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Best Sony Lenses for Portraits in 2021

Looking for recommended Sony lenses for portrait photography ? This guide will help you understand what to look for when selecting the best Sony lenses for Portraits.

If you are doing portrait photography, yo will encounter many different requirements for families, from natural group shots to professional headshots. After all, every frame is different, and style plays an important role in your kit selection. If you want to make sure you choose the right lens for the image you want to capture, you should examine the different portrait styles you can take.

Whatever the purpose, the best portraits have a calm and effortless vibe. But a photogenic model or perfect location is never enough. As long as you keep the following elements in mind, you can achieve great results every time. So here are the best Sony lenses for Portraits : Continue reading…

VILTROX 85mm f/1.8 V1 Firmware 1.20 Released

Viltorx released firmware 1.20 for the  85mm f/1.8 V1 lens.

The Viltrox AF 85mm F1.8  is a relatively light lens and weighes only 484g. The minimum focusing distance is 0.8m with a Macro reproduction ratio of 1:8. The optical design of the Sony 85mm 1.8 lens consists of 10 elements in 7 groups, among which there is one aspherical element. In addition, the manufacturer claims that its lens is perfect for shooting dynamic scenes and videos.

Viltrox lenses are sold at  B&H and Amazon. Check out the details and download links below. Continue reading…

Venus Optics Announced New f/0,95 Argus Lenses for Sony E, Fuji X and MFT

Venus Optics announced new “Argus” lenses with f/0,95 aperture. New f/0,95 Argus lenses are available in Sony E, Fuji X and MFT mounts. The names of these lenses are 25mm f/0,95 for MFT, 33mm f/0,95 for Fuji X, 35mm and 45mm f/0,95 for Sony E.

  1. 25mm f/0,95 for MFT
  2. 33mm f/0,95 for Fuji X
  3. 35mm f/0,95 for Sony E
  4. 45mm f/0,95 for Sony E

The lenses will be available in Q2-Q3 and preorders should open soon. Venus Optics lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H.

NiSi 15mm f/4 Lens for Sony E, Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Fujifilm X

NiSi Optics has announced the NiSi 15mm f/4 wide-angle manual focus lens for full-frame mirrrless. The US price of the lens is $579.00 and available for pre-order. You can also find NiSi products at Amazon, and B&HPhoto. NiSi 15mm f/4 full-frame lens is available for Nikon Z, Canon R, Sony E, and Fuji X mounts.

The fully-manual lens features an all-metal construction and is comprised of 12 elements in 10 groups, including one double-side aspherical element and two extra-low dispersion elements. It has an aperture range of F4 through F22 and uses a ten-blade aperture diaphragm, which helps to create the signature sunstars this lens is named after. Continue reading…

Viltrox 24mm f/1.8, 35mm f/1.8, and 50mm f/1.8 Lenses Announced for Sony E-mount

Viltrox announced three new lenses for Sony E-mount: 24mm f/1.8, 35mm f/1.8, and 50mm f/1.8.

New Viltrox lenses should be available soon. All Viltrox lenses are sold at Adorama, B&H and Amazon but these lenses are not listed yet. So price information is yet to be announced but we expect $399 for new mdoels just like the Viltrox AF 85mm F1.8 FE II Lens. It is now available to through the B&HPhoto store for $399.

Additional information can be found below. Continue reading…

First Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens Review

First review of the is now out. Designed for Sony APS-C E-mount mirrorless cameras Tamron’s new standard zoom is compatible with Sony’s Eye AF, Fast Hybrid AF and in-camera lens correction.

The Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens will be available in mid-January 2021 for $799. You can check the pre-orders at B&H and Adorama. Continue reading…

First Tests of Sigma 35mm and 65mm f/2.0 FE Lenses

Here are the first tests of the Sigma 35mm and 65mm f/2.0 FE lenses. Marc Alhadeff from SonyAlpha.Blog tested both Sigma lenses. You can find the highlights to those tests below.

These Sigma 35mm and 62mm lenses are from the latest Sigma announcement. As you might remember three new full-frame mirrorless L-series premium compact prime lenses for Sony E-mount and L-mount bodies have been introduced. These Sigma lenses are 24mm f/3.535mm f/265mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary and will be available for sale through authorized US retailers in mid-January, 2021.

Check out the first tests of the Sigma 35mm and 65mm f/2.0 FE lenses.

2020 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Shopping

Pre-orders now available online :
Sigma 24mm f/3.5 at B&H PhotoAdorama
Sigma 35mm f/2.0 at B&H PhotoAdorama
Sigma 65mm f/2.0 at B&H PhotoAdorama Continue reading…

Sony FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 Lens Release Date Scheduled for January 29, 2021

Sony Japan released a statement about the long-delayed Sony FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 lens.  The FE 28-60mm is slated to be available on its own in January 29, 2021 for $499 (B&HAdorama).

Stores have the lens listed, but not available yet, which should change tonight or tomorrow (December 18, 2020). Check out the first Sony FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 Lens reviews and hands-on videos. Continue reading…

Tamron unveils 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens for Sony E mount

Tamron has announced the new 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens for Sony APS-C E-mount mirrorless cameras. Tamron’s new standard zoom for APS-C cameras is compatible with Sony’s Eye AF, Fast Hybrid AF and in-camera lens correction.

The Tamron 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD boasts a fast maximum aperture across its focal range and is also equipped with Vibration Compensation, making it promising for low-light shooters. According to Tamron,  the VC mechanism on the lens also uses AI technology when shooting video. The VC system also uses a Dual Micro Processing Unit with a built-in Digital Signal Processor. The Tamron 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD is comprised of 16 elements in 12 groups, of which there are two Glass Moulded Aspherical elements and one hybrid aspherical lens.

The Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens will be available in mid-January 2021 for $799. You can check the pre-orders at B&H and Adorama. Continue reading…

Sigma 24mm f/3.5, 35mm f/2, 65mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Lenses for E-mount and L-mount

Sigma announced three new full-frame mirrorless L-series premium compact prime lenses for Sony E-mount and L-mount bodies. These Sigma lenses are 24mm f/3.5, 35mm f/2, 65mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary and will be available for sale through authorized US retailers in mid-January, 2021.

All three lenses have aperture rings and by-wire manual focus dials, and are driven by stepping motors. They all come with both metal lens caps that attach magnetically and with conventional plastic pinch-type lens caps. Sigma will offer a magnetic lens cap holder that’s attached to a carabiner. All three lenses.

2020 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Shopping

Pre-orders now available online :
Sigma 24mm f/3.5 at B&H PhotoAdorama
Sigma 35mm f/2.0 at B&H PhotoAdorama
Sigma 65mm f/2.0 at B&H PhotoAdorama Continue reading…