Samsung, Tamron, Sigma and Pentax New Lenses

samsung lensSamsung 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. pentax lensThe 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 exceptionally easy to clean. The Pentax “Quick Shift Focus System” allows the photographer to manually alter the focus point at will without having to take the camera out of the autofocus mode. Prices range from £99 for the 18-55mm to £899 for the 300mm lens.

– PENTAX-DA 300mm F4.0 ED [IF] SDM
– PENTAX-DA 200mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM
– PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited
– PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED
– PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL II

tamron lensTamron is releasing a new version of their popular 70-300mm telephoto lens thats compatible with the Nikon D40/D40x DSLRs. The revamped AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 lens will have a built-in motor AF system. Filter Diameter is Ø 62mm and it weights 458g (16.2oz). The start price of the new Tamron 70-300mm for Nikon is $189.00.
The new Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 II EX DG MACRO HSM lens for full-frame cameras offers improved optical performance with a minimum focusing distance of 100cm.
sigma lensThis lens is suitable for taking all type of subjects such as portraits, landscape, and close-up pictures. This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed AF as well as full-time manual focusing capability. The Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 II EX DG MACRO HSM will cost £799.99. On the other hand, Sigma APO 50-150mm F2.8 II EX DC HSM is a large aperture telephoto zoom lens designed for digital SLR cameras with APS-C size sensors, featuring a maximum aperture of F2.8. The Sigma APO 50-150mm F2.8 II EX DC HSM will cost £549.99.

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