Pentax releases two new camera lenses

Two new lenses by PentaxPentax may not be as popular as Canon and Nikon when it comes to DSLR cameras and lenses, but the company is trying everything they can to eat up some market share of the two leading companies.

Pentax just released their most latest contraptions: the Pentax-DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 ED SDM that has an effective focal length of 27.5-41mm on a Pentax DSLR and the HD Pentax-DA 560mm F/5.6 ED AW telephoto lens.

Designed for those who love to travel, the Pentax-DA 18-270mm is great for those trips. You need not carry around sets of lenses for all those shots. The Pentax-DA 18-270mm is the do-it-all lens for you.

This lens incorporates two extra-low dispersion elements for enhanced detail resolution and at the same time, its round diaphragm blades can produce excellent and smoother bokeh effect.

The HD Pentax-DA 560mm F/5.6 ED AW telephoto lens, meanwhile, is being dubbed by Pentax as the best lens in its bracket. With two ED optical elements, this enables the lens to produce sharper and better defined images compared to others.

This telephoto lens perfectly complements Pentax’s weather proof camera lines as this telephoto lens is weather resistant construction with 29 seals.

Try out the new Pentax lenses for your Pentax DSLRs.

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Sigma to release a lighter and smaller 18-250mm lens

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a single lens that could do the job when you’re on your vacation? Imagine, carrying with you a set of lenses for different types of situations! Now, that’s a drag.

Independent lens maker Sigma developed a new DSLR lens that promises to be lighter and smaller than previous lenses of its range.

The Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM may not be a telephoto lens, but it surely could make your trip much better. The Sigma 18-250mm lens can shoot everything precisely and the best part is, it is made up of a special polycarbonate material, called thermally stable composite (TSC), that makes it lighter and smaller from its counterparts.

Sigma said that this technology makes the lenses lighter and smaller.

18-250mm lenses without TSC usually weigh-in at 623g. The TSC technology enabled Sigma to create an 18-250mm lens that only weighs at 470g and it is also smaller by 1.3cm and 0.5cm in diameter.

Optical Stabilization technology by Sigma is also included. This means sharper handheld shots at lower shutter speeds.

The Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM will be available to Sony, Nikon, Canon and Pentax mounts. Sigma hasn’t released the price of the lens.

Is this a great innovation for Sigma?

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Rumours on Canon mirrorless camera continue

With the influx of affordable cameras in the market, people have now begun to take photography as a hobby. Unlike those days were cameras and lenses were expensive and were a few people only had an SLR, today individuals can own one even if you’re not earning 5 figure salaries.

Rumors have been circulating that American brand Canon will release a mirrorless compact system camera in the months to come.

Being a big brand, it comes as a big surprise that they don’t have a compact system camera in their line-up.

Japanese brand Nikon entered the market at the end of 2011 and have seen a success with their V1 and J1 models.

Canon announced the Canon G1 X premium compact camera. This features an almost APS-C sized sensor with a 4:3 ratio. Many say that this sensor will eventually lead into a mirrorless camera.

It looks like this year is going to be a big year for the company. With rumors of an impending Canon 5D II upgrade, a Canon 5D X or a Canon 5D Mark III.

Pentax has also launched its K-01 model that features a K-mount and a large body. Old lenses are compatible with this camera.

The DSLR race looks like blooming.

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