Category: Digital SLR Cameras

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Samyang 50mm f1.4 and T1.5 Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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Samyang have officially announced the 50mm f1.4 and T1.5 lenses, due later in 2014. The much rumoured 50mm lenses will be available in the Samyang 50 mm f1.4 AS UMC photographic version and the Samyang 50 mm T1.5 AS UMC VDSLR cine lens version with decoupled aperture and follow focus gearing. Both lenses will be vailable in Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Sony A, Fujifilm X mount, Pentax and Micro Four Thirds (MFT) fit, retailing for £449 for the f1.4 lens and £479 for the T1.5 version.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Nikon D810 Sensor Crowned King by DxOMark

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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The 36-megapixel FX imager of the new Nikon D810 has achieved a DxOMark Sensor Score of 97, which is higher than those of its predecessors, the Nikon D800 (95) and D800E (96); prompting DxO Labs to declare it the"new leader" in their database. "It’s an outstanding score with excellent colourr depth and an extremely wide dynamic range at base ISO for the most subtle tonal gradations in highlights and shadows," DxO Labs said in a statement. "The low-light score of 2853 ISO is also excellent however it’s somewhat behind the best in that category."

Website: DxOMark

Monday, July 28, 2014

70% of Imaging Professionals Use Canon Gear at 2014 World Cup

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras, Events, Lenses
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Canon broadcast lenses were the most widely used broadcast lenses covering the matches of the recent World Cup in Brazil, the company said in a statement. Furthermore, the professional photographers tasked with capturing the events utilised Canon DSLR cameras and lenses more than any other brand. Throughout the tournament, approximately 70 percent of imaging professionals chose Canon DSLRs and lenses to capture and share the memorable moments of the matches, the company claims. At each of the 12 stadiums that hosted football matches in Brazil, Canon Professional Service had teams of technical and professional representatives providing imaging professionals with access to product support, equipment maintenance, and product loans.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pentax K-3 Prestige Gunmetal Edition

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Ricoh has just launched a Prestige edition of the Pentax K-3 digital SLR camera. The K-3 Prestige features a stylish, high grade, gunmetal gray shade and comes complete with a detachable BG-5 battery grip designed exclusively for the K-3. The Pentax K-3 Prestige Gunmetal Edition* will be made available in a limited quantity with only 2,000 units being offered worldwide. Shipments start in August 2014. The camera will be available for £1,099/$1399.95.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pentax K-3 Firmware Update 1.10

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Ricoh has posted a firmware update for the Pentax K-3 digital SLR camera. According to the company, version 1.10 incorporates the following enhancements:

  • Added Diffraction Correction on Lens Correction.
  • Shortened processing time for Digital Filter and Color Fringe Correction.
  • Improved stability for AWB (Auto white balance) performance.
  • Changed to ISO Bracketing when using Exposure Bracketing on TAv mode
  • Improved stability for general performance.

Website: Ricoh

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Nikon D810 Hands-On Preview

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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We have spent some quality time with the brand new, 36-megapixel Nikon D810 full-frame digital SLR camera to deliver you a hands-on preview. You can read our initial impressions below.

Official Nikon D810 Sample Images

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon France has posted 35 high-resolution sample photographs taken with the brand new Nikon D810 full-frame digital SLR camera. Captured with a variety of lenses, these Nikon D810 samples were shot by an assortment of high-profile photographers including Natalie Dybisz (a.k.a. Miss Aniela), Lucas Gilman, Hisao Asano, and JunjiTakasago. You can download the official Nikon D810 sample photos from the website below.

Website: Nikon France | Flickr

Nikon D810 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Nikon D810 DSLR camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the new Nikon D810 DSLR camera.

Nikon D810

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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The Nikon D810 is a new DSLR that "offers the highest image quality in Nikon's history". According to Nikon, the D810 has a brand new 36.3 megapixel sensor with no optical low pass filter that delivers image quality that rivals medium format cameras. In addition, the Nikon D810 has an ISO range of 32-51200, 1080/60p video recording, Expeed 4 image processing engine, 51-point auto-focus system, 5fps burst shooting at full resolution, and an improved LCD monitor (3.2-inch with 1299K dots).

The Nikon D810 will replace both the D800 and D800E models, and will cost £2,699 / 3299Euros / $3,299.95, available from the 17th July.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Canon Updates EOS 5D Mark III Product Advisory

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon has issued an update to its product advisory concerning an LCD illumination issue affecting its EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR camera. The company describes the problem as follows: if the LCD panel illuminates, the displayed exposure value may change. The phenomenon may occur in cameras whose serial number starts with "0" and the sixth digit is either "1" or "2"

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera and 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens Winner!

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We've teamed up with CameraWorld to give away a fantastic Canon EOS 70D DSLR camera with a 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 lens!

Congratulations to Rosie Truasheim, who has been randomly selected as the lucky winner of this great prize. Thanks to everyone else for entering.

CameraWorld is a real camera shop, helping you to make the most of your hobby. Our expert team has many years experience within the photographic trade with knowledge gained over 40 years. Many are photographers themselves and enjoy passing their knowledge on. You'll also find our online service fast, efficient and courteous and you can always call us if you want to talk to a human being! We are dedicated to bringing you the very best in service, choice and price.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Canon EOS-1D C Firmware Version 1.3.5

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon has posted a firmware update for its EOS-1D C digital SLR camera. Version 1.3.5 fixes a phenomenon in which the line-level audio input function of some EOS-1D C cameras does not operate as expected with Firmware Version 1.3.4. For the details, head to the website below.

Website: Canon Product Advisories

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Canon EOS-1 Series Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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The year 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of Canon's EOS-1 series. The company's first professional EOS single-lens reflect camera, the Canon EOS-1, was introduced in 1989 - two years after the launch of the EOS system itself. Created to meet the advanced demands of professional photographers, the EOS-1 boasted cutting-edge technologies, class-leading levels of performance, new levels of ergonomics, high durability and reliability, and marked the inaugural model of Canon’s EOS-1 series. Subsequent milestones included the launch of the EOS-1N in 1994, the release of the EOS-1N RS with its fixed pellicle mirror, 6ms shutter lag and 10fps burst mode in 1995, the introduction of the EOS-1V in 2000, the release of the digital EOS-1D in 2001, and the launch of the full-frame EOS-1Ds in 2002. Canon’s current flagship professional digital SLR camera, the EOS-1D X (pictured), was brought to market in June 2012, and marked the EOS-1 series’ 13th model.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Canon in Action Tour 2014

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras, Events
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Canon U.S.A. has kicked off its Canon In Action Tour, an educational roadshow ideal for advanced amateur SLR users and filmmaking enthusiasts. The tour includes live-learning seminars and workshops in several major US cities between now and 23 November 2014. Tour attendees will have the opportunity to take part in an in-depth Imaging Essentials Saturday seminar, and/or intensive Sunday training workshops for a nominal fee. Each Saturday seminar covers still-imaging topics ranging from lens selection and composition, to understanding histograms and flash photography with Canon’s versatile Speedlite system. The Canon In Action Tour Sunday workshop offers participants a choice of two all-day, hands-on workshops:  Speedlite Intensive or Exploring DSLR Video. A full schedule of cities and dates for the Canon In Action tour is available at the website below.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Canon Summer Cashback

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Canon UK has launched its summer cashback promotion giving you the chance to.get up to £100/€120 cashback on a range of selected Canon products across DSLRs, compact cameras, lenses, video cameras and printers. The offer runs from 15 May 2014 to 13 August 2014 for eligible products purchased from UK or Republic of Ireland retailers. Canon is also taking its cashback offer on the road this summer, visiting locations across the UK. To learn more, visit Canon UK’s Facebook page.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Nikon D800/E Firmware Version 1.10

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon has released a firmwar update for the Nikon D800 and D800E FX-format digital SLR cameras. Version 1.10 brings a host of improvements and fixes including a new HTTP server mode, support for CompactFlash memory cards with capacities greater than 128GB, and much more. Click through / scroll down for the details.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Ricoh Lowers Prices of Key Products

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Ricoh UK has announced the repositioning of a number of its key products. The compact, lightweight and fully weather-resistant PentaxK-3 is now available at £949.99, the K-50 can now be had for £499.99, the weather-resistant DFA 100/2,8 MACRO WR lens has a new RRP of £549.99, the Pentax Q7 (pictured) has a new price tag of £339.99 - and the list goes on. Click through / read on for the details.

Canon EOS Rebel SL1 White Kit

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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The white-grey edition of the Canon EOS SL1 camera (originally launched in Japan as the EOS Kiss X7 White) will be available in the USA from the end of June. The white EOS Rebel SL1 camera is complemented by a matching white EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. "[N]ew to the U.S. market, the white EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR camera with its companion white lens, provides users with high-quality images in a small, compact body that is easy to bring along on all their summer adventures," says Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A. The Canon EOS Rebel SL1 and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens kit in white will retail for an estimated retail price of $749.99.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Sony a77 II Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Sony A77 II interchangeable lens camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the new Sony A77 II interchangeable lens camera.

Sony a77 II

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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The Sony a77 II is a new interchangeable lens camera with a 79 point phase detection AF system with 15 cross points. The A77 II delivers ultra-fast, intelligent AF tracking and up to 12 fps burst of up to 60 full-resolution frames, features a 24.3 megapixel Exmor CMOS image sensor with an ISO range of 100-25600, and also boasts an XGA OLED Tru-Finder and 3-way tiltable LCD, magnesium body with dust- and moisture-resistant seals, BIONZ X processor, Full HD 50p video and NFC/Wi-Fi connectivity.

The Sony a77 II is available to pre-order now from and will be on general sale in Europe from Summer 2014.