Sony a7 IV and a7S IV Rumored Specs

A specs comparison table for upcoming Sony A7 Mark IV and A7s Mark IV have been leaked online. In fact, the table below shows the characteristics of the sensors that were previously available for Sony and third-party companies.

As already rumored before, the Sony a7 IV is rumored to be announced in Spring of 2020, and the Sony a7S III/a7S IV is rumored to be announced ahead of NAB show in April. Continue reading “Sony a7 IV and a7S IV Rumored Specs”

Sony a9 II, FE 24mm f/1.4 GM and FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Firmware Updates Released

Sony released  new firmware updates for the Sony a9 II, FE 24mm f/1.4 GM and FE 135mm f/1.8 GM.

Firmware update version 1.0.1 for A9 II improves the overall stability and performance of the camera while firmware version 02 for 24mm f/1.4 GM (Amazon | B&H Photo Video) and 135mm f/1.4 GM (Adorama | Amazon) lenses improves aperture response when these lenses attached to the ILCE-9, ILCE-9M2 and ILCE-7RM4 camera models.

Please check out the firmware update details below with the download links. Continue reading “Sony a9 II, FE 24mm f/1.4 GM and FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Firmware Updates Released”

Techart Releases TZC-01 – New Canon EF to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter

Techart releases the TZC-01, an adapter that makes it possible to mount and use autofocus Canon EF lenses on Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras

Techart says the TZC-01 will work with EF-mount lenses from Canon, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and Zeiss. In addition to ‘native’ autofocus performance, the lenses will also maintain aperture control, stabilization features and EXIF data. In total, Techart lists 62 lenses it says are proven compatible with the adapter: Continue reading “Techart Releases TZC-01 – New Canon EF to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter”

Tokina 85mm f/1.8 FE prime for full-frame Sony cameras

Tokina has announced the release of its new atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE lens for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless camera systems. It is the debut lens for Tokina’s atx-m series of mirrorless lenses that will include lenses for multiple mounts and sensor formats.

The Tokina 85mm f/1.8 FE lens features a clean design with high quality optics housed in a beautifully anodized, semi-satin black metal lens barrel. The fast f/1.8 aperture is perfect for portraits, low light shooting and produces beautiful bokeh.

Tokina 85mm f/1.8 FE lens will hit shelves around the world on February 7, 2020 for an estimated street price of $500 (preorder it now at BHphoto and Adorama). It will compete against Sony’s already budget-friendly and affordable product, FE 85mm f/1.8 currently sells for $599. Continue reading “Tokina 85mm f/1.8 FE prime for full-frame Sony cameras”

Sony A7 IV Coming with Vari-Angle Display

According to the latest rumors, the upcoming Sony A7 IV camera will feature the Vari-angle display and almost the same core features that we see on the Sony A7 III.

As everyone knows, Sony is making more vlogger-friendly and incremental updates of its mirrorless cameras. The Sony A6100,Sony A6400 and Sony A6600 are latest APS-c series cameras with vlog-friendly displays and modest updates.

As with the APS-C flagship cameras, the company are likely to do the same with the Sony A7 IV. With a vlogging-friendly display, we can have modest upgrades in key features.  Continue reading “Sony A7 IV Coming with Vari-Angle Display”

Sony Announces New Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander (GP-VPT28T)

Sony has announced a new shooting grip, featuring Bluetooth wireless remote control capability. The GP-VPT2BT features a zoom control, and the ability to take movies or stills by pressing a button with your thumb.

Sony GP-VPT28T wireless shooting grip designed to work with a number of Sony cameras. The grip, which also serves as a tripod, uses Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly control the shutter, zoom and more on compatible cameras.

The grip is dust-and-water-resistant and works with the following Sony cameras: a9 II, a9, a7R IV, a7R III, a7 III, a6600, a6400, a6100, and RX100 VII. Continue reading “Sony Announces New Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander (GP-VPT28T)”

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens Announced for Sony E, Fuji X, and Canon EF-M

Venus Optics announced the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens for Canon EF-M (EOS M), Sony E, Fuji X mounts.  The lens has a good price tag at $199.

Featuring a one-of-a-kind 210° field of view, Laowa 4mm f/2.8 fisheye lens can create a circular fisheye perspective on Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras. Photographers can create a 360° full panorama image with a maximum of 2-3 shots. The lens  weigh only 4.8 oz (135 g) which makes it extremely portable and allows photographers to have creative shots anywhere, anytime. The lens can also be mounted on DJI Inspire X5 cameras for creating a unique perspective you have never seen before.

Laowa lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H. See Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens announcement. Continue reading “Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens Announced for Sony E, Fuji X, and Canon EF-M”

Sony a6600 Camera Unboxing and Preview

Here is the Sony a6600 camera unboxing and preview video. The Sony Alpha a6600 is the flagship version of the company’s APS-c mirrorless cameras that is designed to address the needs of the most demanding photographers and videographers.

Patrick Murphy is a Sony photographer that largely shoots sports and he decided to sell his a6000, a6300, a6500 and RX10II for Sony’s new a6600. Below are some of the reasons why he upgraded: Continue reading “Sony a6600 Camera Unboxing and Preview”

Ultimate Sony APS-C Camera Buying Guide

Here is the ultimate Sony APS-c camera buying guide. If you to buy a Sony APS-C camera but confused with all the different models, we are sure Jason Vong‘s shopping guide will help you pick the right one!

There are several Sony A6000 series models such as a6000, a6100, a6400, a6500, a6600 and there is also the a5100. So which one a new user has to prefer and why?

Check out the video review below to find out which Sony APS-c mirrorless camera to buy. Continue reading “Ultimate Sony APS-C Camera Buying Guide”

New Firmware Updates for Sony a7R IV, a7R III and a7 III

Sony has released the new firmware updates for Sony a7R IVa7R III and a7 III full frame mirrorless cameras.

Download links:

Sony a7R IV body & bundles: $3,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

$300 off on Sony a7R III body: $2,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

$200 off on Sony a7 III body: $1,798 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Benefits and Improvements

  • Enables use of “My Menu” to save or load custom camera settings
  • Adds the “External Flash Set” function which allows you to configure the settings of an attached flash or wireless radio commander (both sold separately) directly from the camera.
  • Compatible Flash models:
    • HVL-F60RM (with flash firmware version 2.00 or later)
    • HVL-F45RM (with flash firmware version 2.00 or later)
  • Compatible wireless radio commander:
    • FA-WRC1M
      Notes:

      • This functionality will be enabled after the upcoming wireless radio commander firmware version.
      • Refer to the Help Guide for more information.
  • Improves the overall stability of the camera

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