CANON Announces EF 200mm f/2L IS USM and EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lenses

January 24, 2008

Big Lenses for those with Big Wallets

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Canon actually exhibited prototypes of these lenses at PhotoPlus Expo in October 2007. Today they have announced that the production versions will ship this spring. The following is an unedited Press Release:

CANON U.S.A. INTRODUCES TWO HIGHLY ANTICIPATED TELEPHOTO LENSES AT PMA 2008

EF200mm f/2L IS USM and EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lenses Add New Levels of Super Telephoto Performance to Canon’s Market-Leading EOS System Read the rest of this entry »


Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Zoom Lens Pre-Order Alert

December 4, 2007

Amazon has the Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens available now for pre-order. Makes a pretty good combo with the Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Zoom Nikkor Lens for under $400. You can check it out over at the dSLR Dad Amazon Store.


Canon, Nikon Update RAW Codecs for Vista

November 29, 2007

Both Canon and Nikon have recently released updates to their RAW-format Codec plug-in’s for Windows Vista. This codec will allow you to view and work with RAW files just like JPEG files. The details from each manufacturer are listed below. Read the rest of this entry »


Nikon Capture NX 1.3.0 Software Update Available

November 24, 2007

Nikon USA has released an update to it’s Capture NX software. You can download it here.

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New Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VR Lens

November 20, 2007

INCLUDES THE BENEFITS OF VIBRATION REDUCTION IN A COMPACT AND AFFORDABLE ZOOM

MELVILLE, N.Y. (November 19, 2007) – Nikon Inc. today introduced the new versatile AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens that offers Nikon’s proprietary Vibration Reduction (VR) technology to help consumers snap sharper photos than ever before, even while shooting handheld. Compact and lightweight, this affordable lens is an optimum lens to use with Nikon DX-format digital SLR cameras and is the ideal focal length as a “first lens” to faithfully capture life’s day-to-day moments, or a welcome addition to a Nikon D-SLR photographer’s already-established lens assortment. Read the rest of this entry »


Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX 35mm f2.8 Announced

November 17, 2007

Tokina has also announced a second high-performance APS-C dSLR lens. The AT-X M35 PRO DX, 35mm F/2.8 Macro lens is a first in the industry. Tokina is offering dSLR Dads a 50mm film-equivalent, Pro-grade Macro lens with a short 140mm focus range. Expect shipments to retailers in late December 2007 for Canon and Nikon mounts. Pricing should be under $680. Read the rest of this entry »


Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX 11-16mm f2.8 Announced

November 17, 2007

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Tokina has announced their new fast, Ultra-Wide Angle 11-16mm Lens at a constant f/2.8. This APS-C format only DX lens will begin to ship in late February 2008 for Canon and Nikon mounts. You can read the press release here (English Translation here). Pricing should be Read the rest of this entry »