Steve’s Digicams and Rokinon are partnering up this month to bring you a chance to win a 85mm F1.4 Aspherical Lens that’s compatible with Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax and Sony dSLR cameras! More information on the company site can be found here and the Amazon reviews for the lens can be found here.For over 30 years, Rokinon has been well known for producing the highest quality and best performing lenses in the industry. They have a well earned reputation to deliver innovative and highly engineered products at value prices.Rokinon is proud to introduce its newest lineup of premier Cine Video Digital SLR lenses. The line consists of an 8mm T3.8 Fisheye, 14mm T3.1 Aspherical Wide Angle, 24mm T1.5 Wide Angle, 35mm T1.5 Aspherical Wide Angle and an 85mm T1.5 Aspherical Lens. Find more…
Owners of the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ will be happy to know that an update has been released which adds a few improvements.For starters, the lens now supports Zoom Resume when used with Panasonic cameras, which is a nice touch. The newest firmware also improves the way the image stabilizer behaves in macro mode, which should net you some cleaner photographs – always a good thing.To download the firmware, just plug your camera into your computer and hit ‘update’ or download the software updater and follow the provided instructions.
Nikon AF-S DX 40mm macro lens : Nikon announces a new 40mm DX-format macro lens for close-up photography. Designed to capture fine details, the macro lens boasts a 1:1 reproduction ratio for superb, life-like images. A fantastic way to shoot features that can’t be seen with the naked eye, this Nikon 40mm macro lens will more than satisfy enthusiasts keen to explore the power of close-up images. Measuring approx. 68.5×64.5 mm and weighing approx. 235 g, this lens features a metal mount with rubber sealing and is supplied with a lens hood HB-61 and soft lens case CL-0915. Find more…
Nikon has announced an inexpensive macro lens aimed at entry-level DSLR users. The AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G offers true 1:1 macro in a compact, lightweight package. With its inbuilt silent wave motor it will autofocus on all Nikon DSLRs, including those that lack in-body AF motors such as the D3100 and D5100. It uses an internal focus system with close-range correction to attain a minimum focus distance of just 16cm / 6.4″, equating to approximately 5cm / 2″ from the front of the lens. It will be available from 25th August, at an MSRP $279.95.
GET CLOSER TO CLARITY: THE NEW NIKON AF-S DX MICRO NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G BRINGS FAST MACRO ABILITY TO DX-FORMAT SHOOTERS
Images Packed with Stunning Detail and Amazing Sharpness Have Never Been So Near
The head of Fujifilm’s camera division has suggested the company may make a return to interchangeable lens cameras. In an interview with news agency Reuters, Takeshi Higuchi stressed the importance of launching ‘luxury’ models to help establish the company as a high-profile brand. In addition he discusses the company’s reasoning for looking beyond China for manufacturing. However, his comments about having the in-house capabilities to develop its own cameras may reduce the speculation about the company producing models for pre-existing camera systems.