Tuesday June 18, 2013
Lowepro has announced two new bags designed to protect your camera gear, while allowing you to also carry a laptop, a tripod, or other advanced photography gear.
The Lowepro Transit Backpack 350 AW (pictured on the left) has two straps with plenty of room for accessories. It's large enough to hold a laptop PC with a 15-inch screen.
The Lowepro Transit Sling 250 AW (pictured on the right) is a little smaller, containing one strap. It can hold plenty of camera equipment, too, as well as a 10-inch tablet.
Both bags are available now at MSRPs of $119.99 for the Transit Backpack (Compare Prices) and $99.99 for the Transit Sling (Compare Prices). I'm hoping to have a chance to test these bags soon, so check back with my blog in a few weeks to read my full review!
Photo courtesy Lowepro
Monday June 17, 2013
Nikon has reached an impressive milestone, as the company has now produced more than 80 million Nikkor interchangeable lenses for Nikon DSLR and Nikon DIL cameras.
Nikon's Nikkor lenses are well respected throughout the industry. The company's latest milestone includes Nikkor lenses made for both film and digital cameras. Nikon's 2013 lens lineup includes the 85mm f/1.8G (pictured here) for DSLR cameras and the VR 10-100mm f/4-5.6 for DIL cameras.
Interestingly, 2013 also marks the 80th anniversary of the first Nikkor lens introduction. For an interesting Nikon-produced video that shows how Nikkor lenses are constructed and that was created to mark the 80-year anniversary, click the link.
Sunday June 16, 2013
Pentax has announced three advanced level interchangeable lens cameras that will be available later this summer.
- The Pentax K-500 DSLR camera (pictured here) is a 16MP resolution model that runs from four AA batteries (MSRP $600 for body only).
- The Pentax K-50 DSLR camera is a colorful model, offering 120 different color combinations and weather resistant seals ($700 for body only).
- The Pentax Q7 DIL camera builds on the success of past Pentax Q family models, adding a 1/1.7-inch CMOS image sensor ($500 with kit lens).
I'll have more details on each of these newly announced cameras closer to their actual release dates later this summer, so keep checking back with my blog.
Photo courtesy Pentax
Saturday June 15, 2013
A newly developed type of CMOS image sensor could lead to much better camera performance in low light, as well as thinner cameras.
Panasonic and Fujifilm have announced jointly the development of the new CMOS sensor, which will make use of a 0.5-micron organic film layer, versus the silicon based layer used today at 3 microns of thickness.
The new sensor technology matches organic photoelectric conversion layer technology from Fujifilm with semiconductor technology from Panasonic. This combination should lead to greater overall image quality in thin cameras.
The two companies will present their findings today at the 2013 International Image Sensor Workshop at Snowbird Resort in Utah.