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12/01/2013 07:00:00 PM Eastern

Sigma Lenses Get Nikon Update

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — Sigma recently made a free firmware upgrade available to photographers using its lenses with a Nikon mount on the Nikon D5300 camera body.

The company said it has discovered that when paired with the D5300, Sigma Nikonmount lenses containing internal motors do not properly operate the optical stabilization and live view autofocus functions.

The issue is specific to lenses used with this particular camera.

For discontinued products, Sigma said users should contact their nearest authorized Sigma distributor. For lenses that are compatible with the Sigma USB Dock, users may update their lenses via the Sigma Optimization Pro software.

Going forward, all Nikon mount Sigma lenses leaving the factory will be made fully compatible with the D5300 and will carry a “D5300 compatible” tag, the company said.

Nikon Named Official Disney Parks Camera

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Nikon, Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts entered a multiyear strategic alliance naming Nikon the official camera of Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., and Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif.

As the “Official Camera of Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts,” Nikon will have branded Picture Spots throughout the theme parks. Guest will have the opportunity to take photos throughout Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, as well as Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, Nikon said.

Nikon will also be integrated into the Disney PhotoPass Service. Disney PhotoPass Photographers will be exclusively equipped with Nikon cameras and accessories.

Disney Fine Art Photographers at Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings and Honeymoons, as well as Adventure Guides with Adventures by Disney, will also be outfitted with Nikon cameras.

Tamron Reveals Telephoto Lens

COMMACK, N.Y. — Tamron recently unveiled at a French photo show a 150-600mm super-telephoto zoom lens targeting sports and wildlife photographers.

The Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD will be offered with mounts for Canon, Nikon and Sony full-frame SLRs, and will be seated alongside the existing SP AF200- 500mm F/5-6.3 Di LD IF, which omits vibration- compensation technology. Pricing and availability were not disclosed.

The lens has anti-flare optical coatings, a nine-blade circular aperture, three low-dispersion glass elements and a tripod mount.

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