Sony A7C II, A7C R and FE 16-35mm GM II Lens Leaked Specs

We are getting close to a major Sony announcement.  Sony A7C IISony A7C R and Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM II lens are scheduled to be announced on August 29th, 2023.

The upcoming Sony a7C II is rumored to feature a 33MP sensor, mirroring the Sony a7 IV‘s capabilities. Similarly, speculations about the Sony a7C R suggest a potential 61MP sensor, aligning with the a7R V‘s configuration.

Here are the rumored pricing for the upcoming Sony a7CII and Sony a7CR cameras:

  • Sony a7CII: €2,700, around $2,500
  • Sony a7CR: €4,200, around $3,400

and below are the rumored specs: Continue reading “Sony A7C II, A7C R and FE 16-35mm GM II Lens Leaked Specs”

Sony A7 IV: the Best Selling in the First Half of August 2023

CAPA CAMERA WEB posted the best selling products of Yodobashi Camera’s interchangeable lens digital cameras in the first half of August 2023.  Sony a7 IV (AmazonB&HAdoramawins the top 1 position, followed by Canon EOS R6 Mark II (Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Adorama.

Top 10 brand new digital camera sales ranking from August 1st to August 15th, 2023:

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Sigma 14mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens Announced, Price $1,599

Sigma today has officially announced the new 14mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens. The Sigma 14mm F1.4 DG DN | Art will be available in L-mount and Sony E-mount.  The US price for this lens is $1,599, now available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video/Adorama.

Sigma 14mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens Features

  • Lens construction: 19 elements, 15 groups (1 SLD, 3 FLD and 4 aspherical elements)
  • Inner focus system
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) motor
  • Compatible with lens aberration correction*
  • Support DMF, AF+MF
  • Compatible with AF assist function (Sony E-mount only)
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Aperture Ring
  • Aperture Ring Click switch
  • Focus Mode switch
  • AFL button (customisable on some models
  • Petal-type Hood (fixed)
  • MFL (Manual Focus Lock) switch
  • Rear filter holder
  • Specially designed front cap (Filter slots, Lock mechanism)
  • Dust and Splash Resistant Structure
  • Water and Oil Repellent Coating (Front element)
  • Tripod Socket (TS-141)
  • Support for switching between linear focus / non-linear focus ring settings (L-Mount only)**
  • Compatible with the SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (Optional / L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimise flare and ghosting
  • Every single lens undergoes SIGMA’s proprietary MTF measuring system
  • 11-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • Made in Japan craftsmanship

* Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections may vary depending on the camera model. On cameras where aberration correction is controlled with ‘ON’ or ‘OFF’ in the camera menu, please set all aberration correction functions to ‘ON’ (AUTO).

** Only on compatible cameras.

Hot Deal: Venus Optics Laowa 15mm F2 FE Zero-D Lens for $649

Hot Deal!!! Today, B&H launched a great deal on Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens for only $649! This is $200 cheaper than regular, available for Canon RFNikon ZSony E and Leica L mounts.

  • Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens–$200 Off
Key Features
  • Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Rectilinear Design, Low Distortion
  • Frog Eye Dust & Water-Repellent Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Manual Aperture Ring Can Be De-Clicked
  • 5-Blade Diaphragm

Venus Optics lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H.

AstrHori 18mm f/8 2X Probe Macro Lens Announced

AstrHori 18mm f/8 2X Probe Macro Lens: Amazon

AstrHori Introduces the First APS-C 2X Macro Probe Lens — 18mmF8
Let everyone realize creative, macro photography.

AstrHori announces the APS-C 18mm f/8 2x Macro Probe Lens for Sony E, Fuji X, Canon RF, EF, Nikon Z and more mounts.
The lens will be officially launched on May 29th on Amazon, AliExpress, independent stations and other platforms.
The lens is now on sale for an impressively-low price of just USD 719, EUR 999, JPY 119,599, GBP 879, MXN 14,369, CAD 989.

Following the launch of the 28mmF13 2X macro probe lens, the 18mmF8 2X macro macro probe lens is launched. I don’t know if there will be a 28mmF13 second-generation lens, let us look forward to it. Continue reading “AstrHori 18mm f/8 2X Probe Macro Lens Announced”

Officially Announced: New Sony ZV-1 II Vlogging Camera

Sony has announced the ZV-1 Mark II vlogging compact camera built around a 20MP Type 1 (13.2 x 8.8mm) Stacked CMOS sensor and an 18-50mm equivalent F1.8-4.0 lens. The US price for ZV-1 II is $899, you can check pre-order options at B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama. The release date for Sony ZV-1 II is in June 2023.

Sony ZV-1 II Key Features:

  • For Vloggers and Content Creators
  • 20.1MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
  • Wide-Angle 18-50mm-Equiv. f/1.8-4 Lens
  • UHD 4K30p Video w/ HLG & S-Log3/2 Gammas
  • 3″ Side Flip-Out Touchscreen LCD
  • Intuitive Touch Focus & Exposure Control
  • Real-Time Tracking & Eye AF
  • Bokeh Switch & Face Priority AE
  • Cinematic Vlog Setting, S&Q Shoot Mode
  • Product Showcase Setting

Continue reading “Officially Announced: New Sony ZV-1 II Vlogging Camera”

Sigma 14mm f/1.4 DG DN | Art Lens Leaked Specs

According to latest rumors, Sigma will soon announce a new ultra-wide prime lens – Sigma 14mm f/1.4 DG DN | Art lens for Sony E-mount and L-mount.

The US price for this lens is $1,599, now available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video/Adorama.

This lens will be the world’s fastest 14mm full frame mirrorless lens, below are specs of Sigma 14mm f/1.4 DG DN | Art lens:

Sigma 14mm f/1.4 DG DN | Art Lens Specs

  • Lens construction: 19 elements in 15 groups (3 FLD glass, 1 SLD glass, 4 aspherical lenses)
  • Shortest shooting distance: 30cm
  • Maximum magnification: 1:11.9
  • Number of aperture blades: 11 (circular aperture)
  • Size: 101.4 x 149.9mm (151.9mm for E-mount version)
  • Weight: 1170g (1160g for E-mount version)
  • Cover-type lens cap: LC1014-01
  • Tripod socket: TS-141
  • Guide plate: GP-11

via: asobinet

Sony ZV-1 Successor Vlogging Camera to be Announced on May 23rd

Sony has made a major announcement, revealing that they will unveil a brand new vlogging camera on May 23rd at 10:00 EDT. Sony ZV-1 Successor Vlogging Camera to be Announced on May 23rd.

Interestingly, the teaser image for the Vlog camera has remained the same, leading many to wonder if this is a successor to the popular ZV-1 that will be announced at the end of May. But rumors suggest that the company has plans to unveil the “a6700″ in the summer, which has left some fans scratching their heads.

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Viltrox AF 16mm f/1.8 Lens Specifications Leaked

Viltrox AF 16mm f/1.8 Lens is expected to be announced sometime in May.
Newly leaked pictures of the Viltrox AF 16mm f/1.8 lens from the Chinese social network Weibo reveal a large LCD screen on the side of the lens. Check it out.

Here are the Viltrox AF 16mm f/1.8 lens specifications:

  • Angle of view as full frame: 115mm
  • Design: 16 elements in 11 groups
  • Aperture blades: 11
  • Focus range: 0.88m-∞
  • Internal focusing system
  • Diomensssions: 87×101mm
  • Weight: approx. 669g
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • The lens will be officially announced this month (May 2023)

ON1 Photo RAW 2023.5 Software Coming in June

The ON1 Photo RAW 2023.5 is coming in June and will include the new Resize AI with Face Recovery, new Masking Tools and Curves Control, improved raw processing for better quality images, and more:

Photo RAW 2023.5 is a free update for ON1 Everything subscribers and owners of version 2023. You can order now with coupon code  NEW2023-5 for a special introductory price.

Here are the key features coming in version 2023.5 in early June:

  • New Face Recovery Technology in Resize AI for upscaling faces with remarkable detail. Perfect for upscaling old photos or cropping a portrait or headshot out and upscaling it to super-resolution.
  • Upgraded raw processing for more natural shadows, fewer edge artifacts, and more responsive sliders
  • Greatly improved Refine Mask Brush for masking challenging areas like hair and trees
  • New Encircle option in the Refine Mask tool, to draw around the borders of an object when masking
  • Enhanced Mask AI for improved masking in photos of people and animals
  • New dropper tool for the Curves control in Effects
  • Zooming and panning the preview as well as adjusting tool properties such as brush size can now be accomplished simultaneously with the scroll-wheel
  • New Cameras and Lenses