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Before buying an expensive D-SLR, start clicking pictures regularly using a point and shoot or smartphone camera. Good photographs depend more on a photographer's knowledge of the equipment than the equipment itself.

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THK announces Hoya HRT filter

Hoyahrt1THK Photo Product has announced the new HOYA HRT circular polarizer filter.

This filter uses a newly developed High-Rate Transparency film that passes more visible light through the filter while still filtering the same amount of polarized light. The HOYA HRT circular polarizer filter transmits as much as 25% more light through the polarizing film giving the photographer about 1/3 stop more light than a standard circular polarizer. This new polarizing film is also used in the latest HD LCD TVs.

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Leaf launches Aptus-II 10R

Leaf Imaging has announced the availability of the Leaf Aptus-II 10R digital camera back, with internal rotating sensor, for medium and large format photographers who often need to change orientation during a shoot. The Leaf Aptus-II 10R is available for a variety of medium and large format cameras, and is best suited for architecture, landscape, portrait and product advertising.

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The Leaf Aptus-II 10R’s internally rotating sensor allows photographers to keep their camera upright, while quickly shifting orientation, without removing, shutting down or turning the camera back saving time, preventing sensor exposure to the elements, and avoiding other issues related to digital back removal and rotation.

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Carl Zeiss celebrates 120 years of lens production

carzeiss1They’ve been to space; they’re Hollywood favorites; and they’ve been the constant companions of demanding photographers around the globe for 120 years-Carl Zeiss lenses.

The first photo lenses came on the market at the end of March 1890. On the occasion of its 120th anniversary, renowned German optics manu- facturer Carl Zeiss, with key locations in Jena and Oberkochen, can reflect on a rich history and look to the future with confidence. Throughout the anniversary year, the company will be celebrating its breakthroughs in photographic technology with activities for both customers and the public. “Carl Zeiss lenses helped write photographic history. They have truly stood the test of time,” says Winfried Scherle, head of the Camera Lens Division.

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Eye-Fi introduces Connect X2 & Explore X2

EyefiEye-Fi  makers of the world’s first wireless memory card for digital cameras, has unveiled new wireless memory cards that deliver the next generation Eye-Fi experience of the award-winning Eye-Fi Pro X2. The “X2” family of Eye-Fi cards have faster-than-ever wireless photo and video uploads, improved performance, and virtually endless storage capacity with Endless Memory mode.

The new product line-up is available today starting at $49.99. (Approximately Rs 2,275)

Eye-Fi has also more than doubled its hotspot upload locations. Now, users of the Hotspot Access feature can upload photos and videos directly from their camera at more than 21,000 hotspots in the United States including 6,500 Starbucks coffeehouses, and Harborlink hotspots such as BP gas stations.

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Sigma releases 150-500mm f/5-6.3 for Sony & Pentax

Sigma150-500mm-lensThe Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM for Sony and Pentax. This ultra-telephoto zoom lens covers a telephoto range up to 500mm and allows photographers to bring the subject close and short perspective. This lens has an equivalent field of view of a 225-750mm when used on digital SLR cameras with an APS-C size image sensor.

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