Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens Announced, Price $2,799

Sony today has officially announced the new FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II OSS lens. The US price for this lens is $2,799, you can check pre-order options at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon.  This Mark II version is built around two pairs of XD ‘Extreme Dynamic’ linear motors driving its two focus groups, rather than the mixture of linear motor and ring-type motor used in the older version. Sony promises focus is up to four times faster as a result.

The release date for Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II lens is in December 2021.

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Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Officially Announced

Tamron has announced a 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 zoom lens for full-frame Sony E-mount bodies, alongside a second-gen version of its  .

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. This should result in faster, smoother autofocus.

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens at B&H. Continue reading “Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Officially Announced”

Tamron 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E-mount

The Tamron 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD is the world’s first mirrorless zoom lens with a maximum wide-open aperture of F2.

The 35-150mm F2-2.8 is a zoom lens that covers the range from wide-angle (35mm) through telephoto (150mm) and is ideal for travel photography.

Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens at B&H.

The new Tamron 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD will be available from October 28, 2021 priced at £1599.99 in the UK and $1899.99 in the US. Continue reading “Tamron 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E-mount”

ProGrade Digital 160GB CFexpress Type A Cobalt Memory Card Announced

ProGrade Digital officially announced the new 160GB CFexpress Type A Cobalt Memory Card. The US price is $329.99.

ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type A cards provide read speeds up to 800MB/s and burst write speeds up to 700MB/s. In addition, ProGrade Digital’s CFexpress Type A card delivers a minimum sustained write speed of 400MB/s (VPG 400) – specifically designed for high-resolution video capture.

ProGrade Digital 160GB CFexpress Type A Cobalt Memory Card: $329.99 at B&HAdorama.

Key Features:

  • 160GB Storage Capacity
  • NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Bus
  • Max Read Speed: 800 MB/s
  • Max Write Speed: 700 MB/s
  • Min Write Speed: 400 MB/s
  • Records Raw 4K Video
  • Records 8K, 6K, and 4K ProRes Video
  • Metal Enclosure for Temperature Control
  • Built-In Thermal Throttling
  • Shock / Vibration / X-Ray Proof

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Sigma 24mm f/2 & 90mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lenses Officially Announced

Sigma officially announced the new and  for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. Both lenses are prices at $639. Now the new Sigma 24mm f/2 & 90mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lenses are available for pre-order at B&HAdorama.

Sigma 90mm f/2.8 DG DN | Contemporary: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sigma 24mm f/2 DG DN | Contemporary: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Sigma 90mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens Key Features

  • Sony E-mount/Leica L-mount
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Five SLD Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.6′
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • All-Metal Barrel Construction
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

Sigma 24mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Lens Key Features

  • Sony E-mount/Leica L-mount
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Two SLD Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • FLD Element
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 9.65″
  • All-Metal Body
  • Durable, Weather-Sealed Construction

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Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens Announced

Tamron reveals 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 APS-C lens for Sony E mount cameras. The lens, which is roughly a 27–450mm full-frame equivalent, is constructed of 19 elements in 15 groups, including three hybrid aspherical elements and four low dispersion (LD) elements.  features a maximum aperture range of F3.5 through F6.3, a minimum aperture range of F22 through F40, uses a seven-blade circular aperture diaphragm and has a 67mm front filter thread.

The US price of the lens is $699 and it will be released on September 24, 2021. Now the new Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Sony E-mount is available for pre-order at B&HAdorama.

Pre-order links:

Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Sony E: $699 at B&HAdorama.

Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Fujifilm X: $699 at B&HAdorama.

Key Features

  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27mm-450mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • VXD Linear AF Motor
  • Maximum Magnification: 1:2
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

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Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens Announced

Sigma has announced the new Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. The US price is $1,499 and it will be released in late August 2021. Now the new Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens is available for pre-order at B&HAdorama.

Pre-order links:

Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens for Sony E: $1,499 at B&HAdorama.

Key Features:

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/5 to f/22
  • Four FLD Elements, Two SLD Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • OS and Custom Mode Switch
  • Dual Action Zoom System
  • OS Image Stabilization
  • Zoom Torque Switch
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Durable Brass Bayonet Mount

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Sony ZV-E10 Officially Announced, Price $698

Sony introduced the new Sony ZV-E10 – the first Alpha series interchangeable lens vlog camera. The US price is $698 and shipping will start by the end of August 2021.  The Sony ZV-E10 is available for pre-order at B&H & Adorama.

Pre-order link:

Sony ZV-E10 Body: $698 at at B&H & Adorama.

Sony ZV-E10 Key Features:

  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K30p and Full HD 120p Video
  • 3.0″ Side Flip-Out Touchscreen LCD
  • 425-Point Fast Hybrid AF
  • Up to 11-fps Shooting, ISO 100-32000
  • Real-Time Eye AF and Tracking
  • Background Defocus & Face Priority AE
  • Directional 3-Capsule Mic and Windscreen
  • Headphone and Microphone Ports
  • E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens

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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”