Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO Lens Announced for Sony E-mount

Venus Optics announces Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO Lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The US price of the macro lens is $499 and available for Sony E mount.

are sold at AmazonAdorama and B&H. Continue reading “Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO Lens Announced for Sony E-mount”

Sigma 20mm & 24mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lenses Officially Announced

Sigma has officially announced two new wide angle prime lenses for Sony E-mount: Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens and Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens. The price for Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens is $899, and the price for Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens is $799.

Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens: $899 at B&HAdorama.

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens: $799 at B&HAdorama.

Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens Key Features

  • E-Mount Lens/Full Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Two SLD Elements
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multilayer Coating
  • Stepping AF Motor, MFL Switch
  • Rounded 11-Blade Diaphragm
  • 82mm Front Filter Thread
  • Rear Filter Holder
  • Durable Brass Bayonet Mount

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens Key Features

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Two FLD Elements and One SLD Elements
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multilayer Coating
  • STM Autofocus Motor
  • Rounded 11-Blade Diaphragm
  • Brass Bayonet Mount
  • 72mm Front Filter Threads
  • Rear Filter Holder

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Sony FR7 Cinema Line PTZ Camera Announced

Sony launches the FR7, the world’s first full-frame ILC pan-tilt-zoom camera. Sony’s New Cinema Line PTZ camera opens new creative and cinematic possibilities for content creators, from filmmakers to live event or music video producers.

The Sony FR7 will be available in November for $9,699.99. The FR7 kit with the FE PZ 28-135mm lens will cost $12,199.99 and will also be available in November.

Sony FR7 Cinema Line PTZ Camera: Adorama | B&H Photo

At a basic level, the FR7 is a redesigned FX6 modified into a PTZ design. However, that’s a bit of an oversimplification. Using Sony’s experience with actuator design, the FR7 promises precise control over its movement. Pan and tilt speed is continuously variable from 0.02 to 60 degrees per second and supports a wide range of stable, smooth motion. The pan angle range is from +/- 170 degrees and the tilt angle range is from -30 to 195 degrees.

  • Supports up to UHD 4K120 Video
  • Sony E-Mount  Lens Interchangeability
  • 4K Full-Frame Sensor
  • 12G-SDI, HDMI & Streaming Output
  • Real-time Eye AF and Real-time Tracking
  • Variable Electronic ND Filter
  • Smooth, Slow Pan & Tilt Movement

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Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Lens Announced for $1,299

Tamron has  announced the new Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Lens for Sony E mount. It is an ideal choice for photographing landscapes, wildlife, sports, portraiture, and more. Featuring an 8x zoom ratio that begins at 50mm, this remarkably compact and portable lens offers a length of just 7.2″ making it the same size as conventional 100-400mm zoom lenses.

The US price is $1,299 and it will be released on September 22, 2022. This new lens  first available for pre-order at B&H. Continue reading “Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Lens Announced for $1,299”

Tamron Announced the Development of the New Tamron 20-40mm F2.8 Di III VXD Lens

Tamron will be releasing a new lens for Sony E-mount full-frame cameras: the Tamron 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A062).

Tamron 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD Features

  • Compact and lightweight
  • Excellent handling and is well-balanced
  • Tamron’s VXD linear motor for silent high-level AF speed and precision
  • Wide macro shooting: MOD of 0.17m and a magnification ratio of 1:3.8
  • Rapid zooming (The zoom ring rotation arc is just 65°)
  • Compatible with Tamron Lens UtilityTM software for Focus Ring Function Setting and firmware updates
  • New design with improved texture and scratch resistance
  • 67mm filter size, same as most other Tamron lenses for mirrorless cameras
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating
  • Compatible with many camera-specific features and functions, including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF

The new Tamron 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A062), will be available in US sometime during fall 2022. Further details, including pricing, will be available in due course. Tamron is well known for making for E-mount. See Tamron lenses here. Continue reading “Tamron Announced the Development of the New Tamron 20-40mm F2.8 Di III VXD Lens”

Venus Optics Laowa 12-24mm f/5.6 C-Dreamer Lens Announced

Venus Optics has announced the Laowa 12-24mm f/5.6 C-Dreamer lens for Sony E mount. The US price for this lens is $649.   are sold at Adorama and B&H

The 12-24mm f/5.6 zoom is an ultra-wide zoom lens designed for mirrorless cameras. With an angle of view from 84° to 121°, the lens can be very useful for multiple scenarios. It also has a fixed f/5.6 maximum aperture throughout the whole zoom range which gives the photographer much greater control over the photo. The lens is relatively lightweight in its class. It is compressed to be around 3.3″/ 84mm long and weighs about 1.09lbs/ 497g. The lens is also compatible with 77mm filters (With the lens hood) and has a 15cm close-focusing distance. Easily creating interesting shots with good background separation. Like many of the Laowa lenses, this wide-angle lens also renders stunning 10-point sunstars. Continue reading “Venus Optics Laowa 12-24mm f/5.6 C-Dreamer Lens Announced”

Laowa 90mm F2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens for Sony E-mount

Venus Optics announces Laowa 90mm F2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The US price of the macro lens is $499 and available for Sony E mount.

 are sold at Adorama and B&H

The lens is constructed of 13 elements in 10 groups, including three extrea-low dispersion (ED) elements. It features a 13-blade aperture diaphragm, has an aperture range of F2.8, uses a 67mm front filter thread and has a minimum focusing distance of 20.5cm, at which it offers 2x magnification. Continue reading “Laowa 90mm F2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens for Sony E-mount”

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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Sony Electronics Introduces Three Wide-angle E-Mount APS-C Lenses

The E PZ 10-20mm F4 G, E 15mm F1.4 G and E 11mm F1.8 Bring Sony’s E-mount Lineup to 70 Lenses and Offer Wide-angle Views, Outstanding Image Resolution, and Compact Designs

Sony Electronics Inc. today has expanded its E-mount lens lineup with the introduction of the power zoom G lens E PZ 10-20mm F4 G (model SELP1020G), versatile G lens E 15mm F1.4 G (model SEL15F14G), and the ultra-wide prime E 11mm F1.8 (model SEL11F18). The three newest additions bring Sony’s E-mount lens family to a total of 70 different models, offering more options than ever for still, video, and hybrid content creators.
Preorders:
10-20mm at B&HPhoto, Amazon.
15mm f/1.4 at B&HPhoto, Amazon.
11mm f/1.8 at B&HPhoto, Amazon.

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New Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 FE II Lens for Sony E-mount

Samyang releases a new version of a classic 35 mm lens and announced AF 35mm F1.4 FE II Lens. With the AF 35mm F1.4 FE II, the South Korean firm offers almost identical exterior optics, but renewed inside.

Designed for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras, the new Samyang / Rokinon lens features a fast aperture of f/1.4 just like its predecessor but offers many changes inside.

The AF 35mm F1.4 FE II is the second edition of the AF 35mm F1.4 FE, and it is one of the lenses that has been loved by many people since Samyang released its first Autofocus lens in 2016. Lens standards are constantly changing and Samyang is launching this AF 35mm F1.4 FE II lens as the most universal lens of all time. Some may consider that the market is filled with similar focal lengths already, however, Samyang has taken additional steps to innovate.

With excellent optical performance and a bright aperture F1.4, now you can capture colorful daily life. The AF performance that is faster and more accurate than before with the adoption of the STM motor provides the best results not only for photography but also for video recording. In addition, the ‘Custom switch’ and ‘Focus hold button’ functions added to maximize user convenience will allow you to enjoy the fun of shooting. Meet the newly launched AF 35mm F1.4 FE II.

Samyang’s autofocus lens line-up includes several autofocus lenses, AF 35mm F1.4 FEAF 14mm F2.8 FEAF 35mm F2.8 FE and AF 50mm F1.4 FE. Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE II lens will be available soon (check for US pricing). Continue reading “New Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 FE II Lens for Sony E-mount”