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  • Carl Zeiss presents a new Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 Super Wide-Angle Lens

    The new ZEISS Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 opens-up a new world of creative possibilities.

    Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 Lens Side

    Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 Lens

    The super wide angle Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 will be available with a Canon EF (ZE) or Nikon F bayonet (ZF.2). With an extra-large angle of view of 110 degrees in combination with a fast f/2.8 aperture, the lens enables the features for dramatic perspectives and performance demanded by the most ambitious landscape and architectural photographers. With a unique ability to capture events in a natural and extraordinary manner, it is also an ideal companion for advertising, journalism and commercial photography.

    Thanks to the extreme angle of view of the lens, the fore and background can be creatively emphasized in landscape and architecture photography. These applications will also benefit from the large depth-of-field, which provides a wide range of image sharpness from close-up up to infinity. With a close focus of 0.25m (10”) – combined with a wide angle view, photographers can work in tight spaces, while also allowing focus on close-up details. Distortion is extremely well controlled, producing naturally proportioned photographs which are not typical of many other super wide angle lenses. "With the Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8, Carl Zeiss sets the standard in super wide angle photography," says Dr. Michael Pollmann, Consumer Lenses Program Manager in the Camera Lens Division of Carl Zeiss AG. "Even at full aperture it achieves outstanding detail rendition and opens up room for extremely imaginative design."

    The Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 incorporates two aspheric lenses and special types of glass material with abnormal partial dispersion to provide an extraordinary correction of chromatic aberration. A floating elements design guarantees high image quality from close-focus through infinity. Like the other SLR lenses in the ZE and ZF.2 series, stray light and reflections are well controlled by the Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating and the sophisticated treatment of the lens element edges with special light absorbing paint.

    The robust all-metal barrel of the Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 is designed for decades of reliable service. A long focus rotation and buttery-smooth action is perfect for photographers who want to take control of their picture making, as well as for filmmakers looking for superior focus control. A nine blade aperture provides a nearly circular opening, producing natural looking out of focus details.

    The lens shade is integrated into the design and helps to protect the lens surface from unintentional damage. The 95mm filter thread accepts all standard filters, including the recently released Carl Zeiss T* UV and POL filters.

    The lens will begin shipping in May 2012 at a recommended retail price of $2,950 USD.

    Sample images taken with the Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 lens can be found here.

    Technical data

    Focal length                                          15 mm

    Aperture range                                       f/2.8 -22

    Number of lens elements/groups     15/12

    Focusing range:                                     0.25m – infinity

    Angular field** (diag./horiz./vert.)             110°/ 100°/ 76°

    Coverage at close range**                      340 x 221 mm (close-up)

    Image ratio at close range                      1:9 (close-up)

    Filter thread                                           95mm x 1.0

    Length with caps                          132 mm (ZF.2), 135 mm (ZE)

    Diameter                                               103 mm (ZF.2), 103 mm (ZE)

    Weight                                              730 g (ZF.2), 820 g (ZE)

    Mounts                                                 ZF.2 (F bayonet), ZE (EF bayonet)

    ** Based on 35 mm format

    Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 Lens with Filter

    With Filter In Use

    Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 Slip-On Lens Cap

    Slip-On Lens Cap

    Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 Lens Front View

    ZE Front View

    Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 Lens Rear View

    ZE Rear View

  • Now carrying Rokinon lenses

    Green Mountain Camera now carries Rokinon lenses

    We are proud to announce that Green Mountain Camera is now carrying the Rokinon family of lenses. Rokinon lenses offer an incredible value for photographers wanting to get into more specialty type SLR lenses. We are currently carrying the 8mm f/3.5 fisheye, 85mm f/1.4 and 14mm f/2.8, all for both Nikon and Canon. We do carry the 8mm for Sony E-mount cameras too. We plan on carrying more lenses in the near future, including the 35mm f/1.4 and the new 24mm f/1.4. Please note that all Rokinon lenses are manual focus only.

    Here is a list of what we currently have in stock. Click through each for pricing and purchase details. The 8mm f/3.5 fisheye for Canon and Sony E-mount are currently on backorder, but we should have more shortly.

    Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Lens for Nikon, with AE chip

    Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Lens for Canon

    Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon

    Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon

    Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Lens for Nikon, with AE chip

    Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 Lens for Nikon, with AE chip

  • Sony Announces E-Mount Lens Expansion, Promises 5 New Lenses

    Sony E-Mount Lens Roadmap

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    Sony has announced intentions to grow their E-mount (Sony Alpha NEX Cameras) lens assortment significantly over the next two years, and plans to offer a total of  15 E-mount lenses in market by the end of 2013.   For those doing the math, that amounts to 8 new lenses in addition to the 7 currently offered.  Though official specs of the new lenses have yet to be released, we are able to share what Sony intends to offer for these 5 new lenses:

    2012

    1.  High-Magnification Zoom Lens
    2. Standard Zoom Lens
    3. Large Aperture, Standard Fixed-Focal Length Lens

    2013

    1. Mid-Magnification Zoom Lens
    2. Snap, Pancake Fixed-Focal Length Lens

    Any guesses on specifics? Check the chart above to see what is already being offered to help fill in the blanks.

     

  • Who buys used cameras?

    Where to sell used camera gear?

    If you are wondering where to sell your used camera gear, we have an easy answer: us. We are constantly looking for good used equipment. A core part of our business is buying and selling used gear, and we purchase camera equipment every day. Our customers find we can provide them with a good value, and a safe and secure transaction. Sure, you can get a little more for your camera gear by piecing it out individually and selling it yourself, but it can be a lot of work, and unfortunately there are a lot of people who are less than honest on the internet.  We are interested in purchasing all of your equipment--from the very special to what others might consider mundane. This is good for you, because you can get rid of your equipment quickly and easily, and all at once. Plus, we are a trusted, established business with a great BBB (Better Business Bureau) track record. At any one time we carry hundreds of pieces of used gear, and literally sell hundreds of used items every month all over the world, which is a testimonial to the trust and value our customers place in doing business with us. More than used camera equipment, we carry a huge inventory of new camera gear. If you are looking to upgrade, we can give you a better deal for your used camera equipment if you are looking to trade with us.

    So, you have used camera gear you are looking to sell or trade, what next? We have found that the best place to start is to make a list of your used camera gear, and send it over to us via e-mail to used@gmcamera.com. For more detailed instructions, please visit our dedicated page on our website here. You can also submit a list of up to five items via an online form on the same page, too. Once we have your list, we can mull it over and provide you with a ballpark estimate of what we can offer you for purchase or trade. When you see the estimate, and find that it is good, from there we just need to get your equipment in our hands. Then we simply confirm the cosmetic and mechanical condition of every piece and provide you with a final offer. Once you accept the offer, we cut you a check, or issue you store credit immediately. We want you to feel comfortable and good about your decision and the whole process, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at (802) 244-0883 x203 to speak with a dedicated specialist.

    Are you looking to buy used cameras, lenses, or accessories? Please visit our dedicated website at www.theusedcamerastore.com. The inventory is constantly changing there, so please bookmark the website and comeback frequently!

  • Instant Savings This Week on Select Nikon Products

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  • NEW! Olympus PEN E-P3, E-PL3, E-PM1 Digital Cameras and 12mm f/2.0, 45mm f/1.8 Lenses

     

    New Olympus Pen Digital CamerasWe are excited for the new Olympus PEN digital cameras, and we are also very excited for the newly announced 12mm f/2.0 and 45mm f/1.8 lenses. The full-frame equivalent focal-length for these lenses will be 24mm and 90mm respectively, making the 12mm perfect for low-light/fast wide-angles, like landscapes, and the 45mm perfect for portraiture.

    Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens

    Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens

    Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.8 Lens

    Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.8 Lens

    In our opinion, although it is fun to adapt lenses to the PEN system, it is about time Olympus has announced some faster aperture, fixed focal length lenses to compliment the 17mm we saw a while ago. And, we are happy to see that the build quality looks to be better than any of the lenses we have seen thus far.

     

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