Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS will cost $949!

Here are the specs of the new Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS lens for Sony E-mount:

22 elements in 16 groups (including 1 FLD lens and 4 SLD lenses),
minimum shooting distance 112 cm (wide-angle end)/160 cm (telephoto end),
maximum shooting magnification 1:4.1 (at 400 mm),
filter diameter 67 mm,
size φ86×197.
2mm,
1135g,
AF compatible with 1.4x and 2x Sigma Teleconverter (L-mount version),
compatible with optional tripod mount.

Price $949

And here is the info about the converters:

The Sigma Tele-converter TC-1411 has 7 elements in 4 groups, size φ65.2×33.1mm, and weight 175g. TC-2011 has 8 elements in 4 groups, φ65.2×46.9mm, 205g. North American prices are $399 and $429. USB Dock UD-11 supports USB Type-C. You can update the lens firmware and adjust the speed of the MF function.

Announcement soon!

via Nokishita

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Panasonic Lumix Sync: How to connect your camera to your phone (Amateur Photographer).
Sigma FP with very old lens (ShotenKobo).
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Links:
Panasonic S1R at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic S1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic S1H at Amazon, BHphoto. Adorama. FocusCamera. Park UK.
Panasonic 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens at Amazon, BHphoto. Adorama. FocusCamera. Park UK.
Panasonic 50mm f/1.4 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 24-105mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 70-200mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.

 

 

Tony Northrup is not sure if L-mount has a future…

Tony writes:

The past year has been disasterous for camera manufacturers, and it looks like some of them could go into bankruptcy in the next few years. Nikon and Olympus each reported 3 straight quarters of losses. Sony & Fujifilm don’t report the profits and losses for their imaging departments, but it can’t be good. Pentax and Panasonic seem like afterthoughts to their bigger parent companies… and nothing is getting better any time soon. First, I go through every major manufacturer and discuss my take on whether they’ll still be making camera gear in 3-5 years. Some of the predictions might surprise you. But what really happens if your camera manufacturer decides to shut down? It’s happened before, so I take a look at how the process unfolded and what it means to end users. Do you need to sell your gear immediately because resale value plummets? Can you still get your cameras repaired?