The new Sigma USB dock is now shipping for Nikon mount lenses. As you may recall, the USB dock allows you to update firmware for all of the lenses whenever Sigma releases upgrades. On the ‘A’ and ‘C’ series lenses, the USB dock gives you additional functionality of modifying the focus speed of the lenses. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Ricoh has announced 5 new HD Pentax DA Limited lenses for the Pentax K-mount lineup. The new lenses (gosh, they’re pretty) include the following:
- HD PENTAX DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited
- HD PENTAX DA 21mm F3.2 AL Limited
- HD PENTAX DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited
- HD PENTAX DA 40mm F2.8 Limited
- HD PENTAX DA 70mm F2.4 Limited
About the new lenses: [Read more...]
Sigma is launching a new mount conversion service for its line of Sport, Contemporary and Art lenses. The service will allow customers to have lens mounts converted to/from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax and Sigma mounts. Current eligible lenses include the 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS Sport (shown above), the 35mm f/1.4 DG Art and the 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC OS Macro Contemporary, among others. Additionally, Sigma lenses for mirrorless cameras can be converted between Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-mount options.
The mount conversion service will launch on September 2, and will range in cost from $80 to $250, plus shipping. Mount conversion requests will be taken at your local Sigma subsidiary. US customers should visit Sigma’s US website for conversion requests.
In addition to the new mount conversion service, Sigma is also extending the warranty of all cameras, lenses and flashes purchased after July 1, 2013 – to 4 years.
Canon has released firmware updates for the EOS 1D Mark III, 1Ds Mark III and 1D Mark IV. [Read more...]