Monthly Archives: April 2013

Nikon Coolpix P7700 firmware update 1.1 released

Nikon released firmware update 1.1 for the Nikon Coolpix P7700 compact camera. The improvements in this version are:

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield: how to take photos from the ISS

    In this just released video, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield explains how he takes pictures from the International Space Station:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #210

New Nikon D7100 book released. See all available D7100 books here. Vello BG-N10 battery grip for Nikon D600 camera is now in stock. Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 PRO DX lens with Nikon mount will be released on on April 25th, 2013. Phottix Odin for Nikon 1.03 firmware released. Yongnuo trigger YN-622N for Nikon released: wireless […]

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Will the Nikon 1 V3 use the new Aptina 14MP 4k sensor?

Aptina announced a new 1″ 14MP sensor (AR1411HS) that can output full 14MP resolution at 80fps and is capable of shooting 1080p at 120 fps and 4k video at 60 fps. The official press release (attached below) describes a “strong interest from several top camera companies that have sampled the image sensor”. Since Nikon uses Aptina sensors in their mirrorless cameras and […]

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First images taken with the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens are out

The Korean website published many sample images taken with the just announced Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens. The post also contains distortion, light fall-off and “starring” samples. The photos are taken with a Canon camera, but you can get an idea about the performance of the lens. Another post shows the lens coverage when used on a full […]

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It’s real: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens announced

The rumors were true: Sigma officially announced the world’s first 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM zoom lens: World’s first lens offering an aperture of F1.8 throughout the zoom range.SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM, the large aperture APS-C format standard zoom lens. What […]

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Coming soon: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens for Nikon mount

Update: the lens is now officially announced. A quick update from PhotoRumors that I think (if true) will be of huge interest for Nikon DX shooters: Sigma is rumored to announce a new 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens for APS-C based DSLR cameras (27-52.5mm equivalent). That’s right, a constant f/1.8 zoom lens! I initially did […]

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Next Nikon announcement: 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens

Nikon announced a record number of new products in the first quarter of 2013 and I have already mentioned that the next few months will be slow in terms of new product introductions. Expect the next wave of major announcements to come later this year (after August). Now back to the next announcement: next month, probably around May 15th, […]

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