Tokina FiRIN 100mm f/2.8 FE Macro Lens for Sony E-Mount

Tokina FiRIN 100mm f/2.8 FE Macro lens now officially announced. Designed for Sony E-Mount cameras, Tokina FíRIN 100mm f/2.8 FE MACRO is the second lens in FíRIN series designed to help shooting artistic photos of people, landscape or things at a very close distance, allowing to see the details that human eyes would hardly see.

The US price is $599 (£579 in the UK). Pre-orders are now open at Adorama and B&H. Sample photos from the Tokina FiRIN 100mm f/2.8 FE AF Macro lens for E-mount are available here and here. Continue reading “Tokina FiRIN 100mm f/2.8 FE Macro Lens for Sony E-Mount”

ZY Optics releases Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 mark III Lens

ZY Optics releases Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 mark III lens. It has been designed for Sony FE, Canon RF & Nikon Z cameras.

This full frame optic has a natural 50mm focal length and ultra-fast f/0.95 maximum aperture making it ideal for low light situations.

The aperture control enables you full creative control over the amount of background blur and with such a large maximum aperture you should get a good Bokeh effect.

Compared to the previous version this new lens is slightly more compact and offers better flare resistance than the previous generation.

The US price is $799, you can check the availability at B&HAdorama. Continue reading “ZY Optics releases Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 mark III Lens”

First Video Tests of Sony a7 III & a7R III Firmware 3.0

The firmware update version 3.0 for Sony a7R III (Amazon/Adorama/B&H Photo Video) and a7 III (Amazon/B&H Photo/Adorama) full-frame mirrorless cameras now officially released.

With this major upgrade these Sony FE-mount cameras gets enhanced real-time Eye AF functionality as well as an Eye AF mode designed specifically for animals. Here are first roundup video tests of a7 III & a7R III with firmware version 3.0.

Sony Alpha Camera Firmware Update Quick Guide

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Sony Alpha Camera Firmware Update Quick Guide

Sony Alpha Camera Firmware Update Quick Guide ! IMPORTANT: In order to perform a firmware update on a camera, ensure that the camera’s battery is fully charged. If the battery is not fully charged, and the battery dies during firmware updates, the camera may become inoperable. Continue reading “Sony Alpha Camera Firmware Update Quick Guide”

Firmware Update Version 3.0 for Sony a7R III and a7 III Cameras Released

Sony released major firmware update V3.0 for the A7 III and a7R III full frame mirrorless cameras, bringing enhanced real-time Eye AF functionality as well as an Eye AF mode designed specifically for animals.

As for the a9, Sony anticipated firmware version 6.0 will be released Summer 2019 and will include Animal Eye AF and the interval shooting modes now available for the a7R III and a7 III.

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Announced : 7Artisans 7.5mm f/2.8 II Lens for Mirrorless Cameras

7Artisans 7.5mm f/2.8 II lens announced for mirrorless cameras with APS-c sized image sensors. The new mirrorless lens will be available for Sony E, Canon EF-M, Fuji X and MFT mounts.

Fisheye manual focus prime lens designed for mirrorless cameras and provides a 12mm equivalent focal length for APS-c and 15mm for  mounts.

The price is expected to be around ¥24,000 excluding tax or around $210 (the current version sells for around $140).

7Artisans lenses are sold at: AmazonUS | AmazonUK | AmazonDE | eBayUS. Continue reading “Announced : 7Artisans 7.5mm f/2.8 II Lens for Mirrorless Cameras”

Sony 102MP Full Frame Sensor with 6K Video Support in the Works

Sony is reportedly working on a full-frame sensor which will shoot 102 MP photos and 6K videos. The sensor is named as IMX555CQR and it will shoot high-resolution photos in 12,288 x 8,192 image size (that’s 12K in video terms).

The sensor also provides digital readout for 16-bit still images. As for video, the sensor is supposed to shoot 6K video in 12-bit using pixel binning mode. Continue reading “Sony 102MP Full Frame Sensor with 6K Video Support in the Works”

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 FE Lens Review by ePhotozine : “Impressive Sharpness”

First review of the Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 FE lens is now available at ePhotozine website. As expected and from the test results, the lens is sharp straight from the widest aperture.

You can now pre-order the  Samyang 85mm f/1.4 FE  lens at BHphotoAdorama. The US price for this lens is $699.00. Continue reading “Samyang 85mm f/1.4 FE Lens Review by ePhotozine : “Impressive Sharpness””

Sony A6400 Sensor Tested at DxOMark

Sony A6400 sensor tested at DxOMark website. According to test results the Sony A6400 achieved an overall score of 83 points. This is somehow is the same level as slightly older APS-C models, such as the Nikon D7100 and the Samsung NX1.

When compared to other Sony APs-c cameras, it’s only two points behind the Sony A6500 mirrorless camera. Check out the comparison tables below as well as DxOMark conclusion. Continue reading “Sony A6400 Sensor Tested at DxOMark”