Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens now Available for Pre-order

The new Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II lens is now available for pre-order at  B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon. The US price is $2,798.

The new Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens offers a constant f/2.8 aperture on a telephoto zoom. Shipping is scheduled to start on December 16, 2021.

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens Key Features:

  • Worlds lightest large aperture 70-200mm F2.8 telephoto zoom lens
  • F 2.8 constant aperture for extraordinary exposure and depth of field
  • Spectacular resolution from XA (Extreme Aspheric ) and Aspheric lens elements
  • Suppressed chromatic aberration from Super ED and ED elements
  • ED aspherical lens elements correct spherical and chromatic aberrations
  • Four XD (Extreme Dynamic) linear motors for fast, precise autofocus
  • Beautiful bokeh from 11 – blade circular aperture and XA lens element
  • Close minimum focusing distance of 1.32 ft at 70mm / 2.69 ft at 200mm
  • Dust and moisture resistant for robust reliability
  • Three customizable focus hold buttons

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Sony Alpha a7IV to have a Significantly Improved Touch Panel Function

Sony a7 IV is to be announced soon! According to the latest rumors, Sony A7 IV might have much improved touchscreen function and the camera can do 4K streaming too!

This is good news as the Sony a7 IV is expected to be offically announced around October 21, 2021. The price will stand around $2,499!

In terms of specifications, the Sony a7 IV will use a newly developed 33MP full-frame sensor and 5.5 stop IBIS. Here are the Sony a7 IV Rumored Specifications:

Rumored Sony a7 IV Specifications

  • Official announcement on October 21, 2021
  • Camera type: Full-frame mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full-frame 33Mp BSI CMOS
  • Processing engine: Bionz XR
  • Sensitivity: ISO 50-204,800
  • 15 stops of dynamic range
  • The same menu system as Sony a7S III
  • Autofocus system: Hybrid with 693 phase detection points and 425 contrast detection points, Real Time Eye AF (Human and Animal for stills and video)
  • 5.5 stops of IBIS (+ AS)
  • Video resolution: 4K at up 60fps and 1080p at 240fps, 10-bit and 4:2:2 colour over HDMI
  • Gamut: S-Log2 and S-Log3, S-Gamut3.Cine and S-Gamut3
  • Still File formats: Raw, JPG, HEIF
  • Screen: 3-inch 1,440,000-dot vari-angle touchscreen
  • Viewfinder: 0.5-inch OLED with 3.69million dots
  • Maximum continuous shooting rate: 10fps with mechanical or electronic shutter
  • Storage: Dual: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II) and CFexpress Type A
  • Same heat sink as a7S III
  • Launch Price: $2,499

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Additional Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens Coverage

The previously rumored Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II lens is now officially announced.  Here are the first hands-on reviews of the lens. Recap of Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens.

The new Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens offers a constant f/2.8 aperture on a telephoto zoom.

The US price is $2,798, $200 higher than the original version was launched for.  Shipping is scheduled to begin in December 2021.

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens: $2,798 at  B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon. Continue reading “Additional Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens Coverage”

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens Announced, Price $2,799

Sony today has officially announced the new FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II OSS lens. The US price for this lens is $2,799, you can check pre-order options at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon.  This Mark II version is built around two pairs of XD ‘Extreme Dynamic’ linear motors driving its two focus groups, rather than the mixture of linear motor and ring-type motor used in the older version. Sony promises focus is up to four times faster as a result.

The release date for Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II lens is in December 2021.

Press release: Continue reading “Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens Announced, Price $2,799”

First Leaked Images of Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II (SEL70200GM2) Lens

Nokishita has leaked first images of the upcoming Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II OSS lens. This lens will be officially announced on October 13th. This lens will be much lighter than original version.

As rumored, it will be a new model equipped with an aperture ring. In addition, the AF drive is equipped with two XD linear motors, and it seems that high-speed AF can also be expected. There are rumors that the new model is significantly lighter, but the overall length seems to have changed little, so it seems that the zoom will continue to be an inner zoom. Also, you can see from the figure that multiple AF motors are installed. Continue reading “First Leaked Images of Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II (SEL70200GM2) Lens”

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens Coming on October 13th

According to the latest rumors, the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II OSS lens will be officially announced on October 13th, 2021. The highly anticipated Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II will be 30% (just around 1kg) lighter then the current model.

The recently introduced GM lenses (FE 35mm f/1.4 GMFE 50mm f/1.2 GM and FE 14mm f/1.8 GM) are compact and high-performance. So, the upgrade Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II and FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II lenses will be significantly more compact and outstanding! The price tag of these Sony Lenses will also be reasonable.

In addition, the long-awaited Sony a7 IV mirrorless camera will be announced on October 21, 2021, just about one week behind of FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II OSS Lens announcement.

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens: $2,198 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens: $2,598 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens Coming Soon

According to Nokishita, Sigma will announce the new Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens on October 19th, 2021.

The lens will be available in L-mount and Sony E.

Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens Specs:

  • 13 elements in 10 groups
  • minimum shooting distance 12.1cm (wide angle) / 30cm (telephoto)
  • maximum shooting magnification 1: 2.8( Wide angle) / 1: 5 (telephoto)
  • filter diameter 55mm
  • size φ61.6×76.5mm
  • weight 290g
  • Suggested retail price in Japan: ¥73,150 including tax

Rumors : Sony a7 IV to be Announced on October 21

Sony is on the verge to announce Sony a7 IV soon. According to the latest rumors, the upcoming mirrorless camera will be announced on October 21.

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Sony ZV-E10 Won the Best Selling Camera in the Second Half of September 2021

The Japanese website CAPA Camera announced the top 10 best selling camera sales ranking fot the second half of September 2021. The Sony ZV-E10 with 16-50mm lens wins the NO. 1 best selling camera.

Sony ZV-E10 Body: $698 at at B&H & Adorama.

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Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Officially Announced

Tamron has announced a 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 zoom lens for full-frame Sony E-mount bodies, alongside a second-gen version of its  .

The 28-75mm F2.8 Di III VXD G2 has been redesigned to make use of a VXD linear focus motor, rather than the RXD stepper motor used in the original lens. This should result in faster, smoother autofocus.

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens at B&H. Continue reading “Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Officially Announced”