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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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Presented “rangefinder” medium format camera Fujifilm GFX 50R

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Expanding the GFX system, Fujifilm has announced the sale mirrorless medium format camera GFX 50R. Unlike models GFX 50S, the layout of the new cameras borrowed not from an SLR, where the viewfinder is above the lens, and rangefinder, where he shifted to the edge of the housing. According to the manufacturer, “range-finding” the layout is convenient because it allows you to watch with one eye on the subject and the other on his image in the viewfinder. Verify that the word “rangefinder” in quotes because the new camera is equipped with an electronic viewfinder and the image is shaped through the lens, not through a separate optical system (rangefinder). The viewfinder resolution of 3.69 million dots and covers 100% of the frame. The increase is equal to 0,77 0,97 x or x in terms of the 35mm format.

Представлена «дальномерная» среднеформатная камера Fujifilm GFX 50R

The size of the image sensor a new camera — 32,9 x 43,8 mm, a resolution of 51.4 Megapixels. Data processing does the processor X Processor Pro. These components are exactly the same as GFX 50S. In fact, the novelty is a slightly modified model GFX 50S, so many technical specifications of the two cameras coincide. Like its predecessor, GFX 50R powered by rechargeable battery NP-T125, a single charge which is enough for 400 shots.

Provided continuous shooting speed of 3 fps, video recording in Full HD resolution at 24, 25 or 30 fps remote shooting control from a PC through a wired channel or a control from a mobile device via Bluetooth. By the way, Bluetooth is one of the differences from the GFX 50S.

The manufacturer notes advanced 35mm mode. This mode uses only the Central part of the sensor size 36 x 24 mm (about 30 MP). It uses most of the quality of the image formed by the lens. This mode will be added in the GFX 50S camera firmware updates.

Представлена «дальномерная» среднеформатная камера Fujifilm GFX 50R

Vehicle camera incorporates two SD card slot supporting UHS-II, touchscreen display 3.2-inch size, hot Shoe, stereo microphone, loudspeaker, USB 3.0, HDMI, 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. From the hardships of exploitation GFX 50R protects the magnesium alloy body with seals 46.

With dimensions of 161 x 97 x 66 mm camera weighs 775 g. It is priced at $ 4499. Sales should begin in late November.

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Medium format camera Leica S3 spotted on the website of the manufacturer

The rumors that Leica is preparing to introduce a medium-format camera new generation, officially confirmed: new lit on the Chinese mirror manufacturer’s official website.

Leica S3

Alas, characteristics are not given, but judging by the picture, the S3 got the case its predecessor the Leica S Typ 007 camera, introduced in September 2014. On the other hand, there may be changes on the part of the controls located on top, and screen. And of course S3 will offer more interesting features.

Leica will participate in the thematic exhibition Photokina in 2018, which starts in Cologne through the day. Certainly the exposition company will include this model.

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Lens Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF, is estimated to 949 $

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In late February, the company Kenko Tokina has revealed the new series of lenses high end announcement of full frame models 50mm F1 opera.4 FF. According to Kenko Tokina these lenses are designed for modern DSLR cameras with high resolution and the series title in Latin means “work of art”.

  • Объектив Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF оценен в 949 долларов

At the time of the announcement of technical data opera 50mm F1.4 FF and the price was not published, and the estimated date of the beginning of sales has been named the end of summer this year. The summer passed, but only now the manufacturer has finally introduced a new.

Объектив Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF оценен в 949 долларов

Specifications lens 50mm F1 opera.4 FF:

  • Focal length — 50 mm;
  • Angle field of view — 47,4°;
  • Relative aperture — F/1.4;
  • Minimum aperture — F/16;
  • Lens construction — 15 elements in 9 groups, including aspherical elements and three ED element;
  • Number of diaphragm blades — 9 (rounded);
  • Minimum focusing distance — 0.4 m;
  • Maximum magnification — 0.18 x;
  • Installation of filter diameter — 72mm;
  • Diameter — 107,5 mm;
  • Length — 80 mm;
  • Weight — 960 g

The kit includes lens hood. Feature of the blend is the availability of the window to rotate a polarizing filter.

Объектив Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF оценен в 949 долларов

Sale lens in mounts for Nikon F and Canon EF to begin in late October at a price of 949 USD. By the way, the options are pretty noticeably different usine, which is clearly seen in the lower illustration, where the option to mount Nikon F shown on the left, and the option to mount Canon EF on the right.

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