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Tokina AT-X 107 NH fish-eye lens increases field of view

THK introduces an updated version of the Tokina AT-X 107 fish-eye lens. The AT-X 107 NH only differs from the earlier DX in that the built-in hood as been removed, allowing for a wider image area with an approximate 180° field of view and more coverage on full-frame sensor cameras. THK also introduces the new DAIWA DST-103 Tripod. This affordable heavy duty tripod for professional use, can handle up to 22 lbs (10kgs) of camera and equipment. The camera rides smoothly and securely on an all-metal oil-filled fluid head...

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NEW Tokina AT-X 107 NH hood removed

The Tokina AT-X 107 NH is a fish-eye lens that gives the digital photographer an approximate 180° field of view with dramatic curvature of field or “fish-eye” effect.

The AT-X 107 NH only differs from the AT-X 107 DX in that the built-in hood as been removed allowing for a wider image area and more coverage on full-frame sensor (FX) cameras.*

The front element of the AT-X 107 DX has a newly formulated WR or “Water Repellent" optical coating on the glass. This new coating makes marks such as spots left by water or finger-prints much easier to clean than standard multi-coating. With the built-in hood removed the lens also fits in a wider variety of underwater housings.

The rear optical group of the lens contains 1 SD (Super-Low Dispersion) glass element to reduce the number of elements (pieces of glass) in the optical design in order to make the lens more compact, light-weight and faster focusing.

*Full corner to corner image can be achieved on an FX camera between approx. 14.5-17MM depending on the camera model, at 10-14MM there is a semi-circular view.



NEW DAIWA DST-103 Broadcast Tripod with Fluid Video Head

An affordable heavy duty tripod for professional use, the DST-103 can handle up to 22 lbs (10kgs) of camera and equipment. When mounted the camera rides smoothly and securely on an all-metal oil-filled fluid head.  

The head has 2 drag control settings independent of its pan and title locks as well as an industry standard 100mm ball mount.

Design with today's HDV camera rigs in mind the DST-103 is equally at home supporting traditional HD video cameras or HD DSLR cameras with rail systems The 22 lbs (10kgs) capacity makes the DST-103 prefect for ENG applications.  

The heavy duty all-metal seal fluid head allows the camera to ride smoothly and effortlessly.  The long-slide quick release camera plate a travel of +/- 60mm to make balancing a camera with mounted accessories easy.  The head also has 2 drag control settings to adjust the feel of the movement to the equipment mounted on it.  The head comes with one handle and can mount a second handle on the left side as well. (left-handed handle sold separately)

The DST-103's tripod had a 100mm ball mount for the head and 3 stage legs with dual rails on the upper two stages to increase stability and reduce flex.  The DST-103 comes with a lockable mid-level spreader and a soft case. The tripod can fit into the standardized foot-pads, spreaders and dollies of the DAIWA broadcast system.

Additional information: Ckeck out the full line of photography products at THKphoto
June 27, 2011
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