Gerhard Baier – Leitz Cine Wetzlar

Glass act Innovator / Gerhard Baier Glass act Innovator / Gerhard Baier BY: Michael Burns The name Leica should need no introduction to readers of British Cinematographer Magazine, but the name Ernst Leitz Wetzlar may be slightly less familiar. It shouldn’t be, though. This, the new name of the CW Sonderoptic lens manufacturing company, is … Read more

Into the Autumn

IMAGO Awards 2017 Almost 100 feature films, TV dramas and documentaries from all corners of the world have so far been nominated by IMAGO´s member societies for consideration by the IMAGO Award juries. The IMAGO juries will start their work in September, and will have their final nominations for the IMAGO International Award For Cinematography … Read more

Delivery of Leica Thalia Lenses Has Begun

CW Sonderoptic GmbH have shipped the first sets of serial production Leica Thalia lenses to half a dozen customers. The first rental companies to take delivery in Europe include ARRI Rental, RVZ in France, and Ljud & Bildmedia in Sweden. The first sets in the United States arrived last week at TCS in New York … Read more

CW Sonderoptic Wants To See You At NAB 2017

CW Sonderoptic will be at NAB 2017 in Las Vegas this April, and they are inviting you to visit them for any interviews, video coverage, meetings, etc. Based in booth #C4345, they will be showcasing all of their Leica Cine products. If you would like to schedule an appointment on any of the following dates: … Read more

Leica Thalia: New Lenses for Big Picture Cinematography

Responding to the increasing need for character-driven, large-format optics, CW Sonderoptic introduces the Leica Thalia series of prime lenses. The set of 9 spherical lenses provides an image circle of 60mm diagonal, which covers ARRI Alexa 65, VistaVision, and Super 35 film and digital formats while maintaining a consistent look and feel through all focal … Read more

Leica Cine MacroLux Family Grows By Two

Building on the success of the original Leica Cine MacroLux +1 diopter, CW Sonderoptic is introducing two new diopters in the line, a +2 and a +0.5. Utilizing the same signature Leica optics and coatings as the +1, the new Cine MacroLuxes can be stacked or cut together for consistently beautiful and creative images. The … Read more

CW Sonderoptic expands global sales team

CW Sonderoptic, the designer and manufacturer of Leica cine lenses, has expanded its global sales team to provide clients with more direct service and support. New regional sales managers include Seth Compton, who will cover the Americas, Kevan Parker overseeing Europe, Osamu Tsukada covering Asia Pacific and Po Liu in the Greater China region. CW … Read more

Introducing the Leica M 0.8 Lenses – a dynamic solution for the world of moving pictures

CW Sonderoptic, sister company to Leica Camera, will introduce the new Leica M 0.8 lenses at a series of trade shows in September, including IBC, Cinec and Photokina. The Leica M 0.8 lenses bring the iconic look and character of Leica’s legendary M glass directly to the world of moving pictures by making it easier … Read more