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Band Pro East F65 and Cinema EOS

Band Pro East hosts a seminar with hands-on and test-drive time along with Q&A in their new NYC Midtown office.  Conducted by John Fishburn and Randy Wedick. Mon 6/25: 10 am – 5 pm: Sony F65 with Q&A Tues 6/26 10 am – 5 pm: Canon Cinema EOS Cameras and Lenses with Q&A Location: Band Pro East, 1115 Broadway (at 24th… read more…


Hercher to Band Pro – Baier to Leica

On Feb 1, 2012, Rainer Hercher was named Managing Director of Band Pro Munich. On Feb 3, we learned that Gerhard Baier was named Managing Director of CW Sonderoptic (Leica Summilux-C Cine Lenses). Rainer Hercher was previously Business Development Manager at Band Pro Munich GmbH, a subsidiary of Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc., headquartered in Burbank, California. Before Band… read more…

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Band Pro’s First 25 F65 Cameras

Why is this man smiling? Sony F65 cameras have landed. Amnon Band (above) had his first twenty-five Sony F65 cameras delivered to Band Pro headquarters in Burbank. Fedex unloaded pallets of them. “They are all committed,” Amnon said. “Every one of them is already scheduled to go out on a production–mostly features.” Clairmont Camera received their first 3 F65 cameras of… read more…

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Band Pro Open House

Additional images and information on the Band Pro Open House and party on December 15th in Burbank.


Band Pro Open House 2011

It will be a celebration of Italian food, wine, desserts, opera, music and…oh, yes…lots of equipment at the 2011 running of Band Pro One World Open House. FDTimes will be there–the event is always one of the highlights of the year, and a great way to catch up with colleagues, vendors and the latest news. When: Band Pro One World Open… read more…


Sony F65 Intro in LA

Sony F65 cameras will make bi-coastal debuts in LA and NY on November 22, 2011. In LA, Band Pro will host free seminars at their Burbank office. Band Pro’s Jeff Cree and Randy Wedick will demonstrate the Sony F65 35mm digital motion picture camera system and discuss the ingredients of this high-end-to-end 16-bit 4K capture, edit and delivery system and how they… read more…


Sony F65 Open House in Paris

Paris. October 14th. 10 am – 7 pm. PhotoCineRent hosts a Journée Portes Ouvertes (Open House) to introduce Sony’s F65 Camera. Peter Sykes and Richard Lewis from Sony Europe are personally hand-carrying a pre-production model to the event for demos and discussions.

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Leica’s Eleven

Three additional focal length Leicas were “leaked” at IBC as prototype models. The new Summilux-C  16, 29, and 65 mm primes are planned to be introduced at NAB 2012. This brings the set to eleven: 16, 18, 21, 25, 29, 35, 40, 50, 65, 75, and 100 mm. They are all 142 mm long from front to flange, have 95… read more…

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Leica Lens Controls

Prototype by cmotion seen at Cine Gear: focus and iris motors for Leica Summilux-C Primes from Band Pro. The motor assembly attaches directly to the lens with a bracket, providing a way to control focus and iris without having to use lens rods.  This helps keep things light, tidy and compact for handheld, remote, Steadicam and 3D rigs. The motor… read more…

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Band Pro to sell RED Epic with Leica Lenses

            The latest mystery is revealed. Band Pro and RED hosted a press conference at Band Pro’s booth this morning, on opening day of NAB. Band Pro–through their offices in Munich, Israel, New York and Burbank–will package a set of Leica Summilux-C Prime Lenses with a RED Epic camera. There will be 5 lenses in… read more…

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RED and Band Pro 10:30 am Mon at Band Pro

New place, same time Monday. The joint RED and Band Pro press announcement will be held at the Band Pro Booth C10308 on Monday, April 11, at 10:30 am. It was previously reported to be at the RED booth–but this has changed.

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Leica Summilux-C PL Prime Lenses

Here’s a look at what production models of Leica’s Summilux-C PL Primes will look like when they’re shown at NAB. Restyled graphics, thinner focus and iris index marks, new anti-reflection coating. At Band Pro C10308 and elsewhere…

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RED and Band Pro

RED and Band Pro are up to something. They just announced a 10:30 am press conference on Monday, April 11 at the Red Digital Cinema Booth (SL6220). I can only guess what these enfants terribles are planning: perhaps something to do with famous lenses.

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FDTimes NAB Edition Contents

FDTimes April 2011 double issue 41-42 hits the halls of NAB on opening day: at 9 am on Monday April 11, 2011. Pick up your complimentary copy of Film and Digital Times from the publication bins in the Central Hall Main Lobby and South Hall Upper Lobby, at our booth C9550, and at the booths of our sponsors, including Sony, Fujinon,… read more…

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Leica Summilux-C in NY

One of the first demo sets of five Leica Summilux-C Prime lenses made their debut in New York at Band Pro and TCS for preliminary testing and tire-kicking. When the first complete sets arrive, they will be in rental at Otto Nemenz and available at Band Pro. We looked at the 21, 35, 40, 50 and 75mm T1.4 Leica primes… read more…

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Leica and Sony at Band Pro East

Monday, February 21. 12 noon to 8pm. Band Pro East will host demos of the the new Leica Summilux-C prime lenses and the Sony’s new PMW-F3 camcorder. Leica Summilux-C Prime Lenses The new T1.4 PL-mount prime lenses from Leica have uniform small size, identical location of focus and iris rings, and identical front diameters (95 mm). Five focal lengths (of the original… read more…

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Sony F3 at Band Pro Burbank

Band Pro showed the new Sony PMW-F3 Super 35mm digital camera at their Open House in December. The pre-production model returns to Band Pro for one day: Friday, January 21 from 10am – 5pm.  Get hands-on time with the PMW-F3, check out the accessories, and try one of the new Sony PL mount prime lenses. (Only one of the Sony primes will be… read more…

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Primes by Leica on Sony

The new Sony NEX-5 digital still camera makes an excellent director’s finder. It has an APS-C sensor that is almost identical to Super 35 format: (23.4 x 15 mm), has an accommodating 18 mm flange focal depth, and no mirror to get in the way of PL motion picture lenses. You can order the PL to E mount adaptor from Mike Tapa… read more…

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Codex Demo Week in NY

Codex Digital and Band Pro are conducting in-depth demos of the Codex family of products–from production through post, with the Codex Onboard Recorder, Transfer Stations and Digital Lab systems. 645 W. 27th Street.  New York, NY 10001. Click here for registration info.


December Issue now online for Subscribers

Our 96 page December Issue 36-38 of Film and Digital Times is now online. Subscribers: click on the MEMBERS tab, above. The print edition has gone to press. It will be in the mail soon. Our cover says “Converging Worlds.” Although convergence and 3D certainly has everyone’s attention, this is the historic year of convergence and collision between consumer and professional… read more…

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