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Lomography La Sardina Deluxe Kit

August 16th, 2011 No comments

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The Lomographic Society has released the La Sardina Deluxe Kit, which contains four La Sardina toy cameras and a flash called “Fritz the Blitz”. Each La Sardina camera in the collection features a wide-angle lens, a rewind dial for easy multiple exposures, and a simple focusing system with two preset distance settings. The La Sardina Deluxe Kit is available through the Lomography Store for €199 or approx. US$. [Lomography]

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Price Cut

August 10th, 2011 No comments

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B&H Photo has started selling the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens for US$1,499 each. This weather-resistant lens features an ultra-large aperture for a narrow depth of field and a soft background blur. What makes the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens special is that it features lens coating and construction that are optimized to minimize the ghosting and flare that frequently occurs when lenses are used with digital cameras. [Product Page]

Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Super Wide Angle Lens Price Drop

August 10th, 2011 No comments

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The Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM super wide angle lens is now available for only US$499.99 at B&H Photo. The original price was US$539.99, so you can save US$40. As a reminder, the lens offers a wide angle of view and an extended depth of field, which is a great choice for photographers shooting landscapes, architecture or reportage. By offering a field of view of 94°, the EF 20mm f/2.8 USM lens is able to take in the complete field of human vision. A maximum aperture of f/2.8 allows flash-free, handheld shooting in low-light conditions when using a tripod is impractical. In addition, the lens also incorporates aspherical elements to correct spherical aberrations, and Super UD (ultra-low dispersion) elements to eliminate chromatic aberrations. This offer will end on September 3rd, 2011. [Product Page]

Sigma SD1 Firmware Version 1.02

August 10th, 2011 No comments

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Sigma has issued the firmware update version 1.02 for the Sigma SD1 digital SLR camera. The new firmware update corrects various bugs to achieve more stable operation and improves image quality at high sensitivity (ISO 3200, ISO 6400) for raw image files. Additionally, this firmware update also corrects the phenomenon of camera freeze when in Custom White Balance Mode. Sigma SD1 owners are able to download the firmware update version 1.02 here. [Sigma]

Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens

August 9th, 2011 No comments

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The Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens provides a 35mm equivalency of 24-135mm when used with a Canon APS-C EOS Digital SLR. Weighing at only 1.25 lbs, the lens offers a convenient wide angle to telephoto focal length in an easy to carry form factor. Containing 17 elements (including a UD-glass element) in 12 groups, the lens captures an angle-of-view (AOV) range of about 84° to 18°, which is ideal for capturing wide landscapes and telephoto portraits. If you want one, you can purchase the Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens for just US$739.99. The original price was US$799.99, so you can save US$60. This offers will end on September 3rd, 2011. [Product Page]

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Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Super Wide Angle Lens Price Cut

August 9th, 2011 No comments

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The Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Super Wide Angle Lens is now available for just US$2,199. For your info, the original price was US$2,359, so you can save US$160. The Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM lens is a bright lens that features completely redesigned optics, including two high-precision Aspherical elements and two UD-glass elements. This results in better contrast and sharpness at the outer edges, and a reduction in chromatic aberrations that can sometimes be seen with high-resolution digital SLRs. The ultra wide-angle lens has the shortest focal length in the line-up of L series lenses. Its diagonal angle of view is an impressive 114° – anything larger would be a fish-eye lens. This wide aperture lens is perfect for architectural, corporate, or other pro-level photography. [Product Page]