For professional and enthusiast photographers, Nikon announces the following new FX-format lenses:
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
Latest generation of Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 constant aperture zoom lens
Lens of choice for low-light, sports, wildlife, concerts, weddings, portraits and everyday shooting
New optical formula achieves high image quality, even in trying conditions
Improved AF performance, weather sealing and handling
PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED: neutral
PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED
Ultra-wide-angle perspective control lens with tilt/shift capabilities
Designed for landscapes, cityscapes, architecture, interiors and fine art photography and filmmaking
First NIKKOR PC-E lens that can be tilted parallel (as shown in the first image above) or perpendicular to shift, as shown in the following image:
Tilt and shift independently and then rotate up to 90° with new PC Rotation capability
PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED: shift
Both the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR and PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED will be available starting in November 2016 for:
suggested retail prices (SRP) of $2,799.95 USD* and $3,399.95 USD*, respectively, in U.S.A.
*SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
For more information on these new Nikon products and pricing for optional accessories, please visit www.nikonusa.com.
manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) of $3,699.95 CAD* and $4,499.95 CAD*, respectively, in Canada
*MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
Master your perspective with optical excellence: Nikon adds two pro-grade FX-format lenses to celebrated NIKKOR lens lineup
Extraordinary next-generation AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR sets a new standard for pro telephoto workhorse lenses, while new PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED is Nikon’s widest ever tilt-shift NIKKOR offering
Mississauga, ON – October 19, 2016 – Today Nikon Canada announced two FX-format additions to the storied NIKKOR lens lineup, designed to achieve amazing optical performance for the most demanding professional and enthusiast photographers. An evolution of one of Nikon’s most versatile and popular pro-zoom lenses, the newly redesigned AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm F/2.8E FL ED VR sports an updated optical formula capable of amazing image quality, while optimized for high-speed shooting. Also introduced today is Nikon’s widest perspective control lens to date, the PC NIKKOR 19mm F/4E ED tilt-shift lens, which helps photographers effortlessly control perspective when capturing architecture, interiors, fine art, product photography and landscapes.
Image Courtesy of Nikon
“Nikon continues to raise the bar of optical excellence, and our newest FX-format NIKKOR offerings provide experienced photographers with powerful tools to help ensure brilliantly sharp images, whether capturing a high-speed photo finish or creatively framing an architectural marvel,” said Amanda Mohammed, Communications and Nikon Professional Services Manager at Nikon Canada. “While the new AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm F/2.8E FL ED VR builds upon the success of its predecessors to offer a true all-around NIKKOR optic, the PC NIKKOR 19mm F/4E ED will provide fantastic perspective control for a variety of challenging wide-angle applications.”
Image Courtesy of Nikon
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces Three New Premium Fine Art Papers Ideal for Professional Photographers
Key Features Include Rich Color Reproduction, Longevity and Detailed Expression of Gradation
MELVILLE, N.Y., October 18, 2016 – Photographers have a wide range of paper options when printing their work and choosing the right paper to match the work is key to professional and amateur photographers alike. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, continues to show their commitment to the professional printing market by announcing today three new Premium Fine Art papers — Premium Fine Art Smooth, Premium Fine Art Bright White and Premium Polished Rag. Designed to produce, rich-color reproduction, and detailed expression of gradation, these new papers will help photographers take their images to the next level and create works of art.
“Canon continues to be committed to our professional printing audience and these new papers are a great example of providing the tools needed to create great artwork,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Having a wide range of versatile media support for our printers allows users to choose the best paper to create their masterpiece.” (more…)
The following video presents Canon USA’s New Professional Service & Support Center – Lyndhurst, NJ: “NEW! Canon Professional Service & Support Center in Lyndhurst, NJ
Located just minutes from Manhattan, the new state-of-the-art facility offers full service repair and maintenance operations for photographers and the cinema and broadcast industry. Visitors can also experience the latest Canon imaging products in the professional products showroom. Watch the video to learn more!“
Canon U.S.A. Launches New Professional Service & Support Center in Lyndhurst, New Jersey
MELVILLE, N.Y., October 18, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that their service operation in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey has relocated to 125 Chubb Ave., Suite 100N, Lyndhurst, New Jersey. The new Professional Service & Support Center is geared toward industry professionals and photo enthusiasts and is designed to support the imaging community in the New York metropolitan area. This facility will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM on a walk-in basis with no appointments needed.
Canon U.S.A. Launches New Professional Service & Support Center in Lyndhurst, New Jersey: Image Courtesy of Canon
At this new location, Canon will showcase many of its latest imaging products in the professional products showroom with a Canon technical expert on-site to demonstrate product features and answer questions. The state-of-the-art facility also offers repair and maintenance operations for Canon’s extensive lineup of professional Cinema and Broadcast lenses, EF series photography lenses, Cinema EOS and EOS Digital SLR cameras, and high-definition camcorders. Repair operations at the facility include six state-of-the-art lens and camera adjustment rooms, Canon’s most advanced adjustment and calibration equipment, spare parts inventory, and experienced repair staff.
“The new facility in Lyndhurst will provide an inviting location for Canon’s existing customers as well as new customers looking to learn more about our products,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “This move also continues the expansion and improvements of our 100 percent U.S.-based service and support network.” (more…)
The following video presents PENTAX K-1 – Full Frame, Excellence Redefined: “Ricoh have developed their first Full Frame DSLR – the PENTAX K-1.
Featuring a 35mm Full Frame 36.4 Megapixel CMOS sensor with weather resistant magnesium alloy body and SRII built-in shake reduction. Also includes Pixel Shift Resolution with Motion Correction with Wi-Fi and GPS built in.“
Pentax K-1 with Lens Hood
Ricoh recently released the Firmware Update Software Version 1.30 for PENTAX K-1.
Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines invite Canadian and U.S. photographers to submit their best work to The World We Live In VI 2016Photo Contest.
The Contest is conducted by Apex Publications Inc., the publisher of Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines.
The Contest is open to residents of Canada and the United States, 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry, with the exception of all employees of Apex Publications Inc. and of sponsoring firms and their immediate families.
All participants are eligible to win one prize per theme, including the Grand Prize.
“Humanity: Each person has a story to tell. Capture images of people around you: your family, your neighbours, people you’ve encountered while travelling or even yourself. Show us some of the many facets of humanity.
The Environment: Nature and wildlife will never cease to amaze us. Show us the outstanding beauty of our living world, whether through wide landscapes or close-ups of natural elements, animals, plants or insects.
Interconnections: Humans are by nature interactive beings. Show us how we transform and create things. This can be seen in architecture, domestic pets, urban life, objects, transportation, machines, agriculture, fishing, cooking and almost anywhere you look!“
Some photos may fit in more than one theme; enter your photos where you would like them to be judged.
You could win great prizes — including an expedition cruise to the heart of the Arctic — and get published in Canada’s #1 photography magazine! There are more than $45 000 offered in prizes, including a grand-prize expedition cruise! (more…)
For manufacturers interested in designing wearable devices, Panasonic offers a solution-based approach by providing a wide variety of electronic components for wearable technology including Capacitors, Bluetooth® modules, Connectors, Sensors and Switches.
Panasonic recently announced that it has developed a Flexible Lithium-ion Battery with a thickness of only 0.55mm, or about 0.022 inches.
Suitable for use in card-type and wearable devices, this rechargeable battery can retain its characteristics even with repeated bending and twisting.
This battery uses newly-developed laminated outer body and internal structure that make it difficult to cause leakage and abnormal heating during repeated bending and twisting. That makes this battery reliable and safe for use in wearable and body-attached devices isuch as smart clothing, wristband wearable devices, etc.
This new flexible battery was on display at CEATEC JAPAN 2016 in early October.
The following video presents Panasonic announces a new flexible battery: “Panasonic unveils bendable battery
Panasonic announces a new flexible battery
Panasonic has unveiled a new flexible battery which is being showcased at Ceatec, a technology exhibition in Japan.
According to the company, the battery can be bent and twisted up to a radius of 25mm, with a maximum angle of 25 degrees, over 1,000 times, while still retaining 99 percent of its charge.
The battery can potentially be used inside wearable’s or flexible screens.
BBC Click’s Dan Simmons explains what this new piece of tech is made of and how it works.“
Sample shipments are scheduled to start by the end of October 2016. Product development will continue towards mass production, with an eye to an even slimmer form factor ideal for various IoT (Internet of Things) devices such as card devices and wearable devices.
The following video presents Transferring Data with a Touch | #Panasonic LIVE@CEATEC 2016 “This communication module employs electric-field communication technology to achieve “thing-to-thing, human-to-human and human-to-thing” communication.“