MELVILLE, N.Y. (Jan. 28, 2008) – Nikon, Inc., today introduced the new PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED lens, the latest in a series of lenses that are equipped with a tilt/shift mechanism that enables photographers the flexibility to effectively manipulate perspective, distortion and focus. Whether photographing architecture, landscapes, interiors or panoramas, this Perspective Control (PC) lens easily corrects linear distortion and aberration to deliver images that more accurately reproduce the view as the human eye sees it.
MELVILLE, N.Y. (JAN. 28, 2008) – Nikon, Inc., today announced the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens, which offers Nikon digital SLR photographers exceptional wide-angle capability along with superb telephoto versatility. The wide-ratio zoom makes this new lens suitable for a broad range of shooting situations, including indoor and outdoor events; streetscapes; and portraits and scenery, making it ideal for everyday use. It incorporates several of Nikon’s most advanced lens design attributes such as Extra Low Dispersion (ED) glass, Silent Wave Motor technology (SWM) and Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction image stabilization), delivering the outstanding optical performance that has made NIKKOR lenses the choice of so many professional photographers.
MELVILLE, NY (Jan. 28, 2008) – Nikon’s COOLPIX line is receiving a makeover with the addition of six colorful cameras. Available in colors such as Plum, Cool Blue and Ruby Red, these new COOLPIX cameras offer the consumer the opportunity to not only express themselves with their photos but with their cameras as well. In addition to new colorful bodies, the COOLPIX line boasts innovative technologies to ensure the picture is bright, in focus and the subject is free of red-eye. Powering each COOLPIX camera is EXPEED, Nikon’s imaging processing engine to produce sharp photos with outstanding clarity.
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 23, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the launch of two new telephoto lenses for use with its EOS SLR cameras: the EF200mm f/2L IS USM*/** and the EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM*/**, the world’s longest focal length lens with an Optical Image Stabilizer system.*** The Company, which exhibited prototypes of the lenses during PhotoPlus Expo in New York last October, is launching them at the PMA tradeshow (booth E101) at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 31 to February 2.
Endearing. Friend to all. Dedicated. Gentleman. Honest as the day is long. These are just some of the descriptions that come to mind at the contemplation of the passing of Henry Froehlich, the retired Chairman of the MAC Group (formerly Mamiya America Corporation). To borrow a phrase from Tom Brokaw, we like to think of Henry as an influential member of the Greatest Generation of the photo industry.
Canon has expanded its PowerShot Digital ELPH and A-Series camera lineups. The pocket-sized, 8-megapixel PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital ELPH has an advanced Optical Image Stabilization system, Genuine Face Detection Technology and a Digic III imaging processor. The A-Series includes three easy-to-use, feature-rich models: the optically image stabilized 8-megapixel PowerShot A590 IS, the 8-megapixel PowerShot A580, and the creatively color-keyed 7.1-megapixel PowerShot A470 digital cameras.
GOLDEN, CO. (January 23, 2008)…PENTAX Imaging Company announced today two new digital SLR camera models including the PENTAX K20D digital SLR camera with 14.6 megapixels and the PENTAX K200D digital SLR with 10.2 megapixels. Both cameras are equipped with advanced features including dust-proof and weather-resistant bodies, an improved PRIME image processor, and PENTAX developed Shake Reduction that works with any of the 24 million PENTAX lenses ever manufactured.
Elmsford NY, January 10, 2008 – Mamiya has introduced the new Mamiya Sekor Macro MF 120mm f/4 D Lens – successor to the popular Mamiya Macro MF 120mm f/4 Lens.“The Mamiya 120mm f/4 macro lens is one of the sharpest lenses available today,” said Jeff Karp, Mamiya Product Marketing Manager, “and it has already been critically corrected for digital imaging. But it needed an upgrade to be fully compatible with the latest cameras, software and digital backs.”