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Sunday, May 22, 2005

Rollei 6008 AF Bundle

May 22, 2005 | Category: News

Rollei 6008 AF BundleRollei, manufacturer of the classic twin-lens 6×6 Rolleiflex, today announced the availability of the 6008 AF Bundle, which will be the top-of-the-line offering in a family of products Rollei is rolling out in the U.S.

The bundle includes the Rollei 6008 AF camera, the world’s first auto focus single lens reflex camera in a 6 x 6 medium format; C1 Pro software for precise workflow that supports all phases of image editing and intuitive operation; and the PhaseOne db20p digital back, which gives photographers film and digital picture taking capability in one package. The interchangeable film packs allow a photographer to shoot film, Polaroid-type shots as well as digital shots.

The db20p has resolution of 16 mega pixels, 16 bits per RGB or CMYK color, and offers the option of saving RAW files in addition to TIFF and JPEG files. The unit handles studio or location shoots with ease, thanks to high performance rechargeable batteries that provide 250 shots (four working hours) and 45 frames per minute without AC power. The data is stored in the IIQ RAW format on CompactFlash cards. Processed images can be stored in the form of IIQ RAW, TIFF-RGB, TIFF-CMYK or JPEG files. File sizes are between 48 MB and 128 MB. ICC profiles can be embedded for optimum color management.
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Sigma announces the 50-500mm F4-6.3 EX DG/HSM lens

May 22, 2005 | Category: News

High Magnification Ultra Telephoto Zoom Lens, with a 10x zoom ratio from 50mm to 500mm, optimized for digital SLR cameras.

  1. Most effective coating for minimizing flare and ghost with digital SLR cameras.
  2. Triple-cam Rear Focusing System ensures high precision throughout the whole focus range.
  3. Uses four SLD (the special low dispersion) glass elements for superior optical performance.
  4. Accepts both 1.4X and 2X APO EX Tele-Converters, the lens can be used as a 1000mm ultra-telephoto zoom lens.

Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new 50-500 F4-6.3 EX DG/HSM lens.

Sigma announces the 50-500mm F4-6.3 EX DG/HSM lensThis high zoom ratio lens is optimized for digital SLR cameras and capable of covering a wide range of focal lengths from 50mm standard to 500mm ultra telephoto. This ultra-zoom lens employs a seven-group zoom system, which provides a high zoom magnification of 10x. Triple-cam Rear Focusing System ensures high precision throughout the whole focus range.
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Sigma announces the new APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG / HSM lens

May 22, 2005 | Category: News

Fast maximum aperture telephoto lens optimised for digital SLR cameras.

  1. Four Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements produce excellent image quality throughout the entire zoom range.
  2. New coating and lens design minimise flare and ghost.
  3. Inner focusing and inner zooming systems retain external dimensions for ease of handling.
  4. The HSM models provide silent, high-speed and precise auto-focusing with full time manual focus override.

Sigma announces the new APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG HSM lensThis telephoto zoom lens has a large maximum aperture of f2.8 which remains constant throughout the zoom range and it is optimised for digital SLR cameras. Two pieces of SLD (the special low dispersion) glass in the front lens group and another two in the rear group offer excellent correction of chromatic aberration. High optical performance is demonstrated throughout the entire zoom range.
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Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005

Nokia and Carl Zeiss join forces

Apr 27, 2005 | Category: News

To offer enhanced imaging for camera phone users. Cooperation to set a new benchmark for picture quality in camera phones

Nokia, the global leader in mobility, and Carl Zeiss, the world’s leading optics company, today announced a collaboration to incorporate Carl Zeiss optics to Nokia’s camera phones. The two companies will bring the design expertise and stringent quality requirements of Carl Zeiss to Nokia’s product creation process for high-end camera devices. As a result of the collaboration, consumers will be able to capture, share, store and print better quality images with Nokia’s flagship imaging devices.

The outstanding scientific expertise from Carl Zeiss in camera optics and the industry-leading position of Nokia in the mobile phone market offers a solid foundation for the cooperation. Both parties regard this agreement as the beginning of a long-term relationship. The first Nokia product to incorporate Carl Zeiss optics and carry the ZEISS brand is the Nokia N90 Multimedia, also launched today.

“The close collaboration with Carl Zeiss, one of the most respected companies in the camera industry, underlines Nokia’s dedication to excel in mobile imaging products,” says Juha Putkiranta, Senior Vice President, Imaging, Nokia. “We are proud to be the first camera phone manufacturer in the world to introduce ZEISS-quality products to consumers. Through continuous knowledge exchange and determination for hard work, we strive to set a new benchmark for the mobile imaging industry.”

“We are delighted to join forces with the world leader in mobility, and recognize this collaboration as an important step in creating a high-end camera phone market,” comments Dr. Dieter Kurz, CEO at Carl Zeiss. “Nokia’s technological expertise and market understanding of mobile devices combined with Carl Zeiss’ proven proficiency of optics and lens solutions makes us a strong team.”

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Monday, Feb 21, 2005

Concord 3346z Wins Best Sub-$100 Digicam Award

Feb 21, 2005 | Category: News, Concord 3346z

Concord 3346zConcord Camera Corp. (”Concord”) (Nasdaq:LENSE), a leader in award-winning, high-quality, affordably-priced cameras, announced today at the Photo Marketing Association Trade Show & Exposition (PMA) that the Concord 3346z 3 Megapixel point & shoot digital camera has won the coveted DIMA Shoot-Out for “Best Digital Camera under $100.â€?

In its 9th year, the DIMA Digital Camera Shoot-out is judged by a panel of experts prior to PMA. These experts vote on digital camera entries, reviewing the overall quality and accuracy of color of the digital prints as compared to the samples of fabrics that were worn by studio models during shooting. The DIMA Shoot-Out was designed in such a way as to replicate the environment and applications in which digital cameras are typically used. Within that environment, DIMA attempts to push the cameras to their natural limits.

“We are extremely pleased to be honored by DIMA,� said Jeff Mandell, VP of Worldwide Marketing. “It means a lot to all of our dedicated employees around the world to win an industry award like this. Going forward, we will continue to strive to deliver great, easy-to-use products at popular prices.�

Concord 3346z Wins Shoot-Out
Priced at $99.99, the Concord 3346z is perfect for the first-time buyer. The camera features a 3.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 3X optical/4X digital zoom (for total 12x zoom), 6MB internal memory, SD card slot for unlimited photo-taking possibilities. The seven pre-set scene modes make quality picture taking easy no matter the situation, and the AF assist lamp will lock in the focus even in the darkest conditions. With additional cool features, such as continuous shooting and AVI video mode, the consumer has everything needed to get started in digital photography—all at a remarkably low price of $99.

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