Sony a7 III Has No “Star Eater” Issue

According to recent reviews, the Sony A7 III full frame mirrorless camera has no star eater issue. Looks like Sony has resolved the problem.

The “Star Eater” problem is a form of software spatial filtering designed to reduce noise in photos, particularly hot pixels.

Alan Dyer said that the new Sony A7 III ($1,998 : Amazon | B&H Photo Video | Adorama. ) has no star eater issue, he thinks that Sony has resolved now. … Continue reading


Tamron will Fix 28-75mm f/2.8 FE Lens’s AF Issue via Firmware Update

Tamron today has announced that they are going to release a new firmware update for Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens (AmazonBhphotoAdorama) to fix the AF issue “When focusing on movies, We confirmed the phenomenon that AF does not operate properly under circumstances “. … Continue reading


Video Comparisons: Sony a7R III vs Sony a7 III vs Nikon D850

Here are several video comparisons between the Sony a7R III vs Sony a7 III vs Nikon D850 cameras.

The entry-level A7 III and the high-resolution A7R III and D850 have been making waves this year and are in the conversation for best camera you can buy right now.

The Sony a7R III – $3,198.00 – (AmazonB&HAdorama), $2,000 A7 Mark III : Amazon | B&H Photo Video | Adorama, and $3,300 D850 are the cameras that come up in that conversation. Let’s see which one is going to win out! … Continue reading


Samyang AF 24mm f/2.8 FE Lens to be Announced Soon

Samyang / Rokinon is rumored to announce a new AF 24mm f/2.8 FE lens for Sony E-mount cameras. The announcement should happen soon in June, 2018.

This will be the fifth in the lineup of autofocus lenses that are designed for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras. The pancake lens will have the same size of the current Samyang 35mm f/2.8 AF model.

Three existing autofocus lenses are the AF 14mm F2.8 FEAF 35mm F2.8 FE and AF 50mm F1.4 FE. Samyang / Rokinon AF 35mm f/1.4 FE lens is currently selling for a retail price of $799 in US… Continue reading


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