Canon has a quick hit of instant rebates for several DSLR, lens and flash combos that lasts only through this Saturday, September 11, 2010.
Tamron has developed an aperture correction plug-in for use with RAW image workflows in Adobe Photoshop CS5, Camera RAW and Lightroom 3. The new plug-in is designed for a number of Tamron lenses.
More details on the plug-in, including a full list of lenses, in the press release below. [Read more…]
Carl Zeiss has announced a 35mm Distagon T* f/1.4 lens for Canon and Nikon DSLRs. The new lens should be available in early 2011. More details in the press release below. [Read more…]
Olympus has announced two new Micro Four Thirds lenses, a 75-300mm and a 40-150mm. Respectively, the lenses cover a 35mm equivalent focal length of 150-600mm and 80-300mm due to the Micro Four Thirds 2x crop factor sensor. [Read more…]
Sony Japan has announced that the NEX E-Mount 18-200mm lens (which is packaged with the Sony NEX-VG10) will be available in September 2010 for 99750 yen for other NEX-format cameras; however, US pricing should be in the neighborhood of $800-900 as a best guess.
Tamron has announced the release of its new 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens for Nikon mount DSLRs, with Canon and Sony models to follow at a later date. The new 70-300mm lens is compatible with both full-frame and APS-C format DSLRs, and should be available August 26, 2010.
The new 70-300mm lens carries a retail price of $449; however, at launch Tamron is offering a $50 rebate for a final net price of $399. Check availability on Amazon.com.
You can get additional details and specs for this lens in Tamron’s press release below. [Read more…]
The Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM is now available via many retailers in the US. The new optically stabilized lens was announced in February of this year, and is available in Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax and Sigma mounts. Check availability via the links below. [Read more…]
Sigma HQ is reporting that its new 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens is now available for Canon DSLRs using APS-C sensors (like the Rebel T2i, Canon 7D and Canon 50D). Nikon and other mount versions of this 17-50mm lens should also be available soon.
First up, Lensbaby and Kubota have teamed up to create a Kubota Creative Tools Pak specifically for Lensbaby images. And, as a result of this new partnership, Lensbaby is launching a photo contest aimed at rewarding the best use of Lensbaby Optics.
Big Lensbaby and Kubota prizes are being offered to the winners. The contest ends August 6, 2010. You can enter here.
Full details below. [Read more…]
This is a pretty intense video that documents the disassembly and resurrection of a cheap Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens into a SuperMacro version of the same lens. It’s not for the faint of heart.