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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Pentax Offers Rebates on 645D System & Select Lenses Purchased with K-5 IIs DSLR

In conjunction with the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Expo (WPPI), taking place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 11–13, 2013, Pentax Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation announced consumer mail-in rebates on its 645D medium-format system as well as select Limited-series lenses when bundled with its K-5 IIs flagship DSLR. The rebates, valid more »

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75–300mm f/4.8–6.7 II Super-Telephoto MFT Lens

Olympus is making super-telephoto shooting more accessible with the introduction of its economical M.Zuiko ED 75–300mm f/4.8–6.7 II lens (150–600mm equivalent). Olympus redesigned the lens to match its OM-D E-M5 and PEN Micro Four Thirds cameras and added a ZERO (Zuiko extra-low reflection optical) coating to keep scratches off and help eliminate ghosting and lens more »

Sony E-Mount 20mm f/2.8 Pancake Wide-Angle & 18–200mm OSS Telephoto Lenses

Sony has expanded its Alpha E-mount lens system to 13 native E-mount lenses plus two converters with the introduction of its 20mm f/2.8 pancake wide-angle lens (SEL20F28) and 18–200mm f/3.5–6.3 OSS powered telephoto zoom lens (SELP18200). Both are compatible with all α E-mount cameras and semiprofessional camcorders. SEL20F28. When you mount the SEL20F28 on any more »

A Savvy Selection of 12 Enticing New Lenses

By Jason Schneider:  With increasing numbers of point-and-shooters moving up the ranks to acquire DSLRs and mirrorless compact system cameras (CSCs), and hordes of committed enthusiasts expanding and upgrading the capabilities of their new and existing interchangeable-lens systems, it’s not surprising that the interchangeable-lens market is red hot as we move into 2013. Consumers feel more »