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”

Sirui 75mm f/1.8 1.33x Anamorphic Lens Announced

SIRUI today launches its new 75mm f1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens, giving filmmakers the ability to make telephoto images with an anamorphic look

Sirui 50mm f/1.8 Anamorphic 1.33X: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sirui 24mm f/2.8 Anamorphic 1.33x: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO lens for Sony E-Mount

Venus Optics launches their first super-fast lens from the Argus line – the Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO Lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras.

The US price of the bright prime lens is $499. The Sony E-mount lens will start shipping from Mid May. Venus Optics lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H.

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Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM lens (SEL50F12) Delayed Because of High Demand

Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM lens (SEL50F12) Delayed Because of High Demand.

The Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 G Master lens was originally scheduled for shipping in May. On B&H, 13 May is still listed as the shipping date, but it might change. There’s currently no information on how much the shipping will be delayed, but we will update you with fresh news.

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Samyang announces AF 12mm F2.0 E APS-C Lens for Sony APS-C E-mount

Samyang has announced the 12mm F2 E, a new autofocus wide-angle prime lens for Sony APS-C mirrorless camera systems.

 wide-angle prime lens has been optimised for astrophotography and improving on the existing Samyang manual focus 12mm f/2.

The lens, which offers a similar angle-of-view to an 18mm lens on a full-frame camera, is constructed of 12 elements in 10 groups, including three extra-low dispersion elements and two aspherical elements. Other specifications note a 19cm (7.5”) minimum focusing distance, a seven-blade aperture diaphragm and a 62mm front filter thread. The lens measures in at 70mm (2.8”) long, 59.2mm (2.3”) in diameter and weighs 213g (7.5oz).

Pricing & Availability: The new Samyang AF 12mm f/2 E lens will be available in the UK and Ireland from early June 2021, with a suggested retail price of (B&H) for $399.

Samyang AF 12mm F2.0 E APS-C Lens Specifications:

  • Aperture Range – f/2-f/22
  • Construction – 12 elements in 10 groups
  • Coating – UMC
  • Min Focus Distance – 0.19m
  • Diaphragm Blades – 7
  • Filter Size – 62.0
  • Mount – Sony E
  • Length – 59.2mm
  • Weight – 213g

See all Samyang AF lenses for Sony E-mount.

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Tamron 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD Lens Announced For Sony APS-C E-mount Cameras

In addition to the Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD Full-Frame E-Mount Lens; Tamron has introduced the 11-20mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens to its range of optics designed to be used with Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras.

This new addition joins the 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD in the Tamron family of lenses designed to be used with Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras.

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Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD Full-Frame E-Mount Lens

Tamron today officially announced the new 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD ultra-telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

A super-telephoto zoom lens exclusively for mirrorless cameras that has achieved an amazingly compact design.

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Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens Announced, Price : $1,598

Sony announced the new  FE 14mm f/1.8 GM wide-angle prime lens. Perfect for landscapes, architecture, astrophotography and more, we found it plenty sharp, even wide-open. It’s also quite fast to focus thanks to twin linear motors.

The lens is surprisingly compact and lightweight: approximately 1/3 the weight of the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art FE ($1,599) (460 vs 1170 grams).

The US price of the lens is $1,598, and the preorders will start on April 21 at 10am ET at B&HPhoto.

Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens Specifications

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 14 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Sony FE
Aperture
Maximum aperture F1.8
Minimum aperture F16
Aperture ring Yes
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Optics
Elements 14
Groups 11
Special elements / coatings 1 Super ED + 1 aspherical + 2 XA + 2 ED, Nano AR coating II
Focus
Minimum focus 0.25 m (9.84)
Maximum magnification 0.1×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Linear Motor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Physical
Weight 460 g (1.01 lb)
Diameter 83 mm (3.27)
Length 100 mm (3.94)
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Filter notes Rear sheet filter cut-outs
Hood supplied Yes

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Announced : New Samyang 24mm f/1.8 FE Astrophotography Lens

Samyang has introduced the new Samyang 24mm f/1.8 FE, the latest lens into its ‘Tiny Series’ lens line-up with an optic that’s optimised for astrophotography.

The new tiny lens is designed for landscape and astrophotography photographers. Thanks to its compact size and light weight with minimized coma and short minimum focusing distance, you can enjoy photography day and night. This lens provides outstanding corner-to-corner image quality from maximum F1.8 aperture and smooth and natural-looking bokeh. The new features of Focus Hold Button and LED indicator maximize the usability for capturing the night sky.

Preorders should be online soon at BHphoto.

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