Patent: EF-S 15-300mm & EF 28-550mm Optical Formulas

By Canon Rumors A patent application covering two optical formulas for both a full frame and APS-C superzoom have surfaced in Japan. Full Frame: 28-550mm f/3.5-6.3 APS-C: 15-300 f/3.5-6.3 I think it’s more likely that we see a replacement for the EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS than a superzoom like this for a full frame DSLR. Though these formulas could … → continue…

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Scorpio Full Frame Anamorphics in Japan

By Jon Fauer RED MONSTRO 8K VV Camera with Scorpiolens FFA Full Frame Anamorphic prime, presented by Maki Itakura of RAID during InterBEE in Tokyo. → continue…

From:: FD Times

Top 10 sample galleries of the year: #9 is the Fujifilm GFX 50S

We’re counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017. Images in each of these galleries have been viewed more than 1 million times – and it’s no coincidence that the products featured are also some of our favorite pieces of gear released this year.

Sliding in at our #9 spot is the Fujifilm GFX 50S medium-format camera. We first got our paws on this digital beast while at the CP+ 2017 tradeshow in Japan (check out the other cool products we saw there). In fact, much of the above sample gallery was shot in the streets of both Yokohama and Tokyo, Japan. You can read all about that experience right here.

The GFX 50S is truly a fascinating camera – it represents Fujifilm’s entrance into the digital medium format market, while maintaining the ethos of APS-C X-series cameras. Find out why we gave it a gold award in our review.

Top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017:

#10: Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art
#9: Fujifilm GFX 50S
#8: To be revealed on 11/17
#7: To be revealed on 11/18
#6: To be revealed on 11/19
#5: To be revealed on 11/20
#4: To be revealed on 11/21
#3: To be revealed on 11/22
#2: To be revealed on 11/23
#1: To be revealed on 11/24

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Technical Farm Canon EF cine modified lenses – Interbee 2017

By Matthew Allard ACS

At Interbee in Japan, Technical farm have shown their latest Canon EF cine modified lenses. I first visited Technical Farm back in 2013 to check out at the time what…

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Y&R Named Advertising Agency of Record For All Nippon Airways

By Admin


Y&R New York announced that it has been appointed the Advertising Agency of Record in the United States for Japan’s largest airline, All Nippon Airways (ANA). It represents the first AOR assignment that ANA has awarded to a U.S. agency, who will play a major role to deepen ANA’s commitment…

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The BCN Camera Rankings Are Out, Canon Leads in DSLR & Compacts

By Canon Rumors Update: We posted these in error, BCN redid their web site, but have not added new sales data. We apologize for the mistake. The BCN camera market share rankings (Japan) are out and Canon continues to lead the compact and DSLR & compact categories and has placed 2nd in the mirrorless category. Point & Shoot … → continue…

From:: Canon Rumors

Sony Venice Fully Functional FF in February

By Jon Fauer Nov 15. Tokyo, Japan. At InterBEE this morning, Sony announced an accelerated timeline for the release of VENICE. The camera will ship in February 2018 with its 24×36 mm Full Frame sensor fully functional. When launched in September, the roadmap was a February release with only S35 implemented and Full Frame to be ready later in the year, around August…. read more… → continue…

From:: FD Times

Hands on with the Sharp 8K Super 35mm CMOS camera – Interbee 2017

By Matthew Allard ACS

Sharp were showing their new 8K Super 35mm CMOS camera at Interbee 2017 in Japan. The camera doesn’t have a catchy name and is called the 8C-B60A. Sharp told me…

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Sony Tidbits…

By SonyAlpha Admin

Trip to Japan with Sony – Featuring Sony A9, A6500, Manfrotto Manhattan, Laowa and more Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es. Sony RX10 IV vs RX10 III (TheDigitalDigest). Making the Most of Mirrorless Cameras: An Introduction (ThePhoBlographer). Sony Releases the Industry’s Highest Resolution*1 7.42 Effective […]

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The Canon EOS Kiss M / EOS M50 Shows Up for Certification

By Canon Rumors Nokishita has uncovered a new Canon camera that has appeared for bluetooth certification. It looks like it will be called the EOS Kiss M / EOS M50 depending on the market. The naming scheme is interesting, as “Kiss” is usually held for DSLRs in Japan. Could this be the first EOS M camera with an … → continue…

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Sony Sensor Factory Earthquake and Rebuilding

By SonyAlpha Admin

Photogearnews writes: On 14th April 2016 the first of two earthquake would partially destroy the production lines at Sony’s Sensor factory near Kumamoto, Japan. The earthquake caused $400M worth of damage, yet sensor production was up and running again within a couple of months. Incredibly it was at its full capacity of 4M sensors EVERY […]

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8 Famous Movies You Didn’t Realize Were Influenced by Anime

By Red Stewart

Japanese animation, commonly referred to as anime (the Japanese shorthand for animation), has had a tremendous impact on the international world. While cartoons were conceived around the start of the 20th century, anime took on a whole other form in the post-World War II period of Japan where it was developed as a method of telling original stories whilst repairing the country’s image in the global community. Characters were given a Western aesthetic of fairer skin and wider eyes, hair color was up to the creators, and stories generally involved relatable day-to-day stuff.

The pioneering work of Osamu Tezuka’s manga in the 50s and 60s, combined with the massive popularity of the Walt Disney Company’s works in Japan, led to anime becoming widely recognized and exported to the rest of the world. Stories took on a more experimental route, leading to expansions in fantasy, science fiction and historical fiction, with the creation of companies like Toei Animation, Toho and Studio Ghibli helping to capitalize on this potential.

However, the relationship between Western and Eastern works has not been so one-sided. Not only have American animation companies like Pixar taken an influence from anime artists, but even auteurs behind some of the most acclaimed blockbusters of our generation have taken an active interest in this unique style of storytelling. We at Taste of Cinema have looked at many of these films and discovered many them have aspects that are directly attributable to anime. Let us dig into them.

1. Inception

Inception ending

Out of all the directors on this list, Christopher Nolan might seem to be the most unlikely to have been inspired by anime. Coming from a British indie film background, Nolan’s films prior to 2010 were noted for their focus on existential realism: thinking outside the box, but in → continue…

From:: Taste Of Cinema

Market report provides interesting insights into camera module industry

Graph: Yole Développement

Market research & strategy consulting company Yole Développement has just released its “Camera Module Industry Market and Technology Trends 2017” report, and the document includes a number of interesting findings and forecasts that photographers, specially those interested in smartphone photography, should pay attention to.

According to the report, the market for cameras in mobile devices is still the main driver of the camera module industry that reached $23.4 Billion in 2016 and is projected to reach $46.8 Billion by 2022.

The researchers at Yole Développement also found the manufacturers of autofocus and optical image stabilization systems had to adapt to the large production volumes and low cost requirements of the smartphone makers. This has resulted in a restructuring effort and a move of production capacity from Japan and Korea to China and Vietnam. Companies like New Shiko and TDK have been able to benefit the most from these developments.

In the sub-markets for image sensors and lens sets, the quasi-monopolies of Sony and Largan are about to end as the competition is quickly catching up in terms of technology. Module makers, like market leaders LG Innotek, are hugely dependent on customer loyalty as the loss of a large customer could potentially result in a collapse of the company.

The report also finds that the average cost for mobile camera modules has remained relatively constant. However, with high-end AF- and stabilization systems and and active alignment now being much more commonplace, complexity has increased disproportionally. The current total cost of camera module per phone is pretty much proportional to the number of cameras installed—two cameras cost the manufacturers $16, three cameras around $24, and those implementing four cameras in their devices have to calculate with a cost of more than $30 per handset.

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From:: DPreview

‘MegaBots’: What Happens When You Stick Cameras Inside Killer Robots?

By Charles Haine

‘Mythbusters’ DP Scott Sorenson rigged cameras inside giant battle robots for the upcoming ‘MegaBots’ series.

430HP. 16 feet tall. 12-tons. $2.5million. These sound like numbers for a boat, or maybe a tank, but they actually describe the American entrant in a Sports Combat Robot contest between MegaBots, Inc. from the Bay Area and Suidobashi Heavy Industry from Japan.

We bet you didn’t even know that Sports Combat Robots were a thing. But they are, as detailed in the new web series MegaBots, which documents the build and battle process. We had a chat with cinematographer Scott Sorenson about the lengths he had to go to in working with our future robot overlords.

No Film School: Obviously any shoot with live fighting robots will present some challenges. How did you approach it?

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