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December 11, 2009
Pentax Increases Resistance Against the Weather

On Wednesday afternoon, Pentax announced the newest member in its "WR" designated weather resistance lens line. The 100mm f2.8 Macro will be released in Janaury 2010 and will allow an up close working distance as little as 5 inches. It will retail for $849.95. [MORE]

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Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on December 11, 2009 09:16 
Last updated by: on December 11, 2009 09:26

December 08, 2009

Canon 5200mm f14 Lens on Ebay


This is not a joke, but a real auction on ebay for a Canon 5200mm (LONG) f14 prime lens.

This is a very rare Canon 5200mm photographic lens. THE largest & most powerful prime lens ever created for dedicated SLR photographic use. Made in Japan. It is my understanding that a customized SLR/DSLR/EF mount can be created/included by the team of optical engineers who presently look after the lens. Due to its large size, it may be better suited to astronomy applications & others... It takes two strong people to lift the lens. It could also be mounted on a customized truck or SUV. A large geared or motorized support head would be needed to get the most out it. The magnification of this lens is truly staggering. If mounted to a Canon HD XL series video camera for example, a reach of 1000x optical (at least) would be possible (approx 37,500mm). The lens could also be mounted to HD & cine cameras. Manual focus & drop-in filters can be used. With so few ever built Canon spent a tonne on the R&D, not to mention the manufacturer of this lens. The Canon factory picture shows the lens mounted to an SLR camera (circled in red) – this will further give you an idea of its size. As the lens is so rare & so unique, it's fair to say that it's a collectors item & attraction in itself. For Canon collectors & owners of the Canon EF 1200mm F5.6 lens - quite simply your Canon collection is incomplete with out it.

Starting bid is $45,000. See photos and details at: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180438980987

Keywords: canon  lenses  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on December 08, 2009 12:13 
Last updated by: on December 08, 2009 12:14

December 04, 2009

Sigma Upgrades 17-70mm Lens With Anti-Shake

Word today from Sigma that they have updated their 17-70mm lens to include internal optical stabilization. The lens will retail for $680 and features a f2.8-4.0. The 17-70 also gives Pentax and Sony the option of using in-lens OS vs. body-only. [MORE]

Keywords: sigma  lenses  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on December 04, 2009 11:37 

November 05, 2009

Two New Micro-Four Thirds Lenses In Development for 2010

Designed for the PEN E-P1 and E-P2 cameras

Also from Olympus today, two new lenses for the micro-four-thirds format are being developed. A 9-18mm super wide and a 14-150mm telezoom. [MORE]

Keywords: olympus  pen  ep1  ep2  lenses  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on November 05, 2009 10:18 

September 15, 2009

Sigma Offers New 70-300mm OS Lens

Received word from Sigma on their new 70-300mm OS telephoto Lens for Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Pentax.
Sigma Corporation announces availability of new 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS telephoto lens

Wide focal range captures diverse subject matter, compact construction allows for easy travel

Ronkonkoma, NY, Sept. 14, 2009 – Sigma Corporation (www.sigmaphoto.com), a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, is pleased to announce the new 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS lens.

This compact, telephoto zoom lens provides an extremely long zoom range that can capture an array of subject matter spanning from portrait to sports photography. In fact, with smaller chip cameras from Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax, this large-aperture lens’ focal length grows to the equivalent of about 105-450mm. [MORE]

Keywords: sigma  lenses  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on September 15, 2009 11:36 

July 22, 2009

Canon Shifts Their Angle on Image Stabilization

Canon has announced the development of a new hybrid image stabilization technique that addresses blur from not only the shift of the camera, but angle adjustments as well. The new technology is expected to be on their new DSLR lenses before the end of 2009. [MORE]

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Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on July 22, 2009 09:26 

April 14, 2009

Lensbaby Announces 0.42x Super-Wide Optic

Add-on Lens for their Optic-Swap system

The cool keeps getting cooler. Lensbaby's Optic Swap system for the Composer, Muse, and Control Freak lenses just got even better with the announcement of the $79.95 Super-Wide 0.42x attachment. This screws onto the front of the Lensbaby via 37mm thread and converts the 50mm focal length to 21mm ultrawide. [MORE]

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Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on April 14, 2009 09:02 

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