Category: Digital SLR Cameras
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Want to see exactly what the new Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 VC PZD and 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD lenses look like in the flesh?
Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of these new lenses, which are apparently the only ones in the world...
Ricoh is inviting attendees at the 2014 Wedding Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) Expo to try out the Pentax 645D digital medium-format camera. “Using professional equipment like the PENTAX 645D is an outstanding way for photographers to enhance and differentiate what they can offer the consumer,” said Jim Malcolm, Executive Vice President, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation. “The added dimension, wider dynamic range and shallow depth of field produced by the 645D create a distinguished look that potential customers will admire and competitors will covet.” In conjunction with the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Expo, Ricoh Imaging is offering a $500 instant rebate on the purchase of a Pentax 645D during the month of March 2014.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Canon UK has launched its Spring 2014 cashback promotion. Customers can claim up to £210 cashback on a range of Canon products including DSLRs, lenses, compact cameras, camcorders and Pixma PRO printers. The offer runs from 1 March 2014 to 7 May 2014 for eligible products purchased from UK or Republic of Ireland retailers
Hasselblad has begun shipping its H5D-50c camera, which is billed as the world's first "fully integrated medium-format camera system to use CMOS sensor technology." Featuring a 50-megapixel CMOS imager with almost twice the physical size of the largest 35mm
DSLR sensor, a sensitivity range reaching all the way to ISO 6,400/39°, up to 14 stops of dynamic range, a 1,5fps continuous shooting mode and a maximum exposure time of 12 minutes; the Hasselblad H5D-50c is available for €20,900 (excl. tax).
Canon has released a firmware update for its EOS C100 cinema camera. Version 184.108.40.206.00 incorporates the following enhancement:
a Continuous Recording function has been added allowing for nonstop recording. At the same time the camera creates IN and OUT points in the footage every time the START/STOP button is pressed. At this time, this function is compatible with "EDIUS Pro 7" software which is distributed by Grass Valley.
Website: Canon USA
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Nikon UK today launched its spring consumer promotion offering up to £120 cashback. Eligible products include selected digital SLR cameras, selected DX lenses, plus the SB-300 Speedlight. The offer is valid through 28 May 2014 and all claims must be received by 30 June 2014. For more details, visit the website below.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
In addition to their main stand, Olympus UK will have a separate booth at The Photography Show offering free sensor cleaning to Olympus users. "We all know that the [SSWF] anti-dust system is so good you do not really need it, but time has its effect with our polluted world, and this is a lovely free service we are happy to offer," says Mark Thackara, National Marketing Manager, Consumer Products, Olympus UK. Interested photographers should go to the main Olympus stand to book their kit in. The Photography Show will be held from 1-4 March 2014 at the NEC in Birmingham - PhotographyBLOG readers have until tomorrow to buy their tickets online at a discounted price using our special promotion code.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Nikon has issued a service advisory to Nikon D600 owners. More than a year ago, Nikon already posted a product notice in which the company acknowledged that a number of Nikon D600 cameras may have been shipped to customers with dirt on their low-pass filters, but at that time they would not say explicitly that the affected cameras would be cleaned free of charge. This time around, Nikon USA says it "is making available to all owners of D600 cameras (even if Nikon’s product warranty has expired) [a] customer-service measure which includes the inspection, cleaning and replacement of the shutter assembly and related parts of your camera, free of charge as well as the cost of shipping D600 cameras to Nikon and their return to customers." Click through / read on to learn what steps you need to follow in order to take advantage of this offer.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Nikon today officially announced the Nikon D4S professional digital SLR camera. Featuring a 16.2-megapixel FX sensor, 11fps continuous shooting with autoexposure and autofocus, 1080/60p Full HD video recording capability, 30% faster processing and a long-awaited 'Raw Size S' option for extended continuous raw shooting and accelerated image transfer; the Nikon D4S is an important evolutionary upgrade to the well-received Nikon D4 (read review). Other highlights include an expanded ISO range of 100–25600, extendable up to an industry-leading 409600 (equivalent); improved AF acquisition; and full control over gain, shutter speed, aperture and audio levels during movie recording. Offering a remarkable battery life of 3020 shots (as per CIPA standards), the Nikon D4S will be available in March for £5199.99.99 / €6,199.00 / $6499.95.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Canon has posted half a dozen high-resolution sample photos and a movie shot with the new Canon EOS 1200D digital SLR camera. Captured using a variety of lenses including the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II, EF-S 55-200mm f/4-5.6 IS II, EF 135mm f/2L USM, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM and EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM; these Canon EOS 1200D samples can be downloaded as full-resolution JPEG images. Unlike the stills, the sample movie has been resized for the Web.
The Canon EOS 1200D (Rebel T5) is a a new entry-level digital SLR camera with an 18-megapixel APS-C sensor, a 9-point auto focus module, a stainless steel chassis and all-aluminium exterior. The camera comes with a built-in Feature Guide and an easy-to-use Scene Intelligent Auto mode, and is capable of recording 1080p Full HD movies with full user control over exposure, focus and sound levels. The 1200D's Video Snapshot mode allows you to record a series of short video clips and automatically joins them together in-camera. Coinciding with the launch, Canon has also released a new EOS Companion smartphone app, which offers helpful tips and tutorials to help you get the most out of your new camera and other cameras in the EOS range. The Canon EOS 1200D will be available from March 2014 with an SRP of £349.99 / €419.99 (body only). In the U.S.A., the Canon EOS Rebel T5 will be offered in a kit with a 18-55mm lens, priced at $549.99.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Ricoh has posted a firmware update for the Pentax K-3 digital SLR camera. Version 1.02 incorporates the following improvements:
- Added Bracket shooting in [Anti-Aliasing Filter Simulator].
- Improved stability for general performance.
- Improved stability of battery level indicator when using with battery grip.
- Optimized performance of continuous shooting when setting AF.C mode.
Website: Ricoh Support & Service
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Ricoh is planning to exhibit four new reference products at CP+ 2014. Among these is a completely new medium-format DSLR camera - tentatively named the Pentax 645D 2014 - boasting the "latest, super-high-resolution CMOS image sensor" and an articulated LCD screen; a new medium-format ultra-wide zoom lens; a Q-mount telemacro lens and an interesting film duplicator that "produces digital duplicates of silver-halide-film images in combination with a digital SLR camera and a dedicated flash unit." Judging by the product shot - see gallery after the jump - this essentially means a focusing rail combined with a macro bellows, film holder and diffusor screen
Monday, February 3, 2014
The Hasselblad HV is a 24.3-megapixel SLR camera with a 35mm full-frame sensor, semitransparent mirror and 2,359k-dot electronic viewfinder. Modelled after the Sony A99 digital "SLT" camera, the Hasselblad HV adds a machined aluminium alloy chassis, PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) coating and a few cosmetic changes. The new Hasselblad HV will be available for €8,500 including a Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 Vario-Sonnar T* standard zoom lens (but excluding taxes).
Friday, January 31, 2014
Nikon will be exhibiting its new flagship digital SLR camera, the Nikon D4S, for the first time in the UK at The Photography Show from 1st – 4th March 2014 at the NEC in Birmingham. The company has invested in an interactive stand that will host the complete camera line-up, including the new Nikon Df, D3300 and the latest Coolpix cameras, as well as its range of lenses. The D4S will also be on display at the show before it officially goes on sale, following a development announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Nikon has posted a firmware update for the FX-format Nikon Df digital SLR camera. Version 1.01 fixes the following bugs:
When Press for Custom Setting f4 (Assign Fn button), f5 (Assign preview button), or f6 (Assign AE-L/AF-L button) was set toPreview, and the camera's Fn button, Pv button, or AE-L/AF-L button was pressed with viewfinder shooting using a Speedlight SB-800, a preview was not displayed in the camera monitor and a modeling flash was not fired.
When a Speedlight that does not support auto FP high-speed sync was used with Custom Setting e1 (Flash sync speed) set to 1/250 s (Auto FP), the maximum shutter speed was 1/200 s.
When images captured with Auto ISO sensitivity control in the shooting menu set to Off were displayed in ViewNX 2 or Capture NX 2, Auto (ISO XXX)* was displayed for ISO Sensitivity in Metadata. This issue has been resolved.
*"XXX" is the specified ISO sensitivity value.
Website: Nikon Europe Support
Nikon has released a firmware update for its Nikon D5200 digital SLR camera. Version 1.02 enables the display of error messages when lenses with a retractable lens mechanism, corrects the display of focal lengths in 35mm format recorded in the EXIF data and fixes bugs. You can download the upgrade from the website below.
Website: Nikon Europe Support
Nikon has issued a firmware update for the Nikon D3200 digital SLR camera. Version 1.03 enables the display of error messages when lenses with a retractable lens mechanism, such as the AF-S DX Nikkor 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II, are used with the lens barrel retracted. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below.
Website: Nikon Europe Support
Canon has posted a firmware update for its EOS 700D / EOS Rebel T5i digital SLR camera. Version 1.1.3 fixes a phenomenon in which the camera displays Err01 or Err60, or in rare instances will lock-up when in Live View shooting mode (or Movie shooting mode) when attached to the following STM zoom lenses: EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM. Additionally, it corrects some Korean-language misspellings displayed on the menu screen. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below.
Website: Canon USA Support
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Hasselblad is set to launch the world's first 50-megapixel medium-format camera using CMOS sensor technology. Ove Bengtson, Hasselblad Product Manager said: "This pioneering 50 megapixel CMOS sensor camera is based on our H5D-50 model but will offer a faster capture rate; longer shutter speed capability and much greater ISO performance. It will provide greatly improved Live Video in Phocus and will also be available with Multi-Shot functionality." Further information and prices for the new H5D-50c models will be announced in March.