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Price of Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary lens announced

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In addition to the 24mm f/1.4 Art lens, today Sigma also announced the price of their 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens (Contemporary version): $1,089.00. Adorama and B&H are currently taking pre-orders. Shipping should start on March 20th, 2015.

The Contemporary model of this lens is lighter, cheaper and with a slightly simplified lens design compared to the Sport model that is almost twice as expensive:

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Tokina announced new AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX lens for Nikon F mount

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If you are following PhotoRumors, this should not be a surprise to you: Tokina just officially released their AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX lens DSLR cameras (Aspherical, IF, full frame). The new lens is already listed at B&H, but there is still no price or shipping date. Here are the specifications:

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Nikon lens-only rebates announced in Japan

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Nikon Japan announced a new lens-only rebate program that will start on February 19th and will be valid till May 10, 2015. The current Nikon rebates in the US were extended till February 14th - the new lens-only rebates could be announced on February 15th. I assume the same lens selection will be offered in the US, but hopefully the rebates will be bigger. Here is the full list (¥1,000=$8):

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New Nikkor.com website

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Nikon launched a new Nikkor.com website that already has several old and some new lens related articles:

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Nikon D810a, Nikon D750 filmmaker’s kit, new Coolpix cameras pre-order options

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The latest Nikon products are now available for pre-order:

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Nikon D750 filmmaker’s kit
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Nikon Coolpix AW130

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Nikon COOLPIX P610:S9900:S7000:L840:L340 3  Nikon COOLPIX P610:S9900:S7000:L840:L340 2  Nikon COOLPIX S33 camera
Other Coolpix cameras: L32 | L840 | S33 | S3700 | S6900 | S7000 | S9900 | P610 (available also at Adorama).

More pre-order options will be added as they become available.

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New Nikon D750 filmmaker’s kit announced

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In addition to the D810a, Nikon announced also a new D750 filmmaker’s kit priced at $3,999.95 (see pre-order options). The kit offers savings of about $650 compared to purchasing the content separately and includes:

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Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F mount announced

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The more interesting announcement today is the new Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F mount that has been rumored for a while. The Nikon version should start shipping in April, 2015.

Update: the price of the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens is $849 and is currently available for pre-order at B&H and Adorama. Shipping will start on March 20th, 2015.

Additional information, including MTF charts and detailed specifications, can be found on PhotoRumors.com.

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