. Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus system. The cameras come in  two configurations–same insides; variations outside. C200 is the full production-ready camera package that can be used right out of the box, with an LCD Monitor, nice mounting brackets, Camera Grip and Handle and a 1.77 million dot OLED pivoting Electronic View Finder (EVF) at the rear. The C200B is the same camera — but without the EVF in back, without handle, handgrips, LCD monitor or brackets. read more…

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Keslow Camera’s Cinefade Demos

Cinefade Demos at Keslow Camera: Variable depth of field with exposure control

Keslow Camera (Culver City) will host Cinefade Demo Days on Tuesday, May 30 and Monday, June 5. Cinefade is a variable depth-of-field/aperture device. The effect can be continuously variable depth of field up with constant exposure. In other words, it’s kind of like a rack focus for exposure. For example: ECU of a beautiful actress, wide open, T1.3, blurred background, nice… read more…

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Chris Doyle Angenieux Award at Cannes

At a black tie event in the Salle Bunuel theater at the Cannes Film Festival, Christopher Doyle HKSC was presented this year’s Pierre Angenieux lifetime achievement award for cinematography. Accepting his prize–an Angenieux Optimo 15-40 T2.6 zoom–Chris said, “This is something I can use every day and will cherish. It’s much better than a statue that sits on a shelf.” read more…

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Chris Doyle, HKSC & Du Ke Feng Interview

Christopher Doyle, HKSC (aka Du Ke Feng) receives the Pierre Angenieux ExcelLens Award for Cinematography on Friday, May 26 at Cannes.  JON FAUER:  Congratulations on the Pierre Angenieux ExcelLens Award at Cannes.  CHRISTOPHER DOYLE:  I’m honored. I’m not sure how they chose me. Maybe they saw pictures of me using their lenses [laugh]. Or maybe they wanted to throw a spanner in the works [chortle] by bringing in a “ringer” like me. They’ve already given the prize to all the great cinematographers. So now they wanted to reassure “the kids” that  “If Chris can do it, anybody can.” read more…

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ARRI in France and Cannes

On Sunday May 21, ARRI hosted a pre-100th anniversary party at Cannes on the Plage Quinzaine. ARRI Managing Directors Dr. Joerg Pohlman and Franz Kraus announced the larger presence of ARRI in France: not only at Cannes but also with the opening of a new ARRI facility in Paris. It will be run by Natasza Chroscicki and Natacha Vlatkovic and the… read more…

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Tiffen Burbank Open House

Tiffen Stabilizer Gear Expo and Open House: At Tiffen Burbank Facility - Raffle and Hands-On Demos - 10am-4pm

Tiffen once again hosts their annual Stabilizer Gear Expo and Open House on the Sunday after Cine Gear at their Burbank facility (a few blocks from Burbank Airport). Sunday June 4, 10 am – 4 pm. Tiffen Company, 2815 Winona Avenue, Burbank, CA 91504. The Open House gives attendees the opportunity to get hands on experience with the latest products and watch live… read more…

Micro Salon Italia 2017

Microsalonitalia took place in March at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia CSC, (the Italian National film school). The center is the famous Italian institute for training, research and experimentation in the field of Cinema, intended in its widest sense, of films, documentaries, fiction and animation. Article and photos by Jacques Lipkau Goyard. read more…


Christopher Doyle, HKSC to get Angenieux Award

Christopher Doyle, HKSC to get Angenieux Award: Friday May 26, 2017, at the Buñuel Theatre in the Palais des Festivals

The 2017 Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography award at the 70th Cannes Film Festival will go to Christopher Doyle, HKSC. Born in Australia, living in Hong Kong, Chris is also called Du Ke Feng (“Like the Wind”). His distinctive work with color and contrast and light can be seen in more than sixty films directed by Zhang Yimou, Edward Yang, Stan Lai, Zhang… read more…

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Pacific Northwest Lens Summit

Koerner Camera Cine Lens Day: Presentations by the major lens manufacturers

Koerner Camera is hosting a day on cine lenses in their Portland office, with representatives from AbelCine, Angenieux, ARRI, Band Pro, Canon, Cooke, Duclos, Fujinon, Hot Rod Cameras, IB/E, Leica, Lomo Illumina, P+S Technik, Preston Cinema, Raptor, Sigma, Tokina and ZEISS. Saturday, May 13 from 10am – 5 pm Koerner Camera Portland 2828 SE 14th AVE. Portland, OR 97202 Cooke Optics- Les… read more…


NAB 2017 Slideshow – part 1

NAB was notable for lots of new lenses — many of them Full Frame and beyond: Leica, CW Sonderoptic, Sigma, Raptor, Cooke, Angenieux, Tokina, Fujifilm, Canon, Sony. It seems as if lens manufacturing has outpaced cameras for the moment, but new cameras are rumored to be around the corner. Here’s the first of several NAB 2017 slideshows. Click on any… read more…

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ZEISS CP.3 FF Primes with eXtended Data

Download the full article as a PDF– which includes additional important information about recording lens data on Ambient’s MasterLockit and customized the look with Pomfort LiveGrade Pro.  Here is most of the text. Download the PDF to see all the images and full text. ZEISS CP.3 Full Frame Prime Lenses Imagine a series of lenses you can customize. It’s a cinematographic dream… read more…

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Updated Lens Charts and IB/E Optics Updates

This is an update with corrections to pages 106 – 108 of FDTimes April-June 2017 issue 81-82– along with additional information on lens mounts, sensor sizes, lens coverage, image circles, IB/E Optics Raptor VV T2.9 Large Format lenses exclusively distributed by Band Pro, Velociraptors, Lens Extenders distributed by AbelCine, LED Ring Lights for Raptors, and more. Download the free 4-page PDF…. read more…

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Updated Cooke Anamorphic/i Group & Chart

Correction to page 95 of FDDTimes April-June 2017 Issue 81-82: There are now 12 (not 11) Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses— 10 primes and 2 zooms. Thank you Iain Neil (optical designer) for pointing this out.      

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