Nikon D3300 HD-SLR and Other New Products Launch at CES

Nikon announced several new products at this year’s 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), including the new Nikon D3300 HD-SLR featuring a 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor and optional Wi-Fi connectivity, a new compact and versatile AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens and the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G prime lens. Several COOLPIX cameras were also more »

Best Digital SLR Lenses: Tamron SP 70–300mm f/4–5.6 Di VC USD

This state-of-the-art telephoto zoom lens is the culmination of decades of Tamron innovation in ultra-long-range zoom optics. It’s engineered to provide professional and photo enthusiast users of full-frame and APS-C-format digital SLR cameras with the ultimate in image quality and handling in the telephoto zoom class—delivering an incredible 109–465mm equivalent on APS-C-format DSLRs. Built to more »

Best Digital SLR Lenses: Tamron 18–270mm f/3.5–6.3 Di II VC PZD

Marketed as one of the world’s lightest, smallest 15x zoom lens, with Tamron’s first PZD (Piezo) drive, the Tamron 18–270mm VC ultrazoom for APS-C-format digital SLRs is the epitome of all-in-one zoom lenses. The lens has been acclaimed for reaching new levels of compactness, performance, and speed with the addition of Tamron’s PZD—an innovative ultrasonic more »

Nikon 1 AW1 Waterproof, Shockproof Interchangeable-Lens Camera

The Nikon 1 AW1 is a waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof interchangeable-lens camera that is engineered to perform in harsh environments, whether shooting stills or Full HD video. The family-friendly camera is the newest addition to the Nikon 1 compact system camera line. To complement the AW1, Nikon introduced two waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof lenses—the 1 Nikkor AW more »

Sony QX Lens-Style Compact Cameras: Creative Photography for Mobile Devices

Merging the creative capabilities and image quality of a premium compact camera with the connectivity of a smartphone, Sony’s two “lens-style” QX series cameras are designed to bring “new levels of fun and creativity to the mobile photography experience.”   The Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 and DSC-QX10 utilize Wi-Fi connectivity to transform a connected smartphone into a more »

Nikon Expands Lens and Lighting Lineup

New AF-S DX Nikkor 18–140mm VR Lens The AF-S DX Nikkor 18–140mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR lens is geared for shooting everything from portraits to landscapes, providing a zoom lens option for DX-format DSLR owners. Employing four stops of Vibration Reduction image stabilization and a 7.8x zoom range, it aids users in capturing sharp handheld photos more »


The Panasonic LUMIX GX7 Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera features high photographic performance, a sleek design, and a tiltable LVF (Live View Finder). Dressed in a magnesium alloy full die-cast frame in black and silver, the new LUMIX GX7 allows you to change your viewing perspective with a newly integrated 90-degree tiltable LVF. The more »

Lomography Reinventing Petzval’s Legendary 19th Century Lens for Nikon & Canon DSLRs

Lomography’s latest Kickstarter project is the reinvention of the Petzval lens that made an impact in 19th century photography with its distinct look—sharp centers and a unique bokeh effect. Lomography’s improved version, called the Lomography Petzval (D)SLR Art lens, is designed to work with Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras. Lomography is reengineering the Petzval lens more »

Canon EF 200–400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Super-Telephoto Zoom

Canon USA unveiled a super-telephoto zoom lens for use with all EOS DSLRs—the EF 200–400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x. Geared for sports and wildlife photography, the L-series lens has an integrated 1.4x focal length extender and Canon Image Stabilization technology. It features an optically matched, built-in 1.4x extender that increases the maximum focal length more »

Nikon Fast 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 CSC Lens

Nikon’s newest Nikon 1 system lens, the 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2, is a fast medium-telephoto lens with a fixed focal length of 32mm and a maximum aperture of f/1.2. The fastest lens in the 1 Nikkor lineup, the 86mm-equivalent lens is said to enable “brilliant sharpness and is able to resolve intricate details in portraits more »

Mother’s Day Rebates: Tamron Limited Time Rebates On Two Popular All-In-One Zooms

Tamron USA has a special $50 Mother’s Day mail-in rebate on the award-winning 18-270mm Di II VC PZD All-In-One 15X zoom lens (model B008) for just eleven days starting May 3 through May 13, 2013. There is also a $30 rebate on the 18-200mm Di II All-In-One 11X zoom lens (model A14). The rebates are more »


Best Digital SLR Lenses: Tamron and Tokina

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC Macro 1:1 USD You can experience the full power of life-size macro with Tamron’s new 90mm f/2.8 lens—an updated version of the company’s renowned 90mm macro lens. The lens was refined for higher detail and sharper photos with a new eBand coating, which improves its antireflection performance to reduce more »