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Sigma APO Macro 180mm

Pricing and availability are now official for the new Sigma APO Macro 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens.  It will be available on July 27 for $1699 for Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Sony and Pentax mounts.  It’s currently available for pre-order at B&H Photo.

More info on the new lens in the latest press release below. [click to continue…]

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 Adobe Production Premium CS5.5

Adobe has launched a new upgrade assurance promotion today.

“Customers who purchase Creative Suite 5.5 (CS5.5) software will receive a complimentary upgrade to CS6 when it becomes available. No coupon code necessary, offer valid in North America and the European country stores listed below.”

Offer valid in the following European stores: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, North America, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and The UK.

The program runs from March 26 through May 6 (…the CS6 release date?).

Details for US customers here and for European customers here.

 

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Nikon Rumors uncovered an interesting little tidbit regarding the dealer pricing of the Nikon D800 in the US.

The D800 that your dealer sells to you for $3000 cost the dealer $2700, while the D800E sells for $3300 and cost the dealer $2970 – a markup of 11% and 10%, respectively.  Accessories, however, are a different ball game altogether…

[via Nikon Rumors]

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Fuji X10

The Fuji X10 has received an official retail pricepoint of $599.95.  It should be available in November.

Product pages and/or pre-order options are now up at B&H Photo and Adorama.

The Fuji X10 features a 12.3MP image sensor and a 4x optical zoom, which is controlled by a manual lens ring on the lens barrel.  In addition to RAW still-image capture, the X10 will capture 1080p HD video. Other notable features include a max sensitivity of ISO 12,800 and a TTL-capable hot shoe.

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This is a great intro video to one of the most-asked questions in online photography discussions via Mark Wallace at Snap Factory via Adorama.

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Panasonic has announced pricing on some of its recently-introduced Lumix digital cameras.

The Panasonic Lumix GF2 will carry a retail price of $499.95 for the body only.  The GF2 and 14-42mm lens kit will retail for $599.95, while the GF2 and 14mm prime lens kit will retail for $699.95.  The Lumix GF2 should be available later this month.

You can check on availability for the Panasonic Lumix GF2 at B&H Photo, Adorama and Amazon.com.

All of the new Lumix compact cameras will be available in March 2011, with prices and retailer availability links below. [click to continue…]

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