Canon recently released the World’s First Telephoto Zoom Lens Equipped with an Internal Extender. The top tiered high performance EF200-400MM F4L IS USM Extender 1.4X lens supports the advanced needs of professionals to fully capture a variety of scenes using just one versatile high-performance zoom lens.
This latest entry into Canon’s famous top-of-the-line L-series lenses is the first of its kind to be equipped with an internal 1.4x extender. With this extender, the 200-400mm lens is able to extend its zoom to an impressive 200-560mm range, while still providing the superb image quality that L-series lenses are known for. This makes it very effective for a wide variety of shooting situations and saving photographers from carrying multiple telephoto lenses and the hassle of switching lenses.
The EF200-400MM F4L IS USM Extender 1.4X incorporates a new optical design that makes use of a fluorite lens and four UD (ultra-low dispersion) lens elements which effectively corrects colour aberrations across the entire zoom range. This results in high-resolution, high-contrast images comparable to those taken by large-diameter super-telephoto prime lenses.
The EF200-400MM F4L IS USM Extender 1.4X lens will be available end May at authorised Canon dealers with a recommended retail price of S$16,599.
Singaporean director Anthony Chen’s film, ILO ILO 爸妈不在家, received a 15-minute standing ovation when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. It is also in the running for the Caméra d’Or (given to the best first feature in the Official Selection, the Director’s Fortnight or International Critics’ Week).
Set in Singapore, ILO ILO chronicles the relationship between a family of three and their newly arrived Filipino maid, Teresa, who has come like many other Filipino women in search of a better life. The entire family needs to adapt to the presence of this stranger, which further threatens their already strained relationship. Still, Teresa and Jiale, the young and troublesome boy she cares for, soon form a bond. Their unique connection continues to develop and soon she becomes an unspoken part of the family.
The movie is scheduled for late August/early September release in Singapore. Looking forward to catch this movie in the theaters.
WeChat announced today that it has achieved a major milestone with 50 million registered users outside China.
Designed for the international market, WeChat provides an innovative way for users to communicate with friends from all around the world. The rapid growth of WeChat is attributed to its strong adoption in emerging markets. WeChat has also dominated the charts as one of the most downloaded applications on iTunes, Google Play Store and the Windows App Store in a number of markets including Singapore, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico and The Philippines.
In the bid to expand its user base in Singapore, WeChat also recently launched a TVC that was aired on Chinese channels such as Channel 8, Channel U, VV drama and E-City. Starring Taiwan’s super-duo, Rainie Yang and Show Luo, the TVC reflected how WeChat is designed to be convenient even in the midst of one’s busyness.
WeChat previously announced its global registered user accounts surpassed 300 million in January this year.
Dell Exclusive Store at Funan DigitaLife Mall reopened last week following an intensive make over with a new look that sports a simpler, contemporary yet bolder interior design.
Aimed at creating a more consistent global brand and shopping experience for its customers, the new look takes on a distinctive customer-centric approach, complete with experience suites that allow customers to experience technology as they would in real life. The Funan store is the first Dell Exclusive Store in the world to adopt the company’s new global retail brand guidelines.
The Dell Exclusive Store at Funan is open from 11am to 9pm daily, and measures 1356 square feet in floor space.