It appears Sigma is set to announce four new Global Vision lenses at the upcoming CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2017 (Feb 23-26). Two of those lenses – the 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art and 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary – have already shown up on Sigma's website under the News section (the links to the actual press releases do not work).
The other two lenses rumored to be part of the 4-lens announcement are the 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art and 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art. If the rumors prove to be true, this will be one of the most exciting round of Sigma Global Vision lens announcements to date.
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The lightsaber is one of the most iconic movie weapons of all time, but did you know that many of the most iconic lightsabers in Star Wars lore started their lives as photography equipment? With an entire cottage industry springing up around lightsaber replicas in the wake of ‘The Force Awakens,’ we take a look back at how exactly how the lightsaber hilt came to be, and explain just why Star Wars may be the bane of many photography collectors.
02/13/2017 – As quadcopter design continues to evolve, so does our Airport Helipak V2.0 backpack for DJI Phantom. This newly updated backpack, renowned for its comfort, accommodates a DJI Phantom 4 and similarly sized drones. Its refined design is carry-on compatible for both U.S. domestic or international airline travel. Its custom divider set allows maximum room for extra accessories and gear, including a small camera kit, and features a dedicated 15” laptop compartment.
“We updated the backpack to carry a DJI Phantom 4, a 15” laptop, controller, GoPros, chargers, spare rotors, extra batteries, jacket, tools, and more,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s CEO and lead designer. “The contoured adjustable harness with lumbar support, articulated air-channel, removable padded waistbelt, and height-adjustable sternum strap enable comfort for travel into remote areas.”
YKK RC Fuse zippers, 1680D Ballistic nylon bottom panel, metal hardware, and nylon webbing are the most durable, long-lasting materials on the market
Side pocket for tripod attachment or water bottle
Internal see-through mesh pockets for small accessories: rotor blades, screwdriver, cables, and more
Robust handles ensure rapid and easy retrieval from overhead bins, and car trunks
Seam-sealed rain cover helps to protect gear and stows away inside backpack when not in use
Exterior: For superior water-resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant (DWR) coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. The backpack also features YKK RC Fuse (abrasion-resistant) zippers, 1680D ballistic nylon bottom panel, 600D polyester, 420D velocity nylon, 3D air mesh, ultra-stretch pockets, Y-buckles, antique finish metal hardware, big hole air mesh, nylon webbing, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
02/13/2017 – There are times when uneven terrain simply forces photographers to carry their rolling camera bags. Now, with our Airport TakeOff V2.0, you can convert your roller to a backpack. And since the new version is 15% lighter, you can carry your gear to the next location more comfortably. Sized to meet the needs of the traveling professional, the Airport TakeOff V2.0 fits most U.S. domestic and international airline carry-on requirements.
“The Airport TakeOff V2.0 features a custom designed retractable handle with inset channel on aluminum tubing for added strength and durability, making it easier to roll down the street,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s CEO and lead designer. “A newly added tablet carry in the laptop pocket and dedicated smart phone pocket in the front flap insure photographers’ tools are easily accessible and at the ready.”
Pocket for tripod mount or water bottle on side (Additional straps included for larger tripods)
Cable and combination lock included for securing the lockable zippers
YKK RC Fuse zippers, ballistic nylon, high-density velex and closed-cell PU
foam are the highest quality materials in the industry
Top compartment cradles large camera bodies for a perfect fit
Interior zippered pockets for batteries, CF cards, filters and accessories
Custom-designed, high-performance, 80mm wheels with sealed ABEC grade 5 bearings for quiet rolling
User-replaceable retractable handle, wheels and feet
Extra tall wheel housings protect bag from scrapes and scratches
Seam-sealed rain cover included
Grab handles on three sides for lifting bag into the overhead bin
Reinforced dividers support heavy gear and maintain strength over time
Business card holder on top for identification
Exterior: For superior water-resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellent (DWR) coating, plus underside of fabric has a polyurethane coating. The bag is constructed with 1680D ballistic nylon, Poly 600D, YKK RC Fuse (abrasion-resistant) zippers, custom designed extra tall skid plates, high performance 80mm super quiet wheels with sealed bearings, SpanKodra front pocket, rubberized laminate reinforcement, 320G airmesh, nylon webbing, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
Interior: 210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane backed Velex liner and dividers, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed rain cover, closed-cell foam and reinforced PE board dividers, clear mesh pockets, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
Internal Dimensions: 13” W x 18.5” H x 5.3– 6.8” D (33 x 47 x 13–17 cm)
Exterior Dimensions: 14” W x 21” H x 8” D (35.5 x 53 x 22 cm)
Laptop Pocket: 11.4” W x 16.3” H x 1.4” D (29 x 41.5 x 3.6 cm)
Tablet Pocket: 9.8” W x 9.4” H x 0.8” D (25 x 24 x 2 cm)
Weight: 7.0–8.7 lbs. (3.2–3.9 kg) depending on accessories used
Santa Rosa, Calif. – The Signature Series from Think Tank is a modernized version of the classic shoulder bag. Whether one is a young urban professional or corporate photographer, the Signature shoulder bag is as fashionable as it is functional. Hand sewn, advanced fabrics blend weather protection and durability with the classic feel of fine wool. Genuine leather detailing and metal hardware adds character and stands up to the rigors of daily use.
“The new Signature Series features a modern fabric that is soft to the touch and yet is durable,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s CEO and lead designer. “In addition, the zippered flap provides full closure and security to the main compartment, or tucks away when not in use. It is a next generation design for today’s discerning photographer.”
Dedicated laptop/tablet compartment: Signature 10 fits a 10” tablet; Signature 13 fits a 13” laptop
Secure clasps on front flap with one-handed operation
Dedicated phone pocket fits up to an iPhone 6s+ or S7 Edge
Wide handle pass-through for attaching to rolling luggage
Large front pocket for an extra strobe, rain cover or small book
Long, cushioned neoprene shoulder pad positions easily when worn cross-body
Zippered front pocket provides security for small items and includes a built-in organizer for pens and business cards
Quilted velex dividers can be customized to fit gear
Shorter dividers can be made into shelves to stack short lenses and primes
Dividers and bottom foam can be removed for a completely collapsible bag
Although the bag’s outer fabric is treated with water resistant coating, a seam-sealed rain cover is included for downpour conditions
1 standard size DSLR with 3–4 prime lenses and accessories
A complete Mirrorless camera system with 3–4 lenses and accessories
10” tablet fits inside a dedicated compartment
1 standard-size DSLR with mid-range zoom attached plus 2–3 additional lenses
13” laptop fits inside a dedicated compartment
Exterior: All fabric exterior treated with durable water resistant coating while fabric underside is coated with polyurethane for superior water resistance. The bag also has 240D wool-like 195G nylon/poly blend, full-grain leather, antique-plated metal hardware, highest quality YKK RC-Fuse zippers, 550D polyspun, nylon seatbelt webbing, neoprene, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.