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Samyang\'s 14 mm f/2.8 lens to be released at year end

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New Samyang AE 14 mm f/2,8 ED AS IF UMC featuring Nikon F mount, will be available for sale in just over two months time, that is at the turn of 2010/2011. Recommended retail price for the product has been set at €329 (Approximately Rs.15,000).



Minox unveils Classic DCC 5.1 Camera Gold Edition

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Great attention to detail and a little bit of luxury – these are features of the new Digital Classic Camera MINOX DCC 5.1 that is now available in an exclusive 24-carat gold-plated special edition. Devotees to classic design and legendary German precision engineering from the fifties will find it hard to resist these magnetic looks. A convincing combination of innovative technology and timeless elegance makes this extravagant 1:3 scale masterpiece an unmatched synthesis of classic and modern features.

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Ricoh releases firmware update for GR Digital III

ricohdigitalIIIRicoh has announced the release of the third function-enhancing firmware update for its GR Digital III, a high-image-quality compact digital camera launched in August 2009. Ricoh\'s function-enhancing firmware updates are developed in response to opinions and requests received from a large number of customers via surveys submitted at customer registration time and other channels. These updates enable customers who already own a GR Digital III to update their firmware to include the latest functions, thus making it possible for them to enhance the performance and usability of their cameras by adding new function and setting possibilities. Successor model to the GR Digital II, which went on sale in November 2007, the GR Digital III features an F1.9 large-aperture lens and achieves high image quality in a compact body.

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Sigma announces 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM lens

sigma85mmlensSigma has announced the 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM lens, now available for purchase in the United States for the MSRP of $1,400 (Approximately Rs. 62,000) and the estimated street price of $899 (Approximately Rs. 40,000).

This large aperture, medium telephoto lens is optimized for use with full-frame, DSLR cameras and is especially ideal for portrait and low light photography. When used on digital cameras with an APS-C size image sensor, it effectively becomes a 127.5mm F1.4 lens.

The 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM also contains one Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass element and a glass mold element to offer excellent correction for all types of aberrations and to ensure superior optical performance. This lens is equipped with a rear focus system that minimizes fluctuation of aberration caused by focusing.

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Sanyo launches three new compacts

sanyoE1500TPVersatile features and very easy to use – these are the key attributes of the three new digital cameras from SANYO. With their 14-megapixel resolution the E1500TP, T1495 and S1414 deliver not only brilliant pictures, the 5x (T1495) or 4x (E1500TP, S1414) optical zoom also accurately captures details. Photographers with little experience benefit from the many shooting modes, which place every subject in the right light. The E1500TP’s 3-inch touch panel also makes it easy to use the camera directly via the LCD screen. The three new cameras from SANYO record moving images with a video resolution of 720p. Thanks to their compact dimensions, the cameras are always at hand, ready to capture the best moments.

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