Royal Group International Debuts New Lenses and Flashes


Royal Group International is releasing a number of new products including new lenses and flashes. The lenses including an 8mm aspherical ultra fisheye lens and an 85mm telephoto lens, both are come in Nikon and Canon mounts. They are also releasing a line of Opteka fisheye lenses. These include the The 7.5mm F/8 DG HD Fisheye, 9mm F/8 DG HD Fisheye and the 12mm F/7.4 DG HD Fisheye.

The Flashes come in three versions the DigitalMate DM130 electronic flash and the DigitalMate SB680/680EX and the SB780/780EDX. All three are TTL enabled.

For more information and specifications check out the press releases below.


Royal Group International has introduced two (2) new DigitalMate lenses. They are an 8mm Ultra Fisheye lens and an 85mm Telephoto lens. The lenses are available in Nikon and Canon mounts. They are both manual focus lenses with incredible sharpness.

Specifications:                                    8mm                                                           85mm

Lens Construction:                            10 Elements/7 Groups                    10 elements/7 groups

Angle of View:                                       180° Diagonal                                        28.5 °

Filter Size:                                                 none                                                             55mm

Lens Hood:                                               Yes, Bayonet                                            Yes, Screw on

Aperture Range:                                    f/3.5-22                                                      f/1.8-22

Mini. Focusing Distance:                 1 foot                                                           2.78 feet

Coating:                                                     7 layer Multi-Coating                         7 layer Multi-Coating

Length:                                                       3.03”                                                           2.7”

Weight:                                                            15.1 oz.                                                                        13.4 oz.

Warranty:                                                 5 years limited                                       5 years limited


Opteka has introduced 3 new super fisheye lenses from Japan. The 7.5mm F/8 DG HD Fisheye, 9mm F/8 DG HD Fisheye and the 12mm F/7.4 DG HD Fisheye are the perfect complement to any photographer’s collection.

Each lens has 12 layer multi-coating with 4 elements in 4 groups. The minimum focal distance is 12”. They are all manual focus lenses with crystal sharp Japanese optics! Each has a built-in lens hood. They are available for the following mounts:


7.5mm:  Nikon 1 Mount

9mm:  Micro 4/3 for Olympus and Panasonic

12mm:  Sony-E Mount (NEX)


Royal Group International has introduced its new DigitalMate electronic flash. The DigitalMate DM130 is available in four (4) models for Nikon, (i-TTL), Canon, (E-TTL), Micro 4/3 and Sony Alpha / NEX cameras.

The DigitalMate DM130 has a Guide # of 130 feet. It Features an LCD, backlit screen and works fully TTL as well as manual and multi-flash.

DM130 Back


Guide # 130 Feet

Flash Mode: TTL, M, Multi

Power: 2 AA

Recycle time: 0.2-6 sec.

Manual Control: 8 levels 1/1-1/128

EV Compensation: (-3) – (+3) in 18 increments

Hot shoe & USB

Dim: 3.1×2.6×2.4”

Weight: 7 oz.

Front & Rear Curtain Synch

LCD Display with Light

Metal Hot Shoe

Included Accessories:

Carrying Case


Instruction Manual


Opteka has introduced its new line of DigitalMate products. The first of these are two (2) brand new electronic flash units which are available for both Nikon, (i-TTL), and Canon, (E-TTL), cameras.

The DigitalMate SB680 / 680EX has a Guide # of 255 feet, while the DigitalMate SB780 / 780EX has a Guide # of 301 feet. All other specifications are the same.

SB680 Back


Circuit Design: Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT)

Flash Coverage: 18-180mm

Manual and Automatic Zoom

Rotating and tilting flash head

Flash Modes: TTL, Manual, FEB, Slave C/N, S1, S2, Multi

Wireless Trigger: Wireless induction flash lighting

Tilt Angle: -7 to 90 degrees

DPPmagRotation Angle: 0-180 degrees left and right

Slave Channel and Groups: 4 Communication Channels (1,2,3,4) 3 Groups (A,B,C)

Color Temperature: 5500k

Flash duration: 1/200 ~ 1/20000 second

Flash control: 1/128~1/1 Stop Length is 0.3EV, Total of 22 fine tune options

Peripheral interface: Hot shoe, PC port, External power port

Recycle Time: 2.9s at full output

Power: 4x AA Alkaline cell, Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery

Additional Functions: PC synchronization, Power saving mode, Overheating protection

Size: 7.87 x 2.9 x 2.2”

Weight: 13.2 oz.

Included Accessories:

Carrying Case

Mini Flash Stand

Wide Angle Diffuser

Instruction Manual

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