10 Great 2018 Movies That Deserve Higher Rotten Tomatoes Scores

By David Zou

A high score on reviews aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes is one of the most highly sought-after accolades for a newly released film. To be certified ‘fresh’ can mean a surge in audiences going to see a film and obviously more tickets sold means more box office revenue. On the flip ⟳ continue…

From:: Taste Of Cinema

Xelmus Apollo 2x Anamorphic Lenses

By Matthew Allard ACS

The Xelmus Apollo 2x is a new range of anamorphic lenses that have been designed to be a more affordable option than say a Hawk V-Lite. With a growing appetite for anamorphic shooting, cinematographers are looking for lenses with unique characteristics. Xelmus’ mission (sorry I couldn’t help the Apollo pun) ⟳ continue…

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Do This Stuff If You Want to Fail as a Creative

By V Renée

Patton Oswalt explains what it looks like when creativity is killed.

It’s hard out here, man.

Real life is difficult enough with paying the bills, eating right, and taking care of your kids—forget trying to balance your creative passions with all of that. And even if you do, the road is ⟳ continue…

From:: No Film School

Is the new Lenovo phone the next big jump in mobile camera technology?

What Makes the Beginning of a Movie Great?

By V Renée

First impressions are everything, even in screenwriting.

Okay, you’re sitting there at your desk with your cursor blinking on page one of your screenplay thinking, “How the hell do I start this thing?”

That’s a great question to ask yourself, my friend. The introduction, beginning, opening…whatever you want to call it…to your ⟳ continue…

From:: No Film School

NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S & 24-70mm f/2.8 S lenses at CP+ 2019

By Matthew Allard ACS

At CP+ in Japan Nikon was showing the NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S, the first ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for the Nikon Z full-frame mirrorless camera system, as well as the NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8 S. NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S The lens is very compact and lightweight at just 1.07lbs (485g). ⟳ continue…

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DPTH app applies simulated bokeh effect to any image

Artificial bokeh modes in smartphone camera apps that simulate a shallow depth of field are getting better and better, but there are still a lot of older devices around that don’t offer the feature. Equally, the users of bokeh-mode-equipped phones might have images on their ⟳ continue…

From:: DPreview

CP+ 2019: Olympus shows super-tele zoom and 2.0 TC under glass

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm 1:4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO

Olympus announced its intent to make a 150-400mm F4.5 zoom back in January. There was a demonstration sample on show at CP+ in Yokohama. The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm 1:4.5 TC1.25x ⟳ continue…

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CP+ 2019: Hands-on with Tokina Opera 16-28mm F2.8 FF

CP+ 2019: Hands-on with Tokina Opera 16-28mm F2.8 FF

The second lens in Tokina’s new ‘Opera’ range is the 16-28mm F2.8 FF for full-frame Nikon and Canon DSLRs. We saw a mockup of this lens in late 2019, but we just got our hands ⟳ continue…

From:: DPreview

Excusing a Problem by Saying “It’s Just Who I Am” Doesn’t Work

By philcooke

Whenever I teach creative people, one of the most common responses I hear is “I can’t change because this is just who I am.” They’re trying to tell me they are wired a certain way and as a result, can’t learn to write a different way, change the way they ⟳ continue…

From:: Phil Coke

CP+ 2019: Nikon Z7 Eye AF side-by-side with Sony a7R III

Nikon’s booth at CP+ includes Z6 and Z7 cameras running firmware with Eye AF. We tried it out, side-by-side with the Sony a7R III, to see how they compare.

Both cameras do a good job of recognizing the subject’s eye and sticking with it, even when ⟳ continue…

From:: DPreview

CP+ 2019: Panasonic shows 10-25mm F1.7 mockup

Panasonic Leica Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7

Panasonic announced that it would be building a 10-25mm F1.7 zoom back at Photokina in later 2018 and has a mockup on show at CP+ in Yokohama. The red box on the label says ‘Development Announcement’ ⟳ continue…

From:: DPreview