Category: Digital SLR Cameras

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Irix 11mm f/4.0 Blackstone and Firefly Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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The Irix 11mm f/4.0 is an extremely wide full frame rectalinear lens with an angle of view of 126°. It employs 4 high refractive lenses, 2 ED lenses, 3 aspherical lenses to guarantee very low distortion, as low as 3,13%, which makes Irix 11mm f/4.0 lens unique in its class. The special Blackstone version of the lens has engraved UV light reactive markings enable easy operation in low light conditions to facilitate the perfect photo. The Irix 11mm f/4.0 will be available next year in Canon EF, Nikon F and Pentax K mounts.

Irix are also showing a very early prototype of a 45mm f/1.4 full-frame lens at the Photokina show in Germany.

Check our our hands-on photos of the Irix 11mm f/4.0 and the Irix 45mm f/1.4 lenses

The Irix 11mm f/4.0 is an extremely wide full frame rectalinear lens with an angle of view of 126°. It employs 4 high refractive lenses, 2 ED lenses, 3 aspherical lenses to guarantee very low distortion, as low as 3,13%, which makes Irix 11mm f/4.0 lens unique in its class. The...

Nikon D3400 Hands-On Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Nikon D3400 looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon D3400 digital SLR camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Nikon D3400 looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon D3400 digital SLR camera.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Samyang XEEN 16mm T2.6

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The Samyang XEEN 16mm T2.6 is a new professional video-cine lens. The 16mm is a specific angle that is loved by most of the directors of photography around the globe for its usage for wide, yet emotional, scenes in film and videos. Samyang has released XEEN 16mm T2.6, inheriting the renowned image quality of Samyang’s wide angle series. This launch expands the XEEN line up to seven lenses from 14mm to 135mm.

The Samyang XEEN 16mm T2.6 is a new professional video-cine lens. The 16mm is a specific angle that is loved by most of the directors of photography around the globe for its usage for wide, yet emotional, scenes in film and videos. Samyang has released XEEN 16mm T2.6,...

Monday, September 12, 2016

Samyang 85mm F1.2 and 14mm F2.4

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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The Samyang 85mm F1.2 and 14mm F2.4 are the first lenses in in Samyang's new premium lens line-up. The manual-focus 85mm F1.2 is the brightest lens in existing full frame DSLR lenses, while the 14mm F2.4 is equipped with the most advanced optical technology among Samyang lenses, featuring 18 elements in 14 groups. The Samyang 85mm F1.2 (Canon EF) and 14mm F2.4 (Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E) lens will be globally available within 2016, and the suggested retail prices will be announced at a later date.

The Samyang 85mm F1.2 and 14mm F2.4 are the first lenses in in Samyang's new premium lens line-up. The manual-focus 85mm F1.2 is the brightest lens in existing full frame DSLR lenses, while the 14mm F2.4 is equipped with the most advanced optical technology among Samyang lenses, featuring 18 elements...

Thursday, September 8, 2016

ZEISS Milvus 2.8/15, 2.8/18 and 2/135 Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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ZEISS have announced three new Milvus lenses for high-end DSLR cameras - the 2.8/15, 2.8/18 and 2/135. The three new lenses ZEISS Milvus 2.8/15, Milvus 2.8/18 and Milvus 2/135 expand the Milvus family that was introduced last September, bringing the total number of focal lengths to nine. The delivery worldwide of the three new lenses will begin at the end of October 2016. Sales prices are EUR 2,699 (including 19% VAT) or USD 2,699 (excl. VAT) for the ZEISS Milvus 2.8/15; EUR 2,299 (including 19% VAT) or USD 2,299 (excl. VAT) for the ZEISS Milvus 2.8/18; and EUR 2,199 Euro (including 19% VAT) or USD 2,199 (excl. VAT) for the ZEISS Milvus 2/135.

ZEISS have announced three new Milvus lenses for high-end DSLR cameras - the 2.8/15, 2.8/18 and 2/135. The three new lenses ZEISS Milvus 2.8/15, Milvus 2.8/18 and Milvus 2/135 expand the Milvus family that was introduced last September, bringing the total number of focal lengths to nine. The delivery worldwide of the three new lenses...

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

SIGMA Launches Cine Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Digital, Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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SIGMA is entering into the cinema lens market by releasing a new line of SIGMA CINE LENSES, designed specifically for cinematography. For the first phase, SIGMA will release two zoom lenses in Japan and the USA for Canon EF and Sony E mount camera systems. Another zoom lens and five prime lenses will be released to the market in sequence from 2017 onward.

SIGMA is entering into the cinema lens market by releasing a new line of SIGMA CINE LENSES, designed specifically for cinematography. For the first phase, SIGMA will release two zoom lenses in Japan and the USA for Canon EF and Sony E mount camera systems. Another zoom lens and five...

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Pinout Adds Remote Release, GPS, Multi-camera Control and More to Nikon DSLRs

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Digital SLR Cameras
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Pinout is a smart, versatile gadget which allows you to control your Nikon DSLR via a smartphone. It supports GPS, timer control, multi-camera control, time-lapse, HDR, bulb ramping, sensor-based functions and more. Three different kits are available ranging in price from $34.99 to $128.99.

Pinout is a smart, versatile gadget which allows you to control your Nikon DSLR via a smartphone. It supports GPS, timer control, multi-camera control, time-lapse, HDR, bulb ramping, sensor-based functions and more. Three different kits are available ranging in price from $34.99 to $128.99.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Preview

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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Photography Blog attended the recent UK press launch of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV in central London. As one of the first people outside of Canon to actually get their hands on the new EOS 5D, here are my initial thoughts...

Photography Blog attended the recent UK press launch of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV in central London. As one of the first people outside of Canon to actually get their hands on the new EOS 5D, here are my initial thoughts...

Official Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Sample Images

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon have released thirteen full-resolution sample photos and two reduced-resolution sample videos shot on their new EOS 5D Mark IV digital SLR camera. Captured with a variety of lenses including the EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF11-24mm f/4L USM, EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, EF600mm f/4L IS II USM and new EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM, these Canon EOS 5D Mark IV samples were taken at  sensitivity settings ranging from ISO 100 to ISO 6,400.

Website: Official Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Sample Images & Movies

Canon have released thirteen full-resolution sample photos and two reduced-resolution sample videos shot on their new EOS 5D Mark IV digital SLR camera. Captured with a variety of lenses including the EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF11-24mm f/4L USM, EF100-40...

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera, including a side-by-side comparison with the previous 5D Mark III, and the new EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lenses.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera, including a side-by-side comparison with the previous 5D Mark III, and the new EF 24-10...

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV vs 5D Mark III Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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Want to see exactly how the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera compares to the previous 5D Mark III model?

Check out our side-by-side comparison of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with the previous 5D Mark III.

Want to see exactly how the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera compares to the previous 5D Mark III model? Check out our side-by-side comparison of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with the previous 5D Mark III.

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens.

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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The new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is the most versatile EOS DSLR camera yet. Featuring a 30.4 megapixel CMOS sensor with wide exposure latitude, 7 frames per second (fps) high speed shooting, internal 4K movie recording and built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, the 5D Mark IV fuses speed and resolution with excellent low light capability and movie functionality. The EOS 5D Mark IV is also the first EOS camera to premiere the innovative Dual Pixel RAW file format, allowing photographers to fine-tune images in post-production by adjusting or correcting the point of sharpness, shifting the foreground bokeh or reducing image ghosting.

Canon have also added the new EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM and the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM to their extensive lineup of lenses.

Finally, Canon have announced a new firmware update for the EOS-1D X Mark II. Adding IPTC support and LCD colour tone as featured in the EOS 5D Mark IV, the update also improves the network and GPS functionality. The firmware will be available in September.

Pricing

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV - RRP £3,629 / €4899.99, available September 2016

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L II USM - RRP £1,129 / €1,449.99, available Q4 2016

Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L III USM - RRP £2,349 / €2,999.99, available October 2016

The new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is the most versatile EOS DSLR camera yet. Featuring a 30.4 megapixel CMOS sensor with wide exposure latitude, 7 frames per second (fps) high speed shooting, internal 4K movie recording and built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, the 5D Mark IV fuses speed and resolution with...

Canon Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Digital SLR Cameras
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The Canon Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 is a dedicated Wi-Fi adapter for Canon’s EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R DSLR cameras. Portable and lightweight, the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 is the size of an SD card. A firmware update is required for all compatible models. The EOS 7D Mark II new firmware is available September 2016 and the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R new firmware is available November 2016. The Canon Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 will cost £39.99 / €49.99, available in October.

The Canon Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 is a dedicated Wi-Fi adapter for Canon’s EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R DSLR cameras. Portable and lightweight, the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 is the size of an SD card. A firmware update is required for all compatible models. The...

Friday, August 19, 2016

Canon Scoops Four EISA Awards

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses, Printers
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Canon has been honoured with four product awards from the European Imaging and Sound Association. The EOS 80D (pictured) has been named the ‘European DSLR Camera 2016-2017’, while the EOS-1D X Mark II took the title of ‘European Professional DSLR Camera 2016-2017’ and the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM and the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 received awards for ‘European Professional DSLR Lens 2016-2017’ and ‘European Photo Printer 2016-2017’ respectively. “At Canon, we understand photography doesn’t end with the press of a shutter, and are consistently striving to produce high-quality products that help novices and professionals alike to get the best from their photographs,” said Steve Marshall, Product Marketing Director, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon Europe. “Be it capture, print, store or share, every element matters, and we’re committed to ensuring Canon quality comes through at every step. Each of the awards we’ve received demonstrate our dedication and commitment to creating pioneering products and once again we’re extremely proud to have been recognised by the esteemed EISA panel.”

Canon has been honoured with four product awards from the European Imaging and Sound Association. The EOS 80D (pictured) has been named the ‘European DSLR Camera 2016-2017’, while the EOS-1D X Mark II took the title of ‘European Professional DSLR Camera 2016-2017’ and the...

Nikon D500 Wins EISA Award

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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The Nikon D500 has won the European Prosumer D-SLR Camera 2016-2017 award, presented by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). The jury praised the camera's high continuous shooting speed of 10 frames per second, 153-point auto focus system and newly developed DX type sensor. "Build quality and handling are superb with a large, bright viewfinder and tilting rear touchscreen display," the EISA said. "The ability to record 4K video and Nikon’s new SnapBridge connectivity rounds off a hugely impressive digital SLR."

The Nikon D500 has won the European Prosumer D-SLR Camera 2016-2017 award, presented by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). The jury praised the camera's high continuous shooting speed of 10 frames per second, 153-point auto focus system and newly developed DX type sensor. "Build quality and handling are...

Pentax K-70 Firmware Update 1.10

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Ricoh have issued a firmware update for the Pentax K-70 digital SLR camera. Version 1.10 adds full support for the HD Pentax-DA 55-300mmF4.5-6.3ED PLM WR RE lens and makes it possible to modify the ISO sensitivity setting between shots when using the multiple-exposure drive mode. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below.

Website: Latest Pentax K-70 Firmware Update

Ricoh have issued a firmware update for the Pentax K-70 digital SLR camera. Version 1.10 adds full support for the HD Pentax-DA 55-300mmF4.5-6.3ED PLM WR RE lens and makes it possible to modify the ISO sensitivity setting between shots when using the multiple-exposure drive mode. You can download...

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Nikon D500 Firmware Update C1.02

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon have issued a firmware update for the Nikon D500 digital SLR camera. Version C1.02 addresses an issue that sometimes caused errors with certain UHS-II SD memory cards. "As we were able to confirm that these were read errors arising not in the camera but in the cards themselves, we addressed the issue with a work-around that switches temporarily to UHS-I mode when a card-side error occurs in UHS-II mode," the company said in a statement. "The camera switches back to UHS-II mode when turned off and then on again or when the standby timer restarts. Card-side read errors may still occur after the update, albeit very infrequently." Yiou can download the firmware upgrade from the website below.

Website: Nikon D500 Firmware

Nikon have issued a firmware update for the Nikon D500 digital SLR camera. Version C1.02 addresses an issue that sometimes caused errors with certain UHS-II SD memory cards. "As we were able to confirm that these were read errors arising not in the camera but in the cards themselves, we...

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8

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The Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 from Venus Optics is a new ultra wide angle lens for 35mm full-frame cameras. Available in Canon ,Nikon, Pentax and Sony E mounts, the Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 is comprised of 16 elements in 10 groups, including 2 aspherical elements and 3 elements made of glass with anomalous dispersion. This manual focus lens offers a field of view of 121.96°, 7 aperture blades, minimum focusing distance of 18cm, and an aperture range of f/2.8 - f/22. The lens is so new that we don't have an official picture yet (we've shown you the Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro lens instead), and the scheduled release date is "more likely to be August rather than July", according to distributor UK Optics Ltd.

The Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 from Venus Optics is a new ultra wide angle lens for 35mm full-frame cameras. Available in Canon ,Nikon, Pentax and Sony E mounts, the Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 is comprised of 16 elements in 10 groups, including 2 aspherical elements and 3 elements made of glass with anomalous...