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Zigview S2 digital angle finder

Ilse Jurrien
Photokina report
Monday 18th, September 2006
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

Zigview S2 can be attached to your DSLR viewfinder and will display a live video feed from the viewfinder to its large 2.5 inch high resolution LCD, which can be moved to fully tilt and rotate for viewing at any angle. The new unit has excellent low light properties and a high frame rate which displays a bright live image making it fantastic for low and high angle situations as well as being capable of acting as a waist level finder to improve communication with clients during portrait photography. Eyepiece adapters and shutter cables are available to fit most DSLR cameras. The Zigview S2 will be available from all good photographic stockists from October at £249.99 inc Vat.

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Leica universal wide-angle viewfinder M

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Friday 15th, September 2006

Leica Camera AG, Solms is exhibiting the new Leica universal wide-angle viewfinder M at photokina in Cologne. The Leica universal wide-angle viewfinder M is a new accessory for the Leica ranging viewfinder system. The viewfinder permits an exact determination of the picture outline for Leica M Leica M lenses with focal lengths of 16, 18, 21, 24 and 28 mm and is thus the ideal companion to the new Leica Tri-Elmar-M 1:4/16-18-21 mm ASPH wide-angle lens. The Leica universal wide-angle viewfinder M can be used on the analog cameras Leica M7 and Leica MP and also on the digital Leica M8 with focal length extension facility. It is attached to the flash shoe of the respective camera.

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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.