Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 vs Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Comparison

Here is an excellent review of the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 vs Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Comparison.

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

The Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 has some slight advantages over the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD, which you can see below.

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2:
B&H Photo / Amazon

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Christopher Frost: Upgrading your Sony APS-C kit lens!

If you want to upgrade your Sony APS-C kit lens, you should definitely check this video out. You can find all the recommendations from Christopher Frost.

He says :

So you’ve just bought a new Sony camera, with the smaller-sized APS-C sensor. Where do you go from here? All kinds of avenues are open nowadays – so let’s take a look at your options.

Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 FE II Lens Review : “Much better in term of Sharpness”

Here is the latest Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 FE II Lens Review published online. SonyAlphaBlog tested the new Samyang 35mm II lens and they say the lens is “much better in term of sharpness“.

The 2nd generation lens is optimized for portraits, landscapes, and shooting video. Designed for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras, the new Samyang / Rokinon lens features a fast aperture of f/1.4 just like its predecessor but offers many changes inside.

Samyang’s autofocus lens line-up includes several autofocus lenses, AF 35mm F1.4 FEAF 14mm F2.8 FEAF 35mm F2.8 FE and AF 50mm F1.4 FE. Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE II lens will be available soon (check for US pricing). Check out the details of Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 FE II Lens Review below : Continue reading “Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 FE II Lens Review : “Much better in term of Sharpness””

Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 FE II Lens Review : “An impressive performance from this fine, fast standard lens”

Here is the latest Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 FE II Lens Review.  ePhotozine published the Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 FE II Lens (Tested on the 42MP Sony a7R III) review saying that “An impressive performance from this fine, fast standard lens.”

Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 FE II Lens Key Features:

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Customizable Control/Focus Ring
  • Autofocus with Manual Override
  • 3 HR, 1 ED, 2 ASP Elements
  • Linear STM Motor
  • UMC, ED, HR Coated
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • 11 Elements in 8 Groups

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Sony a7 IV User’s Guide

Here is a up-to-date user’s guide for the Sony a7 IV mirrorless camera. Jared Polin created this video guide to act as your user’s manual and help you set up your new camera. His goal is to help you have a great starting point for setting up your camera so you know it inside and out.

Sony a7 IV body (AmazonB&HAdorama)

Designed for enthusiasts, hobbyists and professionals alike, the Sony a7 IV is an ideal camera for today’s imaging enthusiasts and professionals, including generalist photographers, wedding and event shooters and even sports specialists.

Official Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens Sample Images

Official Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens sample images now available online. Sony USA has posted full size sample images of the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens (B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama) for mirrorless cameras.

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Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens Additional Coverage

Sony has finally introduced the second version of their standard zoom lens, the long-awaited Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II for E-mount cameras. Here is an additional coverage of the new standard zoom lens with first impressions and hands-on reviews.

According to Sony, it’s the world’s lightest and most compact lens in its category. This upgraded model comes with optical improvements, better AF, upgraded usability, and a few new video-centric features. The lens is priced at $2,299.99 and will be available in June 2022 at B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama. Let’s head over to Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens Additional Coverage. Continue reading “Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens Additional Coverage”

Premium Sony Full Frame Buying Guide

Photographer Dustin Abbott published a video about Sony Full Frame Buying Guide. This is especially for those interested in the premium side of Sony full frame mirrorless system.

The video covers the different camera options, zooms vs primes, and what lenses are worth considering for each brand. Check it out :

New Samyang AF 24-70mm f/2.8 FE Lens Review

Digital Camera World published a new Samyang AF 24-70mm f/2.8 FE Lens review. The full in-depth review of the standard zoom lens can be found here.

Over all the lens presents a great value and should be considered alongside similar Sony and Tamron lenses. You can also check out the excerpts for the review below:

Overall, it’s a bargain buy for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras.

FOR

  • Impressive performance
  • Robust weather-sealed build
  • Half the price of Sony’s competitor

AGAINST

  • No optical stabilization
  • Fairly stiff zoom ring
  • Typically chunky and weighty

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Samyang AF 135mm f/1.8 FE Lens Review : “A great lens at a great price”

Here is the latest Samyang AF 135mm f/1.8 FE Lens Review. ePhotozine published their review for the new 135mm f1.8 AF lens for Sony E mount and concludes: “The lens offers lovely, crisp images with smooth, pleasing bokeh as well.”

Samyang (branded Rokinon in US) AF 135mm f/1.8 FE Lens ($999 at B&H) is a medium-length telephoto prime lens designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras for portraiture, landscapes and astrophotography. Check out the details of the Samyang AF 135mm f/1.8 FE Lens Review below : Continue reading “Samyang AF 135mm f/1.8 FE Lens Review : “A great lens at a great price””