The Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di USD lens for Sony Alpha mount is now shipping. Interestingly, the lens carries the same $1299 price tag for the Sony Alpha version even though it does not offer the Vibration Compensation function feature found in the Canon and Nikon versions.
(For those unfamiliar with Sony Alpha cameras, they feature sensor-based image stabilization and, therefore, do not require a lens-based image stabilization function.)
You can find the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di USD lens for Sony Alpha mount here at B&H Photo.
The new Zeiss Touit lenses are available for pre-order in both Sony NEX E-mount and Fuji XF-mount flavors. The Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 lens runs $1250, while the Touit 32mm f/1.8 lens is $900. B&H currently lists availability at 6-8 weeks – so, hopefully, by the end of June.
Check out all the options here at B&H Photo.
Amazon has a several Sony Cyber-shot cameras on sale at up to $130 off right now, including the HX300 50x superzoom. The sale ends May 12.
Check them all out here at Amazon.com.
Sony RX1 (left) Compared to Sony RX100 (right)
The Sony RX100 is hands-down the best pocket zoom camera you can buy right now. Sony knocked it out of the park with a 20MP 1″ CMOS sensor and 1080/60p video capture in a camera that fits in your jeans pocket. [click to continue…]
Zeiss has revealed its new line of lenses for mirrorless cameras in Sony’s NEX and Fuji’s X-Series line. The new lens line is branded as the Zeiss Touit (pronounced ”to it”) will launch with the Touit 2.8/12 and Touit 1.8/32. [click to continue…]
The Hasselblad Lunar was supposed to launch this month; however, Hasselblad has reportedly informed Amateur Photographer “that the Lunar is ‘scheduled’ for June availability.” No reason was provided for the delay in the launch of the exotic camera.
Thus far, I have heard of no one who is actually looking forward to this camera . . . even though it will be available with a Zebra Wood body. I have seen or heard nothing from Hasselblad’s marketing that suggests anything other than excess for the simple sake of it. [click to continue…]