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Best Chef at Cinec

Once again, Master Chef and Caterer Martin Hartweg presided over Band Pro Munich’s sumptuous array of fine wines, air dried meat, olives and cheeses from his farm in Italy. The crowds were thick — for surely after detailed demos of 3D, Sony 9000, Leica Primes, Codex Recorders and much more by Gerhard Baier, Fred Myers, Seth Emmons and the rest… read more…


Leica Cine Lenses

Why am I wandering in Wetzlar, sneaking around Solms? I’ve been invited to spend a couple of days visiting Leica to learn more about the company, and especially the imminent, new Cine Lenses distributed by Band Pro. (above: the team working on the Cine Lenses. Anyone waiting for the first batch: rest assured, we did not stop the production line…. read more…

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FDTimes New Issue 32+33 Now Online

Film and Digital Times Mid-Year Cine Gear 2010 Edition (issue 32+33) is now online for subscribers. We will be all over Cine Gear. Visit us at Booth # 126 for a complimentary paper copy. See you there: June 4-5.www.cinegearexpo.com

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Focus Optics Ruby 14-24 T2.8

Many of you know Stuart Rabin, who was a lens technician at Clairmont Camera and Panavision before founding his independent lens repair company in Tarzana, Focus Optics.  (www.focusoptics.com) Stuart has completely redesigned the venerable Nikon 14-24 T2.8 zoom, reversed the focus marks so they travel in the “cine direction” we are used to, and put on a PL mount. Minimum… read more…

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Leaping Lizards, the Mystery Lenses are Leicas

The lenses that could not be named are Leicas, and they will be on display at Band Pro’s NAB booth (C 10308). The initial set of Summilux-C Primes in PL mount will be: 16, 18, 21, 25, 35, 40, 50, 65, 75, 100 mm. They are all T1.4, and the focus scales of all lenses are identical and equally spaced…. read more…

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Mystery Primes Slideshow

Here’s a slideshow of the PL Mystery Primes that were premiered at Band Pro’s Open House on December 17, 2009. More details behind the mystery will be revealed soon. more about “Mystery Primes“, posted with vodpod

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Band Pro Premieres Mystery Primes

At Band Pro’s popular annual Expo and lavishly catered party this afternoon, the big surprise was the unveiling of a totally new set of PL mount prime lenses. They are all T1.4, and the big news is how lightweight and small they are: 95mm front diameter, and about 3.8 lbs each.

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Band Pro Open House

Band Pro’s annual Open House and 25th Anniversary Party was Thursday, December 17 in Burbank, from 1pm – 8pm. It’s one of the best events of the year, with a boutique Expo of high-end equipment and a sumptuous buffet with delicious food and drink.  Film and Digital Times is saddling up and heading West to attend–this year is Band Pro’s 25th… read more…

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Sony Roadmap

Sony Unveils SR 2.0 Roadmap. Article by Seth Emmons. Sony’s event last night at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences Linwood Dunn Theater opened with Global Language Monitor’s 2008 word of the year, “Change.” As the word hung alone in the air for a few moments, I wondered what new products we were about to see from Sony. But, Rick Harding,… read more…

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Style Your Sony F35

Cinematographers and Rental Houses are afflicted with an obsession identified as “Retrofit Syndrome.” I don’t think there ever was a DP who didn’t immediately drill holes into a newly-purchased camera, and there certainly never was a camera that escaped Otto Nemenz’s or Denny Clairmont’s attention to detail and styling. “Retrofit Syndrome” was described by Bill Bennett, ASC, as “never being… read more…

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Bones, Lightmeters, Lonsdale, Sony F35

Gordon Lonsdale, ASC is using the Sony F35 to shoot the Fox Network series Bones. While many were lamented the lack of lightmeters in evidence in frontboxes and belt pouches on digital sets lately, we were very interested (and delighted) to learn that he uses a lightmeter. “You don’t have to wait for the camera and monitors to be powered… read more…

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