Sony A7 IV Announced, Priced $2,498, Available for Pre-Order

Sony has officially announced the new Sony A7 IV. It does double duty with strong stills and video performance. An advanced hybrid mirrorless camera, the a7 IV has the resolution and AF performance that appeals to photographers along with robust 4K 60p video recording for filmmakers and content creators.

The newly developed 33MP Exmor R CMOS sensor pairs with the BIONZ XR processor from the Alpha 1 to achieve quick shooting up to 10 fps and 4K 60p video recording, along with broad sensitivity up to ISO 51200 and a wide 15+ stop dynamic range. Beyond image quality, the sensor and processor also contribute to an advanced AI-based AF system that supports Real-time Eye AF and Real-time Tracking for intuitive AF control and subject tracking.

The new sensor is combined with Sony’s Bionz XR processing engine to deliver speed and resolution, with a host of new AF modes. New to the Sony A7 IV is an Eye AF Birds mode and Eye AF for video. These join the existing Eye AF and Animal Eye AF modes.

The a7 IV will be available from late December 2021 at a recommended price of $2499, a $500 increase over the launch price of the a7 III.

Pre-order links:

Sony a7 IV: $2,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony a7 IV with 28-70mm Lens: $2,698 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony HVL-F60RM2 Wireless Radio Flash: $548 at Amazon, B&HAdorama.

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Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II Firmware Updates Version 1.30 Released

Nikon released new firmware updates version 1.30 for the Z6II and Z7II mirrorless cameras. Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II Firmware Update 1.30 is now available for download. Both full frame mirrorless cameras benefits from bug fixes and improvements.

If you are looking for recommended memory cards for Z6 II and Z7 II, here we list the best ones based on the speed and price.

Nikon Z6 II body: $1,996.95 at Amazon | B&H | Adorama

Nikon Z7 II body: $2,996.95 at Amazon | B&H | Adorama

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Nikon Announced Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm F/3.5-6.3 VR Lens

Nikon officially announced the new Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Lens. The US price is $596.95, and now it is available for pre-order at B&H and Adorama.

Nikon has introduced a new zoom lens to its line-up of Nikkor Z DX lenses that has a zoom range from wide to telephoto and is compatible with Nikon Z cameras such as the Nikon Z50.

Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Features:

  • Compact and lightweight body
  • 7.8x zoom lens
  • A minimum focus distance of 0.20m at wide focal lengths
  • Vibration reduction mode, allowing the user to shoot at shutter speeds of up to 5 stops slower with no camera shake
  • Electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism, using signals from the camera for even more precise aperture control and consistently stable exposure control
  • Great for videos and stills, with easy-to-use controls
  • Sealed to protect from dust and drips

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Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens Announced, Price $2,798

Sony announced the newest lens in their G Master lineup – the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II. The US price is $2,798, $200 higher than the original version was launched for.  Shipping is scheduled to begin in December 2021.

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens: $2,798 at  B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon.

The new Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens offers a constant f/2.8 aperture on a telephoto zoom. Continue reading “Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens Announced, Price $2,798”

HD PENTAX-DA★ 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW lens Announced

Ricoh officially announces the HD PENTAX-DA★ 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW lens. The US price of the lens is $1,400 and its designed use with Pentax K-mount APS-C DSLR cameras.

PENTAX K3 Mark III is now available at Amazon.comB&HAdorama

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Panasonic Announces the LUMIX BS1H Full-Frame Box-Style Mirrorless Live and Cinema Camera Featuring A Compact Body with 6K 24p / 5.9K 30p 10-bit Unlimited Video Recording Capability

Newark, NJ (October 7, 2021) – Panasonic is proud to announce the release of the new full-frame box-style LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera, the DC-BS1H. As its name suggests, the LUMIX BS1H is a versatile box-style camera that combines the cinema-quality video performance of the LUMIX S1H with an easy-to-deploy box-style profile. The LUMIX BS1H accommodates a 24-megapixel full-frame sensor with Dual Native ISO technology and includes features such as 6K full-area high resolution recording, impressive bokeh, excellent low-light performance, wide dynamic range of 14+ stops, V-Log and more.

The high connectivity and mobility of the BS1H enable users to flexibly use the camera to create their ideal camera system according to the scenario. In addition, consistency among their images minimizes post-production processing when used alongside other Panasonic LUMIX production cameras such as the BGH1 or the S1H. Continue reading “Panasonic Announces the LUMIX BS1H Full-Frame Box-Style Mirrorless Live and Cinema Camera Featuring A Compact Body with 6K 24p / 5.9K 30p 10-bit Unlimited Video Recording Capability”

Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye Lens Officially Announced

Canon has announced its first product for virtual reality capture: the RF 5.2mm f/2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens. The new lens brings stereoscopic 3D virtual reality (VR) capture to the EOS R5 as part of the EOS VR System, which includes a future firmware update for the R5 camera.

The new Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye Lens is now available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. The US price is $1,999.

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New Firmware Update Version 1.3.0 for Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

Canon released a new firmware update version 1.3.0 for camera. You can follow the link below to download the firmware update.

Download link:

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Firmware Version 1.3.0

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III firmware 1.3.0 incorporates the following enhancements:

1. Adds support for [Video Blog Recording Mode] setting to the [Movie Mode] function.
2. Adds support for [Zebra Settings] to the [Movie Mode] function.
3. Adds support for [Aspect marker] to the [Shooting information display setting] in [Movie Mode].
4. Adds support for [Recording emphasis] to the [Shooting information display setting].
5. Adds supports level display when AF mode is set to [Face + Tracking priority AF].

Firmware Version 1.3.0 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.2.0. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.3.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

You can buy the Canon G7 X Mark III at retailers such as Adorama/B&H Photo Video/Amazon.

Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Fujifilm X-mount Announced

Tamron today officially announced the new 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Fujifilm X-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras. Offering a 16.6x zoom ratio that translates to a rough equivalent of 27-450mm in full-frame terms, this Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD all-in-one zoom lens will be an intriguing option for travel photographers and those looking to keep lens-swapping to a minimum.

The Tamron 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD will be available for Fujifilm X-Mount on October 28, 2021 at $699 USD.

Key Features
  • X-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

Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens

The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD covers a wide zoom range from approximately 27mm to 450mm in full-frame equivalent focal length. The first1 APS-C mirrorless camera zoom lens in the world with a 16.6x zoom ratio, the lens delivers the benefits of a versatile all-in-one zoom lens ideal for an extensive array of photographic scenarios. Its AF drive system uses TAMRON’s VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism for superior quietness and agile performance. The lens includes special lens elements arranged precisely to maintain high resolution performance from edge-to-edge and provide high image quality making it the best of all all-in-one zoom lenses.

Moreover, with an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.15m (5.9 in) at the 18mm wide end and a remarkable maximum magnification ratio of 1:2, this lens performs astonishingly well when shooting up close. The lens is equipped with TAMRON’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism, effectively reducing image blur caused by camera shake in low-light conditions or in the ultra-telephoto range at slower shutter speeds.

Also, same as most other TAMRON lenses for mirrorless cameras, the lens features a unified 67mm filter size. With a wide variety of other features for comfortable shooting, this is a highly versatile lens that allows you to easily enjoy high image quality from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto.

Specifications:

Model B061
Focal Length 18-300mm (for APS-C frame mirrorless format)
(for full-frame mirrorless format: 27-450mm equivalent field-of-view)
Maximum Aperture F3.5-6.3
Angle of View (diagonal) 77° 24′-5° 30’ (for APS-C frame mirrorless format)
Optical Construction 19 elements in 15 groups
Minimum Object Distance 0.15m /5.9 in (WIDE), 0.99m /39 in (TELE)
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:2 (WIDE) / 1:4 (TELE)
Filter Size φ67mm
Maximum Diameter φ75.5mm
Length* for FUJIFILM X-mount 125.8mm (5 in)
Weight 620g (21.9 oz)
Aperture Blades 7 (circular diaphragm)**
Minimum Aperture F22-40
Standard Accessories Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps
Mounts FUJIFILM X-mount

Tamron 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens Announced

In addition to the second-gen version of its 28-75mm F2.8 standard zoom lens for the same system, Tamron has announced a 35-150mm F2-2.8 fast, flexible zoom for full-frame Sony E-mount bodies.

The Tamron 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD is the world’s first mirrorless zoom lens with a maximum wide-open aperture of F2.

The lens uses the company’s VXD linear motor, which the company says will give fast, precise autofocus, including full compatibility with Sony’s Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF systems.

Minimum focus distance ranges from 33cm (13″) at the wide end to 85cm (33.5″) at full tele, giving a maximum magnification ratio that ranges from 1:5.7 to 1:5.9.

Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens at B&H.

The new Tamron 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD will be available from October 28, 2021 priced at £1599.99 in the UK and $1899.99 in the US.

Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens Pre-orders:
B&H Photo / Amazon

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