Sony Xperia 1 IV Smartphone Officially Announced, Price $1,598

Sony officially announced the new Xperia 1 IV smartphone. The US price is $1,598 and it will be released on September 1, 2022. The new Sony Xperia 1 IV is available for pre-order at AmazonB&HPhotoAdorama.

The Xperia 1 IV has three rear cameras, each producing 12MP images using a Sony Exmor RS image sensor. While the sensor sizes vary, resolution and 4K/120p HDR video capabilities are available across all three. The 16mm F2.2 camera uses a 1/2.5-inch type image sensor. The main camera offers a 24mm equivalent lens with an F1.7 aperture and a large 1/1.7-inch type sensor with SteadyShot optical image stabilization. Rounding out the trio is the new, world’s first, 85-125mm optical zoom lens with a variable F2.3-2.8 aperture and 1/3.5-inch type OIS-equipped sensor. The zoom uses a periscope design to deliver true optical zoom across its range.

Pre-order link:

Sony Xperia 1 IV: $1,598 at AmazonB&HPhotoAdorama

Sony Xperia 1 IV Smartphone Key Features

  • GSM/4G LTE + 5G Sub6/mmWave Compatible
  • Rear Triple 12MP Cameras & 3D iTOF
  • Telephoto with 85-125mm Optical Zoom
  • All Rear Lenses Shoot 4K/120p HDR
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform
  • 512GB Storage Capacity + 12GB of RAM
  • 6.5″ 4K HDR 21:9 120 Hz OLED Screen
  • Micro-HDMI for DSLR Streaming/Monitor

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Venus Optics announced Laowa 15mm f/4.5R Zero-D Shift Lens for Sony FE

Venus Optics has announced the release of Laowa 15mm F4.5R Zero-D Shift lens.  The lens will be available in 8 mounts including Canon EF and RF, Nikon F and Z, Sony E, Pentax K, L mount and Fujifilm G mount (via an adapter).  are sold at Adorama and B&H

Laowa 15mm f/4.5R Zero-D Shift Lens Key Features

  • 14-Pointed Sunstars
  • World’s Widest Shift Lens for Full Frame Cameras
  • ±11mm Shift Amount
  • “Zero” Distortion
  • Top-Notch Image Quality
  • Extremely Close Focusing Distance
  • 360° Rotation
  • Special Design Lens Support* *Not included, sold separately.

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Venus Optics announced Laowa 20mm f/4.0 Shift lens for Sony FE

Venus Optics announces 20mm f/4 ‘Zero-D’ Shift lens. The US price of the lens is $1,299. An optional lens support system, which will keep the lens in place while shifting your camera, is also available for an additional $249.

The lens will be available in 8 mounts including Canon EF and RF, Nikon F and Z, Sony E, Pentax K, L mount and Fujifilm G mount (via an adapter).  are sold at Adorama and B&H Continue reading “Venus Optics announced Laowa 20mm f/4.0 Shift lens for Sony FE”

New Laowa FF S 20mm F4.0 C-Dreamer lens coming on March 28th

Venus Optics is rumored to announce a new Laowa FF S 20mm F4.0 C-Dreamer lens on March 28th. The wide-angle lens offer 82mm circular filter. Price is uknown at the moment.  are sold at Adorama and B&H

With the introduction of LAOWA brand relatively affordable shift lenses, you can feel free to try them out, unlike the expensive shift lenses made by camera makers.

Venus Optics already has the Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift lens.

  • Laowa FF S 20mm F4.0 C-Dreamer SHIFT lens (for Sony E-mount)
  • 82mm circular filter
  • hood can rotate 360° to reduce the appearance of flare ghosts

Yongnuo YN50mm F1.8S DF DSM Lens Review

Sony Alpha Blog published their in-depth review for the YONGNUO YN 50mm F1.8S DF DSM lens.

The Yongnuo YN50mm F1.8S DF DSM is an autofocus lens specially designed for Sony E-mount cameras. They say the Sony lens is an exceptional value with lots of benefits for the price.

YONGNUO YN 50mm F1.8S DF DSM: B&H Photo / Amazon

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Laowa 7.5mm T2.9 Zero-D S35 Cine Lens for Sony E-mount

Venus Optics has announced the Laowa 7.5mm T2.9 Zero-D S35 Cine, price tag $699, the world’s widest Super35 prime lens for Sony E-mount.

Offering a wide angle of view of 123 degrees, the Laowa 7.5mm T2.9 Zero-D S35 Cine provides a broad perspective and is designed for shooting in limited space or for filming establishing shots.

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KamLan 55mm f/1.4 Lens Announced for Sony E

KamLan 55mm f/1.4 lens officially announced for Sony E-mount system cameras. While KamLan has a range of crop sensor lenses in its lineup, this new 55mm f/1.4 lens is the company’s first foray into full-frame optics. The lens was announced at CP+, Japan’s largest photography trade show.

The lens is set for a March 2022 release, but no pricing information has been made available at this time. You can purchase KamLan lenses from Adorama. Continue reading “KamLan 55mm f/1.4 Lens Announced for Sony E”

Yongnuo YN50mm F1.8S DF DSM Lens for Sony E Mount

The Yongnuo has announced a new lens – YN50mm F1.8S DF DSM for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. With this new model the lens received an optical scheme consisting of 11 elements in 8 groups, with 6 special optical elements.

Yongnuo YN50mm F1.8S DF DSM lens for Sony E mount is already available to buy on Amazon.com for $318.

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ProGrade Digital 160GB CFexpress Type A Cobalt Memory Card Announced

ProGrade Digital officially announced the new 160GB CFexpress Type A Cobalt Memory Card. The US price is $329.99.

ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type A cards provide read speeds up to 800MB/s and burst write speeds up to 700MB/s. In addition, ProGrade Digital’s CFexpress Type A card delivers a minimum sustained write speed of 400MB/s (VPG 400) – specifically designed for high-resolution video capture.

ProGrade Digital 160GB CFexpress Type A Cobalt Memory Card: $329.99 at B&HAdorama.

Key Features:

  • 160GB Storage Capacity
  • NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Bus
  • Max Read Speed: 800 MB/s
  • Max Write Speed: 700 MB/s
  • Min Write Speed: 400 MB/s
  • Records Raw 4K Video
  • Records 8K, 6K, and 4K ProRes Video
  • Metal Enclosure for Temperature Control
  • Built-In Thermal Throttling
  • Shock / Vibration / X-Ray Proof

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New Sony MFT Sensor with 8K video Coming

A new Sony MFT sensor with 8K video is rumored to be in development. According to the latest rumors, Sony’s new Micro Four Thirds sensor capable of shooting 8K video is expected to appear in 2021. This kind of resolution for a MFT sensor is definitely huge and probably for high-end video-centric Micro Four Thirds system cameras.

This is also the perfect sensor resolution for 8K video recordings. We see 8k resolution usually as 7680×4320 in 16:9 aspect ratio. This makes the sensor to be around 33.18MP to offer these values. Continue reading “New Sony MFT Sensor with 8K video Coming”