LensChecker at the set of "Charlie’s Angels"

$BlogAutherNameTobias Velten on 28.03.2019

The P+S TECHNIK LensChecker proved to be a valuable tool for the fast workflow of the 2nd unit on Sony’s new Charlie’s Angels feature film. The 2nd unit camera crew led by DoP Klemens Becker (Bourne Franchise, Gladiator, Blood Diamond) had the chance to test one of the first devices on set in Hamburg.

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Action Movie "WOLF HOUND" shot on Evolution 2X

$BlogAutherNameTobias Velten on 11.03.2019

Michael B. Chait, Director:

“I'm thrilled that the vast majority of ‘WOLF HOUND’ was filmed with P+S TECHNIK‘s Evolution 2X lenses; they helped us bring even more passion, soul and artistry to the screen and allowed for my first feature film as a director to be shot in true, classic anamorphic widescreen, which is a dream come true!”

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In memory of company founder Alfred Piffl

$BlogAutherNameAnna Piffl on 24.01.2019

In loving memory of Alfred 'Ali' Piffl

* 20.01.1951

† 06.01.2019

Alfred sadly and unexpectedly passed away on Sunday 6th January 2019, leaving an impossible void for his family, friends and colleagues.

As company founder and managing director of P+S Technik, Alfred energetically and courageously navigated the company for over 25 years through the ups and downs with his positive vision and charisma. Ultimately, P+S Technik was Alfred Piffl’s lifetime achievement.

Although Alfred stepped down from his position as managing director in 2017, he remained active within the company and was a key member of the development team behind P+S Technik’s latest series of lenses.

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Renault Trucks commercial shot on TECHNOVISION Classic 1.5X 35-70mm

$BlogAutherNameAnna Piffl on 06.12.2018

French DoP Jean Combier chose P+S TECHNIK TECHNOVISION Classic 1.5X 35-70mm for Renault's advertising 'The second generation of electric trucks is there!'.

The two-minute clip shows Renault's efforts in the transformation from combustion engine to electric motor in their truck sector.

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"Gold" at Cannes Corporate Award for Resclite Pro clip shot on TECHNOVISION lenses by P+S TECHNIK

$BlogAutherNameAnna Piffl on 20.11.2018

German DoP Janis Willbold was one of the first to shoot on P+S TECHNIK TECHNOVISION Classic 1.5X 50mm lens when producing a clip for Zumtobel Lighting GmbH.

Zumtobel / RESCLITE PRO from Janis Willbold on Vimeo.

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cinecAward 2018 for P+S TECHNIK LensChecker

$BlogAutherNameAnna Piffl on 15.10.2018

During the 12th International Trade Fair Cine Equipment and Technology (cinec) 2018 the P+S TECHNIK LensChecker (developed in cooperation with StarKISH) was honored with a cinecAward.

cinecAward 2018 for LensChecker

Among 35 nominees in the field of film technology the jury of CineTechnik Bayern e.V. association awarded P+S TECHNIK (besides eight other laureates) during a ceremony on Sunday 23 September in Munich. Andreas Dasser and Sadhvani Kish, the inventors of the LensChecker, received the price together with Anna Piffl, CEO, P+S TECHNIK.

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P+S TECHNIK trade fair news in Sepember 2018

$BlogAutherNameAnna Piffl on 20.09.2018

New products at IBC 2018 and cinec 2018

IBC 2018 is over and we presented a variety of new products in Amsterdam. If you didn't have the possibility to attend IBC Show, take the chance to meet us at cinec 2018 starting Saturday 22 September in Munich at the MOC. We'll be present at our booth 3-A65-1 until Monday 24 September.

Firstlight Evolution 2X 32mm
We are proud to present the first beautiful images of the wide angle Evolution 2X 32mm lens:
https://vimeo.com/289442426

The Evolution 2X lenses are matching the vintage KOWA Anamorphics. The Evolution 2X lenses are probably the most compact anamorphic cine lenses on the market and consist of the original four focal lengths 40, 50, 75 and 100mm. To expand the creative potential of filmmakers around the world we added one wide angle 32mm lens as well as a tele 135mm lens which were both presented at IBC Show 2018.

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TECHNOVISION anamorphic lenses used for motion pictures

$BlogAutherNameHarald Buggenig on 15.06.2018

Another major milestone was also the launch of the TECHNOVISION Classic 1.5X FF lenses. A series of Full Frame anamorphic lenses based on the glass of the famous TECHNOVISION anamorphic lenses used for a long list of motion pictures.

Year Title Director Director of Cinematography
1960 La dolce vita * Federico Fellini Otello Martelli
1976 L'innocente Luchino Visconti Pasqualino De Santis
1976 Une femme à sa fenêtre Pierre Granier-Deferre Aldo Tonti
1977 Tentacoli Ovidio G. Assonitis Roberto D'Ettorre Piazzoli
1977 Holocaust 2000 Alberto de Martino Enrico Menczer
1977 Suspiria Dario Argernto Luciano Tovoli
1978 Amore, piombo e furore M. Hellman, T. Brandt Roberto Rotunno
1978 Il grande attacco Umberto Lenzi Federico Zanni
1979 The black hole Gary Nelson Frank V. Phillips
1979 Apocalypse now Francis Ford Coppola Vittorio Storaro

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New Asseccories for the LensChecker

$BlogAutherNameAnna Piffl on 16.08.2017

Der LensChecker von PSTECHNIK

NEW: More accessories available for the LensChecker

Now P+S TECHNIK is offering more possibilities to adjust the LensChecker with a lot of new accessories. With this you have a new option of usage and can individualize your LensChecker. Have a look in our online shop, what of the new accessories would help you to check your lenses.

PSTECHNIK online shop discover now

 

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KOWA Anamorphic Evolution lenses by P+S TECHNIK based on original optical design

$BlogAutherNameAnna Piffl on 16.05.2017

KOWA Evolution lenses

P+S TECHNIK, world leader for rehousing and servicing lenses, announce the remake of the vintage KOWA Anamorphic lenses.

Sample lens is on display at Cine Gear Expo 2017, booth 83. The P+S TECHNIK Anamorphic Evolution lenses are based on the original optical design of the KOWA Anamorphic and the P+S TECHNIK's sturdy, but rehousing for KOWA Anamorphic lenses.

The original KOWA Anamorphic prime lenses have been produced until the 1970s and usually for four different primes are available: 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm. We got the feedback that the original focal range is limited so we added two additional focal length, a wide-angle and a telephoto 135mm, which match the Look of the original set. So we named them Evolution lenses. says Alfred Piffl, founder of P+S TECHNIK and continues We aim to offer the cinematographer professional products to tell stories - (e)motion pictures - whether published on silver screen, television or video stream. CinemaScope or wide screen is a wonderful format visualizing stories.     

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