Sony a7R III Firmware Update Ver.1.10 Released

Great News!! Sony has released the new firmware update Ver.1.10 for the Sony A7R III full-frame mirrorless camera.

Firmware v1.10 adds the 0.5 sec delay setting to the menu so users can halve the current shortest time between frames taken with the camera in Pixel Shift Shooting mode. Previously, delays of 1-30 seconds could be selected. The move will reduce the total amount of time the pixel shift mode takes to record the images it needs, so perhaps will also reduce the risk of movement in the subject.

Users can now also use exposure bracketing in silent mode when recording uncompressed Raw files, and the focus assist peaking display can be tuned when shooting in S-Log mode. Sony says it has improved the general stability of the camera and has fixed problems it had with Eye AF failing in when used with certain settings. … Continue reading


Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens Priced $799, Available for Pre-Order!

Great News! The Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens (Model A036) now available for pre-order. The first third-party that is created natively for the Sony full frame E-mount is priced for $799.

The new high-speed lens offers a minimum focus distance of 19cm/7.5in at wide-angle, will measure 11.7cm/4.6in long and weigh in at 19.4oz/1.2lb. Tamron claims the lens will offer excellent optical performance and high-quality bokeh. An ‘RXD’ stepping motor autofocus unit provides quiet operation for video applications, and the whole thing will be moisture-resistant.

The standard zoom can be found at major stores in US. Check out the pre-orders at AmazonBhphotoAdorama. … Continue reading


Sony A7 III in Stock and Shipping in US

The new Sony A7 III full frame mirrorless camera is now available and in stock and shipping in the US.

Sony has expanded its full-frame Alpha 7 range, introducing the Sony A7 III. With a price tag of $1,999, the camera boasts a new backside-illuminated, 24-megapixel sensor and 4K video recording with S-Log. It can also shoot full resolution pictures at up to 10fps and has a quad-VGA OLED viewfinder.

Sony A7 III camera is also the new best seller in mirrorless cameras at Amazon, followed by Sony A6000 and Sony A7R III. … Continue reading


Sony A7S III announcement might happen before July 2018

Sony A7S III announcement date is rumored to take place in the near future as a listing on Amazon.de shows a A7s III book to be released on July, 2018.

The replacement to the A7s Mark II camera is on the horizon with many improvements expected over its predecessor.

Amazon Germany currently listed a book called “Sony a7 III / a7S III: For better photos right from the start!” available for pre-order online. The release date of the book is set for July 2, 2018. If we take into account that Sony A7S III has not been announced yet, can it be giving us information about the date of the announcement? Let’s look at the details before the Sony A7S III announcement happens. … Continue reading


Sony A7 III gets DxOMarked with 96 Points

DxOMark has just tested the newly announced Sony a7 III (Amazon | B&H | Adorama). The overall score is 96 points, placed between the high-speed A9 and high-resolution A7R III.

Sony A7 III now is the new best seller in mirrorless cameras at Amazon, followed by Sony A6000 and Sony A7R III.

This is an amazing result for a entry-level full frame camera that costs a lot less than both the A7rIII and A9. Sony a7 III Has Better Dynamic Range and High ISO Performance than a7 II. … Continue reading


New Opteka 12mm f/2.8 Lens Announced for Mirrorless Cameras

Opteka announced  a new 12mm f/2.8 lens designed for mirrorless cameras with APS-c and MFT sensor. The ultra wide-angle prime optic is available for Nikon 1, Canon EF-M, Fuji X, MFT and Sony E mounts.

All-metal construction is durable and depth of field and focus distance scales have been engraved on the lens barrel for pre-focusing needs.

Individual lens element feature an HD anti-reflection coating to control surface reflections, flare, and ghosting in order to realize a high degree of contrast and color accuracy, even when working in bright and backlit conditions.

The aperture varies between f/2.8 and f/22. Manual focus lens has 9-blade diaphragm. The price of the Opteka 12mm f/2.8 lens is $199.99. Check out all Opteka lenses here. … Continue reading


Sony a7 III Has Better Dynamic Range and High ISO Performance than a7 II

Sony a7 III Has Better Dynamic Range and High ISO Performance than a7 II. The new Sony a7 III a comparatively affordable full frame mirrorless camera that incorporates a host of advanced features derived from the a9 and a7R III.

DPReview has tested the dynamic range and high ISO performance of Sony a7 III (Amazon | B&H | Adorama) mirrorless camera – The results show Sony a7 III has much better dynamic range and high ISO performance than a7 II.

Where to find Sony A7 III camera in stock? Here is an in stock / availability tracker for Sony A7 III mirrorless camera. … Continue reading


Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD vs Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM – Comparison

Japanese website Photosku has published the specs and size comparison of new announced Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD vs Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens.

This is the Tamron’s first ever lens for the Sony full-frame E-mount system. Tamron claims the lens will offer excellent optical performance and high-quality bokeh. An ‘RXD’ stepping motor autofocus unit provides quiet operation for video applications, and the whole thing will be moisture-resistant.

Photosku published the specs of the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD (B&H) compared to the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM (Amazon) lens. Tamron says this lens is designed to compete against the Sony equivalent. … Continue reading


Sony a7S III & Sony a6700 Specs Predictions

The next cameras from Sony will most likely be the Sony a7S III and Sony a6700.

The announcement for Sony a7S III is expected to be around Photokina 2018 event in September. The official announcement for the Sony a6700 could be before the show in the second half of 2018.

So the Sony A7 III (Amazon | B&H | Adorama) full frame mirrorless camera has been released. Where to find Sony A7 III camera in stock? Here is an in stock / availability tracker for Sony A7 III mirrorless camera. … Continue reading


Sony a7 III Hands-On Field Test

TheCameraStoreTV has just posted their hands-on field test of newly announced Sony a7 III. You can watch the full video below.

The a7 III (Amazon | B&H | Adorama) comes with a 24MP back-illuminated full-frame sensor, a 693-point AF system, 4K video with advanced features. It has 5-axis stabilization, ISO 204800, 10fps shooting, dual SD slots, weather-sealing, and a 3-inch tilting touchscreen.

Where to find Sony A7 III camera in stock? Here is an in stock / availability tracker for Sony A7 III mirrorless camera. … Continue reading