Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 for Sony E-mount Announced

Samyang Optics has unveiled the AF 14mm F2.8 lens. The full-frame Samyang 14mm F2.8 autofocus lens is designed for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras.

The wide-angle optic includes Ultra Multi Coating and three aspherical lenses. The construction features 14 elements in 10 groups to minimise aberration and unnecessary light dispersion. The lens delivers high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image.

The lens will be available in September for a price tag of €699. … Continue reading


Sony A7RII Firmware Update Version 3.30 Released

Sony has released a new firmware update for its A7RII full-frame mirrorless camera.

New firmware update version 3.30 for Sony A7RII improves overall stability and less overheating. It also supports to output video via HDMI (still mode) when using the Remote Camera Control software.

The A7RII E-mount mirrorless model gets firmware update. See the whole details and download links below. … Continue reading


Sony’s Next G Master Zoom Lens Will be a FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

Good news for Sony E-mount users. Looks like the next G Master zoom lens will be a FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM model.

The new high-end Sony G master lenses optimized for its full-frame E-mount cameras, also known as GM series sits above the current ‘G-series‘ lenses with a premium price.

In February 2016 the company had introduced the first three models in the G Master lenses line up. The series include the mid-range FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM zoom, a near-perfect 85mm f/1.4 GM portrait prime, and a telephoto staple in the form of the FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS. … Continue reading


Sony A7, A7R and A7S Firmware 3.20 Released

Sony has released a new firmware update for its  A7, A7R and A7S full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The firmware version 3.20 for Sony A7, A7R & A7S adds support for the new Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens. As you know that the G Master design combines extraordinary sharpness and smooth bokeh. The constant F2.8 max aperture maintains exposure and depth of field.

You can find the whole details and download links below. … Continue reading


Samyang XEEN 135mm T2.2 Officially Announced

Samyang, Rokinon has announced XEEN 135mm T2.2 video-cine telephoto lens. This is a new full-frame optic available for PL, EF, F, E, and Micro FourThirds mounts.

The Samyang XEEN 135mm T2.2 lens comes with two different focus scales, displaying distances in either imperial or metric units. The lens has a click-less aperture ring and a near-circular iris diaphragm with 11 blades.

The Samyang, XEEN 135mm T2.2 will start shipping in August. The price tag will stand £1799.99 / €2200.00.  … Continue reading


Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA portrait lens officially announced

Sony has officially announced the new FE 50mm F1.4 ZA portrait lens for its full-frame E-mount cameras.

The design of the Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA consists of 11-blade aperture for circular out-of-focus highlights even as you stop down. It has advanced aspheric and ED lens elements and Zeiss’ T* coating.

The optic features a large F1.4 maximum aperture that offers impressive contrast and outstanding resolution. Sony says that the lens’ Planar design minimizes distortion. … Continue reading


Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens DxOMark Review: Best Zoom in the Range!

DxOMark published their test results for Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens.  Tested on the Sony A7R, the new optic achieved an excellent result overall.

The standard zoom lens achieved a score of 29 points, with a combination of 17 P-Mpix Sharpness, 2.8 TStop Transmission, 0.7% Distortion, -1.6 EV Vignetting and 10μm chromatic aberration. It has become the best-performing zoom in the maker’s range.

According to DxOMark test, the lens has some astigmatism throughout the zoom range. It’s quite noticeable at 70mm wide-open. Fortunately, the sharpness improves significantly on stopping down. … Continue reading


Olympus Patent for 28mm f/1.4 Full Frame Mirrorless Lens

Olympus has filed a new patent for 28mm f/1.4 lens designed for mirrorless cameras with full-frame image sensors.

The patent application refers to a prime optic. It consists of 28mm focal length with a maximum bright aperture of f/1.4. This makes it a perfect companion for lo-light photography. On the other hand we might not see these product in mass production.

Currently there are no rumors for a Oly full frame mirrorless camera model but this is the fourth patent filed in Japan. This could refer to a future product like an Olympus full-frame mirrorless camera. … Continue reading


Additional Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens reviews

Additional Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens reviews now available online with hands-on videos, sample images and tests.

The standard zoom lens for Sony A7 series cameras became the best 24-70mm lens to date. It is the ultimate choice for those seeking the highest possible optical performance. The optic is ideal for portrait, travel and event photography or even simple everyday shooting.

The FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM is currently priced for $1,699.95 at Amazon store. It features special elements for reducing aberrations and increasing resolution. The coating is dust and moisture resistance, and a compact design. The optic has a 9-bladed aperture, special coatings for reduced reflections. It also comes with a direct drive SSM for fast and quiet focusing.   … Continue reading


Canon patent for 30mm F2.8 DO lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras

Canon has patented for an optical formula that appears for a 30mm F2.8 DO lens designed for company’s future full-frame mirrorless camera.

From the patent application we can see that Canon is working on a new prime optic with a maximum aperture of f/2.8. If becomes available, it will be aimed at Canon EOS-M mirrorless cameras with full-frame image sensors. We can also say the upcoming 30mm F2.8 DO will be a new prime model with DO featuring diffractive optics.

Canon lenses which feature the diffractive optical (DO) are smaller and lighter compared to the same focal length lenses but the price becomes generally higher when the lenses have optical formual for DO. … Continue reading