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Panasonic Firmware Updates 2017 at No Charge for VariCam 35/HS (Ver. 7.5; May 29), VariCam Pure (Ver. 7.5, May 29) and VariCam LT (Ver 24.08, June 12) Cinema Cameras: New Features & Functions Include Greater Speed

The following video presents Panasonic Live @ IBC – VariCam LT and VariCam Pure:
“Panasonic has introduced a new cinema ready version of the VariCam 35 at IBC 2016, featuring a jointly developed Codex recorder capable of uncompressed, 4K RAW acquisition.

Luc Bara from Panasonic explains what’s new.”

Panasonic recently announced the following FREE firmware upgrades for the VariCam 35, HS, LT, and Pure (a package of the VARICAM 35 camera module, AU-V35C1G, and the new V-RAW 2.0 recorder AU-VCXRAW2) cinema cameras:

Panasonic VariCam Pure

Panasonic VariCam Pure

All firmware upgrades can be downloaded now at – http://pro-av.panasonic.net/en/varicam/index.html.

PRESS RELEASE

New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam Cameras Offer Greater Speed and Versatility

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Lenses Tamron

Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD is the World’s First 22.2x Ultra-Telephoto All-In-One Zoom Lens for Nikon and Canon APS-C DSLR Cameras: Lightweight & Compact; Vibration Compensation System; Enables Tele-Macro Photography

With a focal length range of 18-400mm and 22.2x zoom, the Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028) has an ultra-telephoto range equivalent to 620mm in the 35mm format.

PRESS RELEASE

June 23, 2017
Tamron Co., Ltd.

Introducing the world’s first*1 ultra-telephoto all-in-one
zoom lens with an extended range that covers 18-400mm
18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028)

Dramatic extended range achieved by combining cutting-edge optical design and other new breakthrough technologies including a redesigned cam structure

June 23, 2017, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the launch of the new 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028), the world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens for APS-C DSLR cameras, which covers a focal length range of 18-400mm. Since the 1992 launch of its AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 Aspherical (Model 71D), Tamron has dominated the all-in-one zoom category and has produced many lenses that cover wide-angle to telephoto zoom ranges. Tamron has now developed an ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom that extends to 400mm (35mm equivalent of 620mm) and a 22.2x zoom ratio. Packed in a light, compact body (121.4mm/705g)*2 is Tamron’s accumulated knowledge and experience for all-in-one zoom lenses, including the most advanced optical and mechanical designs, an HLD (High/Low torque modulated Drive) for the AF system and the Vibration Compensation system. Photographers can now enjoy wide-angle to ultra-telephoto photography using one lens, which is ideal for travel photography and eliminates the need to carry extra lenses. The new Model B028 lens enables a wide variety of ultra-telephoto images including everyday casual scenes.

Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028): A 22.2x zoom ratio brings your subject closer. Image Courtesy of Tamron

Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028): A 22.2x zoom ratio brings your subject closer. Image Courtesy of Tamron

 

Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028): Nikon Mount model

Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028): Nikon Mount model

 

Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028): Canon Mount model

Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028): Canon Mount model

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Articles Nikon

You’re Invited: Nikon Canada’s “Travel Photography with Chris Ogonek” Seminar Today, 22 June 2017, Mississauga, Ontario, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT, at No Cost

Nikon Canada

Presents

Travel Photography with Chris Ogonek

“Whether you’re planning a day-trip to the zoo or you’re looking to indulge yourself on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Africa there’s a lot that needs to be thought about when going on a photographic trip. We’ll cover all aspects of that:

  • What you need to think of before you leave
  • Camera settings designed to help you capture amazing shots
  • How to share those images on social media while you’re still on the trip
  • The best gear for you to bring (not the best gear necessarily, but the best gear for you)

Don’t miss any awe-inspiring shots because you weren’t prepared for your trip, come join Nikon Canada for a seminar that is sure to leave you feeling confident in your camera bag!”

Date and time

Thu, 22 June 2017
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Location

Nikon Canada
1366 Aerowood Drive
Mississauga, ON L4W 1C1
Canada

Chris Ogonek

Chris is the Product & Training Specialist at Nikon Canada. He has extensive knowledge in many branches of photography, from sports to landscapes to specialized night photography. Helping to remove the mystery of the technical aspects of photography is what he loves doing, whether it’s with budding photographers who are pushing themselves to learn more, or pro photographers who want to know the latest tech that’s available.

For more info and to register for this FREE event, please visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/nikon-learn-explore-travel-photography-tickets-35144462032?aff=erelpanelorg

Enjoy!

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Lenses Zeiss

ZEISS Milvus 35mm f/1.4 Wide-Angle Lens for Full-Frame DSLR Cameras from Nikon and Canon: For Portrait, Architecture & Landscape Photography

The following video presents ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35:
Perfect for every occasion. With a wide 35 mm focal length, this lens opens up a world of possibilities. From making your portrait subject stand out against the background to capturing high-precision architectural detail and detailed landscape photography – the choice is yours.
From portraits to architecture and landscape photography – the detail provided by this lens never fails to impress. Edge to edge chromatic aberrations are almost completely eliminated. With 14 elements in 11 groups, the cutting-edge ZEISS Distagon lens already ensures outstanding edge-to-edge imagery detail, even at full aperture.

Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4

Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4

ZEISS just launched a new lens for full-frame DSLR cameras from Canon1 and Nikon2 on the market:

Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F

Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F

  • Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F: F-Mount Lens/FX Format
Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF

Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF

  • Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF: EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format

ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 Technical Specifications

Focal length: 35 mm
Aperture range: f/1.4 – f/16
Lens elements : 14 / 11
Focusing range: 0,30 m (11.81’’) – ∞
Free working distance: 0,14 m (5.43’’) – ∞
Angular field* (diag. / horiz. / vert.): 64,2° / 55,0° / 38,0°
Diameter of image field : 43 mm (1.69′′)
Flange focal distance: ZF.2:  46,50 mm (1.83′′)  ZE: 44,00 mm (1.73′′)
Coverage at close range (MOD)*: 169,7 mm x 112,1 mm (6.68‘‘ x 4.41‘‘)
Image ratio at MOD:  1 : 4.6
Filter thread: M72 x 0.75
Entrance pupil position ( in front of image plane): 122,0 mm (4.80’’)
Rotation angle of focusing ring (inf – MOD): 227°
Diameter max.: ZF.2: 84,8 mm (3.34‘‘) ZE: 84,8 mm (3.34‘‘)
Diameter of focusing ring: ZF.2: 82,5 mm (3.25‘‘) ZE: 82,5 mm (3.25‘‘)
Length (without lens caps): ZF.2: 125,6 mm (4.94‘‘) ZE: 124,8 mm (4.91‘‘)
Length (with lens caps): ZF.2: 141,5 mm (5.57‘‘) ZE: 143,7 mm (5.66‘‘)
Weight: ZF.2: 1131 g (39.9 oz) ZE: 1174 g (41.4 oz)

* referring to 24×36 mm format
06/17 · Subject to change.

PRESS RELEASE

ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 Camera Lens for DSLR Cameras

The tenth lens in the ZEISS Milvus series for DSLR cameras already shows its many benefits at full aperture

OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 2017-06-21.

ZEISS has launched a new lens for full-frame DSLR cameras from Canon1 and Nikon2 on the market: the ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35. Now the tenth lens in the Milvus family, the ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 is particularly suitable for portrait photography thanks to its speed. “The high maximum aperture enables the subject to stand out clearly against the background, and the photographer can achieve creative combinations of focus and blur,” says Christophe Casenave, Product Manager at ZEISS. “The manual focus enables very exact focusing, and the creamy bokeh provides an excellent image look. And even at full aperture the image quality leaves nothing to be desired.” The ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 is also perfectly at home in landscape photography: “The 35-millimeter focal length is a genuine all-rounder.” Like all lenses in the ZEISS Milvus family, it is protected against dust and splashes and, according to Casenave, even bad weather is no problem. The metal barrel gives the lens its robust and durable character.

Practically no chromatic aberrations thanks to a new optical design

"Creative combinations of focus and blur: The ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 is particularly suitable for portrait photography thanks to its speed." Image Courtesy of Zeiss

“Creative combinations of focus and blur: The ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 is particularly suitable for portrait photography thanks to its speed.” Image Courtesy of Zeiss

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Advisories Sigma

Sigma Advisory for Customers Using SONY α9 (ILCE-9) Camera

Sigma recently informed us that the combination of SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 (SA-E and EF-E) and some of SIGMA’s interchangeable zoom lenses may not focus precisely, if it is attached to SONY a9 (ILCE-9).

NEWS RELEASE

For customers using SONY α9 (ILCE-9) camera

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Firmware Updates Lenses Sigma

Sigma’s Firmware Updates (May 17, 2017) for Canon and Sigma Mount Lenses: Improvements

This is an update to the previous blog, Sigma Mount Converter MC-11 for Sony E-Mount, Full Frame and APS-C Sensor Cameras: To Be Able to Use 19 Global Vision Lenses in Sigma Canon Mount (EOS) & Sigma Mount (SA).

Sigma recently announced the availability of new firmware updates for the following Canon mount lenses as well as Sigma mount lenses:

【Applicable products】

SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art

SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art

  • SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art CANON: Firmware Update Ver. 1.02
SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary

SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary

  • SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary CANON: Firmware Update Ver. 1.03
  • SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary SIGMA: Firmware Update Ver. 1.02
SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary

SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary

  • SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary CANON: Firmware Update Ver. 1.02
  • SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary SIGMA: Firmware Update Ver. 1.01
SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary

SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary

  • SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary CANON: Firmware Update Ver. 1.01
  • SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary SIGMA: Firmware Update Ver. 1.01

The Sigma mount lens firmware updates improves the AF speed when it is mounted on the SIGMA sd Quattro series and SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E.
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Cameras Lenses Nikon

Nikon’s 100th Anniversary Commemorative Products are Available for Order Now Through August 31, 2017

The following video presents Nikon 100th Anniversary: Nikon in Space:
Since the Nikon Photomic FTN first ventured into space aboard the Apollo 15 in 1971, Nikon cameras have been integral in documenting NASA space missions in photographic recordings. Today, Nikon continues to provide the latest images of our magnificent universe.

Feel the power of Nikon DSLRs and our world renowned NIKKOR lenses, capable of producing images and videos of stunning details and vivid colours.

This is an update to these previous blogs:

Nikon’s 100th Anniversary celebration will take place on July 25, 2017.

Authorized Nikon retailers is accepting orders now through August 31, 2017, for the commemorative products and special collection items.

PRESS RELEASE

Nikon Unveils 100th Anniversary Commemorative Products

Nikon Commemorative Products Now Available for Order

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Leica Press Releases

Take Home the Leica SL Mirrorless for 24 Hours: Limited-Time Offer in Certain Stores in USA & Canada

The following video presents The Leica SL with James Law – Speed and Agility:
Speed and agility. The Leica SL lets you switch between photo and video mode by pressing just one button, so that you never miss the decisive moment. Follow photographer James Law as he puts the SL to the test.

Leica invites you to test drive the Leica SL (Typ 601), the Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90 f/2.8-4 ASPH, and the Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280 f2.8-4 ASPH lenses for a full 24 hours.

Left to right: Leica SL body, Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–90 mm f/2.8–4 ASPH. lens, Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. lens

Left to right: Leica SL body, Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–90 mm f/2.8–4 ASPH. lens, Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. lens

NEWS RELEASE

Take Home the Leica SL for 24 Hours

Visit one of the participating dealers listed below to test drive the Leica SL (Typ 601) and Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90 f/2.8-4 ASPH. for a full 24 hours.

Now is the perfect time to explore the exhilarating capabilities of the Leica SL Camera System and get aquainted with the exciting world of Leica!

Walk-ins welcome, please call ahead to check availability. Share your SL Test Drive captures with #SLTestDrive to have your images featured on Leica’s social media channels.

This program is offered for a limited time only.

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