Category: Digital SLR Cameras

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pentax K-S1 Sweets Collection

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Ricoh today announced the Pentax K-S1 Sweets Collection. This range includes three new editions - Strawberry Cake, Blue Cream Soda and Lime Pie, all of which feature streamlined white bodies accentuated with vibrant colour accents. The white camera body is paired with a white SMC DA L 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 lens "to enhance the overall appearance," the company says. Apart from the cosmetic differences, these cameras are identical to the previously announced Pentax K-S1 editions. The kit price - including the camera and one lens - is £599.99. Availability is slated for mid-November.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Official Canon EOS 7D Mark II Sample Images

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon Japan has published 13 high-resolution sample photos and a pair of sample movies captured with the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR camera. Shot using a variety of EF and EF-S lenses, these Canon EOS 7D Mark II samples were taken at sensitvity settings ranging from ISO100 to ISO6400.

Website: Canon Japan

Friday, September 26, 2014

Pentax 645Z Firmware Version 1.10

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Ricoh has posted a firmware update for the Pentax 645Z medium-format digital SLR camera. Version 1.10 adds support for the new Image Transmitter 2 tethering application and improves overall stability. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below.

Website: Ricoh Japan

Friday, September 19, 2014

Samyang Cine 50mm T1.5 Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras, Photokina 2014
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Want to see exactly what the new Samyang Cine 50mm T1.5 lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Samyang Cine 50mm T1.5 lens.

Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC lens.

Tokina SD 11-20mm f/2.8 (IF) DX and SD 24-70mm f/2.8 (IF) FX Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Tokina SD 11-20mm f/2.8 (IF) DX and SD 24-70mm f/2.8 (IF) FX lenses looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Tokina SD 11-20mm f/2.8 (IF) DX and SD 24-70mm f/2.8 (IF) FX lenses.

SLR Magic HyperPrime Cine 10mm T2.1 and APO-HyperPrime Cine 50mm T2.1

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Want to see exactly what the new SLR Magic HyperPrime Cine 10mm T2.1 and SLR Magic APO-HyperPrime Cine 50mm T2.1 lenses looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the SLR Magic HyperPrime Cine 10mm T2.1 and SLR Magic APO-HyperPrime Cine 50mm T2.1 lenses.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pentax Full-Frame DSLR Lenses Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Pentax full-frame lenses look like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Pentax full-frame lenses.

Simply referred to as "High magnification super-telephoto zoom lens" and the "Large diameter telephoto zoom lens", we'd assumed that these prototypes were for Pentax's well-established range of APS-C sensor digital SLR cameras. But they're actually for a future full-frame 35mm system instead, which Pentax have confirmed they're currently working on. We're not quite sure why Pentax would choose to display mockups of two telephoto lenses, rather than a camera body, but they do provide further evidence that Pentax are set to join Canon and Nikon in the full-frame DSLR market.

Pentax-DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Pentax-DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Pentax-DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED lens.

Development of Pentax Full-Frame DSLR is Officially Underway

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In an interview with Photography Blog, Ricoh's European Product Manager Laurence Bouly has confirmed that development of a Pentax full-frame DSLR camera is officially underway. No launch date has yet been set, but she said that the launch itself would be communicated through the usual formal channels, rather than Facebook (as Ricoh France did earlier this week). In addition, the two lens prototypes (high magnification super-telephoto zoom lens and large diameter telephoto zoom lens) on show at Photokina are actually full-frame lenses, rather than APS-C. Exciting news for ever-patient Pentax users...

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera.

Update: We've added more hands-on images live from Photokina.

Nikon D750 Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Nikon D750 DSLR camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon D750 DSLR camera.

Update: We've added more hands-on images live from Photokina.

Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 1.6/35mm, Xenon 1.4/50mm and Macro Symmar 85mm Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 1.6/35mm, Xenon 1.4/50mm and Macro Symmar 85mm lenses for full-frame DSLRs look like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 1.6/35mm, Xenon 1.4/50mm and Macro Symmar 85mm lenses.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 lens.

Sigma 150-600mm Sports Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Sigma 150-600mm Sports lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sigma 150-600mm Sports lens.

Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary lens.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ricoh Imaging France Confirms Full-Frame DSLR Camera

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In a Facebook post, Ricoh Imaging France have confirmed that development of a full-frame DSLR camera has begun.

"Le full frame est en développement en ce moment même ! Nous vous tiendrons informés sur cette page !"

Translation: The full-frame is in development at this very moment! We will keep you informed on this page!

"Grande nouvelle qui va ravir ceux qui attendaient un PENTAX full Frame : le développement du produit est lancé !"

Translation: Great news that will delight those who have been waiting for a Pentax full-frame : the product development is underway!

Canon EOS 7D Mark II - 10fps Burst Mode

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Want to listen to the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera shooting at 10 frames per second?

Then click through to watch our hands-on video...

Ricoh Exhibits Three New K-Mount Lenses at Photokina

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Ricoh is exhibiting three K mount interchangeable lenses as reference models at Photokina 2014. The HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6ED DC WR (available Winter 2014) will feature a weather-resistant construction, high-grade HD coating, smooth, quiet AF operation thanking to a lens-installed AF driving motor, and a small and light weight size. In addition a high magnification super-telephoto zoom lens and a large diameter telephoto zoom lens are also being shown.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Canon 400mm f/4 Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM lens.