Archive | January, 2008

Nikon Announces D60 and New Lenses

30 Jan


Nikon just announced some new products to coincide with PMA in Las Vegas:

Nikon D60D60 SLR – with 10.2 megapixels and remarkable compactness, the D60 offers incredible picture quality, extensive built-in dust reduction technologies and a comprehensive set of creative options. Read the official Nikon Press Release for more info. DPReview also has a brief side-by-side comparison with the D40.

Nikon also announced 3 new/updated lenses:

  • AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
  • AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED
  • PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED (tilt/shift)
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Sigma Offers Free Upgrade to Nikon D3 Owners

24 Jan

A limited number of Sigma lenses when used with the new Nikon D3 digital SLR camera will not support the “Auto DX crop” function. To overcome this problem Sigma will be supplying a free upgrade to existing customers.

List of lenses requiring update for D3 camera
DC lenses (digital SLR cameras/APS-C image sensor)
30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM Serial Numbers lower than 2054001
10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM Serial Numbers lower than 2160001
DG lenses(35mm format SLR cameras)
APO 300mm F2.8 EX DG HSM Serial Numbers lower than 3013701
APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG HSM Serial Numbers lower than 4022401

For further information, please contact your nearest authorized Sigma Service Station. http://www.sigma-photo.co.jp/english/network/index.htm

Nikon Instruments opens Research Center at Curie Institute in Paris

18 Jan
Nikon Instruments has partnered with the Curie Institute and France’s National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) to open a New cellular imaging centre in Paris. The Nikon Imaging Centre (NIMCE), which was officially opened last month by Valerie Pecresse, French Research Minister, will allow cancer researchers across France to monitor live cell activity using cutting edge light microscopy and imaging equipment provided by Nikon.

“The centre will make an important contribution to the development of cellular imaging techniques. We were pleased to partner with Nikon, who have collaborated with other leading organisations to launch several similar centres in the past,” said Daniel Louvard, Director of the Curie Institute.

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