Engadget Review of Sony A7IV : “A nearly perfect hybrid powerhouse”

Engadget published the full Sony A7IV review. Sony’s 33-megapixel A7 IV has reclaimed its title as the best mainstream mirrorless hybrid camera. It offers a big step up in resolution with no downgrade in noise or light sensitivity, while delivering the best autofocus in its price range.

Major US retailers started shipping out the Sony a7 IV mirrorless camera. Check availability at B&HAdorama. Here is the Engadget Review of Sony A7IV :  Continue reading “Engadget Review of Sony A7IV : “A nearly perfect hybrid powerhouse””

Sony FE 85mm f/1.2 GM Lens Coming Soon

The latest rumor suggests the new Sony FE 85mm f/1.2 GM lens is being tested in the field, and it will probably be announced in February ahead of the CP+ show 2022.

The details of the FE 85mm F1.2 GM lens are unknown, but this Sony FE 85mm f/1.2 GM lens is expected to be more compact in size, just like the FE 50mm f/1.2 GM lens.

The US price for FE 85mm f/1.2 GM lens will probably be over $2,000. According to Sony Rumors, we expect the company alo unveil the FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II lens in 2022.

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

Sony Alpha a7 IV In Stock at Adorama and B&H

Great news that the newly announced the new Sony a7 IV is now first in stock and shipping. Major US retailers started shipping out the Sony a7 IV mirrorless camera. Check availability at B&HAdorama.

Key Features
  • 33MP Full-Frame Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Up to 10 fps Shooting, ISO 100-51200
  • 4K 60p Video in 10-Bit, S-Cinetone
  • 3.68m-Dot EVF with 120 fps Refresh Rate
  • 3″ 1.03m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • 759-Pt. Fast Hybrid AF, Real-time Eye AF
  • Focus Breathing Compensation
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Creative Looks and Soft Skin Effect
  • 4K 15p UVC/UAC Streaming via USB Type-C

Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens Review

Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO is specially designed for Full Frame mirrorless cameras. Here is the latest full in-depth review from Opticallimits.

Available for Sony E-mount the US price of this lens is $499 and available at Adorama and B&H. Like most Laowa ultra macro lenses, the Laowa 85mm f/5.6 focuses from infinity to 2x. The working distance at 2x is at a comfortable 69mm. Check out the Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens Review details with hands-on videos. Continue reading “Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens Review”

Sony Camera Predictions 2022 (A5, A9 III, A7R V) from That1Cameraguy

That1Cameraguy has released a video of Sony Camera predictions for 2022. Expectations for 2022. Sony rumors are mostly the A5, A9III, and A7RV, and more in response to Tony Northrup, who recently released a similar video.

While we are not entirely sure about the Sony A5, we also think that the Sony A9 III and A7R V may be announced in 2022. On the other hand, if the Sony A5 is going to be a full-frame mirrorless camera under $1000, it would be fine. Here are the Sony Camera Predictions 2022 (A5, A9III (specs), A7RV (specs)) from That1Cameraguy.

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Leaked: Samyang AF 135mm f/1.8 FE Lens Specs

The first specifications of the upcoming Samyang AF 135mm f/1.8 FE Lens leaked online. According to this we expect the official announcement sometime in January 2022.

Samyang AF 135mm f/1.8 FE Lens Specs:

  • Optical design: 13 elements in 11 groups
  • Closest focusing distance: 0.7 m
  • Filter size: 82mm
  • Dimensions: 93.4 x 129.6 mm
  • Weight: 764 g

Sony a7 IV with 28-70mm Lens Kit now in Stock

Major US retailers started shipping out the Sony a7 IV mirrorless camera. As a result you can find the Sony a7 IV with 28-70mm Lens Kit  in stock at major US stores like AmazonB&HAdorama.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 33MP full-frame Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS sensor
  • BIONZ XR image processing engine
  • 10 fps continuous shooting with AF tracking
  • Recording in 4K 60p 10-bit 4:2:2 with full pixel readout
  • 759 phase-detection AF points with up to 94% coverage
  • 3.68 mega-dot Quad-VGA OLED viewfinder
  • 3-inch vari-angle touch-screen LCD monitor
  • MI shoe w/ digital audio interface
  • Long life Z-battery extendable via USB Type C
  • External flash control from camera
  • FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens (SEL2870

Sony a7 IV Added to Studio Scene Test

The Sony a7IV has been added to DPReview’s studio scene test. This is a good chance for if you want to buy Sony A7 IV because DPReview provides images from the new 33MP BSI CMOS sensor comparing both to its predecessor and to its peers.

It looks like Sony’s new 33MP sensor has pretty good noise performance, but sensor performance has started to equalize in the noise department this year with almost all sensors above 24MP performing very similarly to Sony’s best 24MP sensor when scaled to similar dimensions.

Sony a7 IV: $2,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony a7 IV with 28-70mm Lens: $2,698 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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Coming Soon : Sigma 20mm f/2.0 DG DN E-mount Lens

Sigma will soon announce the new 20mm f/2.0 DG DN E-mount lens. Following the three existing DG DN primes, Sigma will very soon launch their new 20mm f/2.0 DG DN E-mount lens.

Sigma 20mm f/2.0 DG DN E-mount Lens Specs

  • 13 lenses in 11 groups
  • minimum shooting distance 22cm
  • maximum shooting magnification 1: 6.7
  • filter diameter 62mm
  • size φ70 × 72.4mm
  • weight 370g
  • Suggested retail price the same as the 65mm F2

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Best Selling Camera in December 2021 : Sony A7 III

Sony a7 III is the Best Selling Camera in the First Half of December 2021.

The Japanese website CAPA Camera announced the top-selling camera rankings at the shopping site “Yodobashi.com” and 24 Yodobashi Camera stores nationwide in the first half of December 2021. The Sony a7 III body won the top ranking. It is a rank up from the 2nd place last time. The “α1“, which has been in full bloom for a long time, have disappeared due to lack of stock.

Top 10 New Camera Sales Ranking in the first half of December 2021 (December 1 to December 15): Continue reading “Best Selling Camera in December 2021 : Sony A7 III”