Category: Digital SLR Cameras

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Ricoh Announces Interest-Free Credit on the Pentax 645Z

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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Ricoh Imaging Europe has announced details of its new interest-free credit offer on the Pentax 645Z camera and Pentax medium-format lenses. The offer is valid from now until 10 January 2015, and you can claim 12 months interest free credit when you spend a minimum of £5,000 on lenses, 18 months credit when you shell out at least £10,000, or 24 months if you spend a minimum of £15,000 on the Pentax 645Z and lenses. These offers are available exclusively at Park Cameras, Clifton Cameras, Calumet Photo and The Flash Centre (20% deposit required).

Monday, November 10, 2014

Ricoh UK Winter Cashback Offers

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Ricoh UK has today launched its Winter Cashback promotion. Running until 10 January 2015, the promotion enables customers to claim up to £70 cashback on selected Pentax DSLR bodies and kits. Eligible products include the Pentax K-3, K-S1 (pictured) and K-50 digital SLR cameras. Note that with every K-S1 purchase you will also receive a free Flucard worth £99.99. For further information on the cashback offer, visit the website below.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Adorama and Canon Present: Capturing the Action

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras, Events
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Adorama is teaming up with Canon to put on a free event featuring the brand new EOS 7D Mark II. Held on Wednesday 12th November at the Altman Building in Manhattan action-packed evening will feature an open bar and food; giveaways including a raffle for the 7D Mark II and two tickets to the XLIX “Big Game”; special guest appearances from the world of professional sports; presentations from the industry’s top action photographers; and many more surprises to come. The star of the show, the EOS 7D Mark II, will be on display, so all attendees can get their hands-on the highly anticipated DSLR from Canon’s APS-sensor lineup. Do note that space is limited and only registering will guarantee your spot. To RSVP, visit the website below.

Nikon UK Launches New Battery Grip Promotion

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon UK today launched a new promotion offering customers a free battery grip with purchases of selected Nikon dSLR cameras. From 30th October to 4th February 2015 customers looking to purchase a Nikon D7100 are able to claim a free MB-D15 portrait grip, whilst customers considering the Nikon D610 are entitled to a free MB-D14 battery grip. A maximum of one claim can be made per person on each model included in the promotion, and all claims must be received by the 28th February 2015 (inclusive) in order to qualify.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Launches in UK

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canin UK has announced the imminent availability of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II dSLR camera. Announced at this year’s Photokina, the EOS 7D Mark II features a 20-megapixel imager with on-sensor PDAF, a 10fps continuous shooting mode, an all-new autofocus, expanded movie options and geotagging via an integrated GPS module. The camera, which has received the highest number of pre-orders for a DSLR in Canon UK’s history, will be available in the United Kingdom from Monday 3rd November 2014.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Canon Winter Cashback

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Canon UK has just launched its winter cashback offer, which enables you to receive up to £80 cashback on a selected range of Canon products including DSLRs, lenses, compact cameras, camcorders and printers. The offer runs from 29st October 2014 to 21st January 2015 for eligible products purchased from UK or Republic of Ireland retailers. Click through / scroll down for a list of all eligible cameras, lenses, printers and accessories.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Canon EOS 6D Discontinued?

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon Watch reports that Amazon UK now has the Canon EOS 6D listed as "discontinued by the manufacturer." This applies to the body-only configuration as well as the single-zoom kit that comprises the EOS 6D camera and EF 24-105mm f4L USM lens. On the other hand, Amazon US still has the camera listed as current, making us wonder if the company's UK branch simply made a mistake.

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.