Zeiss DOUBLE REWARD Promotions (5th-30th Sept 2018)

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Get yourself a DOUBLE REWARD from ZEISS when you purchase any ZEISS Batis and Touit from 5th-30th Sept 2018. Firstly, you will instantly get a rebate up to RM2,049 and secondly, get additional gifts for the first 40 pax who purchased and registered with us. *While stocks last

Register your lens here and get rewarded: bit.ly/ZEISSDoubleReward

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Sony Malaysia has just announced a Full Frame Travel Starter kit bundling A7ii (body only) with SEL24240.

Why A7ii + SEL24240?

  • A7ii is Sony Full Frame starter mirrorless camera, most suited for casual / semiprofessional use
  • Main Unit is very light, coupling with SEL24240, covering versatile environments when travelling
  • SEL24240 allows users to cover a wide range of focal length, from 24mm to 240mm (10x zoom)

Nikon 1 System END OF LIFE

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Nikon has official discontinued their Nikon 1 system, first introduced in Sept 2011, slightly less than 7 years old.

Used to be its biggest strength, Nikon 1 uses CX format with 2.7 times crop factor, with image sensor area of 13.2 x 8.8mm, which is about half the size of the Micro Four Thirds system and a quarter of the Nikon DX format, now has becomes the biggest weakness to produce better ISO performance in dark environment.

Nikon 1 initial target users are family members or amateur photographers that want small size camera but with interchangeable lenses system. The selection of sensor size has proof to be the biggest mistake. While smaller is good, but too small has caused too much limitation in competing with the micro 4/3rd system.

However, Nikon is not going to exit from the mirrorless market. Rumor is saying that Nikon will introduce their first FULL FRAME mirrorless camera within this year. Let’s wait and hope to see something exciting coming soon!

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Firmware Update v1.0.4

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Canon has released firmware update 1.0.4 for the EOS 6D Mark II, adding important bug fixes for “rare instances” of issues with the touch panel and operation buttons.

The update, which is available from Canon’s support website here, is about 30MB in size and includes the following changelog:

https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support/details/cameras/dslr/eos-6d-mark-ii/eos-6d-mark-ii/?subtab=downloads-firmware

Firmware Version 1.0.4 incorporates the following fixes:

1. Corrects a phenomenon in which in rare instances, the operation buttons and some touch panel functions do not respond.

Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD Lens Firmware Update (V2.0)

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Notice about Firmware Update for Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036)

Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron interchangeable lenses.

Thank you for using Tamron products.

We are pleased to inform you that the firmware update for the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036) for Sony E-mount, full-frame mirrorless cameras, is now available. The firmware update is available through Sony E-mount camera bodies.

Please review the information below.

Affected model
28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036)

Firmware version
Ver.2

Improvements
This update improves known issues for autofocus with Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, when the range of focus search distance is broad, in video recording mode.
Tap for more details.

How to Update
The lens firmware can be updated using cameras that support this lens firmware update.
Tap for more details.

How to Check your Lens Firmware Version
From your camera’s menu screen, please select “Setup” then “Display version.”

Inquiries regarding this matter
Please contact your local Tamron distributor.
http://www.tamron.com/en/#distributors

Nikon Announced Coolpix P1000 with 3000mm Zoom!

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THE SUPERZOOM COOLPIX P1000 OFFERS AN ASTOUNDING 125X ZOOM TO CAPTURE YOUR WORLD AND BEYOND

With its Impressive NIKKOR 24-3000mm Equivalent Optical Zoom Lens and Advanced Shooting Controls, the New COOLPIX P1000 Brings Creative Possibilities Closer Than Ever

MELVILLE, NY (JULY 10, 2018 AT 12:01 A.M. EDT) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the COOLPIX P1000, the new undisputed powerhouse of superzooms. With an incredible 125X optical zoom (24-3000mm equivalent) powered by high performance NIKKOR optics; the P1000 is the ideal companion camera for birding, sports, wildlife and celestial-photographers seeking superior performance from extreme distances. Beyond its incredible zoom range, the versatile 16-megapixel COOLPIX P1000 captures 4K UHD video and offers a myriad of manual controls, as well as user-friendly functions including built-in Wi-Fi1 and Bluetooth2 connectivity, letting photographers of all levels explore and share their creativity.

“The COOLPIX P1000 is the first of its kind for a compact digital camera,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “It raises the bar for superzoom cameras and is a testament to our commitment to delivering innovative tools that offer creative freedom to capture and allow users to share their unique visions of the world.”

Powerful Optics go the Distance

The COOLPIX P1000 incorporates state-of-the-art NIKKOR technology, designed with ED and Super ED lens elements, boasts the world’s most powerful3 125X optical zoom lens (24-3000mm f/2.8-8) and 250X Dynamic Fine Zoom4, equivalent to a staggering 6000mm from macro to extreme distances. This powerful zoom range gives the P1000 the versatility to chronicle an adventure filled vacation, capture a favorite ballplayer from the top tier of a stadium or fill the frame with celestial objects like the moon, that normally only a telescope could reach.

To handle such extreme distances, the camera is equipped with the latest Nikon EXPEED image processing system and Dual Detect Optical VR technology for 5-stops5 of camera shake compensation that help capture sharp images and reduce blur. Featuring a 16-megapixel back-side illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor and expanded ISO range up to 6400, the P1000 affords users the versatility to capture superior image quality even under challenging lighting conditions. The COOLPIX P1000 also boasts a variety of high-speed features including a quick start-up and fast Autofocus (AF) system, making it an ideal choice for capturing action from the sidelines of your kid’s soccer game or from an adventure-packed safari. Additionally, whether capturing a ballplayer sliding into home plate or photographing a bird in flight from afar, users will feel confident finding, tracking and capturing these far-away subjects using the camera’s snap-back zoom feature which temporarily expands the field of view for super-telephoto shots.

Versatility Ignites Creativity

The COOLPIX P1000 makes it easier than ever for photographers to express their personal creativity. Through its host of manual functions and RAW (NRW) image output, the P1000 is great for advanced users seeking precise control from point of capture to post-production. The COOLPIX P1000 offers an innovative control layout complete with a function button, command dial and mode dial to bring frequently used functions to a photographer’s fingertips.

Additionally, the camera includes a focus mode selector that can be used to change the focus mode and a control ring that allows for the adjustment of settings such as the white balance and manual focus. Photographers will find the camera’s built-in 2.3-million dot OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) helpful when composing their shot, while the Vari-Angle 3.2-inch 921K-dot TFT LCD display is ideal for capturing challenging angles like framing a performer on a concert stage.

The COOLPIX P1000 offers numerous picture controls, creative modes and filter effects to help photographers bring their creative vision to life. Whether capturing the night sky or a bird perched on a tree branch, users can take advantage of the camera’s designated scene modes, such as Moon Mode and Bird Watching Mode, to automatically adjust settings to deliver brilliant results in a variety of environments. While amazing for extreme zoom, the COOLPIX P1000 also supports versatile shooting scenarios like capturing macro images from as close as 1 cm away. Beyond mastering still photography from both near and far, the P1000 is also capable of incredible 4K UHD video with stereo audio recording and time-lapse effects to further expand artistic expression. Lastly, with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, images will transfer automatically to a photographer’s compatible mobile device so family and friends can view stunning vacation moments or epic shots of the night sky in real time.

New Accessory: Bluetooth Connected Remote

The new COOLPIX P1000 is equipped with an accessory terminal and an accessory shoe that supports a wide variety of compatible devices, including external Nikon Speedlights. To bring more capabilities and creative control to photographers, Nikon also announced the new ML-L7 Bluetooth connected remote as another optional accessory available for the COOLPIX P1000. The ML-L7 Bluetooth connected remote control expands the shooting possibilities of the P1000 by enabling users to trigger various camera functions, including video start and smooth zoom control, remotely.

Price and Availability

The COOLPIX P1000 will have a suggested retail price (SRP) of $999.95* and will be available in September 2018. The new ML-L7 Bluetooth connected remote control will also be available in September 2018 for a SRP of $49.95*. For more information on COOLPIX P1000 and other Nikon products, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

1. This camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.

2. The camera’s built-in Bluetooth® capability can only be used to connect the camera to a compatible smart device running the SnapBridge app, and to take advantage of SnapBridge features. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.

Using the SnapBridge App System Requirements:

  • Android 5.0 or later or 6.0.1 or later
  • A device with Bluetooth 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Smart Ready/Low Energy) is required.
  • The SnapBridge app is available for compatible iPhone®, iPad® and/or iPod touch®, and for smart devices running the AndroidTM operating system. The app can be downloaded free of charge from Apple’s App Store® and GooglePlayTM. Nikon SnapBridge can be used only with compatible cameras.

3. Among compact digital cameras available as of July 10, 2018. Statement based on Nikon research.

4. At the maximum image size. The maximum zoom ratio varies by image size. The zoom ratio indicated for Dynamic Fine Zoom is the combined ratio of optical zoom from the maximum wide-angle position and digital zoom.

5. Measured in accordance with CIPA standards at approx. 350mm (equivalent focal length in 35mm [135] format).

*SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.

**Specifications, equipment and release dates are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

Nikon Coolpix P1000 specifications

Price
MSRP $999
Body type
Body type SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor
Max resolution 4608 x 3456
Image ratio w:h 4:3
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Processor Nikon Expeed
Color space sRGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
Image
ISO Auto, 100-6400
White balance presets 5
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Optical
CIPA image stabilization rating 5 stop(s)
Uncompressed format RAW
File format
  • JPEG (Exif v2.31)
  • Raw (NRW)
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24–3000 mm
Optical zoom 125×
Maximum aperture F2.8–8
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Digital zoom Yes (4X)
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 30 cm (11.81)
Macro focus range 1 cm (0.39)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3.2
Screen dots 921,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 99%
Viewfinder resolution 2,359,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 60 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
Scene modes
  • Backlighting
  • Beach
  • Close-up
  • Dusk/Dawn
  • Easy Panorama
  • Fireworks Show
  • Food
  • Landscape
  • Multiple Exposure Lighten
  • Night Landscape
  • Night Portrait
  • Party/Indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • Selective Color
  • Snow
  • Soft
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Superlapse Movie
  • Time-lapse Movie
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 12.00 m (at Auto ISO)
External flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Drive modes
  • Single shot
  • Continuous H
  • Continuous H 60
  • Continuous H 120
  • Continuous L
  • Interval timer
  • Pre-shooting cache
  • Bulb/time
Continuous drive 7.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Modes
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p, MP4, H.264, AAC
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I support)
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB charging Yes
HDMI Yes (micro HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.1 LE
Remote control Yes (via smartphone, Bluetooth remote, wired remote)
Physical
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description EN-EL20a lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 250
Weight (inc. batteries) 1415 g (3.12 lb / 49.91 oz)
Dimensions 146 x 119 x 181 mm (5.75 x 4.69 x 7.13)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes
GPS None

Nikon Malaysia – I AM AN EASY TRAVELLER Consumer Campaign (1st July – 31st August 2018)

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Nikon Malaysia – I AM AN EASY TRAVELLER Consumer Campaign (1st July – 31st August 2018)

Model 1+1 Year Extended Warranty Consumers Campaign
D850 Kit & Body N/A Free 1x Sony G Series 32GB XQD Memory Card + Sony XQD USB Adapter + Nikon 100th Anniversary LAMY Pen + Nikon 100th Anniversary T-Shirt
D750 Kit & Body RM800 cash back
D500 Body RM600 cash back
D7500 Kit & Body RM500 cash back
D7200 Kit & Body Free 1x AF 50mm f/1.8D + Nikon 100th Anniversary T-Shirt
D5600 18-140mm Kit, 18-55mm Kit & Body Free 1x AF-P DX 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR + Nikon 100th Anniversary T-Shirt
D3400 Kit & Body N/A
D5300 Kit & Body N/A
COOLPIX P900 RM200 cash back

 

Sony Announces the FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens

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Sony Introduces the Long-Awaited 400mm F2.8 G Master™ Prime Lens

New Large Aperture Super-Telephoto Prime Lens is World’s lightest in its class, with outstanding AF performance, innovative optical design and exceptional image quality

SAN DIEGO, Jun. 27, 2018 – Sony – a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer – has today announced the highly anticipated FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS large aperture super-telephoto prime lens (model SEL400F28GM).

The product of extensive research and testing, Sony’s new FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS lens is the first large aperture super-telephoto prime to join the E-mount lineup. This exciting new lens produces brilliant image quality with extraordinary focusing speed and precision, while also boasting the lightest weight in its class and an extremely balanced design. It’s the ideal choice for professional sports, wildlife and nature photographers, and a perfect complement to Sony’s extensive lineup of high-speed E-mount bodies including α9, α7R III and more.

“We’re extremely excited and proud to officially introduce the new 400mm F2.8 G Master prime lens,” said Neal Manowitz, Vice President of digital imaging at Sony Electronics. “The latest in our flagship series of G Master Lenses, this new lens offers exceptional image quality and an innovative lightweight design that will give professionals a level of flexibility with a 400mm lens unlike anything they’ve ever experienced. Combined with the unmatched shooting speeds and autofocus capabilities of our full-frame E-mount cameras, it will allow them to capture and create in ways that were never before possible.”

World’s Lightest 400mm F2.8 Prime with Ideal Balance for Monopod or Handheld Shooting

Weighing it at only slightly more than 6 lbs., the new FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS lens provides a level of portability and handheld maneuverability that has never before been achieved in a lens of its class. The remarkably light weight of this lens is achieved through an innovative optical design that includes three fluorite elements, with a reduced number of elements deployed at the front of the barrel, as well as the liberal usage of durable magnesium alloy components.

Repeated field tests and evaluation by professional photographers across the world have led to a lens design that is not front-heavy, reducing moment of inertia that resists rotation by up to 50% as compared to the SAL500F40G , ensuring quicker, more precise panning when shooting handheld or on a monopod.

Fast, Precise Autofocus

To best take advantage of the rapidly evolving shooting and focusing speeds of Sony’s latest cameras, the FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS lens features two newly developed high-speed XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors that drive the lens’s focus group, achieving up to a 5x improvement in moving-subject tracking performance. These motors are supported by specially developed motion algorithms to minimize lag and instability, and control noise levels, resulting in exceptionally quick, accurate and quiet autofocus performance. This allows the lens to capture dynamic, fast moving athletes or wildlife with ease.

G Master Image Quality and Bokeh

A member of Sony’s flagship G Master series lenses, this new large aperture super-telephoto prime lens features an incredible level of image quality and detail, with outstanding contrast and resolution maintained all the way to the corners of the image. The unique optical design includes three fluorite elements that help to minimize chromatic aberration and suppress any amount of color bleeding. The lens has also been coated with Sony’s original Nano AR coating to suppress any unwanted reflections, glare, or ghosting.

In addition to the impressive resolution, the lens features an 11-blade circular aperture mechanism that allows it to produce extremely natural and beautiful background defocus or ‘bokeh’.

The new FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS is compatible with Sony’s 1.4x and 2.0x E-mount tele-converters, producing outstanding imaging performance at extended focal lengths while maintaining fast, precise AF performance.

Durability, Reliability and Control

To withstand the harsh conditions of sporting events and wildlife photography, Sony’s new FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS is built with a durable magnesium alloy and a strong, lightweight carbon fiber hood. The lens is also dust and moisture resistant , and its front element is coated with fluorine to resist dirt and fingerprints.

There is also an ample number of hard controls on the lens, including customizable focus-hold buttons in four different locations on the lens barrel, which can be programmed for control of features such as Eye AF functionality, if desired. There is also a ‘Full-Time DMF’ switch to immediately engage manual focus at any point, and a focus ring that features Linear Response MF for fine, responsive manual focus. Additionally, the new lens includes built-in optical stabilization for dynamic action and three different ‘Mode’ settings, including a brand new Mode 3 setting with an advanced algorithm that ensures easier framing when following moving subjects. It also features a function ring with selectable ‘Preset’ and ‘Function ’ settings, which is a first for any Sony lens.

The FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS includes a drop-in filter slot that accepts ø 40.5mm ND and other filter types, as well as the optional VF-DCPL1 Drop-in Circular Polarizing Filter. The VF-DCPL1 filter can be rotated to achieve the desired polarization while installed in the lens.

α9 System Software Update to Support FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS

The latest system software update (Version 3.00) for α9 (ILCE-9) provides support for the new FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS (SEL400F28GM) lens to optimize optical image stabilization performance, and enables continuous shooting with auto focus tracking, even when aperture is greater than F11.

The update also provides added option to input the camera serial number to the Exif data, a feature that has been strongly requested by professional sports photographers and photojournalists. Additionally, several other updates to the α9 camera have been implemented with the new firmware, including improved auto focus speed in low light conditions, enhanced continuous AF performance when tracking a moving subject, and reduced release time lag when shooting with flash.

Pricing and Availability

The new FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS large aperture super-telephoto prime lens (model SEL400F28GM) will ship in September for about $12,000 US and $16,250 CA. The optional Drop-in Circular Polarizing Filter (model VF-DCPL1) will ship in December for about $400 US and $550 CA.

Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS specifications

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 400 mm
Image stabilization Yes
Lens mount Sony FE
Aperture
Maximum aperture F2.8
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 11
Optics
Elements 23
Groups 17
Special elements / coatings 1 fluorite and 3 ED elements, Nano AR and fluorine coatings
Focus
Minimum focus 2.70 m (106.3)
Maximum magnification 0.16×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Linear Motor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale No
Focus distance limiter Yes
Physical
Weight 2895 g (6.38 lb)
Diameter 158 mm (6.22)
Length 359 mm (14.13)
Materials Magnesium alloy
Sealing Yes
Colour White
Filter thread 40.5 mm
Filter notes Drop-in filters
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code ALC-SH155
Tripod collar Yes

Sony RX100 M6 Pre-order Now! Free 64GB + Extra Battery + Joby GorillaPod 500

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Get the free gifts with pre-order of Sony latest flagship compact camera from 21st June until 8th July 2018.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI Digital Camera (20.1MP, Zeiss 24-200mm f/2.8-4.5 Lens, 4K30p Video, ISO 12800, 24fps) (Free 64GB + Extra Battery + Joby GorillaPod 500) (Sony Malaysia)

Pre-order at the Malaysia’s Largest Online Camera Shop!

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Zeiss Discover Week Promotion (15June – 31July 2018)

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Shriro Malaysia (official Zeiss distributor in Malaysia) is pushing out great discount on selected Zeiss lenses.

Fujifilm June Raya 2018 Promotions

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Amazing cash back for selected Fujifilm models!