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Tokina 70-200mm f4 VCM-S Officially Announced

Takina 70-200mm f4

Tokina has announced its first optically stabilized lens, AT-X 70-200mm F4 PRO FX VCM-S  70-200mm f4. AT-X 70-200mm f4 covers full frame sensors, features a ring-type ultrasonic motor for AF, and the voice coil motor-driven IS system promises three stops of stabilization. The new lens will first be available in Japan this May for ¥150,000( ~$1500) for Nikon F Mount, and other ...

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Sony FE Lens Roadmap and the New Zeiss 16-35mm f4.0

Sony E-Mount Lens Roadmap 2014

Sony FE Lens Roadmap 2014 Sony has announced the new Zeiss 16-35mm f4.0 lens for FE mount. Followers of Mel’s Cameras may remember that we have given you this rumor in February this year here. The new Zeiss 16-35mm FE lens will be available mid summer 2014. There is no pricing info or an image of the lens yet. Image ...

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New Canon Lens and Speedlite Rebates

New Canon Lens and Speedlite Rebates Canon has started a new rebate program for EF lenses and Speedlites. Some of them are instant rebates (ends May 24, 2014), while others are mail-in rebates (ends July 5, 2014). List of Eligible Canon Lenses and Speedlites: Lens Model Rebate Amount EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM $200.00 TS-E 17mm f/4L $200.00 EF 20mm f/2.8 USM $50.00 EF ...

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New Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Lens Price and Availability

Tamron 16-300mm Lens

Tamron has announced the price and availability date for its 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro 18.8x superzoom for APS-C SLRs. The 16-300mm (24-450mm FF equivalent) will go on sale in the middle of May at a price of $629.  Tamron 16-300mm features an ultrasonic-type AF motor, splashproof body and optical image stabilization (VC). Its main differentiator form the other superzooms is ...

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Panasonic Announced Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 ASPH Lens

Panasonic has officially announced the Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 ASPH lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Summilux 15mm F1.7 is fast wideangle prime (30mm Full frame equivalent) and features an aperture ring. It is really tiny (considering it is f1.7) and looks to be  perfect match for the Panasonic GM1. The new lens will be offered as a kit and be ...

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Impressive Sigma Camera and Lens Factory Videos

Sigma has released the 2nd chapter of the Sigma Aizu factory video that it has originally released back in September 2012. Although you can’t see much about the details about their manufacturing processes (as an engineer, that is what I was most interested about), you still have a general idea about how things run there. Here are the videos: Chapter 1 ...

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Olympus 7-14 f/2.8 and 300mm f/4.0 Lenses Coming

Olympus just unveiled two new Micro Four Thirds Pro lenses: M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14 f/2.8 and M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4.0. But don’t get so excited yet, since these lenses will be available in 2015. M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4.0  will give a 35mm equivalent of 600mm, a huge advantage for sports and wildlife shooters considering its relatively compact size. Olympus doesn’t ...

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