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Starting sales of the first Sigma Art lens designed for macro photography

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In late February, was presented the Sigma lens 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro | Art, the first Art range lens designed for macro photography. Announcing the new product, the manufacturer has revealed all the technical data, but the date of commencement of sales and price promised to inform additionally. Publishing a message containing the missing information, he completed this week.

Начинаются продажи первого объектива Sigma Art, предназначенного для макросъемки

So, full-frame lens valued at $ 569. It is available in versions for cameras Sigma, Canon and Sony (E-mount). Delivery-mount version Canon start this month. The queue option for cameras the Sigma will fit in June. Date of commencement of supply of lenses with Sony mount E is not yet defined.

The features of Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro | Art include a departure from that adopted in recent years, lenses for macro photography internal focusing. It allows you to increase the focusing speed and make the constant length of the lens. However, according to Sigma, the design 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro | Art the priority was to ensure high quality image and smooth focusing. Note that the focus ring of the lens has no direct connection with the optical elements and serves to control the auto-focus drive.

Начинаются продажи первого объектива Sigma Art, предназначенного для макросъемки

The lens options for Canon cameras and Sigma is compatible with Sigma teleconverters TC-1401 and TC-2001, increasing the focal length of 98 mm and 140 mm, and decrease the maximum aperture to F/4 and F/5.6 respectively.

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Tamron considers the production of lenses for mirrorless cameras Canon EOS and Nikon R Z

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Source published an interview with representatives of the company Tamron, responsible for planning and product marketing. The conversation addressed the issue of lenses for mirrorless cameras.

Tamron рассматривает возможность выпуска объективов для беззеркальных камер Canon EOS R и Nikon Z

As you know, in February the company Tamron announced the development of a full-frame lens 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046) – mount Sony E. He should appear on sale in mid-year. The advantages of this model include small size and weight. Manufacturer’s representatives explained that this was achieved by abandoning the optical stabilizer and relying on image stabilization by forces of the camera.

Among the features of lenses for a mirrorless camera was the necessity to use low noise and smooth stepper drives focus, because mirrorless cameras are often used for movies.

As for the issue of lenses for mirrorless cameras Canon EOS Nikon R and Z, in the company of the Tamron considering. However, while the company’s specialists only learn a new system mounts with large diameter and short working period. The angles of incidence on the image sensors in different systems, which should be considered in the design. A simple adaptation of such a lens, as referred to 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD without changing the optical scheme may not be possible.

In any case, given the named representatives of the Tamron terms of designing and mastering of production of new models, out of lenses for mirrorless cameras Canon EOS Nikon R and Z can hope not earlier than in 2020.

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The firmware update significantly improves the performance of adapters Sigma MC-11 SA-E EF-E

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Sigma recently released a firmware update for the adapter Sigma MC-11 SA-E and EF-E, which allows to use lenses with mounts Canon EF and Sigma in conjunction with cameras to mount Sony E.

Обновление прошивки существенно улучшает работу переходников Sigma MC-11 SA-E и EF-E

The update adds compatibility with the latest version of the firmware of the interchangeable lenses Sigma and improves the stabilization while using some Sigma lenses in combination with the stabilizer in Sony cameras and Sony α7III α9 (in fact, fixed a bug where certain settings affect the operation of the stabilizer — in a press release on the release of the update, the manufacturer apologized that it came out earlier). Full list of 17 lenses, which concerns the improvement shown in the press release. In addition, the increased accuracy of determining exposure when shooting with Sony flashes.

In the presence of a docking station, Sigma USB Dock the update can be performed independently, using the software Sigma Optimization Pro. The manufacturer warns that the program must be version 1.5.0 or newer, so if necessary, you first need to upgrade it.

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In the near future, is expected to announce the camera that will be the successor model Canon EOS 200D

American Agency, certifying the equipment operating in the radio frequency range, was the new SLR camera Canon. She wears index DS126761. It is assumed that on the American market the device will be called the EOS Rebel SL3. This camera will be the successor model SL2, in other markets known as the EOS Kiss X9 and EOS 200D (shown in the illustration).

Entry level camera will come bundled with the EF-S 18-55mm F4-5.6 IS STM.

At the time, the model EOS 200D was the lightest SLR Canon camera with a movable screen. What feature will attract buyers of the new still unknown.

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