New Sony A1 Firmware 1.10 Released, Fixes IBIS Issue

New Sony firmware update released for flagship Sony A1 camera.  The Firmware 1.10 is a major update for Sony A1 which the IBIS issue has been fixed. You can download from the links below.

The price of the high-end full frame mirrorless camera is $6,499 and available at AmazonB&HAdorama. Continue reading “New Sony A1 Firmware 1.10 Released, Fixes IBIS Issue”

Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD Lens Review

Tamron has been making some great glass for E-mount cameras and the Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD is one of them. Dpreview has published an in-depth video review for the 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD ultra-telephoto zoom lens.

The price of the lens is $1,399 and available at Adorama and B&H.

Below is a summary of DPRTV’s video review of Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD Lens : Continue reading “Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD Lens Review”

Tamron 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD Lens Now in Stock and Shipping

The Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 Di III-A RXD is now in stock and shipping for the first time since the official announcement. The price of the lens is $829 and available at Adorama and B&H.

The Tamron 11-20mm F / 2.8 DiⅢ-A RXD (Model B060) is a large-diameter ultra-wide-angle zoom lens designed for Sony E-mount compatible APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras.

Tamron 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD Features:

  • Model: B060
  • Focal Length: 11-20mm
  • (for full-frame mirrorless format: 16.5-30mm equivalent field-of-view)
  • Maximum Aperture: F2.8
  • Angle of View (diagonal): 105° 20′-71° 35’ (for APS-C mirrorless format)
  • Optical Construction: 12 elements in 10 groups
  • Minimum Object Distance: 0.15m /5.9 in (WIDE), 0.24m /9.4 in (TELE)
  • Maximum Magnification Ratio: 1:4 (WIDE) / 1:7.6 (TELE)
  • Filter Size: φ67mm
  • Maximum Diameter: φ73mm
  • Length: 86.2mm
  • Weight: 335g
  • Aperture Blades: 7 (circular diaphragm)
  • Minimum Aperture: F16
  • Standard Accessories: Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps
  • Compatible Mounts: Sony E-mount

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Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM Lens Firmware Update Ver.02 Released

Sony released a new firmware update version 02 for Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM Lens. You can follow the link below to download the firmware update.

Download link:

Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM Lens Firmware Version 02

Benefits and Improvements

  • Improves an issue where, on rare occasions, the aperture value may become unstable when the IRIS ring is operated

Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM Lens: $1,998 at B&HPhotoAdorama and Amazon.

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Sony a7C Was the Best Selling Camera in the First Half of June 2021

CAPA Camera announced the best selling cameras in the first half of June 2021. According to the rankings, Sony a7C with 28-60mm lens kit won the No.1 best selling camera for the first half of June 2021.

The Sony a7C is a compact full-frame mirrorless camera with a 24MP sensor and 5-axis image stabilization. It features the same hybrid autofocus system as higher-end models, with “Real-time Tracking” and Eye AF for both humans and animals. The camera can shoot bursts at 10 fps with autofocus.

The a7C captures over-sampled 4K footage at 30p (with a 1.2x crop) and 24p. It supports HLG and S-Log2/3, Slow & Quick motion, Full HD / 120 fps capture, and its AF system has been optimized for video. The camera has both 3.5mm microphone and headphone sockets. Continue reading “Sony a7C Was the Best Selling Camera in the First Half of June 2021”

Sony A7 III & A9 II Firmware Updates Released

Sony released the new firmware Version 4.01 for Sony a7 III and firmware Version 3.10 for Sony a9 II. You can follow the links below to download the firmware updates:

Sony a7 III Firmware Version 4.01

Benefits and Improvements

  • Fixes an issue where the battery level indicator may not be displayed correctly when using a vertical grip

Sony a9 II Firmware Version 3.10

Benefits and Improvements

  • Improves operability when using the Remote Camera Tool
    NOTE: Please update the Remote Camera Tool to the latest version
  • Fixes an issue where the battery level indicator may not be displayed correctly when using a vertical grip
  • Improves the overall stability of the camera

The Sony A7 III is an excellent all-around full frame mirrorless camera with a 24MP sensor, 10 frames per second, 4K video and built-in image stabilization. It doesn’t matter what you’re doing; the camera is great for any scenario. $200 off on Sony a7 III body: $1,698 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

The Sony a9 II provides silent continuous shooting up to 20 fps at full 24.2MP resolution (RAW+JPEG) with up to 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second without EVF or LCD blackout. Check stock availability at Amazon,B&H and Adorama

Sony A7 IV, A7R V, RX100 VIII and RX10 V Rumor Updates

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Tamron 18-300mm APS-C E-mount Lens Coming Soon

According to latest rumors, Tamron will announce another 18-300mm APS-C E-mount zoom lens very soon.

Currently, the exact announcement date is still unknown. But this Tamron 18-300mm APS-C lens is expected to be a great travel lens for Sony APS-C E-mount mirrorless cameras.

The newly announced Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 APS-C E-mount Lens is an ideal lens for landscape, astrophotography, and architectural shooting.

there will be an new Tamron 18-300mm lens for Sony APC in the near future. i have already seen sample lenses.

The Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 APS-C E-mount Lens is now available for pre-order at Adorama and B&H for $829.

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Sony Airpeak S1 Drone Announced

Sony officially announced the “Airpeak S1” as the first model in Airpeak line, which has been developed with the intention of contributing to the further development of drones and the utmost in value creation.

The commercial drone, Airpeak S1 will be the world’s smallest drone able to be equipped with a full-frame mirrorless interchangeable-lens α camera, enabling dynamic and precise flight with high agility by using a proprietary motor, propeller, control system and sensing technology, and supporting the creative expression of its users to the fullest. It also supports the production of high-quality aerial images with a remote controller that can control the aircraft at will, obstacle detection and automatic flight control via sensing, and increased flight safety via cloud management of the aircraft and flight information.

The US price for Airpeak S1 is $9,000. The official release will be in fall 2021.

This Sony Airpeak S1 Professional Drone is now listed at B&H. Continue reading “Sony Airpeak S1 Drone Announced”

Sony World Photography Awards 2022 Competition Launch

Submissions for the 15th edition of the Sony World Photography Awards are now open and free for all to enter via www.worldphoto.org

Created by the World Photography Organisation, the Sony World Photography Awards are an authoritative voice in the industry. Celebrating the best contemporary photography from the past year, the Awards give vast exposure and opportunity to photographers worldwide. Sony supports the Awards to help the continued development of photographic culture by giving a global platform to today’s talent.

Entry to the Awards is completely free and photographers are judged anonymously by a panel of industry leading judges.

Photographers worldwide are invited to submit to the Awards’ four competitions: Professional, outstanding bodies of work between 5-10 images across ten categories; Open, rewarding the world’s best single images across ten categories, Youth, a monthly brief for emerging talent aged 12-19, and Student, for photography students across the globe. The National Awards program will also reward local photographic talent. Continue reading “Sony World Photography Awards 2022 Competition Launch”

First Rumored Specifications of Sony FE 100mm f/1.4 GM Lens

A big update to our previous update on Sony GM lenses; here are the first rumored specifications of Sony FE 100mm f/1.4 GM Lens. This is another Sony GM lens as the fast telephoto prime is expected to arrive in the next few months period.

Sony will upgrade the FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens and FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens in late 2021. It seems that a new Sony FE 100mm f/1.4 GM Lens to be announced before them.

This Sony FE 100mm f/1.4 GM Lens is rumored to come with quad xd motors, super ed, xa *3 + super ed *1 and nano ar ii. The filter size is 82mm, and it weights only 875g. If this spec is true, the Sony FE 100mm f/1.4 GM Lens will be 110 grams lighter than Nikon’s 105mm f1.4E and seem to be considerably lighter. Continue reading “First Rumored Specifications of Sony FE 100mm f/1.4 GM Lens”