Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM announced, ships in November at $899

Sigma 20mm F/1.4 DG HSM Announced, Ships In November At $899
  • EF Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • FLD and Special Low Dispersion Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Thermally Stable Composite Material
  • Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Sigma announced their new Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens. The Sigma 290mm f/1.4 will ship in November 2015 at $899. Pre-orders are available at B&H Photo and Adorama.

With a focal length of 20mm and F1.4 aperture, this lens delivers outstanding large-aperture brightness and bokeh, delivering unprecedented visual experiences.

SIGMA has extensive experience in leveraging its advanced design capabilities and leading-edge technologies to craft large-aperture prime lenses that bring out the full potential of ultra-high-megapixel DSLRs. As its latest achievement in this category, SIGMA has created an ultra-wide-angle lens with F1.4 brightness. With a focal length of 20mm and F1.4 aperture, this lens delivers outstanding large-aperture brightness and bokeh, delivering unprecedented visual experiences. Allowing the photographer to leverage the perspective provided by the wide -angle and the shallow depth of field provided by the large aperture, this lens is ideal not only for such ultra-wide-angle subjects as landscapes and starry skies, but also for snapshots in low light, indoor photography, portraits with a natural bokeh effect, and much more.

Art line delivers high-level artistic expression

SIGMA is organizing all its interchangeable lenses into three product lines: Contemporary, Art, and Sports, each with a distinctive concept. Designed with a focus on sophisticated optical performance and abundant expressive power, our Art line lenses deliver high-level artistic expression. Offering astonishing rendering performance that meets the highest standard, they are perfect for landscapes, portraits, still-lifes, close-ups, and casual snaps. They are made for the kind of photography that unleashes the inner artist. A powerful ally in every genre of photography, SIGMA’s Art line lenses excel both in the studio for formal works and outdoors for impressive shots of architecture, starry skies, and many other scenes.

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Don’t miss this: Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Wireless Professional Photo Printer at $50 (reg. $400)

Don’t Miss This: Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Wireless Professional Photo Printer At $50 (reg. $400)

B&H Photo has the Canon PIXMA Pro-100 wireless photo printer on sale at $49.99 after $100 instant rebate and $250 mail-in rebate. Use promo code PRINTPRO100 at check-out.

  • 4800 x 2400 dpi
  • Print 8 x 10″ in 51 Seconds
  • Wi-Fi, Ethernet, AirPrint, PictBridge
  • Print Sizes up to 13 x 19″
  • 8 Ink Cartridges Including 3 Monochrome
  • CD, DVD, Blu-ray Printing
  • Print Studio Pro for Photoshop, DPP

Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 overview video by Zeiss

Carl Zeiss Lenses on YouTube posted a short overview video about the company’s new Otus 28mm f/1.4 lens.

The new Otus will be available worldwide starting in the second quarter of 2016. The lens shade is included with delivery. The retail sales price is unknown to date, but cheap it will not be. Full technical specifications can be downloaded here.

Zeiss Otus 28mm

Canon Receives U.S. EPA 2015 SmartWay Excellence Award

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Canon U.S.A. Receives U.S. EPA 2015 SmartWay® Excellence Award

Company Recognized as a Top Environmental Performer and Leader for Freight Supply Chain Efficiency

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 14, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the Company has been honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for serving as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. Canon’s proactive measures to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions, including strategies such as modal shifting, load efficiency and encouraging carriers to join the SmartWay Transport Partnership, have earned the Company this esteemed distinction.

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Off Brand: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II full-frame mirrorless camera announced

Off Brand: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II Full-frame Mirrorless Camera Announced

Sony announced another technology-packed gadget camera, the Sony RX1 R II. The new mirrorless Sony features a 42MP full-frame sensor and a Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm f/2 fixed lens. The Sony RX1 R II will sell for $3,300 and ships in November. The most notable feature of the Rx1 R II is a variable optical low-pass filter that allows to choose between pure image resolution or moiré and aliasing reduction. When will Canon eventually show they can build a mirrorless FF camera?

On the cutting edge of imaging technology, the Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II Digital Camera from Sonypacks in a full-frame 42.4-megapixel Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor behind a fixed Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm f/2 lens that grants users the ability to capture finely detailed images in an extraordinarily compact body. In addition to this, the RX1R II has a world’s first variable optical low-pass filter system that can adjust voltage on a liquid crystal layer to adjust the light-splitting properties of the array. This feature allows users to prioritize detail, eliminate moire and aliasing, or strike a balance between the two.

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