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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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Free NAB Passes from FDTimes

Film and Digital Times will be at NAB in the usual location: Central Hall C10206.
For free Exhibits Passes courtesy of FDTimes, go to: nabshow.com/register
and enter this code in the box “APPLY DISCOUNT CODE:”  LV7445
(offer expires March 24) read more…

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FDTimes French Edition – Micro Salon 2017

Film and Digital Times February 2017 Micro Salon Edition 80F  en franglais is now online and free to download. Top right of page. The 96-page FDTimes Worldwide edition in English goes live in a couple of hours. read more…

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Mounting Questions: Please Reply

At high noon on September 22, representatives of many of the world’s prominent lens companies convened in Sigma’s meeting room at Photokina. The idea was to discuss what might happen for the next generation of full frame (24×36 mm) cine cameras and lenses.  Could there be a common lens mount. Please read this discussion and let us know your opinions. read more…

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RED 8K HELIUM Super35mm Cameras

RED Digital Cinema starts shipping two new Super35 8K HELIUM Sensor Cameras today. RED WEAPON 8K S35 is the top-of-the line model featuring the new HELIUM sensor. The body is carbon fiber, in a shade close to dark end of a Technicolor gray scale. It shoots 8K (8192×4320) up to 60 fps, with data rates to 300 MB/s and 5:1 REDCODE RAW at full 8K 24 fps. This model offers a sensor upgrade path to RED DRAGON 8K VV sensor when available. RED EPIC-W 8K S35 comes in a black magnesium and aluminum alloy body. It has the same HELIUM sensor as the WEAPON 8K S35, shoots 8K (8192×4320) up to 30 fps, with data rates to 275 MB/s and 6:1 REDCODE RAW at full 8K 24 fps. Both models let you grab 35.4 megapixel stills from the 8K video. read more…

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Full Frame & S35 Lenses at IBC

Full Frame was careening inexorably down the corridors of IBC like the stagecoach in the opening of The Hateful Eight. But a curious thing was afoot. IBC was packed with a plethora of Full Frame cine lenses. But there was a perplexing paucity of Full Frame cine cameras. What’s going on here? Why was the cart before the horse? read more…

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Canon C700 Possible to Expand to Full Frame, 18×24, S35 and other Formats

Update. It seems that the new Canon Cinema EOS C700 camera has been designed from the outset with additional sensors in mind. This may include Full Height S35 18×24 mm, Full Frame 24×36, VistaVision, and possibly other formats. It will most likely depend on feedback from users, rental houses, cinematographers and camera crews. This is not an official announcement from Canon. But… read more…

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FDTimes September Edition 2nd Cover

This is the rear cover of September 2016 FDTimes, going online and in the mail at the opening of IBC — Friday, Sept 9. That’s Cinematographer Pierre Edelmann with the a Sigma Full Frame Cine Lens on RVZ’s RED 8K VV camera. Download the 20-page 3.7 MB PDF of the Sigma article — which also includes a comprehensive tour of the Sigma Factory in northern Japan and an interview with Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma. read more…

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Leica M 0.8 Full Frame Lenses

From Leica: another decisive moment. Leica Summilux-C and Summicron-C lenses were the result of repeated requests from cinematographers for legendary Leica optics in dedicated Super35 format cine lenses. Now CW Sonderoptic, sister company to Leica Camera, is bringing the iconic characteristics of Leica M Full Frame lenses back to the cinema world with new Leica M 0.8 lenses. read more…

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Sigma Full Frame and S35 Cine Lenses

The rumors are confirmed. The big booth at IBC makes sense: Sigma is jumping into the cinema industry with a new line of CINE LENSES. The big news is that most of them are Full Frame, High Speed, ridiculously small and incredibly light. At IBC, Sigma introduces a new line of Sigma Cine Lenses. The initial set will consist of five Full Frame Primes: 20, 24, 35, 50 and 85 mm, all T1.5 — and a Full Frame Zoom 24-35mm T2. For Super35, Sigma offers two fast zooms: 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2. read more…

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Angénieux Type EZ Zooms: FF and S35

Here are two new, convertible, compact zooms from Thales Angénieux. They cover both Super35 and Full Frame/VistaVision. This is a new paradigm for Angénieux: an affordable zoom lens filling the gap between the DSLR and Cinema lenses for the growing corporate, documentary and owner-operator markets. At IBC, Angénieux debuts two models. Type EZ-1 is a standard 3x zoom. Type EZ-2 is a wide-angle 2.7x zoom. Both lenses have exchangeable rear lens groups and hence the ability to be swapped between Super35mm format and Full Frame/VistaVision. read more…

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Panasonic+Codex VariCam Pure

At IBC 2016, Panasonic introduces the VariCam Pure. It  is a “co-production” between Panasonic and Codex. VariCam Pure is a new S35 4K/2K camera system with high-quality imaging, 14+ stops of dynamic range,  dual ISO 800/5000,   and built-in, uncompressed RAW to 120 fps. The new VariCam Pure camera records pure, uncompressed RAW up to 120 fps onto familiar, industry-standard Codex Capture Drive 2.0 media already widely used by many camera systems, post facilities and studios. read more…

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New Cooke Panchro Classics

In response to continued enthusiasm from cinematographers and demand by rental houses for Cooke Optics’ vintage Speed Panchro lenses from the 1920s-1960s, Cooke introduces a new series of Panchro Classics based on the original design, with PL mounts and modern mechanics. The Panchro Classic line is scheduled to ship around April 2017. read more…

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FDTimes at Cinec 2016 in 3-A17

9/17/16 – 9/19/16
FDTimes at Cinec 3-A17: Film and Digital Times will be at Cinec in Munich. Get a complimentary print edition of FDTimes Issue 77-78 at our booth 3-A17 or from our sponsors.

Film and Digital Times returns to the usual location, booth 3-A17 at Cinec in Munich. Pick up a copy of the latest edition–Issue 77-78 September 2016 at our booth or from one of our sponsors.   Cinec Dates 17th to 19th September 2016 Address MOC Events Center, Hall 2 / 3, Lilienthalallee 40, 80939 Munich / Germany Show times Saturday, 17th… read more…

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FDTimes NAB Edition Now Online

FDTimes Issue 75 April 2016 is now online. Subscribers can download–click on link. Paper copies are free at NAB and ship today to subscribers.

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Angenieux Anamorphic 44-440 T4.5 Zoom

Here’s a new lens: the Angénieux Optimo 44-440 A2S T4.5 long range anamorphic zoom, to be shown at NAB. This is the 3rd A2S anamorphic zoom from Angénieux. The other members of the family are the Optimo 56-152 A2S T4 and the Optimo 30-72 A2S  T4. The Optimo 44-440 A2S zoom lens has a dedicated rear group with cylinders and spherical elements that provide a  2x horizontal squeeze with high optical performance, minimal distortion and negligible breathing. There’s almost no geometric distortion or chromatic aberration. The aperture is T4.5 across the entire zoom range. It can be used wide open without  loss of quality. Close focus is 4’ 1” (1.24m), and it is 16.6 lb (7.55 kg). read more…

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Captain Cooke and 135mm Anamorphic

Ahoy there. EMIT in Paris has taken delivery of the new Cooke 135mm Anamorphic /i prime. The long-awaited Cooke 135 Anamorphic Prime was at IBC. Like the rest of the “S6” set, it’s a front anamorphic (oval bokehs). The current Cooke 2x Anamorphic set consists of: 25, 32, 40, 50, 65 Macro, 75, 100 and 135 mm. Cooke 135 mm Anamorphic /i… read more…

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A Minimalistic Sony Camera: FS5

There are a bunch of breakthrough technologies and good ideas in the new mini Sony PXW-FS5 4K camera. Read complete report in FDTimes September Edition, now online. 1. Variable ND: Internal, 7 stops, CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE! The ND control knob is continuously variable from clear to ND2.1 (7 stops). Or, with the flick of a switch, you can choose  one of four presets.

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FDTimes Sept IBC Issue 71 Coming Soon

Starry light…low light…moonlight…no light…new cameras…new lenses…flares…FDTimes September 2015 Issue 71 will be ready on opening day of IBC. Printing in LA and Amsterdam. Find us at IBC Booth 11.F31 (courtesy of Aaton Digital – Transvideo) and get free paper copies at the booths of our sponsors. read more…

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