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Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for $149 - Black Friday Deal Alert

The Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN lens for Sony NEX and Micro Four Thirds cameras is $50 off at B&H for Black Friday. The lens normally runs $199, but is $149 right now. I own this lens and highly recommend it for Sony NEX users. See my Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN First Look Review.

The deal on this lens is here for the Micro Four Thirds mount and here for the Sony NEX version.

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Sigma’s new 120-300mm f/2.8 stabilized lens is now available for pre-order for $3200 at several retailers.  Hit the links below for options. [click to continue…]

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Pentax D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR Lens

The Pentax D FA MACRO 100mm f/2.8 WR lens features a weather-resistant construction, which works hand-in-hand with weather resistant DSLRs like the Pentax K-7.

The new lens will ship in January 2010 at an initial retail price of $849.95.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

More details in the press release below.

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New Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 Lens Patent

It seems like during every round of product releases over the past couple of years or so there have been rumors of a refreshed version of Canon’s popular 70-200mm f/2.8 IS and non-IS lenses.  Well, we may be in luck for a replacement soon. [click to continue…]

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Canon 7D and 100mm F2.8 L Macro Hybrid IS

After some personal fondling time with the Canon 7D and 100mm F2.8 L Macro Hybrid IS lens at Pepcom, I expect that those who pre-ordered the camera will likely not be disappointed – so long as the image quality lives up to the expectations once we see results from a production model.

Right off the bat, it’s clear that the 7D adds a bit of twist in terms of buttons, which may require a bit of a learning curve if you’re used to the 5D Mk II and 50D. However, the buttons are all laid out very well and it just takes a bit more memorization.

On the lens front, the 100mm Macro lens takes some very amazing photos and doubles as an excellent portrait lens, albeit a bit long when paired with the 7D’s APS-C sensor. How does it stack up against the Nikon D300s, a camera that wasn’t too far away from it (as Canon and Nikon always seem to be placed right across from one another at events)?  Keep on reading for more of my hands-on report on the Canon 7D.

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