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A Tour of the Cartoni Tripod Factory

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Johnnie Behiri of cinema5D recently visited the Cartoni tripod factory in Rome, Italy. The 11.5-minute video above is a behind-the-scenes look at how the famous tripods are made by a small team at the family company. Cartoni tripods are widely used around the world in the television and motion picture ...

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The Nikon D850’s Sensor is Made by Sony: Report

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The Nikon D850 contains one of the most highly regarded sensors on the market today, and Nikon has touted the fact that it was designed entirely by Nikon and not simply an off-the-shelf sensor. But in case you were wondering who its manufactured by, a new report has now concluded ...

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Nikon is Developing an Ultra-Portable 500mm f/5.6 PF VR Lens

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Nikon has announced the development of an AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, an ultra-portable super-telephoto full-frame FX lens. “The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR will deliver exceptional agility and optical performance in an incredibly compact and lightweight package,” Nikon says. The portability comes thanks to Nikon’s ...

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Review: The Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 for Sony FE is a Home Run

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When Tamron announced the new FE 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD, it sent a wave of excitement throughout the Sony user base. When Tamron announced that the lens would only be $799, most of those Sony users were shocked. Can Tamron’s $799 lens compete against the $1,198 (currently $898 after ...

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A Radioactive Lens

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Between the 1940s and 1970s, a number of camera manufacturers designed lenses employing thoriated glass in one or more elements. Incorporating as much as 40% thorium dioxide (ThO2) in the glass mixture increases the index of refraction of the glass while maintaining low dispersion. Thoriated glass elements allowed lenses to ...

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Kodak Teases First Test Photos Shot on New Ektachrome Film

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Kodak has shared a new sneak peek of its upcoming Ektachrome slide film relaunch, posting several test photos captured on the film using “pilot-scale equipment.” The photos can be seen in this short video posted by Kodak Alaris (@kodakprofessional) on Instagram and in a new post on Facebook: Here’s a ...

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