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Friday, June 15, 2012

Nikon Announces AF-S 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G VR DX and AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G VR Lenses; Reaches 70 Million Lenses Milestone

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/14/3...ce-release-date

Well, Nikon just announced that they have produced 70 million lenses, and they are celebrating it by releasing a couple of new lenses! The first is the fairly large AF-S 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens (27-450mm equivalent). I was not expecting anything like this, especially with a f/5.6 aperture at the long end. This means that this is not a small lens, with lens weighing in at 29.3 oz (or 830g) and using a 77mm filter thread. The lens boasts the largest zoom factor, outclassing the previous champ, the Tamron 18-270 lens. Ships in late June for US$1000.

The second lens is an update of an old favourite, which is the AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G VR. The new lens gains VR, but other looks very similar to the previous lens. The lens will ship in late June for US$600. The privilege of VR is quite a bit, it seems.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

DigitalRev Lens Image Stabilisation Video Test

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 02:30 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-ARFgNCeAo

"Recently, we got a letter from some guy asking us whether Image Stabilisation on a lens really improves the stability of the movies that he wants to make. What's more, he plans to put his HDSLR on the front of his car, so he wants to know how it will perform when used with a reasonably fast moving object. As we don't like to come up with simple "yes" or "no" answers, we've devised a rather not so simple test. Watch the video to find out what happens."

In a delightfully amusing non-scientific test, DigitalRev's Kai races around and around with two different cameras to see how big of a difference image stabilization makes. The results aren't that surprising - massive vibration courtesy of running running around with a camera on a dolly is something that no image stabilization can fully compensate for.


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