Ruben Östlund’s “The Square” Wins Palme d’Or At Cannes

The Swedish film, a satirical look at the art world, was a surprise winner
Cannes Film Festival
A still from “The Square,” directed by Ruben Östlund, which won the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Courtesy of Plattform Produktion via Cannes Film Festival “The Square” from writer-director Ruben Östlund earned the Palme d’Or to wrap this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The satirical film from Sweden focuses on a radical... Read more

DJI Introduces Spark Camera Drone

The first mini drone from the company incorporates DJI’s advanced technology, plus new shooting modes and control by hand gesture
DJI Spark camera drone
The new Spark from DJI is the company’s first mini camera drone. It literally can lift off from your palm and can be controlled by a movement of your hand, entering Gesture Mode. The cool little drone weighs a mere 10.6 ounces, and it’s designed to be incredibly easy to use for pretty much everyone—not just photographers and videographers—to... Read more

Cooke Optics To Showcase S7/i Full Frame Plus And Panchro/i Classic Lenses

The new cinema lenses will be on hand at Cine Gear Expo 2017 in Hollywood
Cooke Optics
Cooke Panchro/i Classic 152mm Cooke Optics will showcase their S7/i Full Frame Plus and Panchro/i Classic lenses, as well as the second zoom in the Anamorphic/i series, at Cine Gear 2017 in Hollywood, June 2-3, 2017. The S7/i Full Frame Plus prime lens series is optimized for full-frame cinema camera sensors, including the RED Weapon VV 8K and the ARRI... Read more

ARRI Introduces Lightweight Matte Box LMB 4×5

Suitable for a variety of shooting applications, the modular accessory is compatible with 4”x 5.65” and 4”x 4” filter sizes
ARRI matte boxes
ARRI has introduced the Lightweight Matte Box LMB 4×5, which builds on the features of the popular LMB-25. The modular matte box is compatible with 4”x 5.65” and 4”x 4” filter sizes for a variety of shooting applications. The versatile LMB 4×5 is easy to set up to work with gimbals, drones, Steadicams, as well as clamp-on and rod-mounted... Read more

Hasselblad Announces 100MP A6D-100c Aerial Camera

The medium-format camera system impressively builds on Hasselblad’s advanced products for aerial photography with improved features and higher resolution
Hasselblad
Hasselblad has announced the 100-megapixel A6D-100c, which impressively builds on the company’s advanced camera systems for aerial photography. Among the new medium-format camera’s features is the ability for eight bodies to be synchronized within 20 microseconds, and the only accessory is a bus-type cable connection between the cameras. This means... Read more

Sony Announces 16-35mm F2.8 GM And 12-24mm F4 G

The 16-35mm F2.8 GM is the final lens in the E-mount F2.8 G Master series, while the 12-24mm F4 G covers the widest angle among all full-frame E-mount glass
Sony lenses
Sony launched the new wide-angle 16-35mm F2.8 GM and 12-24mm F4 G lenses against the backdrop of the company’s first-ever gathering of Sony Artisans and artist community. In an advanced look, we were able to spend a day shooting with the two new lenses. Sony 12-24mm F4 G lens Chrome against a backlit sky is often a great place to catch flaring and... Read more

Libec Offers TH-X H Video Head As Individual Model

The flat base/65mm video head is part of the company’s popular TH-X high-spec entry-level tripod system, plus a limited-time promotion
Libec
The TH-X is Libec’s new high-spec entry-level tripod system, featuring the flat base/65mm video head. Now the company is offering the popular head as an individual model. The TH-X is an all-in-one tripod system designed for 4K UHD/HD/DV camcorders and DSLR cameras for a variety of applications, from docs, to weddings and events, to nature, sports... Read more

Core SWX Introduces HC9 Mini

To meet the needs of those who need a power solution that’s compatible with more compact digital stills and motion cameras, Core SWX debuted the HC9 Mini at NAB 2017. As the newest addition to the company’s Hypercore line, this 98wh (14.8v) battery is a lighter, more mobile option for camera set-ups, weighing in at Read more…

Core Swx Expands Hypercore Battery Line With Hc9 “Mini” At Nab 2017
To meet the needs of those who need a power solution that’s compatible with more compact digital stills and motion cameras, Core SWX debuted the HC9 Mini at NAB 2017. As the newest addition to the company’s Hypercore line, this 98wh (14.8v) battery is a lighter, more mobile option for camera set-ups, weighing in at 1.9 lbs. and only 3.54 in. x 4.65... Read more

Olympus Firmware Updates For OM-D And PEN Cameras

Available immediately, the updates are designed to enhance the performance of Olympus cameras and lenses with the latest functions, including compatibility with the Profoto Air Remote TTL-O
Olympus
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Olympus has announced performance firmware updates for OM-D and PEN cameras—currently, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark II and PEN-F—and select M.ZUIKO PRO lenses. The updates are available immediately and also include optimization with the new Profoto Air Remote TTL-O, which includes TTL and HSS compatibility with... Read more

NAB First Look: Rotolight Aeos Ultra-Portable LED

Handheld LED provides constant light, flash and many features of the bigger systems, in a compact package
Rotolight Aeon
The flexibility of LED lighting sources and the creativity of the companies producing lights for video and photographic purposes has ushered in a era of sophisticated lighting solutions that can do things that older continuous lightings sources were incapable of doing. At NAB, we took a look at the new Rotolight Aeos ultra-portable LED, a compact... Read more

Fingazoom Adds One-Finger Control To Lenses

Kickstarter-funded tool makes pulling focus or zoom easy.
Fingazoom lens control
Anyone familiar with pulling focus or dialing-in a focal length knows that without a dedicated control, the process can be difficult and inaccurate. Many pull-focus shots have been ruined with jerky lens settings changes. The Fingazoom is a new, clever accessory that adds finger tabs to the zoom and focus dials, for quick, accurate control, while still... Read more

NAB Live: Sonderoptic Captures Cine With Feeling

Classic lens design brings feeling to digital cinematography
Sonderoptic at NAB 2017
The CW Sonderoptic lens was tucked toward the rear of the central NAB hall, but packed with attendees nonetheless. Many were probably drawn by the legendary red Leica “dot” and many others by the lure of the image characteristics of the Leica Thalia lenses on offer. While a lot of the conversation at NAB is about the sharpness, resolution... Read more
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