Mysterious Bolex-style camera appears from Japanese camera manufacturer – Bellami HD-1

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Seb Farges (see his work on Vimeo) pointed out this rather interesting looking “Bellami HD-1” on his Facebook page earlier. OK this camera may turn out to be rubbish or it may be great fun!! Who knows – nothing is released beyond the picture. The real Digital Bolex is something I’d love to get my hands on sooner or later. I’ve used the same CCD sensor before in the Ikonoskop and found colour to be completely beautiful and unique, totally different to a CMOS sensor.

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The Leicina Special – when Leica made movie cameras

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Leica 9mm F2 Dygon for Leicina Special
Leicina Super camera $247 reduced from $549

Before DSLRs, when was the last time the worlds of cinema and SLRs merged?

Last week I had my eyes opened by a cinematographer friend who told me about a time during the 1970s (the golden age of cinema) when Leica got in on the game and produced a movie camera.

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