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”

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”

2019 Sony Black Friday Deals Now Live

2019 Sony Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals now live. You can save up to $600 off Sony cameras and lenses online.

Check major stores B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon. Below is the full list of Sony Black Friday deals in 2019: Continue reading “2019 Sony Black Friday Deals Now Live”

Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens now in Stock

The new Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS lens is now in stock at AmazonB&H, and Adorama. The US price is $1,998.

Spanning a versatile telephoto range, the Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS lens is a flexible zoom perfectly suited for nature, wildlife, and sports applications, ideal lens for Sony a9 II, a9 and a7R IV.

Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens: $1,998 at AmazonB&H, and Adorama.

In addition, the Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS lens is now in stock at Adorama, and it will soon in stock at B&HAmazon. Continue reading “Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens now in Stock”

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art for Sony E-mount and L-Mount Mirrorless Cameras

The new Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN lens for Sony E-Mount and L-Mount is the second newly-designed “Art zoom” dedicated forfull mirrorless cameras.  The new lens joins the previously-announced 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art as the second of Sigma’s DN zoom.

The lens has a total of 19 elements, including low dispersion, special low dispersion and aspherical glass. Sigma’s ‘Super Multi-Layer’ and ‘Nano Porous’ coatings have been applied to reduce flare and ghosting. Autofocus is driven by a stepping motor and the lens can focus as close as 18cm (7.1″).

The Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art will be available in both L-mount and Sony E-mount in mid-November 2019. Pricing will be announced at a later date. Compared against Tamron’s popular 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD, which retails for $850, it would be in the same price range. Check at BHphotoAdoramaContinue reading “Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art for Sony E-mount and L-Mount Mirrorless Cameras”

Tamron Announced 4 New FE Lenses for Sony E-mount

Tamron today officially announced four new FE lenses for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras.

These lenses are Tamron 20mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Lens (B&H Photo), Tamron 24mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Lens (B&H Photo), Tamron 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Lens (B&H Photo) and Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens (Development Announcement).

The set serves as an accessible means for Sony photographers looking to build a collection of wide-angle primes. All three lenses are compact and lightweight, guaranteeing they won’t take up too much space in your bag. The 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens will be released in the Spring of 2020, currently no price info yet.

All these three Tamron FE lenses will be priced at $349. The 24mm and 35mm will arrive on November 20th, with the 20mm to follow in January. The lenses are the same size and same weight (around 215g/7.6oz), and use the same 67mm filter thread.

Check out the press release and pre-orders are open at Adorama and B&H: Continue reading “Tamron Announced 4 New FE Lenses for Sony E-mount”

Best Lenses for Sony a6100

Best Lenses for Sony A6100 mirrorless camera. Looking for recommended lenses for your Sony Alpha a6100 ? Here are the top rated Sony a6100 lenses.

The Sony Alpha a6600 is a lower-priced APS-C mirrorless camera that uses Sony’s E-mount.

Sony a6100 camera (AmazonB&HAdorama)  features a 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor, the latest BIONZ X image processor, and a front-end LSI implemented in Sony’s full-frame cameras. It is capable of UHD 4K video recording up to 30 fps along with quick continuous shooting up to 11 fps for working with moving subjects. Also benefitting fast-paced shooting, Real-time Eye AF and subject tracking capabilities help to ensure sharp focus on a variety of subject types. In addition, the Sony a6100 incorporates Sony’s unrivaled 4D FOCUS system for unsurpassed fast autofocus (AF) acquisition time that can lock focus on even the fastest moving subject in as little as 0.02 seconds. It also boasts an incredible 425 phase detection and 425 contrast detection AF points that are densely positioned over 84% of the image area, effectively tracking subjects as they move across the frame. Simply put, presenting a versatile feature-set in an especially compact design, the Sony a6100 is an APS-C-format mirrorless camera well-suited for stills and video applications.

Choosing the right lens is not always an easy task. Here we list all the top recommended lenses for Sony a6100 mirrorless camera based on good price, usefulness and high image quality, including leading prime and zoom options from wide-angle to telephoto. You can choose the one you need. Continue reading “Best Lenses for Sony a6100”

Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens to be Announced Soon

Tamron recently has teased four new FE lenses that will be announced soon. According to recent reports one of the telephoto zoom FE lens will be Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens designed for Sony E-mount.

This Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens will be a very compact lightweight lens compared to Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens.

The official announcement is expected in October, 2019.  Continue reading “Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens to be Announced Soon”