Sony has announced a pair of new A-mount lenses, the 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II Vario-Sonnar T* and 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II Vario-Sonnar T* models. These updates to previous lenses in the A-mount line-up that are now around 7 years old. [Read more…]
We have previously seen prototype samples on display, but now Sony has gotten official with four new full frame lenses: [Read more…]
In part 2, they dig more into the SLOG2 and SLOG3 options and how well those handle color correction and grading. Additionally, they talk about the new Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4G OSS cinema lens and how it works with the Sony FS7. All in all, it looks like the FS7 is everything that it is cracked up to be. [Read more…]
Above is another one of the cool tech displays from Sony’s booth at CES. It shows the sensor size comparison for Sony cameras starting with a compact camera with a 1/2.3″ sensor on the right side and moving up to a full frame size sensor on the left side.
As many of you know, the full frame Sony 35mm sensor is found in the Sony A7 Series and the A99 SLT camera. The APS-C sensor is found in cameras like the Sony A6000 and A5100. Sony is using the CX Format nomenclature for 1″ sensors like what is found in the Sony RX100 and RX10.
So you get a new camera. What do you do as soon as it comes out of the box? Find a friend or family member to stand in for your first round of test shots.
Ever wonder how your non-photographer friends and family members think about being your stand-in? Now we know thanks to Jon Cole’s very witty (and likely spot-on) rendition of the camera test from the subject’s perspective.
Tamron has released its new SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens for Canon, Nikon and Sony A mounts. Note, however, that the Sony A-mount version does not include the VC motor for image stabilization.
The lens offers full frame coverage with XGM and LD glass elements in the front group to minimize chromatic aberrations, along with Tamron’s eBAND and BBAR coatings to reduce ghosting and flare. It has a 9-blade aperture and features a built-in lens hood.
The Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens retails for $1199. Check it out here at B&H Photo.