Laowa Argus 35mm F/0.95 FF for Sony E, Nikon Z, Canon R

Venus Optics has launched the Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95 FF for full-frame cameras which captures images with extraordinary shallow depth of field and creamy bokeh.

Laowa Argus 35mm F0.95 FF is available for Canon RF, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems and costs $899. Venus Optics lenses are sold at Amazon, Adorama and B&H.

Argus 35mm f/0.95 FF Specs: Continue reading “Laowa Argus 35mm F/0.95 FF for Sony E, Nikon Z, Canon R”

Sigma 90mm f/2.8 & 24mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Lenses Announced

Sigma unveiled two new lenses for Mirrorless users; the 24mm F2 DG DN Contemporary and the 90mm F2.8mm DG DN Contemporary.

The Sigma lenses, designed for E- and L-mount bodies, are all-metal and feature aperture rings and weather-sealing. Both will be available later this month for $639.

Sigma 90mm f/2.8 DG DN | Contemporary: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
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Rumors : Sony to Announce the FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II & FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II Lenses

Some good rumors about next Sony GM lenses. Looks like they are going to be the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II (SEL2470GM II) and Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II (SEL70200GM II).

Both the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM and the FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM lenses are part of the holy trinity Sony lenses, and updating is essential.

The recently introduced GM lenses (FE 35mm f/1.4 GMFE 50mm f/1.2 GM and FE 14mm f/1.8 GM) are compact and high-performance. We expect the upgrade Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II and FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II lenses will be significantly more compact and outstanding!

As is known, these lenses offer very good optical quality and excellent performance and are ideal for portraits, event and wedding photography as well as general shooting.

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens: $2,198 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens: $2,598 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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Sony a7 IV to be Announced in October 2021 w/ 33MP Sensor!

The Sony a7 IV camera is rumored to be announced by the end of October 2021. The announcement of the Sony a7 IV will be delayed due to the worldwide chip production shortage.

According to latest Sony rumors, the Sony a7 IV will use a newly developed 33MP full-frame sensor and 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE sensor-shift image stabilization. This IBIS tech will be effective to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to 5.5 stops, 4K 60p video recording as well as a $2499 price tag and more.

It will be interesting to see how far the dynamic range and readout performance of this newly developed sensor will evolve in Sony A7 IV. In addition, the image stabilization has been improved from the current 5 stops of the Sony a7 III to 5.5 stops, which is equivalent to the Sony a7R IV. Continue reading “Sony a7 IV to be Announced in October 2021 w/ 33MP Sensor!”

Sigma 90mm f/2.8 & 24mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Lenses Coming Soon

Sigma is rumored to announce two new lenses for Sony E and Leica L mount full frame mirrorless cameras. The two Sigma lenses are on the horizon and expected to be announced in the next few months.

  • Sigma 90mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens
  • Sigma 24mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Lens

From Nokishita:

One of the lenses that Sigma will announce next will be “90mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary”. The other one is “24mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary”.

Sigma 90mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens Specs:

  • 11 lenses in 10 groups
  • 9 diaphragm blades (circular diaphragm)
  • minimum shooting distance 0.5m
  • maximum shooting magnification 1: 5
  • filter diameter 55mm
  • Size φ64×59.7mm
  • weight 295g
  • suggested retail price in Japan the same as the 35mm F2 ($639)

Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens Price, Specs and Release Date

Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD lens price, specs and release date revealed. The US price of the lens is $699 and it will be released on September 24, 2021. Now the new Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Sony E-mount is available for pre-order at B&HAdorama.

Tamron officially announced the new Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Sony E-mount (The Fujifilm X-mount model to be announced separately).

Pre-order links:

Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Sony E: $699 at B&HAdorama.

Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Fujifilm X: $699 at B&HAdorama.

Key Features

  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27mm-450mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • VXD Linear AF Motor
  • Maximum Magnification: 1:2
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

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Godox Ving V860III Flash Released for Sony, Canon, Nikon, and Fuji

The Godox Ving V860III flash for Sony, Canon, Nikon, and Fuji is now officially released and in stock at B&H Photo, Amazon USAmazon DE.

Godox Ving V860III flash key features:
  • Built-In X Wireless Radio System
  • Recycling 1.5 sec Full Power
  • Guide Number: 197′ at ISO 100
  • Battery Gives 450 Full-Power Flashes
  • Flash Coverage: 20-200mm
  • Wireless Master/Slave TTL Functionality

Additional information can be found below : Continue reading “Godox Ving V860III Flash Released for Sony, Canon, Nikon, and Fuji”

Sony a7C Firmware Update Version 1.01 Released

Sony has released a new firmware update for Sony a7C mirrorless camera. The Sony A7c firmware version 1.01 fixes an issue where the information displayed in the viewfinder may not appear in the correct position.

You can follow the link below to download the firmware update.

Download Link:

Sony a7C Firmware Update Version 1.01

Benefits and Improvements

  • Fixes an issue where the information displayed in the viewfinder may not appear in the correct position

See also Sony A7c Dynamic Range Results, Same as A7 III.

Read more: Best Lenses for Sony a7C and Best Memory Cards for Sony a7C.

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IBIS Comparison: Canon EOS R5 vs Sony a1

Sony has incorporated In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS) in their cameras for many years while Canon first bring the IBIS last year into their camera (Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6). So the question, is Sony’s IBIS better than Canon’s?

The-Digital-Picture has completed an exhaustive IBIS comparison between the Sony a1 and Canon EOS R5 to find out the results. You can find the IBIS capabilities of the Canon R5 (AmazonB&HAdoramaagainst the Sony a1 (AmazonB&HAdorama).

According to the IBIS test results, both cameras perform extremely well, and the Canon EOS R5 performs just a little bit better (1/3 – 2/3 stop advantage), but the difference between the two is not that big. Continue reading “IBIS Comparison: Canon EOS R5 vs Sony a1”

Tamron Announces the Development of 35-150mm f/2-2.8 & 28-75mm f/2.8 Lenses

Tamron announces the development of 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens and 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

  • Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens (Model A058)
  • Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens (Model A063)

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