Rumors : Sony RX1R III to be Announced Soon

Sony is rumored to announce third version of its RX1R series full frame compact camera. According to recent reports the next camera would be the Sony RX1R III.

After the announcement of Sony a7R IV and RX100 VII, there are still two new unannounced camera codes registered (WW594724 and WW642826). This means two more Sony camera announcements within 1-2 months are coming.

Sony RX1R II replacement is on the horizon and it is expected to be announced soon (in the second half of 2019). The upcoming RX1R III or RX2 could feature with Sony a7R IV‘s 60MP full frame CMOS sensor.  Continue reading “Rumors : Sony RX1R III to be Announced Soon”

Best Lenses for Sony a7R IV

Best Lenses for Sony a7R IV mirrorless camera. Looking for the recommended lenses for your Sony a7R IV ? Here you can find our top recommended Sony a7R IV lenses.

Featuring the world’s first 35mm full-frame 61 MP Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor and enhanced BIONZ X image processor, the Sony a7R IV (AmazonB&HAdorama) offers impressively high-resolution stills and video while minimizing noise, improving speed, and achieving a wide 15-stop dynamic range. Up to 10 fps shooting is possible along with the ability to record UHD 4K30 video, both with support for Real-time Eye AF and Tracking AF technologies. The revised sensor design uses a Fast Hybrid AF System, with 567 phase-detection autofocus points, for notably fast and accurate focusing performance. Additionally, benefitting both stills and video operation, the Sony a7R IV is equipped with an innovative 5-axis optical in-body image stabilisation, which is effective to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to 5.5 stops. All these features will allow professional photographers, videographers and all other types of creators to capture content in ways that were simply not possible before.

So, if you are the lucky that already got the Sony a7R IV, the next thing is to find the best/right lenses for Sony a7R IV. In order to help you get a professional-like shot, here we list the top recommended and most suitable native full-frame E-Mount lenses for Sony a7R IV mirrorless camera including leading prime and zoom options from wide-angle to telephoto, which helps you choosing the exact lens of your demanding situation. You can just choose the one you need! Continue reading “Best Lenses for Sony a7R IV”

Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless

Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art is an ultra-fast semi-wide-angle prime lens for full-frame Sony, Panasonic and Leica mirrorless bodies. The lens, which Sigma claims can resolve over 50 million pixels, contains a total of 17 elements, including aspherical and ‘SLD’ glass. The minimum focus distance is 30cm (~11″), with a max magnification of 0.2x.

The Sigma 35mm f/1.2 is fairly hefty, weighing over 1kg (2.4lbs) with a length of 136mm (5.4″). This is compared to the older 35mm F1.4 Art, which weighs 665g (1.5lb) and measures 94mm (3.7″) in length. The filter ring of the new 35mm F1.2 is supersized too, at 82mm.

The lens has an aperture ring that can be clicked or de-clicked, as well as a customizable AFL button. Build quality appears high, with a weather-sealed enclosure and a coating on the front element to repel oil and water.

The 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art lens will be available later this month, US Price would be around $1,300. Continue reading “Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless”

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art lens announced for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Art lens will be released in August for Panasonic / Leica L-mount and Sony E-mount.

The company calls it the ‘definitive lens for astrophotography’ and emphasizes its ‘outstanding’ resolution to the edges of the frame, achieved in part thanks to the inclusion of low dispersion elements and Sigma’s Nano Porous Coating (NPC).

The lens is splash and dustproof, and features a rear filter holder. The aperture diaphragm uses 11 rounded blades, and the lens weighs 28 oz / 795g. Shipping will start in late August 2019 and US Price would be around $1,300.

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Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens

Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens is a compact, standard prime for full-frame Sony, Leica and Panasonic mirrorless cameras.

The lens is just 46mm (1.8″) long and weighs 215g (7.6oz), but still has a metal lens barrel and weather-sealing. It contains eight elements, a seven-blade aperture and 24cm (9.4″) minimum focus distance. The 45mm has an aperture ring, as well.

The Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Lens will start shipping soon, and pricing is expected to be announced shortly. It is expected to be around $500.

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Sigma FE 35mm f/1.2, FE 45mm f/2.8, FE 12-24mm f/2.8, FE 24-70mm f/2.8 Lenses Coming Soon

Sigma is on the verge to announce four new lenses for Sony full frame E-mount cameras. These lenses will be the Sigma FE 35mm f/1.2, Sigma FE 45mm f/2.8, Sigma FE 12-24mm f/2.8, Sigma FE 24-70mm f/2.8.

All these lenses will have new design, exclusively designed for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras. See all full-frame Sigma lenses for Sony E-mount here.

Sigma is going to have a new product announcement next week on July 11/12, 2019. 4 new Sigma FE lenses exclusively designed for Sony E-mount full frame mirrorless cameras will be announced, these four new Sigma FE lenses are: Continue reading “Sigma FE 35mm f/1.2, FE 45mm f/2.8, FE 12-24mm f/2.8, FE 24-70mm f/2.8 Lenses Coming Soon”

Best Lenses for Sony a9

Best Lenses for Sony Alpha a9 full frame mirrorless camera. Looking for recommended lenses for your Sony a9? Here are the top recommended Sony a9 lenses.

Making use of a 24.2MP full-frame Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, the Sony a9 is capable of shooting at up to 20 fps, recording UHD 4K video internally, and shooting with an expanded sensitivity range to ISO 204,800. Balancing the quickness of the processor is a well-matched 693-point phase-detection autofocus system that covers 93% of the image area for accurate and quick subject tracking in a variety of lighting conditions. The new Sony a9 also features a vibration free, fully electronic, completely silent anti-distortion shutter7 with absolutely no mechanical mirror or shutter noise, making it an extremely powerful photographic tool for any shooting situation that demands quiet operation. All in one, Sony a9 ($4,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama) is an excellent choice for pro sports photographers and photojournalists.

Below are the top recommended lenses for Sony a9 mirrorless camera based on high image quality, good price and usefulness, including leading prime and zoom options from wide-angle to telephoto. You can choose the one you need. Continue reading “Best Lenses for Sony a9”

Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens Price is $899

The US price of the Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE lens for Sony E-mount is $899 and now available for pre-order.

The 17-28 is marketed as the ideal companion to Tamron’s excellent 28-75mm lens, adding a useful wideangle range. The 17-28 is 9cm (3.9″) long and weighs in at 420g (14.8oz.).  The lens is sealed against dust and moisture.

The lens is listed at AmazonBHphoto and Adorama. The Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD will start shipping in late July. Continue reading “Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens Price is $899”

Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens (SEL35F18F) Coming Soon

Sony is rumored to announce a new FE 35mm f/1.8 lens designed for full frame E-mount cameras. There is no price and release info yet but expect the official announcement soon by the beginning of July.

The upcoming Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 lens will look very close to the FE 50mm f/1.8 lens. The price would be the same as the FE 50mm f/1.8 lens ($248). This lens will be called as SEL35F18F. Continue reading “Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens (SEL35F18F) Coming Soon”

Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens Price Will be $899

The US price of the Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE lens is expected to be around $899 – $999.

From the first reviews, the lens has superb optical quality, as is the FE 28-75mm f/2.8. It will have a competitive price around $899 much lower than Sony lenses.

The lens is listed with no pricing at BHphoto and Adorama. Pre-orders will start on June 27th. Continue reading “Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens Price Will be $899”