“Any camera in the hands of an amateur is amateur, any camera in the hands of a professional is professional.” This common phrase, popular among filmmakers, is largely true, because a person shoots a movie, not a camera.
After choosing the artistic solution to the film, its style, the director of photography selects the desired technological solution for the implementation of the creative tasks of the director. An interesting, high-quality film image, in addition to the filming process itself, is based on three main parameters: camera selection, optics selection and image processing at the stage of color correction and post-production. All these components are closely related to each other and inextricably affect how the film will end up. Today we’ll talk about choosing a camera to create a movie. Continue reading
The company traces its history from its foundation in 1939. optical laboratory, which occupied one room on the 3rd floor of the Takikawa building in Tokyo. The laboratory was opened jointly by two young people: Goro Yoshida, and his son-in-law Saburo Utida. Her task was to produce high-class cameras, no worse than German models, which at that time were the most advanced. They began to study the mechanisms of existing cameras. Takeshi Mitarai sponsored these studies with a close friend of Utida, who later became president of the company.
The company was named after the goddess of mercy Canon (better known as Guanyin of the Chinese pantheon, she is also the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara).
In 1934, they managed to create the first Japanese 35 mm camera with a Leica shutter-type shutter. Being a believer, Yoshida named the camera “Kwanon” in honor of the Buddhist goddess of mercy. The June issue of Asahi Camera magazine featured an announcement on Kwanon cameras. Of the ten cameras produced, not one hit the market. Continue reading
For the past few years, Canon has continued to produce bulky SLR cameras while competitors have been busy selling mirrorless products. As it turned out, all this time, Canon did not waste time in vain, but for a long time meticulously prepared its completely new device, which can make a splash in the world of photographic equipment. Meet – the first mirrorless camera manufacturer Canon EOS R.
Appearance and design
Case Canon EOS R turned out to be unusual, having almost nothing in common with previous models. It is made of strong and at the same time lightweight magnesium alloy – the weight of the camera is only 660 grams. The camera is protected from dust and water, so the EOS R can be taken for shooting in almost any weather. Canon also introduced a simple but useful feature: in the off mode, the camera shutter is lowered, and the likelihood of dust entering the lens is minimized. Continue reading