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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Best Lens Choice for Sony Full Frame Cameras

Marc Galer recommended six best lenses for Sony full-frame mirrorless camras. They are all the prime lenses, from 14mm to 135mm. 

Best lenses for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras:

Best Lens Choices for Sony Full Frame Cameras
FE 14mm F1.8 GM Check Price AmazonB&HPhoto
FE 20mm F1.8 G Check Price AmazonB&HPhoto
FE 35mm F1.8 Check Price Amazon / B&HPhoto
FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Check Price AmazonB&HPhoto
FE 85mm F1.8 Check Price AmazonB&HPhoto 
FE 135mm F1.8 GM Check Price AmazonB&HPhoto 

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Sony A1 Now in Stock at Amazon

The new Sony a1 mirrorless camera is now in stock at Amazon, and it is currently out of stock in other major stores.

One of the best selling mirrorless camera in 2021, check out the Sony a1 stock status. The price of the high-end full frame mirrorless camera is $6,499 and available at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony a1 body: $6,498 at B&H. Continue reading “Sony A1 Now in Stock at Amazon”

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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Best Memory Cards for Sony a7R IV

Looking for the best SD memory cards for Sony a7R IV? Here are our top recommended & fastest SD cards for Sony a7R IV mirrorless camera.

The new Sony a7R IV mirrorless camera has two memory card slots that both support the ultra-fast UHS-II SD cards. This will allow you to maintain great speeds while still recording backup to a second card, and you should spend a little more money to get a UHS-II card if you want the fastest possible results. Featuring a 61MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor and enhanced BIONZ X image processor, the Sony a7R IV can offer impressively high-resolution stills and video while minimizing noise, improving speed, and achieving a wide 15-stop dynamic range. In addition, the Sony a7R IV enables internal UHD 4K30p video recording with a wide 14-stop dynamic range, and it avails fast continuous shooting at up to 10 fps at full resolution with full-time AF/AE.

Simply put, the Sony a7R IV (AmazonB&HAdorama) is an ideal mirrorless camera for enthusiasts, hobbyists and professionals alike. So, in order to get the best out of the Sony a7R IV camera, some fast enough and reliable SD memory cards are your best choice. Since the Sony a7R IV takes UHS-II memory cards in both slots, we recommend using dual UHS-II memory cards. However, if you are just shooting JPEG backups to card slot 2, then you will be able to get away with a UHS-I card.

Below is our list of best & recommended SD memory cards for Sony a7R IV mirrorless camera. Just choose the one you like. Continue reading “Best Memory Cards for Sony a7R IV”

Best Lenses for Sony a7R IV

Best Lenses for Sony a7R IV mirrorless camera. Here we list all the recommended lenses for Sony a7R IV, including landscapes, portraits, videos, street, macro, sports & wildlife.

Featuring the world’s first 35mm full-frame 61 MP Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor and enhanced BIONZ X image processor, the Sony a7R IV (AmazonB&HAdorama) offers impressively high-resolution stills and video while minimizing noise, improving speed, and achieving a wide 15-stop dynamic range. Up to 10 fps shooting is possible along with the ability to record UHD 4K30 video, both with support for Real-time Eye AF and Tracking AF technologies. The revised sensor design uses a Fast Hybrid AF System, with 567 phase-detection autofocus points, for notably fast and accurate focusing performance. Additionally, benefitting both stills and video operation, the Sony a7R IV is equipped with an innovative 5-axis optical in-body image stabilisation, which is effective to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to 5.5 stops. All these features will allow professional photographers, videographers and all other types of creators to capture content in ways that were simply not possible before.

The Sony a7R IV is an ideal mirrorless camera for enthusiasts, hobbyists and professionals alike. So, if you have got one, the next thing is to find the best/right lenses for your Sony a7R IV camera. Below are our top recommended native full-frame E-Mount lenses for Sony a7R IV based on high image quality, good price and usefulness, including leading prime and zoom options from wide-angle to telephoto. Continue reading “Best Lenses for Sony a7R IV”

Best Memory Cards for Sony a7 III

Here are the top recommended SD memory cards for Sony a7 III full frame E-mount mirrorless camera.

Sony A7 III has two SD memory card slots, one supports UHS-II SD memory cards. The card slot 1 supports ultra-fast UHS-II SD memory cards while the Card Slot 2 is compatible with UHS-I memory cards. If you want to shoot 4K video with the Sony a7 III, a fast UHS-II SD memory card is a must – Fast write speed provides fast buffer clearing time between burst shots optimizing your shooting experience, or you will have to wait longer for the buffer to clear and before you can start taking photos again.

Below is our list of best SD memory cards for Sony a7 III mirrorless camera. Just choose the one you like.

Reminder: if you plan to shoot videos, stick to 64GB (or larger) SDXC cards for the best video codex. Continue reading “Best Memory Cards for Sony a7 III”

Best Lenses for Sony A7 III

Looking for the best lenses for Sony a7 III? Here is the guide to get the top recommended lenses for Sony a7 III mirrorless camera, including vlogging, portraits, wedding, landscapes, street, travel, macro, sports and wildlife.

The Sony a7 III (AmazonB&HAdorama) is a well-priced, well-rounded mirrorless camera sports a9 AF and a7R III performance for just $2K, and it is an ideal camera for generalist photographers, wedding and event shooters and even sports specialists. Featuring a 24.2MP full-frame Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, the Sony a7 III supports fast burst shooting at up to 10 fps with full-time AF/AE when working with either a mechanical shutter or an electronic shutter, and up to 8fps burst shooting when shooting with live-view mode, and it is capable of internal UHD 4K video recording at up to 30 fps, and full HD 1080p recording at up to 120 fps. Additionally, benefitting both stills and video operation, the Sony a7 III utilizes a 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE sensor-shift image stabilization, which is now effective to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to 5 stops. Designed for enthusiasts, hobbyists and professionals alike, the Sony a7 III is a well-rounded camera suitable for both photo and video applications in a variety of working situations.

Choosing the right lens is not always an easy task. I have read and watched hundreds of E-mount lens reviews and I also own quite a collection myself. So I have a pretty good idea about which are the best lenses worth investing in and which should be avoided. Here I list all the top recommended lenses for Sony a7 III mirrorless camera, including leading prime and zoom options from wide-angle to telephoto for vlogging, portraits, wedding, landscapes, street, travel, macro, sports and wildlife and more. Continue reading “Best Lenses for Sony A7 III”

Camera Grand Prix 2021 Announced: Sony a1 wins the Camera of the Year

The Camera Grand Prix 2021 winners now officially announced and the Sony a1 wins the Camera of the Year award. The readers award goes to Canon EOS R5.

Here is the complete list of winners : 

Camera of The Year:  Sony A1 ($6,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama)

Lens of The Year: Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

Readers Award: Canon EOS R5 (AmazonB&HAdorama)

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Sony Alpha 1 Wins “Best Full Frame Professional Camera” at TIPA World Awards 2021

Sony wins five awards from the renowned Technical Image Press Association for performance and innovation including “Best Full Frame Professional Camera” for the Sony a1 and “Best Photo Smartphone” for Xperia 1 III.

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