Samsung, Tamron, Sigma and Pentax New Lenses

Samsung has launched two new DSLR lenses, the D-XENON 18-250mm F3.5-F6.3 and 18-55mm II F3.5-F5.6, compatible with the new GX-20 and Samsungs popular GX-10 DSLR cameras. The GX-20 and lenses are expected to be available from March 2008, price for the GX-20 with 18-55mm lens – £699 RRP (price for the 18-250mm lens is TBC). I don’t have any specifications yet, but further informations can be found on the official website. Pentax have introduced 5 new lenses for their DSLR cameras, including 300mm and 200mm Supersonic Motor lenses. Built-in ultrasonic motors (Supersonic Motors) in the lenses provide for extremely quiet and fast autofocusing. Both lenses are also weatherproofed and protected from penetrating dust by appropriate seals. The front lens elements of the lenses use the special Pentax SP – “Super Protect” – fluoride coating technology. This nano-technology protects the front lens against dust, finger marks or smearing, making the lenses … Read more

Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Lens for Nikon D40x

Like I said before, I keep my eyes open for any compatible lens with my Nikon D40x SLR. I know discussions where people spoke about not buying this affordable performant camera for one single reason: there are not enough compatible lenses (lenses that have an integrated focus motor). But, the manufacturers already solved the problem: – first it was the NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR – then there were Tamron AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II (Model A18N II) and AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) – and now it is the Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 This new lens from Sigma is a 11.1x high zoom ratio lens with a built-in AF motor allowing autofocus with all Nikon APS-C DSLR cameras. (it’s exactly what I was waiting for) The built-in motor is capable of autofocusing with all Nikon DSLR cameras. Two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) lenses and two Aspherical glass elements provide excellent correction … Read more

Macro Compatible Lens for Nikon D40/D40x

Nikon D40 and D40x digital cameras are only fully compatible with AF-s and AF-I lenses. This means that the lens must have it’s own focusing motor. So far, there were not too many such lenses to choose from, but, here’s the big news: Tamron Announces the Launch of the Popular AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II with Built-In Motor for Nikon (Model A18N II) A Compact, Lightweight and Ultimate High Power Zoom Lens Boasting the 13.9X Zoom Power Designed Exclusively for APS-C Sized Digital SLRs Mr. Morio Ono, of Tamron Co., Ltd., announced that the company will release the AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro, a lightweight, compact and ultra high power zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C sized image sensors with a built-in motor for Nikon (Model A18N II). Product Name AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II (Model A18N II) for Nikon Date of Launch Schedule in Japan … Read more

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