Swiss lens manufacturer Irix is expanding into the Japanese market

Swiss optics manufacturer Irix has announced it’s expanding its presence into the Japanese market.

Founded in Switzerland in 2016 by an international team of professional photographers, Irix quickly expanded into all areas of the European market and beyond, creating unique and affordable lenses, filters and ⟳ continue…

From:: DPreview

Canon, Canon Canon….. Please help the video stars out

By Canon Rumors I’m not a video guy (though that is changing), and I usually err on the side of Canon when it comes to the video features … ⟳ continue…

From:: Canon Rumors

Sigma has done more for enthusiast APS-C than Nikon, Canon and Sony combined

There’s no reason APS-C can’t be a good enthusiast format, with the right lenses.

Full-frame is being touted as the future of enthusiast as well as professional photography. But I’d argue that APS-C is still a highly capable format and one that makes sense ⟳ continue…

From:: DPreview

10 Actors Who Won Oscars For Their Roles As Villains

By Martin Wilson

Hollywood is one of the few places where being a villain sometimes pays off. In an industry where they hand out awards to the good, the bad, and the ugly alike, actors have every incentive to tap into their dark sides and turn in deliciously diabolical performances. Though winning an ⟳ continue…

From:: Taste Of Cinema

Clip Filter for Sony APS-C bodies announced

By SonyAlpha Admin

Cyclopsoptics announced a new Clip Filter for Sony APS-C bodies: STC Astro-Multispectra Clip Filter for Sony APS-C bodies is a novel light pollution filter designed by STC Optics with transmission characteristics designed by professional astronomer and renowned astrophotographer Dr. Wei-Hao Wang. Check out the comparisons below to see how effective ⟳ continue…

From:: Sony Alpha Rumors

Sony Tidbits…

By SonyAlpha Admin

WHAT WE USE – John Harrington – A7III (A73) Tether Cable Hack Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay,,,,, Samyang AF 24 mm f 2.8 Lens Review by Hendrik Morkel. Article about 4 years of Sony shooting, after Canon (Onportraits). Sony ⟳ continue…

From:: Sony Alpha Rumors

An overview of the different types of lighting fixtures and why we need them

By Sareesh Sudhakaran An overview of the different types of lighting fixtures and why we need them. ⟳ continue…

From:: Wolfcrow

The Show will Go On

By Jon Fauer

The Academy’s Board of Governors did the right thing today, issuing this statement: “The Academy has heard the feedback from its membership regarding the Oscar presentation of four awards – Cinematography, Film Editing, Live Action Short, and Makeup and Hairstyling. All Academy Awards will be presented without edits, in our ⟳ continue…

From:: FD Times

RED releases an essential video guide to black shade calibration

By (Simon Wyndham)

RED releases an essential video guide to black shade calibration

Black shade calibration doesn’t sound glamourous, but it’s an extremely important part of keeping your camera at peak picture performance. RED has released this essential video guide on how to perform the process on its cameras.

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    From:: RedShark News

    The Academy Admits Its Mistake and will Air All 24 Categories at Upcoming Oscars

    By Erik Luers

    Victory is ours.

    We were hoping that this would be the appropriate end to a long and hard week of debate, and indeed it is: the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) has just announced that it will air all 24 Oscar categories during the Academy Awards telecast live ⟳ continue…

    From:: No Film School

    Famous Movies that Even More Famous Actors Have Never Seen

    By Jason Hellerman

    Are you brave enough to admit you’ve never seen a classic?

    We’ve all been there. You’re at a party or on a date, and someone asks you’ve if you’ve seen an insanely popular film. You’re smart. You’re put together, but this one slipped through the cracks. Maybe it was a ⟳ continue…

    From:: No Film School

    Opinion: Through a Glass, Darkly – Reactions to the Academy’s Broadcast Cuts

    By Mark London Williams

    If the Motion Picture Academy thought it was going to have smooth sailing once they retreated from the firestorm on a “most popular picture” category, and decided to go “host-less” this year, well, they were wrong. Storm clouds returned immediately upon the announcement that the awards for cinematography, film editing, ⟳ continue…

    From:: BLT News

    Killer Tracks Partners with Wax Ltd. – Launch of New Production Music Label Audio Wax

    By Staff

    Killer Tracks, a Universal Publishing Production Music company, has partnered with independent record label Wax Ltd. To launch the new production music label Audio Wax. Multi-platinum-selling producers/songwriters and Wax Ltd. Founders Wally Gagel and Xandy Barry will be leading the Audio Wax label. Audio Wax’s label is being launched with ⟳ continue…

    From:: BLT News

    Slideshow: International Garden Photographer of the Year Winners

    International Garden Photographer of the Year Winners

    ‘Fireworks’ by Jill Welham | IGPOTY

    The winning photographs from the International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 12 have been announced, with the top prize going to photographer Jill Welham of North Yorkshire, England for the ⟳ continue…

    From:: DPreview

    Kosmo Foto launches Mono 120 black-and-white film, now available for pre-order

    Kosmo Foto has launched pre-orders for its Mono film in 120 format, adding the new product alongside the 35mm version launched in 2017. According to the company, the first batch of Mono 120 has entered production and will be sold exclusively through the Kosmo Foto ⟳ continue…

    From:: DPreview