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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Ned Bunnell to Retire as President of PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION;

James Malcolm Assumes Responsibilities as Executive Vice President

Noboru Akahane to Become New President of "Americas"

Denver, CO (September 12, 2012) – Noboru Akahane, President of PENTAX RICOH IMAGING, Tokyo, Japan today announced several management changes at its U.S. subsidiary, PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION, based in Denver, Colorado.

Current president, Ned Bunnell, will retire effective September 30th. “We appreciate Ned’s considerable contributions and leadership of the PENTAX operations in the U.S. over the past 7 years.  He has helped revitalize the PENTAX brand and re-establish our relationship with key retailers both in the photo specialty channel and larger national chain stores and we wish him well,” said Mr. Akahane.

Effective October 1st, Mr. Akahane will be appointed President of PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION in addition to his current role as president of PENTAX RICOH IMAGING, Tokyo, Japan.

Nikon D600 Video Overview

Here is a video overview on the new D600, explaining features, comparing size and functions. Also included is a video made with the D600 by brothers Florian and Salomon Schulz:



"Chasing Light" a video made with the D600 by brothers Florian and Salomon Schulz:


New TAMRON sp 70-200mm f/2.8 di vc usd Lens

TAMRON announces development of sp 70-200mm f/2.8 di vc usd telephoto zoom lens (model a009)

The most compact[1] full-size, high-speed telephoto zoom lens, delivering
leading-edge image quality and featuring Tamron's proprietary
VC (Vibration Compensation)[2] and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)[3]

September 13, 2012, 4PM JST, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Morio Ono / Headquarters: Saitama City), a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, announced the development of a full-size, high-speed telephoto zoom lens equipped with VC (Vibration Compensation)2 image stabilization, and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)3 that achieves leading-edge image quality while boasting the most compact design in its class. The SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sony[4] mounts. The lens is expected to ship by the end of 2012. Pricing information will be announced at a later date.
 

New TAMRON SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 Lens

TAMRON announces development of SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F004)

Redesign equips the legendary 90mm macro lens with VC (Vibration Compensation)[1] and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)[2]
 
September 13, 2012, 4PM JST, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Morio Ono / Headquarters: Saitama City), a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, announced the development of a next generation 90mm Macro lens for full-size SLR cameras. The lens features completely redesigned optics, a proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation), and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive). The SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sony[3] mounts. The lens is expected to ship by the end of 2012. Pricing information will be announced at a later date.

New 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 for Nikon 1 System

Nikon Expands 1 NIKKOR Lens System with an Affordable Fast Aperture Prime Lens

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the latest addition to the Nikon 1 system, the compact and lightweight 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8, a fixed focal length addition to the 1 NIKKOR family of lenses. The 18.5mm f/1.8 gives Nikon 1 System shooters a fast prime lens that is consistently able to deliver outstanding image quality and sharpness for stills and HD video, whether shooting awe-inspiring landscapes, flattering portraits or documenting the family vacation in glorious HD video.
“Nikon’s new 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm offers extremely fast performance alongside the accuracy and image quality that photographers have come to expect from a NIKKOR lens,” said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. “With the continuing expansion of the 1 NIKKOR line of lenses, Nikon is committed to ensuring every moment is captured with tremendous speed and amazing clarity.”

·         18.5mm fixed focal length prime lens addition to the 1 NIKKOR lens line.
o   Popular and versatile approx. 50mm (35mm equivalent) focal length.
o   Large f/1.8 aperture for great portraits and everyday shooting.
·         Lightweight body (2.5 ounces), fast and affordable.
·         Compatible with the Nikon 1 J1, J2 and V1, available in early November 2012 in Black, White and Silver for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $189.95.




The New Nikon UT-1 Offers D-SLR Users Powerful Connectivity for an Efficient Workflow

Nikon Continues to Develop and Redefine How Photographers of All Levels Share Their Content

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Today, Nikon Inc. has announced the release of the new UT-1 adapter, enabling image transfer and remote camera operation when connected via Ethernet cable or wirelessly with in conjunction with the WT-5a wireless transmitter.  When the UT-1 is connected to a Nikon D-SLR camera, an Ethernet network (wired network) can be used to transfer images directly from the camera to a computer or FTP server. The new device will also allow photographers to control the camera remotely from a computer.
The new UT-1 will be compatible with several Nikon D-SLR cameras, including the Nikon D4, Nikon D800, Nikon D800E as well as the Nikon D7000. With an Ethernet network connection, images can  be automatically transferred as they are captured, while data can also be stored on a memory card or can be transferred and saved to a computer or FTP server.

“Connectivity continues to be a very important part of workflow for many photographers. Nikon continues to develop and redefine how digital cameras achieve connectivity and share content more efficiently,” said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. “The new UT-1 will allow users to transfer photos seamlessly from a selection of Nikon D-SLR cameras, while also providing the means to control the camera remotely from a computer if desired.”

Nikon D600 and WU-1b Wireless Adapter


Today, Nikon announced the powerful FX-format Nikon D600, perfect for the enthusiast ready to take his or her shooting to the next level.

Designed to deliver top-notch image quality and fast performance, the versatile D600 boasts a full frame 24.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor alongside an EXPEED 3 image processing engine that allows for outstanding low-light ability and sharpness. The D600 also features Full HD 1080p video recording capabilities combined with the ability to wirelessly share and capture images using the optional new WU-1b Wireless Adapter.
 
Precisely designed for enthusiasts looking to make the jump into FX-format photography, the new D600 also features a versatile 39-point AF system ready for a variety of unpredictable subjects, fast shooting speeds and 100% frame coverage through its optical viewfinder.

A new addition to the 1 NIKKOR line of lenses was also announced, as Nikon introduced the compact 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 lens. This fixed-focal length prime lens immediately becomes one of the fastest lenses in the 1 NIKKOR lineup and offers even more creative freedom for Nikon 1 system users.

·         24.3-megapixel FX-Format CMOS sensor (35.9 x 24mm) and EXPEED 3 image processing engine.
·         Wide ISO range from 100-6400 (expandable from 50-25,600) for low-light shooting.
·         Nikon Scene Recognition System and 2,016 pixel RGB sensor.
o   39 point AF system with new MultiCAM 4800FX AF Module.
·         Ready to shooting in 0.13 seconds with a 0.052 second shutter release.
o   Capable of shooting at 5.5 fps at full resolution with full AF.
·         100% frame coverage through the optical viewfinder.
·         Scene modes, Picture Control functions, High Dynamic (HDR) mode and time lapse shooting.
·         Full HD 1080p video, 3.2-inch 921K dot LCD screen.
o   Video control features include full manual exposure, ability to switch between FX and DX (1.5X) formats in Full HD, manual focus, full-time AF, external microphone input.
o   Ability to transfer uncompressed video via HDMI and monitoring/streaming capability.
·         Intuitive ergonomics and button placement for maximum shooting efficiency.
o   Body sealed and gasketed against dirt and moisture for unpredictable shooting conditions
·         Compatible with NIKKOR lenses, Nikon’s Creative Lighting System (CLS) and WU-1b Wireless Adapter.
·         Available on September 18, 2012 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $2,099.95 for body only or $2,699.95 (SRP) kitted with the AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens.

Click past the jump to view full press releases and visit the links below for Nikon product pages and full libraries of high-resolution images.

PENTAX Introduces New K-5 II & K-5 IIs DSLR Cameras

Versatile cameras feature newly developed AF sensor for stellar performance in low-light conditions, as well as high quality CMOS sensor, LCD monitor

Denver, CO (September 10, 2012)PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION (PENTAX)  today announced the introduction of its PENTAX K-5 II and K-5 IIs flagship digital SLR cameras, designed to advance the company’s well-received K-5 camera, which launched in October 2010. These new dustproof, weather-resistant and cold-resistant cameras include a newly developed SAFOX X AF sensor that delivers the broadest autofocusing EV range (-3 EV to +18 EV) in its class. In addition, the PENTAX K-5 IIs is offered without an anti-aliasing filter, making it the perfect solution for photographers who practice commercial and studio photography where camera settings, lens selection, lighting, and other shooting conditions are controlled.

The new PENTAX K-5 II / K-5 IIs offer a compact, solid body that delivers high quality image reproduction, especially when working in low light conditions. The camera’s new, highly sensitive AF sensor enables photographers to work with a luminous flux based on F2.8 levels in addition to F5.6, which increases the AF accuracy when using fast lenses. The AF sensor also includes an upgraded AF algorithm as well as the Select-Area Expansion feature, which automatically tracks the subject when it deviates from a pre-assigned selection point, by assessing data from neighboring sensors.

“The new K-5 II and K-5 IIs deliver an extensive range of photographic possibilities for the resolution-conscious photographer in all of us. As a successor to our popular K-5 camera, these new models offer upgraded features designed to produce superb image quality, including the new AF sensor which is especially useful for photographers working in low light conditions,” said John Carlson, Sr. Manager of Sales and Marketing, PENTAX.


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