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


Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens Coming Soon

According to recent rumors, Sony will announce a new FE 24mm f/1.4 GM lens for full-frame E-mount cameras soon.

The ultra-high-resolution G Master series lens lineup consists of mid-range FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM zoom, a near-perfect FE 85mm f/1.4 GM portrait prime, and a telephoto staple in the form of the FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS.

The collection of includes the much desired focal lengths and apertures from 24 to 200mm, almost all the bases are covered but lacks a wide-angle GM prime lens. So next lens will probably be the Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM lens, sources say. … Continue reading


Sony A7 III Lowlight Comparison : a7III vs a7RIII vs a6500 vs GH5

Photographer and filmmaker Max Yuryev just tested and compared the new Sony a7 III low-light against the Sony a7R III, Sony a6500, and Panasonic GH5 mirrorless cameras.

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.

Max Yuryev shot footage of himself with each of the 4 cameras at ISO values ranging from 1600 to 51200. As a verdict he says the a7III beats out everything in high iso lowlight comparison. … Continue reading


Sony a7S III Rumored to be Announced at Photokina 2018

Sony A7S III full frame mirrorless camera is rumored to be announced at 2018 Photokina event. At this point release date of the Sony A7S III is scheduled for late 2018.

The full frame E-mount users has met with the A7SII in September 2015. It has been three years since the previous version. The video-centric full frame E-mount camera is expected to arrive in August – September timeframe in 2018.

Photokina 2018 opens its doors in September and prior to the event we might well see the Sony A7S III at the show.  … Continue reading


Sony A7 III User’s Manual Now Available

Sony has just released the user’s manual of Sony Alpha A7 III. You can download this 100-page instruction manual here.

These manufacturer guides are great which you can figure out how all the cool new features work before the product arrives.

The instruction manual for the mirrorless interchangeable lens camera is now available for download at helpguide.sony.net. You can also get it as pdf file to figure out how all the cool new features work.  … Continue reading


Sony a7 III Hands-on Videos

Here is a recap of the Sony a7 III Hands-on videos on the web.

Sony a7 III features a 24-megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS full-frame image sensor. The camera combines many of Sony’s latest technologies from the high-end Alpha A9, as well as the Alpha A7R III into a compact body. Latest BIONZ X image processor ISO sensitivity range greatly improved with an extended ISO ceiling of 204,800 (the same as the Alpha A9). Sony also managed to improve dynamic range to 15 stops with 14-bit raw files.

The Alpha A7 III (Amazon | B&H | Adorama) is likely to appeal to many photographers looking for a well-rounded and advanced full-frame mirrorless camera. … Continue reading