Kenko Tokina acquired Cokin.


This time Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. (President Toru Yamanaka) is that we have acquired Cokin square filter manufacturer in France for the photo.
Cokin is a manufacturer has developed the world’s first square filter system for photos, is a leading manufacturer, which exports products to more than 100 countries. In particular, the professional line of Cokin are in very high technical level.
The acquisition, the company while maintaining the independence Cokin it can reduce the financial burden, it is possible to buy raw materials and abundant. Also, we can build products manufacturing base in Europe, we will further accelerate global strategy. In the future, expand the standard of customer service, introducing innovative new products utilizing the technologies of both filters and photo accessories to market success, and contribute to the world for photo imaging.
Kenko Tokina Announcement (Google Translation from Japanese)
Cokin will become Cokin France S.A.S.U. and will remain indipendent of the new mothership. With the new acquisition, both companies will expand, increasing their presence in the photographic accessory market.
Cokin

Bestsellers in Digital SLR Cameras


Here some ranking list of Digital SLR Cameras.
The Amazon’s lists are updated hourly and the Japanese ranking refers to the month of June.
Amazon US Ranking
1. Canon EOS 600D/ T3i
2. Nikon D3100
3. Canon EOS 1100D/ T3
Amazon UK Ranking
1. Nikon D3000
2. Nikon D3100
3. Canon EOS 550/ T21
Amazon DE Ranking
1. Canon EOS 600D/ T3i
2. Canon EOS 550D/ T21
3. Nikon D5100
Amazon Fr Ranking
1. Canon EOS 550D/T21
2. Canon EOS 7D
3. Canon EOD 600D/T3i
BCN JP Ranking of June
1. Nikon D3100
2. Canon EOS 600D/T3i/KissX5
3. Canon EOS 550D/T21/KissX4

Canon EOS 600D/T3i price: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA Canon EOS 1100D/T3: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA Canon EOS 550/T21: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA Canon 7D: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA Nikon D3000: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA Nikon D3100: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA Nikon D5100: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA

Canon EF-S55-250mm F4-5.6 IS II Release Date July 29


Canon Jp announced the release date of the zoom lens for EOS series EF-S55-250mm F4-5.6 IS II.
Price (excluding tax) 45,000 yen/ $ 557/ Euro 397

“New “EF-S55-250mm F4-5.6 IS II” will, “EOS Kiss” APS, such as series-which adopted the mechanical structure and optics optimized for SLR digital with an imaging device C-size “EF -S lens “is. 
Conventional model “EF-S55-250mm F4-5.6 IS” (released October 2007), while inheriting the performance of the exterior design is renewed. In addition to achieving high quality throughout the entire zoom, image stabilization with a good lens is a cost-effective.

achieve high image quality throughout the zoom
By adopting a UD lens sheet 1, and excellent correction of various aberrations that occur during zooming, and image quality with high resolution and high contrast.

With a high-performance image stabilization
Make a control adapted to suit the structure and properties of image stabilization, you get the effect of camera shake correction ※ about 4 minutes in terms of shutter speed stage.
Prevent camera shake is a measure of marginal
※ “1 / (× 1.6 focal length)” for seconds.”

(Google translation from Japanese) Canon Jp

Click those direct links to see EF-S55-250mm F4-5.6 IS: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA Used Ebay AUCTION, Postage to Worlwide
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Canon Lens AUCTION!


Here a list of Canon Lens Auction from Europe ending within 2 days:

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Canon 5D MII or i-Phone as prime camera?


The best is the the one you have.
While some rumors talk about a mysterious Canon 3D, I was attracted by an article of Amateurphotographer. It is reported that, in Afghanistan, war photographers use i-Phone more often than cameras.
Not only in Afghanistan, but all over in the world, the best camera is the one you have with you, therefore, almost always the prime camera is the mobile phone.
Interesting to see that most of the photos on Flickr are from mobile phones.
As reported on Geek: the leader is i-Phone, followed by Nikon D90, third Canon 5D MII, fourth Canon EOS 450D/R XSi and fifth Canon EOS 500D/RT1i.
Everyone, even the most experienced photographers take photos with their phone, it’s more practical, and always at hand.
That’s why also the most professional market is so interested in finding solutions increasingly small and compact.
Amateurphotographer
Geek

Click those direct links to check the 5D MII price: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA EOS 450D/R XSi: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA Canon EOS 500D/RT1i: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA Nikon D90: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA