Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 G Master Lens Reviews

We have tried to summarize all the details about Sony’s new FE 85mm f/1.4 G Master lens reviews. This includes all the buzz captured as the sample images and hands-on videos.

The FE 85mm f/1.4 GM is a new short telephoto prime lens for the Sony A7-series full-frame E-mount cameras. It features 11 elements in 8 groups including a newly developed, extremely precise XA (extreme aspherical) element. These glasses reduces aberration and increases resolution, as well as three ED glass elements.

Now let’s take a closer look at the excellent portrait model of the GM lineup that Sony offers in this upper class. … Continue reading


Metabones Smart Adapter IV Firmware Update 0.54 Announced

Metabones announes a new firmware update for its Smart Adapter IV and EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x products.

The version 0.54 upgrade fixes issues with Tamron lenses. Also adds an option in Metabones App to enable the use of Digital Zoom in Advanced mode.

This Smart Adapter has the electronic aperture, EXIF, image stabilization and autofocus features. True electronic integration of aperture diaphragm lets camera automatically choose aperture in P or S exposure modes.

More information about the Metabones firmware update version 0.54 which the stability also improved.  … Continue reading


ZY Optics releases the Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro Lens

ZY Optics has released the Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X super macro lens for full-frame cameras.

The optic offers a maximum magnification ratio of 4.5:1. This gives the opportunity to fill the frame of a 35mm-sized camera with objects four and a half times smaller than the camera’s sensor. Photographer’s can focus as close as 20cm with the lens.

The Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro lens comes in Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony FE, Sony Alpha, Pentax K, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds, Fuji X mounts.  … Continue reading


First Leica M10 specs leaked on the web

First Leica M10 specs has been surfaced on the web. The upcoming full-frame camera will have a new 24-megapixel image sensor.

According to the recent leak, Leica M10 specs will include a 24MP full-frame sensor, MAESTROII image processing engine. The camera will also have 5fps continuous shooting speed.

The official announcement of the camera should take place on January 18, 2017. More buzz after the break! … Continue reading


Meyer-Optik Releases Nocturnus 50mm F0.95 II lens

Meyer-Optik USA has announced the Nocturnus 50mm F0.95 II manual-focus lens for the Sony E-Mount cameras.

The  super fast bright prime lens is optimized for use with full-frame image sensors, but also works with APS-C cameras.

The lens construction consists of ten elements in seven groups and a near-circular iris diaphragm with fifteen steel aperture blades. The manufacturer says the 15 aperture blades with anti-reflective coating create a pleasant bokeh with circular highlights. … Continue reading


Leica SL Camera Firmware Update V2.2 Released

Leica released a new firmware V2.2 for the SL full-frame mirrorless camera. Along with the system upgrade, the company also announced the Summilux-SL 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens.

Leica SL camera firmware update V2.2 adds improvement support for Leica Image Shuttle software. Also the shutter speed limitation reduced when shooting with 6-bit coded Leica M-Lenses.

Leica SL camera features a 24-megapixel CMOS sensor and currently selling for $7450. The camera is capable of 4096 x 2160 4K video at 24 fps, offering 4:2:0 internal recording or 4:2:2 over HDMI. … Continue reading


New Sony full-frame E-Mount lenses rumored for 2017

Sony is rumored to be developing six new lenses for its full frame E-mount system cameras. The new Sony lenses to be announced in the next six months period, sources say.

The FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM will be the next model in the GM-series. As expected it will have premium price because of the GM lens special feaures.

According to recent gossips, new Sony full-frame E-Mount lenses will be released before the next a7-series camera announcement. This is also another hint of there will be a high-end MILC to be announced before mid-2017.  … Continue reading


Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens tested : Outstanding Sharpness

Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens test results now available online. The lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras performed well and shows excellent sharpness.

According to DxOMark, the Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens scored a point of 41. They have tested the macro optic by using the Sony A7RII full-frame E-mount camera.

The test results show that the lens has well controlled chromatic aberration. Even with an expensive price tag, it is lightweight and portable. More details after the break! … Continue reading


Sony A7II Firmware 3.30 Now Available for Download

Sony released a new firmware update version 3.30 for its A7II full-frame E-mount camera.

The firmware 3.30 for Sony A7 Mark II improves the condition that occurs when using the Flash. It simpy controls the amount of light at the edge of the image is insufficient.

You can see the firmware details and download links for the corresponding operation systems. … Continue reading


Fotodiox Fusion Nikon G to Sony E Smart AF Adapter Released

Fotodiox has announced their new FUSION Smart AF Adapter which allows autofocus with Nikon G lenses on Sony E-mount cameras.

The new Fotodiox Fusion Smart AF adapter (Nikon AF-I/AF-S lens to Sony E-mount mirrorless camera) with full automated functions (full aperture control, autofocus, image stabilization, EXIF data) is now shipping.

Fotodiox’s new FUSION lens adapter lets you mount Nikon lenses onto a Sony E-mount camera, all while maintaining electronic communication between the two. … Continue reading