I recently posted some thoughts about the growth in Digital SLR sales on the PhotoComment Forum which I would like to raise here with some thoughts shared by others I’ve been talking to in the industry and the sales figures recorded in 2006, which show a fascinating trend.
Nikon’s launch of their D40 & D40x was a sneaky and clever tactic to try and lock first time digital SLR buyers into the Nikon original stable of lenses, but it was only going to be a matter of time before the independent lens manufacturers caught up. Today Sigma announced the 18-200mm DC (the non … Read moreSigma Launches 18-200mm for Nikon’s D40 / D40x
Last night over the year end company dinner, the topic of ‘grey’ import products came up for discussion which prompted me to raise a few points here for your comments or queries as this topic has regularly featured in South Africa’s photographic and I.T. industry for some time. Lets be honest, we all look at … Read moreIs Grey Really Grey?
In mid January 2006 Sony announced the launch of the Sony Snaplab, a new entry level Photo Printing Kiosk that was destined to further Sony’s position as a major player in the photo finishing market. Now nearly two years on, Sony’s Snaplab has begun a rapid growth on our very own shores, and having spent … Read moreReview Sony’s Snaplab
Sigma has today announced the launch of two EX range lenses, really just as updates of already existing products, namely the 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM & 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Macro lenses. The following is the official statement from The Sigma Corporation – oddly with no direct statement as to what the improvements … Read moreSigma Updates 2 EX range Zooms