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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR


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The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR fixed focal length super-telephoto lens for Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras. Currently under development, the Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 lens uses the same type of Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element used in the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR (pictured). The release date and recommended retail price will be provided at a later date. 

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR fixed focal length super-telephoto lens for Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras. Currently under development, the Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 lens uses the same type of Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element used in the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR (pictured). The…

Canon Updates EF 70-200mm f/2.8L and f/4L Lenses


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Canon has upgraded two of its most loved and well-regarded L-series lenses with the launch of the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM.

The EF 7-200mm f/4L IS II USM is available from summer 2018 with an SRP of £1,299.99/€1,519.99 / £1,299.00 The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM is available from summer 2018 with an SRP of £2,149.99/€2,499.99 / $2,099.00.

Canon has upgraded two of its most loved and well-regarded L-series lenses with the launch of the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM.The EF 7-200mm f/4L IS II USM is available from summer 2018 with an SRP of £1,299.99/€1,519.99 / £1,299.00 The EF…

World’s First 24-hour Gigapixel Time-lapse Panorama


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The World’s first 24-hour Gigapixel time-lapse panorama has been captured with the Nikon D850 and MRMC’s robotic Ulti-Head. In total over 6,240 photos were taken across a 155-degree view over 24 hours, and subsequently stitched together to create an incredibly detailed panorama, and the first gigapixel timelapse of London.

The World’s first 24-hour Gigapixel time-lapse panorama has been captured with the Nikon D850 and MRMC’s robotic Ulti-Head. In total over 6,240 photos were taken across a 155-degree view over 24 hours, and subsequently stitched together to create an incredibly detailed panorama, and the first gigapixel timelapse of London.

Canon Interchangeable-lens Digital Cameras are Number 1 Since 2003


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Canon Inc has announced today that the Company’s interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and compact-system cameras) have maintained the No. 1 share of the global market for 15 consecutive years, from 2003 to 2017.

Canon Inc has announced today that the Company’s interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and compact-system cameras) have maintained the No. 1 share of the global market for 15 consecutive years, from 2003 to 2017.

Pentax K-1 Mark II, FA 50mm f/1.4, DA 11-18mm f/2.8 Hands-on Photos


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At The Photography Show Pentax are showing their new Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR camera, prototypes of their upcoming FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW and DA 11-18mm f/2.8 ED DC AW lenses, and a newly updated lens roadmap with 5 new lenses pencilled in for release in “2019 or later”.

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of all these new Pentax products.

At The Photography Show Pentax are showing their new Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR camera, prototypes of their upcoming FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW and DA 11-18mm f/2.8 ED DC AW lenses, and a newly updated lens roadmap with 5 new lenses pencilled in for release in “2019 or later”…

Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF Lens for Canon and Nikon Full-frame DSLRs


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The Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF is a new lens for Canon and Nikon full-frame DSLRs. In addition to the Tokina AT-X series, which has been highly evaluated in the past, Tokina will expand the Opera series as a top model group for full frame in the future.

The Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF is a new lens for Canon and Nikon full-frame DSLRs. In addition to the Tokina AT-X series, which has been highly evaluated in the past, Tokina will expand the Opera series as a top model group for full frame in the future.

Sigma 105mm F1.4 Art and 70mm F2.8 Macro Art, Plus 9 New Sony E-mount Lenses!


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Sigma has launched the new 105mm F1.4 Art and 70mm F2.8 Macro Art lenses, as well as announcing that 9 of its Art lenses will be made available for Sony E-mount full-frame cameras.

Sigma’s new Sony E-mount lenses will feature a newly developed control algorithm that optimizes the autofocus drive and maximizes the data transmission speed. In addition, these lenses will be compatible with Sony’s continuous autofocus (AF-C) and high-speed autofocus, which are not supported by the current Sigma Mount Converter MC-11.

The brand new Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art is the ninth lens in the Sigma F1.4 lineup. Designed for full-frame cameras and incorporating 17 optical elements in 12 groups, this lens offers minimal optical aberration and delivers incredible resolution and stunning contrast with a beautiful bokeh effect.

The brand new Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art is the first Macro lens in the Art range, delivering stunning resolution and incredible clarity, while at the same time offering extremely smooth autofocus performance for a weightier, high-performance lens.

Sigma has launched the new 105mm F1.4 Art and 70mm F2.8 Macro Art lenses, as well as announcing that 9 of its Art lenses will be made available for Sony E-mount full-frame cameras. Sigma’s new Sony E-mount lenses will feature a newly developed control algorithm that optimizes the autofocus drive…

Canon EOS 2000D and 4000D First Impressions


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Last week we spent some time shooting with the new Canon EOS 2000D and 4000D DSLRs in London, UK, at an official Canon press event. Check out our first impressions of using the Canon 2000D and 4000D cameras now…

Last week we spent some time shooting with the new Canon EOS 2000D and 4000D DSLRs in London, UK, at an official Canon press event. Check out our first impressions of using the Canon 2000D and 4000D cameras now…

Canon EOS 2000D Hands-on Photos


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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS 2000D DLSR camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS 2000D camera, including a side-by-side comparison with the EOS 4000D camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS 2000D DLSR camera looks like in the flesh?
Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS 2000D camera, including a side-by-side comparison with the EOS 4000D camera.

Canon EOS 4000D Hands-on Photos


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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS 4000D DLSR camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS 4000D camera, including a side-by-side comparison with the EOS 2000D camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS 4000D DLSR camera looks like in the flesh?
Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS 4000D camera, including a side-by-side comparison with the EOS 2000D camera.

Canon EOS 2000D and EOS 4000D DSLR Cameras for Beginners


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The Canon EOS 2000D and EOS 4000D are new entry-level DSLR cameras. Both cameras offer APS-C sensors, DIGIC 4+ image processors, seamless Wi-Fi connectivity, 3fps continuous shooting, straightforward in-camera feature guides, wi-fi connectivity, 500 picture battery life and Full HD movie recording. The EOS 2000D (Rebel T7) additionally features a new 24.1 megapixel APS-C sensor, 7.5 cm LCD screen, Near Field Communication (NFC) and a metal lens mount, while the EOS 4000D (Rebel T100) has an 18 megapixel APS-C sensor, 6.8 cm LCD screen and a plastic lens mount.

Both DSLR cameras will be available to purchase from March 2018:

  • EOS 2000D body only – £369.99 / €429.99
  • EOS 200D + EF-S 18-55mm lens – £469.99 / €549.99 / $549.99
  • EOS 4000D body only – £329.99 / €379.99
  • EOS 400D + EF-S 18-55mm IS lens – £369.99 / €429.99

The Canon EOS 2000D and EOS 4000D are new entry-level DSLR cameras. Both cameras offer APS-C sensors, DIGIC 4+ image processors, seamless Wi-Fi connectivity, 3fps continuous shooting, straightforward in-camera feature guides, wi-fi connectivity, 500 picture battery life and Full HD movie recording. The EOS 2000D (Rebel T7) additionally features a…

SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM for £1399 / $1299


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The new Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens will have a suggested retail price of £1,399.99 in the UK and $1,299.99 in the US. SIGMA, Canon and Nikon mounts will be available to purchase in the UK from March 2018 and mid-March in the US.

The new Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens will have a suggested retail price of £1,399.99 in the UK and $1,299.99 in the US. SIGMA, Canon and Nikon mounts will be available to purchase in the UK from March 2018 and mid-March in the US.

Upgrade Your Pentax K-1 to the K-1 Mark II for $550 / £450


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Ricoh USA/Europe have announced a rather unique upgrade service for owners of the original Pentax K-1 DSLR – they will replace the camera’s main circuit board and the logo on the front, and voila, you have yourself a K-1 Mark II. 

Could this be the future of high-end cameras, where the body remains the same and the “brain” is swapped out for a more capable version? Or is it merely indicative of the small number of changes that Pentax have made in the 2 years since the original K-1 was launched (the more cynical view)?

The upgrade service will cost $550USD / $690 CAD / £450 and be done for a limited time from May 21, 2018 – September 30, 2018.

Ricoh USA/Europe have announced a rather unique upgrade service for owners of the original Pentax K-1 DSLR – they will replace the camera’s main circuit board and the logo on the front, and voila, you have yourself a K-1 Mark II. Could this be the future of high-end cameras, where…

Nikon Wins Three iF Design Awards


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Nikon is pleased to announce that three of its products have received an ‘iF Design Award 2018’ within the product discipline. They are the D850, D7500 and Coolpix W300 cameras.

Nikon is pleased to announce that three of its products have received an ‘iF Design Award 2018’ within the product discipline. They are the D850, D7500 and Coolpix W300 cameras.

Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD Lens for Full-frame DSLR Cameras


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The Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD is a compact telephoto zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras. It features a best-in-class maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.1, internal zoom mechanism, Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) design, 4 stops of VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization, and a Fluorine Coating and Moisture-Resistant Construction.

The 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD is compatible with both the 1.4x (Model TC-X14) and 2.0x (Model TC-X20) Teleconverters. An Arca-Swiss style tripod mount is available as an optional accessory. The Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD will be aavailable from April 2018 for £699 in the UK and $799 in the US.

The Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD is a compact telephoto zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras. It features a best-in-class maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.1, internal zoom mechanism, Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) design, 4 stops of VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization, and a Fluorine Coating and Moisture-Resistant Construction. The…

Pentax K-1 Mark II 35mm Full-frame DSLR Camera


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The Pentax K-1 Mark II is a new flagship 35mm full-frame DSLR camera. This new model couples a newly incorporated accelerator unit with the PRIME IV imaging engine to achieve high-speed operation and excellent noise-reduction, with an expanded ISO range that goes up to 819,200. The upgraded Pixel Shift Resolution System II features a newly developed Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution mode for handheld shooting.

The Pentax K-1 Mark II camera body will be available from the end of March 2018 priced at £1,799.99 in the UK.

In the US, the K-1 Mark II camera body will be available in April 2018 for a suggested list price of $1,999.95. The camera body plus the HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR zoom lens will also be available for a suggested list price of $2,399.95.

The Pentax K-1 Mark II is a new flagship 35mm full-frame DSLR camera. This new model couples a newly incorporated accelerator unit with the PRIME IV imaging engine to achieve high-speed operation and excellent noise-reduction, with an expanded ISO range that goes up to 819,200. The upgraded Pixel Shift Resolution…

Samyang XP 50mm F1.2 for Canon Full Frame DSLRs


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The Samyang XP 50mm F1.2 is a new manual focus prime lens designed for high resolution Canon DSLR cameras. Claimed to have a resolution of more than 50 megapixels for photography and 8K for video, the Samyang 50mm F1.2 is the third lens of the premium XP series following in the footsteps of the XP 14mm F2.4 and the  XP 85mm F1.2.

The suggested retail price of the Samyang XP 50mm F1.2 is £799.00, available from March 2018.

The Samyang XP 50mm F1.2 is a new manual focus prime lens designed for high resolution Canon DSLR cameras. Claimed to have a resolution of more than 50 megapixels for photography and 8K for video, the Samyang 50mm F1.2 is the third lens of the premium XP series following in…

Manfrotto Camera Cages for Mirrorless and DSLR Cameras


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Manfrotto have developed a series of ground-breaking Camera Cages designed to meet the needs of independent content creators who increasingly rely on high-end mirrorless and DSLR cameras to capture the perfect video content. Available in three different sizes, tThe unique modular design of Manfrotto’s new Camera Cages enables users to attach a broad range of mirrorless and DSLR camera types, whereas other models only support a single model. Manfrotto Camera Cages are available from £289.95.

Manfrotto have developed a series of ground-breaking Camera Cages designed to meet the needs of independent content creators who increasingly rely on high-end mirrorless and DSLR cameras to capture the perfect video content. Available in three different sizes, tThe unique modular design of Manfrotto’s new Camera Cages enables users to…

When Camera Worlds Collide…


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What a strange and exciting time we live in! This is the new Tamron 100-400mm lens for full-frame DSLRs, in a Canon EF fit, mounted on the new Sony A7R III mirrorless camera, via a Sigma MC-11 adapter! Talk about worlds colliding! And it actually works too…

(disclaimer: we’ve initially reviewed the lens on a Canon 5DS R)

Read our in-depth Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD review

What a strange and exciting time we live in! This is the new Tamron 100-400mm lens for full-frame DSLRs, in a Canon EF fit, mounted on the new Sony A7R III mirrorless camera, via a Sigma MC-11 adapter! Talk about worlds colliding! And it actually works too… (disclaimer: we’ve initially…

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180–400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR Lens


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The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180–400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR is the first Nikon telephoto lens to have a built-in 1.4x teleconverter. Priced at a whopping £10,999 / €12,400 / $12,399, the Nikon 80-400mm f/4 promises edge-to-edge sharpness throughout the zoom range, even when shooting wide open, plus built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) which offers a four-stop advantage. Sales of the Nikon 80-400mm f/4 lens will start on March 8th 2018.

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180–400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR is the first Nikon telephoto lens to have a built-in 1.4x teleconverter. Priced at a whopping £10,999 / €12,400 / $12,399, the Nikon 80-400mm f/4 promises edge-to-edge sharpness throughout the zoom range, even when shooting wide open, plus built-in Vibration…

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