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Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D DiscontinuedThis would come as a shock to many Nikon DeFocus Control fans. It appears that the Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D, one of the two Defocus control lenses currently being sold by Nikon, is to be discontinued. That is if you are to believe this amazon listing. However, it could just be a one of... Read more »
After months of speculation and keeping the rumor mills buzzing, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED is finally shipping out. Amazon lists the shipping date as August 27th. B&H lists it as August 26th. Adorama has scheduled it for August 26th as well. Stjørdal Foto in Norway has recently received their delivery of the... Read more »
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens for Sony A-mount AnnouncedA new Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro lens designed for the Sony A-mount camera has been announced. Labelled as model number ‘F017’, this 90mm macro lens is capable of producing 1:1 reproduction (in other words life size reproduction) of small creepy crawlies. The maximum aperture on the lens is f/2.8 and the minimum capable... Read more »
GoPro is going to announce two new cameras shortly. These will be the HERO5 Session and the HERO5 Black. The specs have recently come online. And here they are – The HERO5 Black The HERO5 Black would be able to shoot 4K videos at 30 fps. At 2.7K the frame rate would be 60 fps.... Read more »
Why You Should Invest in a TripodThere are probably a hundred reasons why you should invest in a tripod. I am not going to detail each and every one of them. The tripod is, surprisingly, one of the most underrated tools in photography. I have seen even photographers who shoot regularly, skeptical about investing in one. They cite reasons like –... Read more »
It appears that GoPro Hero 5 is closer to seeing the light of day than you think. Rumors have been making their way that the GoPro is testing the new Hero 5. From the patent filings and the other sources it appears that the Hero 5 will have a built-in GPS module and a touchscreen.... Read more »