Amazon has the Sony 128GB UHS-I SDXC memory card for $29.98, which is a new low for a card that was introduced for $71.99 last summer. That’s a pretty incredible deal for that much storage space on such a small form factor memory card. Check it out here on Amazon.com.
B&H has the Sony A6300 4K camera in stock and now shipping. The A6300 features a newly developed 24.2MP APS-C sensor with uses Sony’s 4D Focus system and shoots 4K video to an internal SD card.
Sony has released a firmware update for for the A6000, A7R II, A7R, A7S A7 II, A7 and A5100 cameras. The firmware version 3.10 adds new lens support, phase detection AF support (for compatible cameras) and movie AF support for the new 85mm f/1.4 GM lens.
It’s good to see Sony supporting older cameras after the new whiz-bang models come out. You can download the new firmware by searching for your specific camera model here on Sony’s website.
The new Sony A6300 started shipping today. B&H confirms that pre-orders have started going out to customers and will continue to fill orders as new stock arrives.
Chinese lens maker Zhongyi Optics has updated its Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 with a new Mark II version. The good news is that it is smaller and lighter but ZY Optics also claims it offers drastic improvement in sharpness and better control of chromatic aberration.
As with its predecessor, this is designed as a lens for mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensors. It is available for Sony E, Fuji X and Canon EOS-M mounts. It looks like ZY Optics swapped the Micro Four Thirds mount on the Mark I for the Canon EOS-M mount on the Mark II model. More good news is that the price remains $599 – like its predecessor. [Read more…]