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Designing a landmark cine lens is hard. Today we are honored to interview Iain Neil, and Michael Thomas. Ian is the optical designer behind some of the most iconic lens series, including the Panavision Primo series, the Leica Summilux-C series, and several Cooke spherical and anamorphic series of lenses. Michael is the pushing force behind […]

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In the land of AI-culling and preset automation, it seems like a new brand is joining the race almost every week. The last to come on board the AI-Culling process is OptiCull, and they cast a broad net of claims. If they end up caching the checks they are writing on their website, it would […]

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Thanks to Fowa, the folks who bring Pentax cameras to Italy, I got a chance to try out the Pentax K3 MkIII monochrome (buy here) for a few weeks. If I were to sum up how I feel about this camera, it would be this: I’m in love. I’m a fan of black and white […]

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One of the big issues with Fresnel lenses is that they require focusing. Ok, so it’s not so much of an issue if your light is closer to the ground and easy to reach. But, if you’ve got lights mounted up on high stands, from the ceiling or very high rigs, readjusting the focus isn’t […]

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Next on today’s list of announcements from Aputure are the Aputure Electro Storm XT26 and the Aputure Spotlight Max. First up, the Aputure Electro Storm XT26. This is an absolute beast of a light with 2600W of bi-colour output. Aputure says it approaches the output of 4,000W of HMI or a massive 12,000W of tungsten […]

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Aputure has today announced the new Aputure Electro Storm CS15 LED light. Aimed at higher-end filmmakers, it’s an RGBWW LED light with high SSI colour quality. It features dual accessory mounts and industry-standard professional connectivity methods. It also has an IP65 dust and water resistance rating for use in less-than-ideal weather. The company says that […]

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In March, we reported that users saw blurry photos from their Samsung Galaxy S23 and S23+ smartphones. The issue seemed to stem from the rear camera module, with images being sharp at the centre and randomly getting blurry in in-focus areas as you moved out towards the edges before becoming sharp again. Sam Mobile reported […]

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spor Sony has announced two new large-capacity 960GB and 1920GB CFexpress Type A memory cards. The two new cards offer read speeds of up to 800MB/sec and write speeds of up to 700MB/sec. Their VPG 200 specification rating guarantees they’ll never drop below 200MB/sec sustained write speeds. Like all of Sony’s Tough series memory cards, […]

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On the topic of weird AI cameras, the Paragraphica has to be the weirdest I’ve seen so far. Like the Black Box Camera we featured a couple of months ago, this one creates an image using AI. Unlike the Black Box Camera, which takes a picture of the scene, uses AI to determine what’s in […]

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Disposable cameras were a massive part of the ’90s and early-2000s culture. Before we all got cameras in our pockets that went everywhere with us, it’s how many of us recorded our lives. Birthday parties, days out, nights on the town, or just hanging out with friends, you could be assured that at least one […]

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