Archive for August 2013

Sigma introduce Mount Conversion Service

The rumours are true. Sigma is introducing a Mount Conversion Service.

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The Mount Conversion Service will allow Sigma lens owners to send their lens to their Aizu factory to change relevant parts of the mount. Currently the lens owners will have the choice of Sigma, Sony, Pentax, Nikon, or Canon mount. By introducing this service, Sigma hopes customers will choose the lens purely by its value, not by the camera body.

This service is not free. I can’t seems to find the cost for Singapore. According to some website, it cost between $80 to $250 excluding shipping for US Sigma owners. All converted lenses will have a six month warranty. I’ll update this blog entry if I find the Singapore pricing.

The Mount Conversion Service will start from 2 September 2013.

This is an interesting new service by Sigma. It is definitely going to be slightly less painful for photographers when they are changing their camera brand.

Nexus 10 WiFi version available in Singapore from 3 August 2013

Good news for Android fans. The newest tablet from Google and Samsung’s joint efforts, Nexus 10, will be available in Singapore from 3 August 2013 at S$668 at major consumer electronics and IT stores, and Samsung Experience Stores. Only the 32GB WIFI version is available. No news on the 16GB version.

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The 10 inch WQXGA (2560×1600, 300 ppi) display tablet run on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) and is powered with a 1.7 GHz A15 dual-core processor. The Nexus 10 weighs just 603g and is 8.9mm thick. The Nexus 10 does not have 3G/4G but it comes with advanced MIMO WIFI which allows web browsing speeds up to 4x faster than normal WIFI.

The Nexus 10 comes in charcoal gray colour.