Photography News | Issue 46 | absolutephoto.com
Sigma range grows by two
Lee offers newNDs
Lee Filters’ ProGlass IRND filters, made for the film industry, are now available to discerning stills photographers. They are available inarangeofstrengths:0.6ND(2EV), 0.9ND (3EV), 1.2ND (4EV), and 1.8ND (6EV). Extreme strengths are available on offer; for ultra-long exposures go for the 3.0 (10EV) and 4.5ND (15EV). These filters are 2mmmade from optically flat glass tohighlyaccurate filter values and all strengths are designed to be free of colour casts so filter to filter consistency is
guaranteed to assist a fast workflow. They are also coated to block infrared and ultraviolet radiation to ensure clean blacks, midtones and whites free of colour casts. As with the Stopper range, the stronger Pro-Glass IRND filters have foam gaskets to prevent light leaks during very long exposures. The ProGlass IRND filters are available for the Seven5 system, 100mmsystemand SW150 system; priced £148, £180, £415 respectively. A Solar Eclipse filter has also been introduced by Lee. It reduces
incoming light byaround20EVand isdesignedforuseduringthepartial stages of an eclipse – it is removed for shooting totality. This filter is not designed for usual extreme long exposure shooting as the results will be very blue in colour. Any blueness in solar eclipse images can be corrected in processing. This specialist filter is also on offer in the Seven5 system, 100mm and SW150 systems costing £72.60, £106.92 and £136.15 respectively.
Photography News: brand newwebsite! The Photography News website is nowupandrunningsoheadoverto photographynews.co.uk to check outthelatestphotonews,getadvice and tips, read exciting interviews and more. It is free to register. If you have previously registered on absolutephoto.com you will need to create a new account because existing log indetailswill notwork. Once registered, members can access exclusive content and find out about events such as Photo 24 andother photo contestswithgreat prizes to bewon. To celebrate our launch we’ve teamed up with Olympus to give you the chance to win an OM-D E-M10 Mark II, plus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 pancake lens. To enter, Lens construction includes seals to prevent dust and moisture intrusion, and the front lens elements features a water and dust-repellent coating. Bothhelp togive reliableperformance in challenging conditions. This standard zoom is priced at Sigma’s Art lens collection has two new family members aimed at full- frame users. The 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM is a top-end standard zoom and the fourth generation of this focal length range offers much more than a leading optical performance from current high-megapixel DSLRs. Its optical construction features three SLD (Super Low Dispersion) glass elements and four aspherical elements to minimize lens flaws including coma and chromatic aberration and give excellent across- the-frame sharpness. The lens features Sigma’s renowned Optical Stabilizer technology and HSM for fast, silent autofocusing with the option of full- time manual override.
£1399.99 and will be available this July in Canon, Nikon and Sigma fittings. Thesecondlenssetsnewstandards in the ultra-wide-angle category and is the seventh prime lens in the Art line. The Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM is priced at £1679.99 with Canon and Sigma mounts available now and the Nikonversion towards the endof July. An ultra-wide lens of this speed makes it ideal for many subjects including landscape but also more specialist subjects like astro photography where such a fast aperture allows a relatively low ISO. Outstanding across-the-frame image quality is delivered thanks to three FLD and four SLD elements while the inclusion of a large 80mm moulded glass aspherical lens element helps provide the lens’s wide aperture. This element also helps to deliver minimal distortion and great centre-to-edge sharpness.
Two zooms fromTamron
Tamron has introduced two zooms, one aimed at full-frame photographers and one for APS-C owners; and that’s where we’ll start. The Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD is a 22.2x superzoom that stretches all the way to 400mm – an effective 600mm with 1.5x crop factor cameras. What’s more, the enormous zoom range is available in compact bodyform making it perfect as a carry everywhere lens. Optical construction comprises 16 elements in 11 groups andTamron’sHLD(High/ Low torque modulated Drive) motor gives speedy, accurate and quiet autofocusing. Minimum object distance (the distance to the front element) is 45cm giving a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.9. Filter size is 72mm. The Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is a top-quality zoom that is full- frame compatible. It boasts an advanced optical construction of 17 elements in 12 groups features high tech glass that includes three LD, two XR (extra refractive) and three GM (glass moulded aspherical) elements. This arrangement of top-quality glass minimises aberrations and ensures superior optical performance from a
LandscapePro 2 is an intelligent software aimed at outdoor photographers who want to make the most of their shots but either don’t have the editing skills or the time to sit in front of a computer. V2 retains key features of V1 so you have sky replacement and photo adaptive controls but now there are improved selection brushes, 2D and 3D lighting brushes and an expanded sky library. Ease of use is key to this software. It features one-click presets for instant improvements and sliders offer more control. Three versions are available. The standard LandscapePro costs £29.95 while the Studio version is £49.95 and the StudioMax edition £99.95. Go to the web address below to download a demo version of this exciting software.
compact lens. The body itself features a locking lens hood, a fluorine coated front element, eBAND coating to reduce flare and a moisture resistant construction while autofocus is handled by Tamron’s USD technology with a new Dual MPU (Micro Processing Units) system to give rapid and accurate AF. The superzoom will be available in Canon and Nikon fits and is attractively priced at £649 with availability from this month. Availability of the 24-70mm f/2.8 is from this July in Canon and Nikon settings priced at £1249.
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