By Wares April 26, 2017 Digital imaging

A round-up of the latest local and international digital imaging category news and new products.

Happy 100th Nikon

To celebrate its 100th anniversary last year Nikon has released a series of special edition models with exclusive centennial designs and one off accessory sets. Models getting the centennial treatment include the D5 SLR, the D500 DX format SLR, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens and the NIKKOR Triple F2.8 Zoom Lens Set. Hardcore Nikon fans can get their hands on some Nikon mementoes to mark the occasion like the Crystal Creation Nikon Model I that brings this iconic camera back to life using crystals by renowned crystal maker Swarovski.


Fujifilm MK Lenses

FUJIFILM has launched the new MK series of cinema lenses specifically designed for consumer and prosumer videographers and emerging cinematographers, which boast advanced optical performance, ultra-compact and lightweight design and excellent cost performance.

The FUJINON MK18-55mm T2.9 (MK18-55mm), a standard zoom lens with the focal length of 18-55mm was the first MK lens to be released in early March. This will be followed by the launch of the FUJINON MK50-135mm T2.9 (MK50-135mm) this winter, a telephoto zoom lens offering the focal length of 50-135mm, thus together covering the most frequently-used range of focal lengths from 18mm to 135mm.

The MK series offers fast lenses with T2.9*2 speed across the entire zoom range, enabling a shallow depth-of-field as well as a beautiful bokeh effect. The lenses will be compatible with E-mount*3 cameras with the Super 35mm*4 / APS-C sensor and the X Mount used in Fujifilm’s “X Series” of digital cameras (APS-C sensor). The X Mount versions (focal lengths of 18-55mm and 50-135mm) are being developed for launch by the end of 2017.

Lexar microSDXC

Lexar has launched its new 256GB capacity Lexar Professional 1000x microSDXC UHS-II (U3) memory card designed for sports camcorders, tablets, and smartphones, with read transfer speeds up to 150MB per second and write speeds up to 90MB/s. The 256GB capacity card is also verified to be compatible with GoPro cameras. Having completed the “Works with GoPro” verification process, the Lexar Professional 1000x microSD cards completed a rigorous testing process, and are capable of achieving optimal performance and compatibility with GoPro products. The new microSD quickly captures, plays back, and transfers media files, including 4K, 3D, and 1080p full-HD video.

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