Category: Digital SLR Cameras

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Leica S (Typ 007) Firmware Update

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Leica has released a new firmware update for the Leica S (Typ 007) medium-format dSLR camera. Registered camera users can now login to the Leica owner’s area of the Leica Website and download the firmware update, version, or take their camera to a Leica Store for a free update. The new firmware upgrade improves auto focus, speed and precision, particularly in low ambient light, ensuring consistently reliable and precise focusing – even in unfavourable lighting conditions. In addition to this, firmware version offers optimised white balance with manually entered colour temperature values.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Canon Commemorate Production of 80 Millionth EOS Camera

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon have surpassed a new camera-manufacturing milestone as combined production of the company’s film and digital EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras surpassed the 80-million mark on 10 November 2015. Introduced in March 1987 as a new generation of AF SLR cameras, EOS (Electro Optical System) cameras were the world’s first to incorporate an electronic mount system enabling complete electronic control not only between the lens and body, but throughout the entire camera system. Following the introduction of digital SLR cameras in the early 2000s, production of the EOS-series cameras rapidly increased, surpassing the 70-million-unit mark in February 2014 and now, approximately one year and nine months later, reaching the 80-million-unit threshold.

Nikon Develops D5 Camera, New Flashgun & Transmitter

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon is developing the Nikon D5 digital SLR camera, which "represents the next generation of professional Nikon FX-format models," the company says. Further details including features,release date and suggested retail price will be communicated at a later time. Alongside the new flagship dSLR, Nikon is also developing a new top-of-the-line flashgun (the Nikon SB-5000) and a wireless transmitter (WT-6).

Friday, October 30, 2015

Nikon D810 Firmware Update C1.10

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon have released a firmware update for the Nikon D810 full-frame digital SLR camera. Version C1.10 adds an external recording control option to the setup menu. If the camera is connected via HDMI to a third-party recorder that supports the Atomos Open Protocol, selecting On allows camera controls to be used to start and stop recording. The firmware upgrade also incorporates various bug fixes and modifications to certain help texts.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 lens.

Ricoh Announces Extended Service Programme for Pentax 645Z Camera

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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Ricoh Imaging Americas has announced the Medium Format by PENTAX Advantage Programme for the Pentax 645Z medium-format digital camera system. Designed to provide professional photographers with continuous access to gear in the event of a camera system failure, the programme provides three years of extended service and support from date of purchase plus loaner camera bodies and lenses, and a dedicated toll-free support number. The Medium Format by Pentax Advantage Programme packages can be purchased now at authorised Pentax dealers for $849.95 (Pentax Advantage Gold Service) and (Pentax Advantage Platinum Service).

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Leica SL vs Canon EOS 5DS R Side-by-Side Comparison

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If you're interested in how the new Leica SL mirrorless camera compares in size to the Canon EOS 5DS R full-frame DSLR, then look no further, as we've compiled a gallery of side-by side product shots of the two cameras.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Canon UK Announce Winter Cashback

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Canon are offering up to £75 on selected products in the United Kingdom. The cashback promotion runs from 14th October 2015 to 13th January 2016 for eligible products purchased from selected UK or Republic of Ireland retailers. Eligible products include seven SLRs, twelve lenses, two flash units, half a dozen compact cameras, six camcorders and four printers (click through / scroll down for the full list). Registering with Canon to claim cashback on any of these products will give you the chance to win a luxury trip to St. Moritz in Switzerland.

ZEISS Otus 1.4/28

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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The ZEISS Otus 1.4/28 lens offers unrivalled image quality unseen until now in wide-angle photography, even with a wide-open aperture. Even with a maximum aperture, the corners of the image are completely usable, so there are no limits to composition. In poor light combined with fast-moving objects, the lens also excels due to its high speed of f/1.4.

The ZEISS Otus 1.4/28 ZF.2 and ZEISS Otus 1.4/28 ZE will be available worldwide starting in the second quarter of 2016. The lens shade is included with delivery. The retail sales price is unknown to date.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Firmware Version 1.0.5

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon have issued a firmware update for their EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR camera. Version 1.0.5 incorporates the following fixes and improvements:

  1. Improves AF accuracy when used in combination with the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM lens or EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which, in very rare cases, the "Peripheral illumination correction" is applied inconsistently.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which, while performing an EF lens firmware update, the progress bar displayed on the LCD monitor may freeze at 100% even though the update has been completed.
  4. Fixes a processing error in relation to the leap second for the "Geotag information appended to image" and "Log data" GPS functions.
  5. Fixes a phenomenon, where at the time of shooting in very rare cases "Err 70" occurs, or the shutter does not release.

Website: Canon Support & Drivers

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Canon Develops Next-Gen Imaging Devices

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Canon today announced that it is developing a Cinema EOS System 8K camera and professional-use 8K reference display, along with a 120-megapixel still-image SLR camera. The Cinema EOS System 8K camera being developed will be equipped with a Canon Super 35 mm-equivalent CMOS sensor that makes possible high-resolution 8,192 x 4,320 pixel video performance even at a frame rate of 60fps with 13 stops of dynamic range. The 8K reference display currently under development will achieve high brightness, high contrast and a wide gamut, as well as a pixel density exceeding 300ppi.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Canon and Getty Images Reveal Past Decade’s Most Iconic Images

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras, Photographers
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Canon and Getty Images have revealed a series of iconic images which, shot by some of the world's leading photographers using a variety of Canon EOS 5D series cameras, represent defining moments from the past decade. Featured photographers include John Moore, Alvaro Ybarra Zavala, Veronique de Viguerie, Toby Smith, Ed Ou, Marco Di Lauro, Jonathan Torgovnik, Brent Stirton, Laurent Van der Stockt and Dan Kitwood. Click through to see the ten photographs and read about Canon's related "Iconic Images" photography competition.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hasselblad Announces Two New Promotions

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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Hasselblad has announced two new promotions for those wishing to buy the CMOS-powered Hassleblad H5D-50c medium-fomat camera. The first offer enables you to purchase either the H5D-50c / H5D-50c with Wi-Fi for €20,900 / €21,400 and get the HCD 28mm lens plus the HC 2.8/80mm lens for free. The second promotion allows current medium-format camera owners to trade in their gear for an H5D-50c (also including the Wi-Fi version) and receive a €1,500 discount on any one Hasselblad lens or a €3,200 discount on any two Hasselblad lenses of their choice.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Canon UK Announce New Promotion

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As Official Sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2015, Canon is giving customers the chance to win one of 50 pairs of tickets when they buy a selected Canon product. The offer runs until 31st October 2015 for eligible products purchased from UK or ROI retailers. Eligible products include the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (pictured), EOS 750D and EOS 760D digital SLR cameras, the EOS M3 compact system camera, the PowerShot G7 X, SX60 and SX710 compacts, and the PIXMA MG7550, PIXMA MG6650 and SELPHY CP910 printers. Customers purchasing one of these products will also receive a free Gilbert Official Rugby World Cup 2015 Replica Ball.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Nikon D5500 Wins EISA Award

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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The Nikon D5500 has been named the "European Consumer DSLR Camera of 2015-2016” by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). "With extensive manual controls and built-in Wi-Fi, the D5500 includes everything enthusiast photographers need to make and share superb images," the jury said. You can read our review of the Nikon D5500 here.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Nikon Issues Service Advisory to D750 Users

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon has issued a service advisory to users of the Nikon D750 digital SLR camera (pictured). According to the company the shutter in some Nikon D750 cameras manufactured in October and November of 2014 does not function normally, sometimes resulting in shading of a portion of images. To check whether or not your camera is one of those affected by this issue, visit the website below and enter its serial number as instructed. If necessary, contact your nearest Nikon service centre or, if living in the UK, create a Free Service Returns Request.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Nikon UK Launch New Battery Grip Promotion

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon UK today launched a new promotion offering UK and Republic of Ireland residents a free battery grip with purchases of selected Nikon digital SLR cameras. Those purchasing a Nikon D7200 are able to claim a free MB-D15 (pictured), whilst customers considering the Nikon D610 are entitled to a free MB-D14 battery grip. The promotion runs to 2nd September.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Tamron Issue Service Notice to Canon 5DS Owners

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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Tamron USA have released a firmware update service for owners of select Tamron lenses who wish to use their lenses on the Canon EOS 5DS or 5DSR cameras. "We have learned that the AF functions of the following interchangeable lenses for Canon do not function in Live View mode when used on the EOS 5Ds and EOS 5DsR  which went on sale in June 2015," the company says. "Firmware update service is already available as this is the same case when EOS Rebel T6s and the EOS Rebel T6i were released." Those who require the firmware update service are advised to consult Tamron's service department.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Canon EOS 5Ds Sample Image Galleries

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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We've spent the last couple of weeks shooting 1000's of photos with the new 50-megapixel Canon EOS 5Ds DSLR camera and a variety of different lenses.

Here's a handy roundup of all the sample image galleries that we've published, just in case you've missed anything...

Canon EOS 5Ds with the Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Sample Images

Canon EOS 5Ds with the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Sample Images

Canon EOS 5Ds with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM (Fashion) Sample Images

Canon EOS 5Ds with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Sample Images

Canon EOS 5Ds with the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Sample Images

Canon EOS 5Ds with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 Sample Images

Canon EOS 5Ds with the Canon EF 100mm Macro Sample Images

Canon EOS 5Ds with the Sigma 24mm, 35mm and 50mm Art Sample Images

Canon EOS 5Ds Sample Images

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Camera Grand Prix 2015 Winners Unveiled

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The winners of the Camera Grand Prix 2015, hosted by the Camera Journal Press Club of Japan (CJPC), received their awards in Tokyo on Monday, 1 June 2015. The Camera Grand Prix, held since 1984, is a prestigious award whose winners are selected by a judging committee made up of the members of the CJPC, top editorial staff of the member publications, academic experts, technical writers, professional photographers and TIPA (Technical Image Press Association). The winning products for the Camera GP 2015 include theCanon EOS 7D Mark II ("Camera of the Year" and "Readers' Award"), theCanon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens ("Lens of the Year"), the Lytro Illum, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II and the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1 ("Editors' Award").