Technical stuff

Léo Hinstin, the one and the other - both, actually
By Ariane Damain Vergallo for Leitz

Portraits of cinematographers from the angle of Leica

Forty years ago, benevolent angels leaned over Leo Hinstin’s cradle, bestowing upon him the privilege of being born into a family of long, brilliant and enlightened bourgeois lineage. As far back as a genealogy-obsessed great-uncle was able to go, he had found a multitude of men whom France could be proud of: Ecole Polytechnique alumni, soldiers, intellectuals.

The latest news from Full Motion

Specialized shooting

In the latest news from Full Motion, among others, the release in theatres of a feature length photographed by a member of the AFC and of a Netflix series, a feature film shoot with another member of the association, and shootings for various commercials.

The latest news from Papa Sierra

Specialized shooting

This month, Papa Sierra has devoted itself to filming an essential TV show for France 3 and, also on France 3, on Wednesday, September 25, was broadcast the last episode of "Des racines et des ailes" dedicated to the Treasures of the Riviera.

Sigma announces the Sigma fp, the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera

Appareils photographiques numériques

Sigma corporation is pleased to announce the launch of Sigma fp, the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera (as of July 2019). The Sigma fp incorporates a 35mm full-frame Bayer sensor with 24.6 effective megapixels in a compact body, and boasts great versatility and scalability that allows mixing-and-matching of a variety of interchangeable lenses and accessories.

Benoît Delhomme, the eye, the hand… and beyond
By Ariane Damain-Vergallo for Leitz Cine Weltzar

Portraits of cinematographers from the angle of Leica

In 1935, Benoît Delhomme’s grandfather Georges helped create Lancôme, a fragrance house for which he designed bottles or, more accurately, glass sculptures that were at once ethereal, bright and fanciful. "Magie", "Trésor", "Peut-être", "Joyeux Été" were the scents these bottles contained, the aim of which was to help women overcome the traumas of World War2.

Apollo 11 Mission : Destination Moon for Angénieux !


On July 20, 2019 in the US, July 21 in France, the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. The retransmission of the incredible images of the success of this mission remains one of the most significant broadcast events of all time. To create these images, NASA selected, among other equipment, the lenses of a small French company: Angenieux optics. The Angenieux 6x25 zoom mounted on a Westinghouse camera and Angenieux 75mm prime lens on a Maurer 16mm camera were on-board the command module of Apollo 11.

Tests of the Fujifilm X-T3 camera body with Fujinon MK 18-55mm and MK 50-135mm zoom lenses
By Stéphane Cami, AFC

Technical stuff

Fujifilm allowed AFC to test out its new Fujifilm X-T3 camera body with two new Fujinon MK 18-55mm T:2.9 and Fujinon MK 50-135mm T:2.9 zoom lenses. Eric Guichard, AFC, Maryline Touret (assistant camera), Léa Charnier (intern), and I tested out the video capacities of this camera body. Panavision supplied the accessories we needed for the tests.

Latest news from ACS France

Specialized shooting

In the latest news from ACS France, the release in theatres of three movies – one photographed by Denis Rouden, AFC, –shot from helicopters with our Shotover K1.

Myriam Vinocour, Day 1
By Ariane Damain-Vergallo for Leitz Cine Weltzar

Portraits of cinematographers from the angle of Leica

On a specific day in September 1984 (a year George Orwell definitively made famous), in a small courtyard off the Rue Rollin in Paris, the final results are – at last! - to be posted of the competitive exam to enter (or not) the Louis Lumière Film School’s prestigious Camera Dept. Myriam Vinocour has been waiting all summer for this moment because, mere months ago, right after she took the exam, she ranked twenty-fifth… but only the top twenty-four were taken. But who knows? Perhaps Lady Luck is in a good mood and one of the twenty-four stood down?

The AJA HDR Image Analyzer v1.1

Preview tools

Coming soon, HDR Image Analyzer v1.1 is a free firmware update for AJA’s powerful, real-time HDR waveform, histogram and vectorscope monitoring and analysis solution. Developed in partnership with Colorfront, HDR Image Analyzer v1.1 introduces feature updates that help high dynamic range (HDR) productions deliver more engaging content with deeper color and greater luminosity.