New Firmware version 2.1 for Sony a7S III

A new Sony Firmware Updates has just been released for Sony A7SIII camera. New firmware update version 2.1 for Sony Alpha a7S III (AmazonB&HAdorama) now available for download.

Firmware version 2.1 for Sony’s a7S III camera also adds the ability to record proxy footage while operating the cameras remotely via computer. The update also promises improvements to Eye AF performance, but Sony hasn’t specified what changes in specific have been made.

Alpha 7S III v2.1 is available now and can be downloaded below:

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Sony A1 Firmware 1.30 Adds 4:2:2 10bit XAVC HS 8K and More

New Sony firmware update released for the Sony A1 camera. This is a major firmware update for the Sony A1 that adds 4:2:2 10bit XAVC HS 8K.

Firmware version 1.3 for Sony’s a1 full-frame mirrorless camera brings 8K 4:2:2 10-bit video recording and Lossless Compressed Raw capture for stills.

Firmware version 1.3 for Sony a1

Benefits and Improvements

  • Allows you to select M and S sizes in addition to L when using the RAW recording lossless compression method
  • Adds the 4:2:2 10bit selection when shooting XAVC HS 8K
  • Allows proxy recording during a remote computer connection
  • Improves the accuracy of the Eye AF feature
  • Fixes an issue where the remote shooting may not work with Imaging Edge Desktop (Remote)
  • Improves the stability of the custom white balance
  • Improves the operational stability of the camera

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The new Lossless Compressed Raw capture will offer small, medium or large (S, M or L) file sizes available in Sony’s menu. The ‘L’ file corresponds to the camera’s existing Lossless Raw option, which retains full image quality in a smaller file size, which the smaller alternatives reduce the pixel count in the files. The M size equates to 21MP and the S version to 12MP. Until we get a chance to install the firmware, we won’t know how the resolution reduced or how much impact there is on detail retention.

Other updates and bug-fixes include the ability record a proxy version while shooting video remotely, improvements to Eye-AF and fixing remote shooting using the Imaging Edge Desktop (Remote) software, along with general ‘stability’ improvements.

The price of the high-end full frame mirrorless camera is $6,499 and available at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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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.

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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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Rumored Tamron Lenses : Pakecake, Fast Glass, Telephoto and More

Tamron is rumored to release the following new full-frame lenses. The third-party lens manufacturer has released a lot of excellent lenses for E-mout.

The next batch of Tamron lenses will be pancake, past aperture prime and a long telephoto zoom. This rumor sound very plausible since all of these designs can be made compact and light, which are the kinds of lenses Tamron is well known for making for E-mount.

  • Tamron 35mm f/3.5 Di III OSD (Pancake)
  • Tamron 45mm f/1.4 Di III USD
  • Tamron 90mm f/1.8 Di III USD
  • Tamron 150-400mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III VC VXD

Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE: Adorama
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 FE: Adorama
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE: Amazon
Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD: Adorama
Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE: Adorama
Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD FE: Adorama

Tamron 20mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2(Model F050): Adorama
Tamron 24mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2(Model F051): Adorama
Tamron 35mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2(Model F053): Adorama

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Tokina SZ 8mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens Now Available for Pre-Order

The new Tokina SZ 8mm f/2.8 fisheye lens for Sony E and Fujifilm X cameras is now available for pre-order on Amazon.

The Tokina SZ 8mm F2.8 FISH-EYE is a compact and lightweight fast, ultra-wide prime, manual focus, full-frame fisheye lens designed exclusively for APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras. The line-up includes models for Fuji X and Sony E APS-C size camera mounts. Emphasized perspective and unique distortion makes this lens attractive for both still photographers and videographers.

New APS-C Sony Camera Coming with BSI stacked sensor ?

Sony is rumored to announce a new APS-C camera with a back-illuminated stacked sensor like the Fujifilm X-H2S.

Photorumors is reporting that Sony is rumored to announce a new APS-C ILCE camera that will have a BSI stacked sensor. The camera is rumored to have five-axis stabilization combined with crop-free 4K/60fps video recording and be part of the ZV product line (ZV-1, ZV-10).

The rumor mill claims that this new camera will be one of the best APS-C video mirrorless cameras available on the market based on specifications. Good to see many companies are coming back to the APS-C format. Stay tuned for additional information.

Sony a7 IV: Best Selling in the Second Half of May 2022

The Japanese website CAPA Camera announced the top 10 best selling camera sales ranking for Japanese retailer Yodobashi Camera in the Second half of May 2022. The Sony a7 IV body wins the NO. 1 best selling camera. The “α7s III” followed in 2nd place, deciding a one-two finish.

Top 10 brand new digital camera sales ranking from May 16th to May 31st, 2022:

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Sigma 16-28mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens for E-mount

Sigma has announced the 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | C, a fast wide-angle zoom for Sony E-mount. The new Sigma 16-28mm F/2.8 DG DN Contemporary is a wide-angle optic that’s lightweight and ideal for landscapes.

The lens uses a stepping motor and internal focus design to give fast, quiet focus. It’s designed to work well for both stills and video.

The Sigma 16-28mm DG DN | C will be available for L and E-mounts from late June at a recommended price of $899. Check availability at  BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon.

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

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