Band Pro’s annual Open House opened on December 10 at their Burbank offices.
New Products on display included Leica’s new 16mm and 135mm Leica Summilux-C lenses from CW Sonderoptik, IB/E Optics Macro FF Primes, updates to Cinetech Italiana’s Capinera Dolly, new Movcam products from 16x9inc, new ZEISS Otus 1.4/, and much more. Thirty other brands were inside the big white tent for attendees to try out and meet with company representatives.
The Open House always has a theme, and this year it was vintage ski scenes, complete with models on a ski lift, moose head, and apres ski beverages.
James Neihouse, ASC (IMAX Space Station 3D, Imax Hubble 3D) was honored. The IB/E FF Macros were unveiled.
FDTimes was awarded a spectacularly gorgeous analog 10th anniversary limited edition snakewood Faber-Castell writing instrument (pen) in a Harry Potter/Olivander Wand Shop worthy case. Snakewood is a magical, rare and expensive wood, also used for musical instruments. It’s going to be difficult going back to a keyboard after wielding this pen. As the medieval monks said while breaking in a new pen, “Probatio penne.”
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