Panasonic introduces world’s first telephoto zoom lens achieving full-range

Panasonic has introduced a new telephoto zoom digital interchangeable lens, the LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 25-50mm/ F1.7 ASPH (H-X2550). The world’s first telephoto zoom lens that boasts a large F1.7 aperture throughout the entire 50-100mm (35mm camera equivalent) zoom range, it provides exceptionally high optical performance clearing the stringent LEICA standards.  The new lens is suitable for professional photographers and videographers and is designed to pair perfectly … Read more

Ernst Leitz Wetzlar releases cinematographer’s viewfinder Henri, designed for Leica’s SL2 camera

Henri consists of a newly designed support system for Leica’s SL2 camera, with a pivoting handle including integrated camera controls. By flipping in the handle, the system can be easily attached to a monopod or tripod plate. The upgraded cine application of the new Leica SL2S camera, was the main trigger for optics manufacturer Leitz … Read more


Metamorphosis Spotlight / CVP Metamorphosis Spotlight / CVP For over 30 years, CVP has been equipping directors of photography with the camera, lens and grip brands that keep the industry moving. But, a look beyond the digital façade reveals far more than a simple ‘online box shifter’. Young, vibrant and passionate, this is a company … Read more

Movietech sizes-up new large format lensing options

In preparation for the new wave of large format camera systems, independent image capture specialist Movietech, is offering the UK’s first set of the brand new, custom-made lenses from Whitepoint Optics. The acquisition of the new lenses is part of Movietech’s on-going programme of investment in the very latest imaging technology that includes Ultra HD … 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

David Higgs BSC / Churchill

Never surrender David Higgs BSC / Churchill Never surrender David Higgs BSC / Churchill The historical thriller Churchill, directed by Jonathan Teplitzky and shot by cinematographer David Higgs BSC, is an intimate portrait of Winston Churchill in the 96 hours before D-Day, which took place on Tuesday, 6th June 1944. The $10m production opens with … Read more

Contemplations from Cannes

Contemplations from Cannes 2017 Special Report / Richard Andry AFC Contemplations from Cannes 2017 Special Report / Richard Andry AFC We decided there was nobody better-placed to give us the inside, cinematographic track on the 70th Cannes Film Festival than Richard Andry AFC, president of the French Society of Cinematographers. “Every year Cannes becomes the … Read more

Filmscape busy shooting around the world

As it continues to expand its product range, image-capture specialist Filmscape has remained focussed on supporting cinematographers and crews on a growing number of productions, both in the UK and further afield. Filmscape’s inventory includes the latest products from manufacturers including ARRI, RED, Angenieux, Canon, Cooke, Leica and Zeiss. Having supplied camera, lens and grip … 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

Leica launches new Cine Lenses and MacroLux dioptre

CW Sonderoptic, sister company to Leica Camera, has introduced two new lenses in the Leica Summicron-C cine lens family plus a new dioptre. The new 40mm T2.0 and 15mm T2.0 lenses share Leica’s iconic “creamy sharpness” image quality, delivering the favourable and natural treatment of skin tones without sacrificing clarity or resolution. These lenses bring … Read more

The Leica Summilux-C lenses arrive at Movietech

Independent camera, lens and grip specialist, Movietech has introduced the Leica Summilux-C range of lenses to its hire inventory. Featuring 11 focal lengths from 16mm to 100mm, at T1.4 the Summilux-C PL mount primes are among the fastest modern lens sets currently available. With superb resolution and high contrast ratios the lenses present clear, highly-accurate … Read more

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