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Go wide, go long with the Tamron 18-400mm zoom

Create: 06/25/2017 - 22:05
Tamron f/3.5-6.3 18-400mm Di II VC HLD

One of the nice things about a so-called bridge camera is that many of the recent offerings are fitted with superzooms that offer very long telephoto focal lengths.

The Tamron f/3.5-6.3 18-400mm Di II VC HLD brings the bridge camera concept to Canon and Nikon digital SLRs with APS-C sensors. This translates to a full-frame equivalent range of 27-600mm for Nikon cameras and 28.8-640mm for Canon bodies.

Sigma 24-70mm Art zoom aims to take the kit lens to a higher level

Create: 06/24/2017 - 21:05
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM OS Art

Sigma hopes that its new 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM OS Art will make you think differently about kit lenses. After all, the kit lens is seen by many as something that is thrown in by camer makers without much thought – it gives most photographers a lens to use, even if it’s not the best lens in the lineup.

Sigma's intent with this lens is to provide a premium all-purpose zoom with excellent optical performance and "beautiful circular bokeh."

Three Nikon lenses should please wide-angle enthusiasts

Create: 06/05/2017 - 16:07
Nikon 8-15mm, 10-20mm and 28mm

Nikon’s latest trio of lenses celebrates wide-angle photography end with two zooms – one of them a fisheye – and a high-speed lens.

The 8-15mm and 28mm lenses are intended for Nikon’s FX full-frame sensor bodies, while the 10-20mm zoom is for bodies fitted with the smaller DX APS-C sensors. Note that these are branded as Nikkor lenses, which signifies a higher-quality product.

PhotographyToday.net Podcast: April 9, 2017

Create: 04/09/2017 - 22:29

Listen to the PhotographyToday.net podcast. In this episode:

  • Zeiss Batis 135mm lens for full-frame Sony E-mount bodies
  • New mounts for Zeiss ExoLens PRO optics
  • Canon EF-S 35mm macro lens with LED lights
  • Canon PowerShot SX730 HS camera
  • Nikon 100th Anniversary products
  • Commentary on Apple iPhone's 10th anniversary and its impact on the digital point and shoot market

Total time: 7:59

Nikon commemorative cameras, collectibles mark its centennial

Create: 04/08/2017 - 15:21
Nikon 100th Anniversary products

Nikon is celebrating 100 years in existence with special photographic and optical products, as well as a limited line of collectible items.

Nikon has set up a microsite at http://www.nikon.com/100th/, which contains a timeline, some videos and more information about its 100th anniversary products.

Nikon might go 'all in' on mirrorless systems. It's about time.

Nikon's 100th anniversary

As Nikon celebrates its 100th anniverary in 2017, the company reportedly is going to get serious about mirrorless cameras, according to Yahoo Japan. It includes the possibility of developing multiple mirrorless cameras.

For photography enthusiasts, there are two reactions (and one of them isn’t, “Ho, hum.”).

  • Why would Nikon do that?
  • What took so long?

I am in the second group.

Nikon kills DL premium compact cameras

Create: 02/28/2017 - 10:52
Nikon DL premium compact cameras

Nikon has canceled its long-delayed line of DL premium compact cameras, before they ever arrived on the market.

Nikon cited several things in killing off the three cameras, the DL18-50, DL24-85 and DL24-500 .

Nikon said there were “issues” with the image processing electronics, which caused the cameras to be delayed.

Panasonic was busy at CES 2017

Create: 01/14/2017 - 11:02
CES 2017

The annual CES show in Las Vegas from Jan. 9-12 always has plenty of product announcements, because that’s the purpose of the show, which used to be called the Consumer Electronics Show.

Companies involved in digital photography also announce new products, and this year, Panasonic was the busiest. Here is a look at the major announcements.

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Nikon is bringing the D5600 to the U.S.

Create: 01/04/2017 - 21:00
Nikon D5600

Announced for overseas markets in November, Nikon's mid-level D5600 DSLR will now be available to photographers in the U.S. and Canada.

This camera replaces the D5500. It uses a 24.2-MP DX (APS-C) CMOS sensor paired with a 39-point autofocus system.

The camera has an ISO range of 100-25,600 and records its RAW and JPG images, as well as video, to SD cards.

Speaking of video, the D5600 records Full HD 1920 x 1080 at up to 60 frames per second resolution.

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