Category: Digital SLR Cameras
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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
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!
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 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
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.
Want to see exactly what the new Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.
Want to see exactly what the new Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens.
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is the ultimate DSLR to capture action other cameras simply miss. Completely rebuilt and redesigned, the EOS 7D Mark II features 10fps burst shooting, a new 65-point cross-type AF system, Dual DIGIC 6 processors, new 20.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor with a native ISO 100-16,000 range (expandable to ISO 51,200), 150k pixel RGB+IR metering sensor and innovative flicker detection, 200,000-cycle shutter durability, pro-level movie features including live, uncompressed HDMI output and Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, built-in GPS and a digital compass. The Canon EOS 7D Mark II will be available from November for £1,599.99 / €1,999.99 body-only. In the US the EOS 7D Mark II has an estimated retail price of $1,799.00 for the body only and $2,149.00 bundled with an EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.
Canon has unveiled three new lenses - the EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM, EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, and the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM. Canon’s new compact and lightweight EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM super telephoto lens will help lighten the load of professional and advanced amateur photographers. The affordable EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens is the slimmest and lightest Canon EF-S lens ever produced.
The EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM are both scheduled to be available in November for estimated retail prices of $6,899.00 / £6,999.99 / €8,799.99 and $149.99/ £179.99 / €224.99 respectively. The EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is scheduled to be available in December for an estimated retail price of $599.99 / £479.99 / €599.99.
The Profoto Air Remote TTL-N allows Nikon shooters to do TTL metering with the Profoto B1 off-camera flash. Air Remote TTL-N is a small, wireless radio transmitter that attaches to the Nikon camera’s hotshoe. Attaching the unit enables TTL metering with the B1. The Air Remote TTL-N can also be used to manually control and sync the B1 or any other Profoto flash with Air built-in. Air Remote TTL-N is sold separately. The recommended sales price is €295 / $395. The already released Air Remote TTL-C has the same price.
Schneider-Kreuznach has unveiled the Xenon 1.6/35mm Xenon 1.4/50mm and Macro Symmar 85mm, three new lenses for full-frame single-lens reflex cameras. The Xenon 1.6/35 mm and Xenon 1.4/50 mm lenses are equipped with an electronic interface to the camera and a mechanical automatic iris for Nikon cameras. The Macro Symmar on display with an 85 mm focal length and a maximum aperture of 2.4 has a motorized iris and an electronic interface for the Canon EOS system. The automatic aperture function is driven exclusively by the camera. All lenses will be available for Canon EOS and Nikon-F systems. Pricing and availability to be confirmed.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Nikon will exhibit its remote camera system at IBC and Photokina 2014. Developed by Nikon and Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC) as professional equipment for the imaging industry, this remote camera system uses Nikon’s digital camera and imaging solutions and MRMC’s robotic heads. Nikon has been working with MRMC in the UK for some time, allowing professional photographers to use remote systems set up at major sporting events such as Wimbledon and The Open Golf Championship, as well as at some of the world’s other big sporting events. Earlier this year the partners installed a bespoke remote set-up using Nikon DSLR cameras in the London Live studio, the first 24-hour entertainment TV channel dedicated to London. The studio operates a fully automated set-up using the Nikon D4 and Nikon D800 cameras and a nine axis, state of the art, custom-made robotic arm to produce the desired full-frame 35mm cinematic effect.
Want to see exactly what the new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED lens looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED lens.
Want to see exactly what the new Nikon SB-500 Speedlight looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon SB-500 Speedlight.
The Nikon D750 is a new full-frame DSLR camera. Packed with professional imaging technology and streamlined for compactness, the D750 features a newly designed 24.3 megapixel FX-format sensor, phenomenally sensitive AF performance, a burst rate of up to 6.5 fps, ISO range of 100–12800 that is extendable to 50–51200, and Full HD movie recording at 1080/60p combined with a tilt-screen monitor. Built-in Wi-Fi makes it simple to share impressive FX-format photos in an instant, while Nikon’s Picture Control 2.0 provides exceptional in-camera image processing and optimisation flexibility for still images and videos.
Nikon D750 will cost £1799.99 / €2149.00 /$2,299.95 body only, £2249.99 / €2679.00 with the 24-85mm VR lens, and £2249.99 / €2679.00 with the 24-120mm lens. The sales start date is 23rd September 2014.
The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED is a new wide-angle FX-format prime lens. The bright aperture delivers shallow depth of field, plus smooth bokeh, and ensures this lens excels in low-light settings. High-performance optics deliver edge-to-edge sharpness with minimal distortion, and the compact, lightweight design ensures easy portability. The AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED comes with the CL-1015 Flexible Lens Pouch and the HB-72 Lens Hood and retails for £679.99 / €809.00 / $799.95, available from 25th September.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Nikon have posted a firmware update for the Nikon D4S professional DSLR camera. Version C:1.10 incorporates the following improvements:
- When SPORT VR mode, built into the AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR, is selected, the same continuous shooting rate available when OFF is selected is now possible.
- When memory cards with capacities greater than 128 GB were formatted with the camera, they were formatted using the FAT32 file system. They are now formatted using the exFAT file system.
- Operation has been changed so that when menus are displayed during movie live view and the movie-record button is pressed, the menu display disappears and display returns to movie live view. To begin movie recording, press the movie-record button again.
- The Zoom on/off option for playback mode with Custom Setting f1: Multi Selector Center Button can now be used to zoom-in on images with zoom display centered on the active focus point, even if they were captured with live view photography. However, the focus point will not be displayed.
- The Help explanation provided for the Preset focus point option under Custom Setting f19: Lens Focus Function Buttons has been revised.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Ricoh have posted half a dozen high-resolution sample images captured with the new Pentax K-S1 digital SLR camera. Shot with a variety of lenses including the smc PENTAX-DA 50-135mmF2.8ED [IF]SDM, the smc PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 10-17mmF3.5-4.5ED[IF], the smc PENTAX-DA★50-135mmF2.8ED [IF]SDM and HD PENTAX-DA 35mmF2.8 Macro Limited, these Pentax K-S1 sample photos were taken at sensitivity settings ranging from ISO 100/21° to ISO 400/27°.
Website: Official Pentax K-S1 Sample Photos
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The Pentax K-S1 is a new, 20.12-megapixel camera that bucks the trend of conventional digital SLR camera design. Available in 12 different colour variations, this camera also boasts an innovative illumination interface system that intuitively reacts to changes in camera operation from stills to video. Other highlights include Full HD movie recording with stereo audio, a top shutter speed of 1/6000s, a high-speed continuous shooting function with a top speed of 5.4 images per second, an optical viewfinder offering 100% field of view, a 3.0-inch, high-resolution LCD monitor with a newly designed, easy-to-use graphical user interface, 21 digital filters and a dust removal mechanism for effective elimination of dust on the image sensor. The suggested retail price is £549.99 (body only), £599.99 with the DA L 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 lens and £679.99 with the SMC DA L 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL + SMC DA L f4-5.6 AL 50-200mm AL zoom lenses.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Zeiss are set to launch a new family of lenses at Photokina, dubbed Loxia. Rumoured to be for Sony FE full-frame mirrorless cameras (A7S, A7R, A7), the new range will be joined at the show by another Otus full-frame DSLR lens as well as new rangefinder products. Zeiss are currently running a special interactive puzzle on their blog which will eventually reveal the new Photokina 2014 products.