Tokina ATX-M 11-18mm f/2.8 E lens Review with Samples

Here is the Tokina ATX-M 11-18mm f/2.8 E lens review with samples.

The Tokina atx-m 11-18mm F2.8 E is the first super wide angle zoom lens in Tokina’s product line-up designed exclusively for mirrorless cameras. It features a fast f/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range, and a 11-18mm (17-27mm in 35mm equivalent) zoom stored in a compact and lightweight body for hybrid users who shoot stills and video.

The new Tokina atx-m 11-18mm f/2.8 E lens for Sony E-mount cameras is now available at B&HPhoto. Christopher Frost reviewed the brand new Tokina zoom lens. Here are the details : Continue reading “Tokina ATX-M 11-18mm f/2.8 E lens Review with Samples”

5 Best Lenses For Sony E-mount

DpreviewTV  published a video about 5 Best Lenses For Sony E-mount. Below you can view DPRTV’s full video, and below is a list of the lenses picked in each category.

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Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens Test Results

DxOmark tested the new  FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II OSS and it’s the best lens in its class yet. They have tested the lens on the 61 MP Sony A7R IV, where the lens and sensor are measured together as a system achieved an overall score of 41, which is the best-corrected lens in its class.

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens –  B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon.

From DxOmark conclusion: Continue reading “Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens Test Results”

Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Lens Review: “Performs Wonderfully Well”

The new Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G lens is now in stock at Amazon / B&HPhoto. The US price is $798.

Lenstip published their test results for the Sony FE 20mm G lens and concluded:

I have to admit I didn’t expect to be charmed by the performance of the Sony FE 20mm f/1.8G. Still, I had an opportunity to check out that lens not only during a studio session and my traditional session outside but also during a week-long trip to Iceland and it performed wonderfully well (several sample shots from that trip I post below). The lens is small, lightweight, handy, but it allows you to use ordinary filters with a diameter of 67 mm, a really moderate value for this angle of view. It’s a joy to use in landscape photography and its great aperture fastness provides additional advantages when it comes to wide angle astrophotography.
In fact, the lens has just one flaw, something you could anticipate and expect. After all it would be foolish to think an instrument with such dimensions and parameters would be able to correct vignetting in a perfect way. Well, all I have to say the final result of this testing category still was lower than our expectations so it wasn’t a complete disaster.
Taking it all into account I award the Sony FE 20 mm f/1.8G our Editor’s Choice badge without any qualms. The lens deserves it.

New Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens (SEL14F18GM) Review

The new Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM lens is now in stock at B&HPhoto, Amazon and Adorama. The US price is $1,598.

Optical Limits published its full review of the Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM. They say the lens  it is an exceptional lens within its category.

See the excerpt from the review below:

The Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM has its flaws but within its category, it is an exceptional lens. The center performance is breathtaking and the outer image field is pretty good as well even at f/1.8 – quite an achievement. Technically, it is never really “tack sharp” in the corners (in high megapixel images) but no extreme ultra-wide angle lens is. There is a bit of field curvature so it’s best to pull the focus a little in infinity depth-of-field scenes. Image distortion is low even in raw images. Unsurprisingly, the vignetting is quite extreme at f/1.8 so it’s best to leave the image auto-correction activated. This also takes care of the moderate CAs. Positive aspects also include the smooth bokeh – unusual for such a lens – and the way sun stars are rendered at smaller aperture settings. The flare resistance is also better than usual but, of course, present when pushing it.

The Sony lens offers a very high build quality in a compact, lightweight package. The lens body is made of some compound material but it feels solid and combined with the anti-dust- and moisture sealing, the lens should be good enough for professional abuse. The AF is super fast and silent. If you prefer setting the aperture on the lens you can do so with this lens. Video makers will also appreciate the clickless option for it.

If you are an ultra-wide fanatic, the Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM is your ticket. Due to its fast max aperture, it is also more versatile than more conventional prime lenses in this range. And it’s reasonably priced for what it is. Highly recommended!

You can read the full review here

New Tests for Sony E 15mm f/1.4 G, 11mm f/1.8 & PZ 1-20mm f/4 G Lenses

Three new APS-C mirrorless E-mount lenses:  now officially announced.  Here are the new tests for Sony E 15mm f/1.4 G, 11mm f/1.8 & PZ 1-20mm f/4 G lenses.

10-20mm at B&HPhotoAmazon.
15mm f/1.4 at B&HPhotoAmazon.
11mm f/1.8 at B&HPhotoAmazon. Continue reading “New Tests for Sony E 15mm f/1.4 G, 11mm f/1.8 & PZ 1-20mm f/4 G Lenses”

Sigma 16-28mm Tests and Unboxing Videos

The new Sigma 16-28mm F/2.8 DG DN Contemporary is a wide-angle optic that’s lightweight and ideal for landscapes. Here are the first impressions of the lens with some tests and unboxing pics.

The Sigma 16-28mm DG DN | C E-mount lens is priced for $899. Check availability at  BHphotoAdoramaAmazon.

Key Specifications:

  • Lens construction: 11 groups, 16 elements (5 FLD and 4 aspherical elements)
  • Angle-of-view: 107–75.4
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
  • Minimum aperture: F22
  • Minimum focusing distance: 25cm
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1:5.6
  • Filter size: 72mm
  • Dimensions (max diameter x length): 77.2mm x 100.6mm Weight: 450g

New Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G Reviews

Here are several new Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G Reviews. SonyAlphaBlog, TheDigitalDigest and Photographyblog published their in-depth review and test results for the 16-35mm FE lens.

A compact design with superb optics and a power zoom function makes the Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G (model SELP1635G) an ideal choice for all types of creators, whether that means you shoot video, stills, or both.

Designed for E-mount camera systems, the US price of the lens is $1,200 and available for pre-order. Shipping will start from June 24 according to Amazon US and BHphoto.

See below for the new Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G Reviews. Continue reading “New Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G Reviews”

Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G Lens: the Best Selling in the Second Half of May 2022

CAPA WEB posted the best selling lens in the second half of May 2022. The newly announced Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G lens (Amazon / BHphoto) for  E-mount  wins the top 1 position, followed by  Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art lens (Amazon/Adorama).

Data collection period: May 16 to May 31, 2022:

Top 1 Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G Amazon / BHphoto
Top 2 Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art AmazonAdorama
Top 3 Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD  Amazon
Top 4 Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art  Amazon
Top 5 Canon RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM  Amazon/  Adorama
Top 6 Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 Di III VXD Amazon
Top 7 Canon RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM  Amazon
Top 8 Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm F2.8 VR S   Amazon Adorama
Top 9 Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm F2.8 S  AmazonAdorama
Top 10 Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN C AmazonAdorama

Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G Lens is the Best Selling in the Second Half of May 2022

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Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens Review: “phenomenal optics into a slim, carry-friendly package”

Here is an excellent review of the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens (B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama) for E-mount cameras.

This Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens Review comes from PcMag. They’ve tested the new lens and says the mark ii version offers “phenomenal optics into a slim, carry-friendly package”.

From their conclusion :

You can criticize Sony for replacing a lens it originally billed as future-proof, but the new FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II is a worthwhile upgrade. First and foremost, it’s easier to carry—Sony has come a long way with miniaturization since it tipped the GM system. This slim zoom joins svelte lenses like the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM II OSS, FE 50mm F1.2 GM, and FE 24mm F1.4 GM, all of which made us rethink how hefty well-corrected, bright aperture lenses should be. The redesign also adds useful on-lens controls for photo and video, something missing from Sony’s first take.

Internally, there’s a fresh optical formula that performs a bit better than the original on Sony’s most demanding camera sensor, the 60MP chip in the a7R IV. Furthermore, dual linear motors make focus performance a bit snappier, and picture quality is a little better than with the older lens. Aside from a bit of focus breathing, we don’t have many criticisms about the optics.

Despite excellent optics, the original FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM didn’t quite earn our Editors’ Choice award when we reviewed it, and it’s now a bit behind the times in terms of controls and design. You can still buy it for around $2,000, but we recommend you spend more to get the GM II—it’s a standout lens, and an Editors’ Choice winner.

See Official Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens sample images. More additional coverage of the lens can be found here.