The US price of the Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro FX lens was announced today: $999. B&H, Adorama and Amazon are currently taking pre-orders. Shipping will start in August.
- Mount Availability: Canon, Nikon
- Focal Length: 24-70MM
- Full Frame Sensor Comp’: Yes
- Maximum Aperture: F/2.8
- Minimum Aperture: F/22
- Optical Construction: 15 Elements / 11 Groups
- Coatings: Multi-layer coatings
- Angle of View: 84.20° – 34.49°
- Minimum Focus Distance: 14.96 in. (0.38m)
- Reproduction Ratio: 1:4.73
- Zooming System: Rotary Zoom
- Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9
- Filter Size: 82mm
- Maximum Outer Diameter: 3.52 in. (89.6mm)
- Dimensions: 4.23 in. (107.5mm L) x 3.52 in. (89.6mm W)
- Weight: 35.63 oz. (1,010g)
- Lens Hood: BH-822 Included with lens (pictured)
- ETA: August
Just a quick note in case you are not following PhotoRumors (you should!) - the world’s widest 1:1 macro lens, the Laowa 15mm f/4 that got announced by Venus Optics earlier today, will be available also in Nikon F mount. The price is $479 (available for pre-order). Read all the details and see some interesting sample images taken with the new lens over at PhotoRumors.
The Nikon D5 DSLR camera is rumored to have a native high ISO of 102,400. The current D4s can go up to ISO 25,600 (expandable till ISO 409,600). Here is an updated list of rumored D5 specs:
- New 20MP FX sensor
- 4k video
- 173 autofocus points
- Native high ISO of 102,400
- 15 fps
- Body design similar to the D4s
- Announcement expected in late 2015 or in early 2016.
Regarding the Nikon D5 processor and 4k video: for the past few years the Nikon Expeed image processor was based on the Fujitsu Milbeaut ISP. On March 1st 2015, Fujitsu transferred its System LSI business to Socionext Inc. Shortly after the transfer, Socionext announced a new MN2WS03101A chip with 4k video capabilities:
→ The Topaz DeNoise plugin is 25% off ($20 off) for the month of June with coupon code JUNEDENOISE.
→ Tokina announced price increases in Japan for the 100mm f/2.8 AT-X M100 AF Pro D Macro and AT-X 107 AF DX NH 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 fisheye lenses for Nikon F mount.
→ The Rokinon 7.5mm f/8 RMC fisheye lens for Nikon 1 mount is currently $65.14 ($183.86 off).
Update: Amazon raised the price to $149.
Here are the rest of the Nikon deals for this week (several new price drops indicated with ↓):
→ On June 15th $500,000 worth of cameras and lenses were stolen from LensProToGo (including tons of Nikon gear). The serial numbers of the stolen gear can be found here. Be aware of cheap eBay prices.
Another post by Des Ong (website | Facebook | Instagram) with some amazing pictures from the Scottish Highlands and Norwegian Mountain range (see also his previous articles here and here.):
As a professional wildlife photographer, mid winter to early spring involves a lot of travel for personal projects and leading photo tours. The working conditions vary tremendously. This year for example, the temperature range that I was exposed to varied between -20°C to +35°C (-4 to +95°F) within a few weeks. Needless to say that equipment reliability is very important to me in such extremes.
My first winter journey began in the Scottish Highlands. My intention this year was to record a few subjects that reside in this northern part of Britain, namely the Mountain Hares, Crested Tits and Ptamigans. With the help of a good friend living nearby, I was able to photograph two of the three I set out to achieve. We did search for the Ptamigans, which can only be found at certain altitudes, but the road to the best location was closed due to severe weather conditions.
Nikon D810, 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 AF-S VR, ISO800, f8, 1/1250th sec., handheld.
My name is Steve Wall, I’m a photographer and videographer from Sydney, Australia. My work is primarily based around documenting the most wild & raw elements of nature, with the ocean being my number one subject matter. Below I’ll share a couple of images from my travels, with some insight into the equipment used and circumstances surrounding the images.
If you want to check out more of my work, you can do so on Instagram, Facebook or on my website at stevewall.com.au, thanks for taking the time to check out my photographs!
This photo was shot at Sunrise in Southern NSW, on the south-east coast of Australia. Just out of frame to the left is a large rock platform, which on the right conditions causes the waves to rise dramatically from the depths and catch the morning light beautifully. This was shot with a Nikon D4 and Aquatech underwater housing, using the Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G VR lens. When swimming with a lens wider than 50mm in the surf, it’s important to be right amongst the action - you need to risk getting caught by the wave as it explodes in order to get the most dynamic angle. Settings : 1/800th, f/5.6, ISO 400, 35mm.
Just as I reported yesterday, Sigma officially announced their 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art full frame lens for Nikon F mount. The full press release, technical specs and key features can be found over at PhotoRumors. Check the pricing at B&H (not yet announced).