Long time SAR reader Jason Vong had the short chance to play a bit with the new Sony lenses. 85mm f/1. 8 FE at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. 100mm f/2. 8 STF FE at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. HVL-F45RM Wireless Radio Flash at BHphoto, Adorama.
100mm STF and 85mm f/1.8 FE hands-on video with El-Deane Naude, Miguel Quiles, Brian Smith and Dpreview
The new Sony lenses and flash are now finally available for preorder: 85mm f/1. 8 FE at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. 100mm f/2. 8 STF FE at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. HVL-F45RM Wireless Radio Flash at BHphoto, Adorama.
The Sony 85mm f/1. 8 FE has the potential to quickly become one of the favorite lenses of the FE range. On the downside it is more expensive than the Nikon 85mm or Canon 85mm equivalent lenses. But I guess that like it happened with the 50mm FE the lens will get some price drop later.
Note: At 10am New York time the new FE lenses and the radio flash will be available for preorder here: 100mm f/2. 8 STF FE at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. 85mm f/1. 8 FE at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.
Dpreview posted a set of hand-son pictures with the two new FE lenses. Note: At 10am New York time the new FE lenses and the radio flash will be available for preorder here: 100mm f/2. 8 STF FE at BHphoto, Adorama.
Image on top shows the new 100mm STF versus the new 85mm f/1. 8 FE and the current 50mm f/1. 8 FE – CameraSize added the new 100mm STF and the new 85mm FE lenses in their database. Preorders start 10am NYC time Thu Feb 9: 100mm f/2.
Preorders start 10am NYC time Thu Feb 9: 100mm f/2. 8 STF FE at BHphoto, Adorama. 85mm f/1. 8 FE at BHphoto, Adorama. HVL-F45RM Wireless Radio Flash at BHphoto, Adorama. This is the first time we see the new 85mm f/1.
The following is a Guest Post from Austrokiwi and has been first posted on SonyAlphaForum. – Canon “Dream Lens” After almost two years of consideration I becamethe owner of a Canon 50mm F0.
We got a new King in the Lens world! DxOmark tested the new Sigma 85mm f/1. 4 ART lens and it beats the almost four times more expensive Zeiss Otus 85mm lens. While the Sigma is not available in A or E-mount you cans till use it adopted (and with AF!) on Sony E-mount cameras.
This is a guest post from Alan: – With temperatures here in Minnesota hovering around 0°F (-17°C) I used the Sony A7R2, Metabones IV and a Tamron SP 90mm f/2. 8 macro lens to film soap bubbles in the act of freezing.
Tokina announced that it’s now shipping the new Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2. 0 FE lens worldwide (here at Adorama at Amazon UK and at Amazon FR). The Japanese site DC. watch (translation here) tested the lens.
Dpreview just posted the a99II first impressions review. And there is one very interesting part about the “Light loss” caused by the presence of the fixed semi translucent mirror. And the news are very good indeed: Raw Let’s get to it and answer the biggest question: how does the mirror of the a99 II impact […] The post Dpreview tests the A99II and says “the mirror’s impact on image quality is remarkably small” appeared first on sonyalpharumors.
The following article is a guest post from Narek Avetisyan. The article has been first posted on our SonyAlphaForum. The article is a message to Sony engeneers :) – To Sony for the a6700 by Narek Avetisyan Hey Sony, Let me just say that I’m really glad you responded to consumer feedback and released the […] The post This is how the A6700 should be! appeared first on sonyalpharumors.
Kai reviewed the new Sony A99II. he really likes the camera but there is one major fault that bothers him…watch the video! And TheCameraStoreTV posted that Sony RX100 V Versus Panasonic LX10/LX15 Shootout review: Sony A99II at .
Sport Photographer Davey Wilson (article at SLRlounge) tested the and compared it with the “classic” sports professional tools like the Nikon D5 and Canon 1DX Mark II. The conclusion is: The Sony A99ii has been a camera we’ve been excited about since PhotoPlus last fall.
This is a Guest Post from IzioPhotography: Sony A7rII and Sony 70-200mm f/2. 8 ready for sport photography? You can already find a lot of reviews on the internet about this topic. Unfortunately they have used the .
DxO tests the new 70-200mm f/2.8 FE GM lens and it is “the sharpest and best low-light zoom lens we’ve tested”
The 70-200mm GM store links: DxOmark (Click here) posted the full test results. And the conclusion is that this is the best ranked 70-200mm lens on the market! This is exactly the opposite conclusion of the negative Lensrentals review.
The following article is a guest post from Langstrum: – I live in South Korea and got a chance to have the new Samyang XP 85mm f/1. 2 quite soon so I decided to make a user review and compare it to the as I have this lens for several years now.
The following is a guest post from Isaac: – Timelapse+ had a really interesting KickStarter last year for their VIEW Intervalometer and it looks like they now have live-view support for the Alpha! The VIEW is a powerful little device with some neat features like automatic bulb ramping, live time lapse preview — watched either on […] The post Sony Alpha live view support for the Timelapse+ VIEW Intervalometer appeared first on sonyalpharumors.
Max Yuryev compared the new Sony A99II against the Nikon D5. And he is really shocked by the incr4edible A99II performance and highly recommends buying the camera. A99II store links: . The post Max Yuryev is shocked by the superb A99II performance appeared first on sonyalpharumors.
Narek Avetisyan shared this image on our SonyAlphaForum (don’t forget to join us). I know these are crazy specs. But for sure those APS-C E-mount lenses would make jump of the chair the entire photography community.
MrCheesyCam tested the new FotoDiox ND Throttle Variable ND Filter Canon EF to Sony Lens Adapter (available here at Amazon). The post Sony A6500 with FotoDiox ND Throttle Variable ND Filter Canon EF to Sony Lens Adapter appeared first on sonyalpharumors.
Two new RED cameras dethroned the Sony A7rII at the overall DxOmark sensor ranking: The Helium 8K is an impressive achievement by RED. For those with the budget, its top-of-the-line image quality, high frame rate, and 16-bit RAW capture capability absolutely make it worth considering as a competitor to high-end DSLRs and medium-format cameras for […] The post RED just dethroned the Sony A7rII at DxOmark appeared first on sonyalpharumors.
24-70mm GM lens review by Jannik Peters: “can keep up optically with many of the best prime lenses in every regard”
The 24-70mm GM tested by Jannik Peters Just two days ago Photozone posted a not so favorable 24-70mm GM lens review. Jannik Peters now posted his 24-70mM GM review and sent me a note saying that he could NOT agree with the negative Photozone statements about the quality of the bokeh and the longitudinal CA […] The post 24-70mm GM lens review by Jannik Peters: “can keep up optically with many of the best prime lenses in every regard” appeared first on sonyalpharumors.
Lok pays a visit to the Sony Imaging Pro Support booth and watches a technician take apart a Sony A7R II. via Photogearnews The post Lok watches a Sony A7R II get taken to pieces appeared first on sonyalpharumors.
The new Loxia 85mm f/2. 4 should have started to ship out on December 21. But SAR reader Eric (Thanks) reports us that stores managers told him that “unfortunately we don’t have an estimate yet for when it will be coming in“.
24-70mm GM lens tested by Photozone: “while we are impressed by the quality, it didn’t really blow off our socks either.”
Photozone reviewed the 24-70mm GM lens and the conclusion is: Sony’s marketing made some pretty aggressive announcements at the time of the announcement of their new GM lineup. The Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.
I don’t know if the folks over at Lensrentals got a bad copy but the 70-200mm GM lens they tested had not the expected top-notch quality: The Sony just isn’t that great, and that’s really disappointing considering the price tag and how long customers have had to wait for that lens to be available.
I guess the new 70-200mm GM lens should be high on my priority list for this It’s New Year’s Eve. And for one time I will take the chance to ask you a presonal question. Next year I do plan to hike a lot on the Alps and I want to take the chance to […] The post Question: What’s the must have gear for “mountain photography”? appeared first on sonyalpharumors.
The year is ending and it’s time to let choose the SAR community what’s the best gear of 2016. Let’s see who gets the first place! The post SAR community tell us: What’s the best Sony product of the year? appeared first on sonyalpharumors.
Imaging Resource posted the first part of their A99II review. Of course they like the camera a lot, particularly the image quality. The only real downside is that: Overall, the biggest issue with the A99 II’s performance is its buffer clearing performance.
Sony A99ii outperforms Nikon D5 at high ISO If you care about the High ISO performance of the new Sony A99II check out those new videos. Chuck also sent me this: “Here’s some High ISO images from both the A99II and the A7RII, with a link to download the RAW files from both.
In a horrible statement the well-known US wedding magazine Brides. com said that wedding photographers should use “either Cannon or Nikon, which are the most readily available professional cameras available” Brides.
Amazon updated the shipment info on two highly requested Sony items: Both the A99II (Clich here) and the 70-200mm GM (Click here) are set to ship out in 1-2 months if you order them today. And both got reviewed by ThePhoblographer: A99II review conclusion: All in all, very little is really terrible about the a99 […] The post New shipment update for the A99II and 70-200mm GM.
That’s the bext gear of the year according to Dpreview: Best compact camera: 2nd pace for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (). Best consumer stills/video camera of the year: Winner is the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III ().
SAR reader Philip sent us this: Firmware Manual Focus Improvements That Are Easy To Implement – Sony a7II, Sony a7sII and Sony a7rII I would like to be able to compose the shot and magnify focus at the same time.
Sony’s Radio Commander and Receiver Mark Galer posted three new Alpha video tutorials Sony’s Radio Wireless Radio Flash v2 Sony’s Wireless Radio Flash The post New useful Radio commander tutorials at Alpha Creative skills appeared first on sonyalpharumors.
Chris and Jordan from TheCameraStoreTV selected the best and worst gear of the year 2016. The only time they did mention Sony was in the best lens category. The 24-70mm GM lens got the second place.
The Loxia 85mm lens is now in Stock for the first time in Europe at Amazon. de and . And Alin Popescu posted a new full review of the lens: “This is not a cheap lens to buy, but if you’re in for the Zeiss look and awesome image quality, both sharp and with beautiful bokeh, […] The post Loxia 85mm in Stock in Europe.
Tony and Chelsea followers voted the best gear of 2016. At minute 7 there is a special mention for the “best unshipped lens”. And the winner is the 70-200mm Sony GM. Tony says he tested it and says it’s “stellar” but he doesn’t get it why the lens is still not shipping yet.
Newsshooter is the first site testing the new Sigma f/2.0 E-mount zooms! Check it out! The post The new Sigma 18-35mm T2.0 and 50-100mm T2.0 tested on the Sony appeared first on sonyalpharumors.
DxOmark tested a set of A-mount lenses on the new A99II. Those are the best lenses you can get for your camera: Best wide-angle prime: Sigma 35mm f/1. 4 A (here at ) Best standard prime: Sony 50mm f/1.
Shawn Steiner posted his Loxia 85mm review at Explora. We know the lens is razor sharp but the main hurdle from some SAR readers is the not so fast aperture. Shawn writes about that: Another question for potential buyers has to do with the f/2.
This is a Guest Post from Per Kylberg: Sony a5100 – The best second camera! At least for me… After upgrading from A7R to A7R2, I sold my RX100III and a6000. The A7R2 IQ was so much better and I used it for everything.
Sony a6500 (First Day) This is a roundup of new A6500 test videos. A6500 at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera. In EU at Amazon. de, Fotomundus, Calumet. de. WexUK. PCHstore. Sony a6500 + Sigma 18-35 (IBIS, Low-Light, AF) Got My Sony a6500!! (Unboxing) Sony a6500 Review I Tips from Daniel Peters on Vimeo.
Dpreview published the full A6500 test and the conclusion is: For the money, you get a light-weight, weather-sealed body with excellent still image quality, excellent 4K video quality, a degree of in-body stabilization and the ability to photograph high speed action with ease.
The Techart PRO adapter opens a whole new world of possibilities. In the video below Mathieu Stern shows how to add autofocus on a 120 Years Old lens! The Techart PRO adapter is available at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Photogrpahyblog tested the new Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2. 4: The Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2. 4 is a pleasure to use, thanks to its superb weather-proof build quality and wide, smooth focusing ring. When manually focusing the Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.
The infamous Fotodiox Nikon to E-mount adapter broke another camera. This time it’s the Sony A7II. Watch the video to learn more about it. And please warn the comunity…do not buy the adapter that is currently on sale at BHphoto (Click here to see it but don’t buy it!).
The very first batch of A99II cameras shipped out. But it’s still impossible to find the camera in Stock in any US and EU stores. But now let’s switch over to this: Imaging Resource posted a set of image samples you can download.