Freya Black

Freya Black

Freya Black is a Freelance writer, director, cinematographer and artist based in the UK, (the land of cold winters and rainy days). She believes cinematography is all about creating magic through light. Her all time favorite film is "Freaks" by Todd Browning. Freya is a big fan of chocolate, owls and the night.

Nikon celebrates its centenary today and, while details are frustratingly sparse, it is marking the occasion by confirming the development of a replacement for the much-loved D810. 

Sony gives the little FS5 a load of love with a new firmware update with three really exciting new features for the camera.

Samsung launches HDR LED cinema screen

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With projection technologies increasingly under examination, Samsung’s first installation of a 10.3m LED cinema screen in South Korea could demonstrate a new direction forward.

Sigma's rather enthusiastically received Cine 14mm and 135mm lenses and sets will begin shipping late July 2017 for EF, E and PL mounts for $4999 each.

Shooting Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk in 65mm

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Christopher Nolan's forthcoming Dunkirk is notable for a lot more than simply featuring Harry Styles: it's also Nolan's first film to be shot entirely large format - and that includes a lot of handheld IMAX shots with a 54lb camera.

Even security cameras are now making use of 4K sensors and advanced technology. The Nest Cam IQ from Nest which is a subdivision of Alphabet (Google’s parent company) has a 1/2.5-inch 4K sensor and a six core Qualcomm CPU.

Halide is a new iOS photography app with serious chops written by former Apple designer Sebastiaan de With and Twitter engineer Ben Sandofsky who previously worked on the iOS version of Twitter and the Periscope video processing stack.

The Panavision DXL camera system is a clever adaptation of existing technology to make something special and unique. And it's a system that's still expanding too.

Panavision’s new set of lenses not only have an accent on creativity and artistic expression but, at T/1.8, they also happen to be the fastest lenses available for large sensor cinematography.

Nikon roars back with impressive new trio of lenses

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Nikon has been through a lot of financial uncertainty recently and, as a result, quite a few future products were cancelled and the company was restructured. In that context it's really great to see the company is back with some new products and even better that they are lenses to boot.

Atlas Orion and the golden age of lenses

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Atlas launched its range of newly-designed anamorphic lenses at NAB and they look set to turn heads again as Cinegear kicks off in LA today.

CP3- oh! The new Zeiss CP.3 lenses are slightly more expensive than the preceding CP.2 glass, but they are also a major upgrade because the lens mechanics and physical consistency are such an improvement. In other words, Zeiss looks to have a winner on its hands.

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