hich features an 8.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and DiG!C II Imaging Engine.
The 2005 European Photo & Imaging Awards from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) were announced at a recent ceremony in Cologne, Germany.
amera and photo imaging show in Yokohama as part of a trip to Japan organised by Canon Australia. (We will be reporting on other sections of the trip next week.) Now in its second year, this show is a leader in the Asian region, although it’s small compared with Photokina in Europe and the PMA trade shows in the USA.
If you can’t afford a lens hood for a new lens that was supplied without one, a UK website offers an excellent do-it-yourself solution.
This year’s winner of the coveted World Press Photo of the Year award went to a colour image taken on 31 March, 2003, by French photographer Jean-Marc Bouju. The image depicts a hooded Iraqi war prisoner holding his 4-year-old son at a US detention camp in Iraq and portrays a rare moment of humanity in a war zone.
The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) has announced its annual ‘best product’ awards for the year 2008/09.
Sigma’s new 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC zoom lens is marginally heavier than the similarly-featured Tamron lens we reviewed in issue 25 but also somewhat smaller in size and considerably cheaper. Designed specifically for current DSLR cameras with ‘APS-C’ sized sensors (1.5-2.0 field of view crop), this lens has internal focusing, which prevents the front from rotating, making it ideal for use with angle-sensitive accessories like polarisers and graduated filters.
DxO Labs has added support for the Samsung GX20 DSLR camera and an initial selection of lenses to its DxO Optica Pro v5.0 application and added 22 new Correction Modules covering Nikon DSLR bodies.
A capable wide-angle zoom lens for Sony’s Alpha DSLR-A100 camera.Sony’s DT 11-18mm super wide zoom lens represents a minor evolution of the 11-18mm lens released by Konica Minolta in mid-2005 for the Dynax 5D and 7D cameras. Its DT design is ideally suited for the APS-sized CCD imager of these now defunct models – and also for the Sony Alpha A100 camera. Used on the A100 it provides angles of view between 104 and 76 degrees, which is equivalent to 16.5mm to 27mm on a 35mm camera. This is quite wide for the smaller sensor.
An affordably-priced true macro lens with an ideal focal length for portraiture.The 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro sits in the middle of Sigma’s range of 1:1 true macro lenses. Keenly priced, it is designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras, but can also be fitted to DSLRs with smaller APS-C size sensors. It covers a similar field of view to a 158mm lens in 35mm format when fitted to Nikon, Pentax and Sony cameras with 1.5x crop factors or 168mm with Canon DSLRs.