IBC Day 2: Sony Shows Off New Cameras

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Day two of IBC 2017 in Amsterdam and there’s still no shortage of gear to check out, and Sony is making its presence known in a huge way with some 4K prosumer cameras that are bound to turn some heads. The four new cameras leading the way for Sony at IBC are … [Read more...]

Could The James Bond Film Franchise Be Distributed By Apple?

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The movie distribution game is changing. Again. In fact, one could say that it's always in a state of flux. But with the large tech companies getting into the streaming game now, it's starting to look like they want an even larger piece of the theatrical pie. That's … [Read more...]

Nikon D850 Details Point To Powerful, Homegrown Sensor

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  By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Now that Nikon has made the D850 official, everyone has been raving about this jack-of-all-trades DSLR. And rightfully so, as it may just be the best new workhorse camera on the market. How did Nikon craft such a solid camera? They went back to the … [Read more...]

Spider-Man: Homecoming Director Not Signed For Sequel (Yet)

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Spider-Man: Homecoming was fantastic! Easily one of the best films that Marvel Studios has ever made — despite making it for Sony and not their parent company of Disney. There is absolutely no doubt that a sequel is on the way... especially since it was already … [Read more...]

Movie Review – Spider-Man: Homecoming

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sam Raimi's Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 have been the benchmark for most modern superhero movies. Even when Marvel Studios elevated the art form, Spider-Man 2 (2004) has pretty much stayed constant as one of the best comic book films of all time. After that, … [Read more...]

Sony’s Venom May Be Comedic and In Same Reality As Spider-Man: Homecoming

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It came as a bit of a surprise when Sony announced Tom Hardy would be playing the Marvel character Venom in a solo movie. The studio hired Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer to helm the film, which is said to be rated-R. For anyone who knows the character, … [Read more...]

Spider-Man: Homecoming Hints Miles Morales Exists in MCU, Kevin Feige Confirms

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment brokered a deal to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one of the questions were, "Which Spider-Man?" In the beginning, there seemed to be some rumors that Marvel would be hiring a person of color … [Read more...]

Camera Assistant Tool Arsenal Will Automatically Compose Perfect Shot

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Every year, there seems to be a new tool helping photographers take better images. A device is now making the rounds that will help shutterbugs take even better photographs, and it's called Arsenal. Arsenal was developed by computer science engineer Ryan … [Read more...]

Sony a7 III Rumored For This Fall

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) More camera rumors abound, and this time it's with the third generation of the venerable Sony α7 series. The latest scuttlebutt deals with the α7 III, which looks to be a stripped down version of the higher-end α9, with the same focusing system, but not the high … [Read more...]

Sigma and Samyang Announce New Lenses

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Who doesn't love new glass? Sigma and Samyang have both launched two brand new lenses. Even better, both of them come with very attractive price points for the budget conscious independent filmmaker. Samyang has just added a 35mm F2.8 lens to its autofocus … [Read more...]

Cine Gear: Sony Previews New Full Frame Cinema Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Looking to fill a perceived gap in their CineAlta line of cinema cameras, Sony gave attendees at Cine Gear a sneak peak into a new full frame cinema camera they're working on for 2018. What interesting is that they went out of their way to state that this isn't just … [Read more...]

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Update: Disney’s Bob Iger Says They Weren’t Hacked

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Update: It looks like it was all a hoax. Disney's Bob Iger told Yahoo Finance, "To our knowledge we were not hacked. We had a threat of a hack of a movie being stolen. We decided to take it seriously but not react in the manner in which the person who was threatening us had required. We don’t … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction to the Final Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Widely regarded as one of the most popular characters in Marvel's pantheon, Spider-Man finally made his first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War. What little we saw of Tom Holland's take on the character left fans wanting … [Read more...]

Ruben Fleischer to Direct Tom Hardy in Venom

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) This bit of news felt like it came out of nowhere! We've known that Sony has been trying to tee up a Venom film for a while now, but they've finally gotten all of their ducks in row in order to make the film. Sony Pictures has announced that Zombieland director … [Read more...]

Sony Announces 2 E-mount Wide-Angle Lenses

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sony has just announced two new wide-angle zoom lenses for their E-mount system: The FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM Wide-Angle Zoom Lens and the FE 12-24mm F4 G Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens. These two new lenses join the most recent addition of the FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM … [Read more...]

Sony: 8K On Micro Four Thirds May Not Happen

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you consider that 8K means you have to have a little over 33 million pixels to achieve a resolution of 7680 × 4320, then obviously the larger the sensor the better. RED turned heads when it was able to put that many pixels into its Super 35 Helium sensor. But … [Read more...]