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Canon announced the new EF 100-400mm lens

    Description: Compact, high performance L-series super-telephoto zoom makes it ideal for sports and wildlife photography. One fluorite and one super UD lens element provides excellent correction of chromatic aberration throughout the entire zoom range, helping to deliver high-quality images with high resolution and contrast. Rotation-type zoom ring allows for more precise composition and excellent…


Sony is starting Imaging Professional Support in Germany

Sony is trying to bring more profesional photographers into their camp by introducing professional support in Europe. Following similar programs from Canon and Nikon, Sony enters the pro game with a service that for many photographers might be crucial in many situations. Fast repair, rental during service, individual approach and financial programs, will be soon…


Sony Action Cam Mini under Victor’s wings

Just a short news for those who haven't seen it yet. Sony is partner of the French charity organization Freedom, which is trying to bring back beautiful white tailed eagles to their natural environment of French and Swiss Alps, from where they extinct some 50 years ago. For the very first time, camera was attached…


Photokina 2014 – Samsung NX1 – First Impression

While biggest stars on Photokina Sony stand were new lenses, and variety of other products was imprerssive, Samsung stand was NX1 dominated. There were some fifty cameras prepared for visitors, around at least four blocks with different subjects for testing. Subjects were nice models, ready to pose for your NX1 first experience and to…


Photokina 2014 – Sony first impression – FE 16-35 f/4 OSS ZA – some RAW samples for download

I promised to add some RAW files taken with Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T* and A7r for download. Please note, that the conditions were more than difficult, low lighting, lot of people around, no good target, possible miss focusing (I used manual focus on Sony sign in the middle of the frame)…


Photokina 2014 – HandeVision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85, hands-on

At the Kipon stand (mostly known as the lens adapter producer), I was attracted by the lens, that I heard about and saw some images, but never get a real idea about its performance or attractiveness. Here is what Hande-Vision says about the lens on their pages - "The worldwide highest speed lens for system…


Photokina 2014 – Sony FE 28-135 f/4 G OSS first impressions

New Sony FE 28-135 f/4 G OSS Power Zoom lens is the first lens in Sony FE line that is clearly targeted for video use. It is huge in size, (compared to standard FE lenses), but not very heavy. Being made from polycarbonate, lens has rubber rings for aperture and focus, both being ribbed for…


Photokina 2014 – Zeiss Loxia Story

Zeiss stand on Photokina is... different. There is a large oval with various cameras which are hard but flexi wired to the desk, each with different Zeiss lens. All around, there are always 3-4 photographers waiting to put their fingers on those optical gems. Unlike many other producers, Zeiss let you put card in camera…


Photokina 2014 – Sony first impression – other announced Sony lenses

Keeping it fast and furious... Most attractive lenses were behind thick glass wall :-( and all my begging to let me try them, went nowhere... But I managed to get one extra info, however unreliable it might be... Sony brought back to life, original concept of ultra wide and fish-eye extender for the new announced…


Photokina 2014 – Sony first impression – FE 16-35 f/4 OSS ZA

Just a brief report from Sony stand. It's huge. There are many stands on which you can hold and try most of the novelties, and some very expensive video cameras and many different tools and toys. When I approached closest stand, my hands felt instantly on the long-expected Sony 16-35/4 OSS and I asked…

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