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Tamron press release:
Tamron announces development of F/2.8 fast ultra-wideangle zoom lens with VC (Vibration Compensation), world’s first in its category
SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD
XGM (eXpanded Glass Molded Aspherical) element and LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements deployed in the front group ensures outstanding image depicting performance.
Proprietary eBAND coating coupled with improved BBAR coating efficiently reduces ghosting and flare inherent to wideangle focal lengths to an absolute minimum.
Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, announces development of a new ultra-wideangle zoom lens for full-frame D-SLR cameras with a fast F/2.8 aperture and VC (Vibration Compensation), the world’s first in its category.
Since 2012, Tamron has been expanding its lineup of interchangeable lenses for 35mm full-frame D-SLR cameras. SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007) was the first in the series, being integrated with VC, followed by the SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009), SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F004), and SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011). The array of those new lenses have been highly acclaimed among the photo enthusiasts and working pros around the globe. To address the needs for more towards the wider angular field, Tamron spearheaded the development of SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD, a fast ultra-wideangle zoom lens with the image stabilization feature, setting itself apart from the rest of zooms in this category.
The lens will be showcased at the Tamron booth at Photokina 2014, September 16- 21, 2014 in Cologne, Germany. (Photokina Booth Number: Hall 4.2 D10 – E19).
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After the 2 different 150-600mm lenses, Sigma announced the 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary lens for APS-C DSLRs, and other products: 2 weather-sealed teleconverter and various filters. All new Sigma products can be pre-ordered at B&H Photo.
Sigma press release:
Sigma Corporation Announces New 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary
New range in Sigma’s lineup offers optimized optics and stabilization with optional, add-on close-up lens for macro-zoom capability
RONKONKOMA, N.Y — September 12, 2014 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, is adding a new lens to its Global Vision Contemporary category with today’s announcement of the 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM. The lens will become available in October for the street price of $579.
Designed exclusively for APS-C camera sensors, the new 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM features a 16.6x high-ratio zoom lens which equates to a 27-450mm zoom range. It incorporates four “F” Low Dispersion (FLD) glass elements, which have performance equal to flourite, in addition to one Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass element. This enables the lens to minimize the chromatic aberration, especially toward the telephoto-end, and provide clear image quality with high color fidelity. Also, this lens comes with a newly developed optical stabilization (OS) system, ensuring better compensation.
Sigma announced 2 new and different 150-600mm lenses for Photokina 2014, the 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports and 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary. All new Sigma products can be pre-ordered at B&H Photo.
- 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports – $1.999 – Adorama | B&H Photo
- 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary – B&H Photo
Sigma press release:
Sigma Corporation announces a pair of 150-600mms with advanced features and optics
Hyper-telephoto zoom lenses added to both Sports and Contemporary Global Vision lines
RONKONKOMA, N.Y — September 12, 2014 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, has announced two new 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM high-performance, hyper-telephoto zoom lenses that celebrate significant optical and build advancements. The two lens designs vary in size and use, and add to the company’s impressive roster of Contemporary and Sports lenses in the Global Vision lineup.
The 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports delivers enhanced, professional-grade optics and greater durability for challenging, high-action photographic situations. The 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary is a versatile lens that offers similar performance in a more compact and portable design. Pricing and availability of these lenses are not yet available.
SanDisk announced the world’s highest capacity memory card, the SanDisk Extreme PRO® SDXCTM UHS-I 512GB, along with other memory cards. All new Sandisk memory card can be pre-ordered at Adorama:
- SanDisk 512GB Class 10 ExtremePRO SDXC Memory Card, 95MB Read Speed $729.00 (click here)
- SanDisk 256GB Class 10 ExtremePRO SDXC Memory Card, 95MB Read Speed $359.00 (click here)
- SanDisk 128GB Class 10 ExtremePRO SDXC Memory Card, 95MB Read Speed $189.00 (click here)
SanDisk Premieres World’s Highest Capacity SD Card for High Performance Video and Photo Capture
Company Helps Video and Photo Professionals Prepare for the Future with Breakthrough Storage Technology
SanDisk Extreme PRO® SDXCTM UHS-I Memory Card 512GB enables capture of 4K Ultra HD, Full HD video and fast-action photography
Increases SDTM card capacity by 1,000 times in just over a decade
AMSTERDAM, Sept. 11, 2014 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today launched its 512GB** SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card, the world’s highest capacity SDTM card on the market. The new offering is designed to meet the demands of industry professionals who require the most advanced gear available for shooting 4K Ultra High Definition (3840x2160p) video, Full HD video (1920×1080)1 and high-speed burst mode photography.
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