Sigma Corporation of America is pleased to announce that its newly upgraded 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens is now available for the MSRP of $1,400.
The updated 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens now features Sigma’s own proprietary Optical Stabilizer (OS) technology, which allows for high-performance, handheld, close-up photography. The telephoto reach makes it a perfect lens for capturing images of insects and small creatures. Additionally, the wide maximum aperture combined with a short telephoto focal length make it very favorable for facial portraiture at lower magnification. A Special Low Dispersion (SLD) lens and one high refractive index SLD lens provide excellent corrections for all types of aberration and distortion.
“This lens is a fantastic addition to our extensive lineup of macro lenses,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “This is our fourth prime macro lens and the second of which that now includes our Optical Stabilization technology, which steadies the image for handheld use. This is yet another example of Sigma’s dedication to providing an array of unique lens that capture incredible imagery.”
HP announced a free, downloadable software application for the HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer series that enables professional photographers to generate large-format photo negatives for the production of high-quality, black and white silver halide photo prints.
The Nissin Group has introduced the new Nissin Di866 Mark II flash for Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras. This upgraded new model provides advanced features combined with the advantage of being simple to use.
Kirk Enterprises, Inc., recently introduced an exciting addition to their popular line of Action Grip DSLR handles. “First of all, we’ve redesigned the system to allow for a second cushioned handle,” stated Jeff Kirk, President of Kirk Enterprises. “Then, we crafted a Crossbar System to bridge the two handles. This offers an incredibly stable platform on which to mount a lighting system, microphone, video monitor, and everything in between,” added Kirk.
As part of Sigma Corporation of America’s 50th anniversary celebrations – as well as its commitment to supporting photographers and producing incredible imagery – the camera and lens manufacturer is inviting photographers to submit their portfolios to the “Our Pros, Your Photos” program for a chance to have their portfolios critiqued by Sigma Pros. All portfolios must be submitted by the extended deadline of July 5, 2011 for a chance to win one of four critique sessions that will be conducted from July to October.
Sekonic announces the availability of the new L-308DC DigiCineMate a simple and easy-to-use compact light meter that is ideal for today's DSLR videographers and digital cinematographers as well as still photographers. It features a full range of shutter speeds plus a special grouping of cine speeds and shutter angles and indicates exposure in f-stops to one-tenth step. The unit’s LCD readout can be customized to display only specific functions needed for the task at hand for fast, easy operation.
L-308DC DigiCineMate Features
Three Ways to Meter
The compact, Sekonic L-308DC is the first meter that can be customized to display only specific functions needed for the task at hand for fast, easy operation.
Leading photography software developer Nik Software (www.niksoftware.com) today introduced Snapseed™, its new photo experience for iPad. Snapseed is an entirely new photo application designed specifically for iPad and leverages the company’s advanced photographic technologies to deliver a fast, fun, and high quality photo experience for everyone. To learn more and purchase Snapseed, visit the App Store (www.niksoftware.com/buysnapseedipad) or watch videos at www.niksoftware.com/snapseed.
Leica Camera AG is proud to present a new version of the world’s smallest, full-frame digital system camera: the Leica M9-P. This new model will sit alongside the Leica M9 in the company’s rangefinder portfolio. Providing an alternative, even more discreet and resilient design that further reinforces the classic nature of the M9, the M9-P specifically meets the needs of professional photographers. The new model is now available in a classic silver chrome or subtle black paint finish.
X-Rite, Incorporated (NASDAQ: XRIT) announced the immediate availability of i1Display Pro and ColorMunki Display, two all-new technologically advanced hardware and software solutions for color calibration and profiling of displays, laptops and projectors.