Sorry for delayed posts—Sweaty Tours from London to Cannes has been running at 120 fps while Internet barely crawled. Catching up: first stop was CVP’s newly-renovated headquarters in Brentford, outside London, at the European Lens Summit on May 20 and 21.
The two-day European Lens Summit (ELS) was produced in partnership with Koerner Camera, hosts of the ever-popular Pacific Northwest Lens Summit since 2017. With lens repair clinics taught by factory representatives, technical workshops, masterclasses, and in-depth discussions, the London event was busy, fun and educational. It provided time for cinematographers, lens technicians, camera assistants, rental houses, owner-operators, and vendors to meet leading cine optics professionals, talk with colleagues and dive deep into the technical abyss of cine lens technology. Oh, and of course the food and beverages were good and plentiful, with some of the best thin-crust pizza outside of Naples and New York, barbecue and delicious ice cream.
Tech Talks included classes on anamorphics, lens evaluation, projection with Chrosziel, Pat-Acc Charts and MYT-Works rail system, service, formats, filters, and presentations.
CVP plans to make the European Lens Summit biannual, and to run it in alternate years to the Pacific Northwest Lens Summit. Koerner will host the Pacific Northwest Summit again in 2024 and CVP will host the next European Lens Summit in 2025.