While Sigma stole headlines earlier this week with its new 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens, it also announced a fast and affordable 30mm lens for Sony E and Micro Four Thirds lens mounts. The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens is the first truly affordable f/1.4 lens in the mirrorless market at just $339. [Read more…]
Sony has announced the new PXW-Z150, which is professional 4K XDCAM camcorder that uses a 1″ sensor and will also capture 1080p video at up to 120 frames per second. The Z150 comes in at a modest price point of $3600 and features a 12x zoom lens that combines with the 20MP to offer a Clear Image Zoom feature with 18x zoom in 4K mode and 24x zoom in 1080p mode. [Read more…]
Note: This is labeled as a gray market lens. ebay seller GetItDigital has a positive feedback rating of 99.6% at the time of this post.
B&H has the Vello FreeWave Wireless Flash and Shutter Trigger set for $24.95 (reg. $39.95) as its Deal Zone deal for today only. The triggers are available for Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras. They trigger flashes up to 50′ away and will trigger the camera shutter up to 150′ away. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
The A6300, which features a newly developed 24.2MP APS-C sensor and uses Sony’s 4D Focus system and shoots 4K video, is available for $998 with a ship date of March 10 here at B&H Photo.
The Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens is available for $2198 with a ship date of March 31 here at B&H Photo.
The Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM lens is available for $1798 with a ship date of March 31 here at B&H Photo.
David Busch’s Sony Alpha a7R II/a7 II Guide to Digital Photography is a new book by the world’s #1 best-selling camera guide author. Busch has written over 100 guidebooks for a variety of cameras.
In this new guide for the Sony A7R II and A7 II, Busch “covers every feature of this mirrorless tandem in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lens selection, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is the handy camera “roadmap,” an easy-to-use visual guide to each camera’s features and controls.”
David Busch’s Sony Alpha a7R II/a7 II Guide to Digital Photography retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $34.63 on Amazon.com.
Along with the killer new Sony A6300 announced today, Sony also introduced its new flagship G Master line of lenses with full frame coverage on Sony E-mount cameras. The new lenses include:
- FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM ($2200)
- FE 85mm f/1.4 GM ($1800)
- FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS (price TBD)
- 1.4x Teleconverter – SEL14TC (price TBD)
- 2x Teleconverter – SEL20TC (price TBD)
This new trio looks like the perfect start for premium professional lenses on the Sony A7 Series. At least for the specs, the lenses appear to compete with professional lenses from Canon and Nikon.
The FE 24-70mm f/2.8 features a 9-blade aperture, while both the FE 85mm f/1.4 GM and FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS lenses feature an 11-blade aperture. The teleconverters are limited to compatibility with the 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens for now; however, I expect that compatibility to grow as Sony expands its G Master product line.
The FE 24-70mm f/2.8 and FE 85mm f/1.4 lenses will be available in March, while the FE 70-200mm f/2.8 lens and the teleconverters will ship in May. Check out the close-up photos and press release below. [Read more…]