Sony Airpeak S1 Drone Announced

Sony officially announced the “Airpeak S1” as the first model in Airpeak line, which has been developed with the intention of contributing to the further development of drones and the utmost in value creation.

The commercial drone, Airpeak S1 will be the world’s smallest drone able to be equipped with a full-frame mirrorless interchangeable-lens α camera, enabling dynamic and precise flight with high agility by using a proprietary motor, propeller, control system and sensing technology, and supporting the creative expression of its users to the fullest. It also supports the production of high-quality aerial images with a remote controller that can control the aircraft at will, obstacle detection and automatic flight control via sensing, and increased flight safety via cloud management of the aircraft and flight information.

The US price for Airpeak S1 is $9,000. The official release will be in fall 2021.

This Sony Airpeak S1 Professional Drone is now listed at B&H. Continue reading “Sony Airpeak S1 Drone Announced”

Sony World Photography Awards 2022 Competition Launch

Submissions for the 15th edition of the Sony World Photography Awards are now open and free for all to enter via www.worldphoto.org

Created by the World Photography Organisation, the Sony World Photography Awards are an authoritative voice in the industry. Celebrating the best contemporary photography from the past year, the Awards give vast exposure and opportunity to photographers worldwide. Sony supports the Awards to help the continued development of photographic culture by giving a global platform to today’s talent.

Entry to the Awards is completely free and photographers are judged anonymously by a panel of industry leading judges.

Photographers worldwide are invited to submit to the Awards’ four competitions: Professional, outstanding bodies of work between 5-10 images across ten categories; Open, rewarding the world’s best single images across ten categories, Youth, a monthly brief for emerging talent aged 12-19, and Student, for photography students across the globe. The National Awards program will also reward local photographic talent. Continue reading “Sony World Photography Awards 2022 Competition Launch”

First Rumored Specifications of Sony FE 100mm f/1.4 GM Lens

A big update to our previous update on Sony GM lenses; here are the first rumored specifications of Sony FE 100mm f/1.4 GM Lens. This is another Sony GM lens as the fast telephoto prime is expected to arrive in the next few months period.

Sony will upgrade the FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens and FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens in late 2021. It seems that a new Sony FE 100mm f/1.4 GM Lens to be announced before them.

This Sony FE 100mm f/1.4 GM Lens is rumored to come with quad xd motors, super ed, xa *3 + super ed *1 and nano ar ii. The filter size is 82mm, and it weights only 875g. If this spec is true, the Sony FE 100mm f/1.4 GM Lens will be 110 grams lighter than Nikon’s 105mm f1.4E and seem to be considerably lighter. Continue reading “First Rumored Specifications of Sony FE 100mm f/1.4 GM Lens”

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II & FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II Lenses Coming in Late 2021

According to the latest rumors, the next Sony GM lenses will be the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II (SEL2470GM II) and Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II (SEL70200GM II).

Both the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM and the FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM lenses are part of the holy trinity Sony lenses, and updating is essential. As is known, these lenses offer very good optical quality and excellent performance and are ideal for portraits, event and wedding photography as well as general shooting.

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens: $2,198 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens: $2,598 at AmazonB&HAdorama. Continue reading “Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II & FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II Lenses Coming in Late 2021”

8K Shootout : Canon EOS R5 vs Sony A1 Comparison

Here is a 8K shootout comparison of the Canon EOS R5 vs Sony A1. With the newly announced Sony Alpha 1 featuring 8K video recording, LensProToGo thought it would only be right to test it out against the Canon EOS R5’s 8K video.

As you know the Canon EOS R5 and the Sony a1 are two of the best 8K mirrorless cameras on the market.

Coming from LensProToGo, the 8K Shootout  review of Sony Alpha 1 vs Canon EOS R5; comparison of a $6,500 camera to a $3,900 camera. Continue reading “8K Shootout : Canon EOS R5 vs Sony A1 Comparison”

Sony a7RV & Canon R5S Rumored Specs Comparison

Here are the rumored specs comparison of the Sony a7RV & Canon R5S; the two upcoming high-resolution mirrorless cameras.

Tony Northrup previews the upcoming high megapixel full-frame camera wars. According to the leaked specs, the upcoming Sony a7RV will keep the same 60 megapixel sensor (with 240 megapixel PixelShift mode), but it will add improved autofocus and a better viewfinder. On the other hand, the rumor mill predicts an upcoming higher-megapixel version of the Canon EOS R5 with more than 100 megapixels!

Tony is predicting that it will be named the Canon EOS R5S, following a trend that started with the Canon 5DS. Tony compares both to the 100 megapixel Fujifilm GFX100 and GFX100S. Check it out !

It’s a little early to talk about the Sony A7R V full frame E-mount camera. We can foresee that the Sony A7R V announcement will extend to 2022 or at best by the end of 2021.

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Sony Released Firmware Update 0.6 for FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS Lens

Sony released new firmware update for lens. The new firmware “improves AF operation stability under certain conditions”.

Covering the frequently used 70-200mm focal range, the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS telephoto zoom lens (model SEL70200GM) offers extremely high rendering, blazing AF performance and extraordinary image stabilisation, making it a versatile choice for shooting wildlife, sports, weddings and a variety of other events and locations.

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens: $2,598 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Applicable Model

This information is for the following models:

  • SEL70200GM

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Sony ZV-E10 Key Features Leaked

Sony ZV-E10 is coming soon. The key features of Sony ZV-E10 vlogger camera have been leaked. This will be Sony’s high end vlogging camera and that’s why it uses the “ZV” nomenclature. The official announcement is coming soon!

Best Camera for Vlogging (Sony ZV-1, Panasonic G100, Apple iPhone)

$50 off on Sony ZV-1: $748 at AmazonB&HPhoto.

Below are the key features of Sony ZV-E10: Continue reading “Sony ZV-E10 Key Features Leaked”

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”