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Nikon 18-135mm AF-S DX Nikkor lens

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Wednesday 9th, August 2006

Nikon announces the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED, a compact, lightweight 7.5x zoom lens featuring state-of-the-art optical technologies such as the incorporation of Nikon ED glass, aspherical lens elements and SWM (Silent Wave Motor). Moreover, the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED offers outstanding performance at a remarkably affordable price. The lens has a focal length range of 18-135mm, suitable for a wide variety of shooting situations ranging from sports, action and portraits to wide-angle landscapes. Advanced Nikon engineering, in particular the compact SWM, has enabled the realization of a compact lightweight design with excellent handling characteristics.

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Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Sunday 11th, June 2006

The Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens is a compact macro-focus lens that covers the full range from life-size to infinity. "Life size" macro imaging means that the image you capture is the same size as the subject in reality, giving you spectacularly sharp photos of insects, flowers, gemstones, postage stamps and other small nature subjects and collectibles. Mounted on the Sony Alpha 100 camera, the Sony 50mm Macro lens provides a 75mm focal length (35mm equivalent), which means it can also be used as a standard and midrange telephoto lens. Get incredibly close to small subjects with the Sony SAL-50M28 macro lens. It allows you to capture the most subtle details with spectacular clarity.

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Tamron AF 18-200mm Di-II LD lens

Posted by: Luuk Jurrien Saturday 2nd, October 2004

Tamron announced the successful development of the AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO (Model A14), a new high power zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras using APS-C size image sensors. The new AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO is a high power zoom lens for exclusive use with digital (APS-C size) SLR cameras that inherits the product concept of the existing AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR zoom lens. Even two years after its introduction, the current AF28-300mm is still a favourite and highly evaluated by photographers around the world as a representative model of high power zoom lenses.

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Nikon Telephoto Converter TC-E3PF

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 16th, September 2004

Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the TC-E3PF - an advanced new 3x telephoto converter born of unique Nikon technology for use with the new 8-megapixel Coolpix 8400. Smaller and lighter, the TC-E3PF illustrates how Nikon is taking existing lenses and redesigning them for "on-the-go" convenience. Furthermore, the widely acclaimed TC-E3ED is also compatible with the Coolpix 8400. In conventional telephoto converters, a lens with a pronounced convex shape is used to refract the light received through the first element to a greater degree. This results in the desired reproduction ratio, however chromatic aberration can occur. In the event that a convex ED lens is used, such chromatic aberration is corrected, however the refractive limitations of such a lens make it difficult to reduce overall dimensions.

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The growth of the digital SLR and system camera market benefits the lens manufacturers. Due to the change in the market for SLR cameras - the growing popularity of system cameras - we see new developments and innovative lens designs coming up and showcased at the world’s biggest Imaging and Trade show - Photokina 2010. New lenses need to be developed for camera systems like Micro Four Thirds and the cameras from Sony and Samsung. Several lens road maps appeared already on the websites of the lens manufactures showing interesting new products. These new system cameras will change the lens market, in which way and in what time period is something we really want to know. Maybe Photokina show 2010 will give us a more insight view of today’s lens market. Look out for our daily Photokina report.

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