Metabones Relaesed Firmware Update 0.53 for Smart Adapter IV

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

The version 0.53 upgrade adds a user interface to select between Green and Advanced modes using Metabones App, with separate settings for newer cameras and older cameras. The option to allow the camera body to select between lens IS and IBIS or in combination and AF accuracy improvement for subjects near infinity.

More information about the Metabones firmware update version 0.53 with the download links can be found below. … Continue reading


Sony A7III camera rumored to be released in Q2 2017

The new Sony A7III camera is rumored to be in development and to be released in Q2 2017 for full-frame E-mount users.

The first generation of Sony full-frame E-mount cameras includes models such as the A7, A7R, and A7S. The company has already released the first model of the second generation which consists of the A7II back in late 2014.

No the rumor mill is claiming that the next Sony A7-series camera will be the A7 Mark III model. The official announcement date is unknown at the moment. On the other hand the source mentions that the camera will start shipping in Q2 2017.  … Continue reading


More Canon full frame mirrorless camera detailes leaked

More information for the Canon full frame mirrorless camera has been leaked online.

According to latest rumors, the upcoming MILC will not use a new mount, instead it will make good use of EF mount lenses.

full-frame mirrorless camera from  Canon is rumored since at least two years. There will not be a 4th mount added to the Canon ILC lineup.  … Continue reading


Sony A9 full-frame E-mount camera coming in early 2017

Sony A9 full-frame E-mount camera is rumored to be announced in early 2017 instead of late 2016 due the sensor production shortage.

The rumor mill is once again in talks of a camera called Sony Alpha A9. The next generation high-end model will be placed above the A7-series.

The sensor will be brand new but it’s not clear what will be the megapixel count. As you might guess it will be in high-resolution and rich in features. … Continue reading


Tamron 60mm f/2.8 Macro VC Lens Patent

The new patent from Tamron filed in Japan. The application describes the Tamron 60mm f/2.8 Macro VC lens designed for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras.

We can see that this macro optic also comes with built-in Vibration Compensation technology. This means that users will benefit from camera shakes.

On the other hand this is good news for the current Sony A7-series E-mount camera users. As Tamron produce such good lenses with an affordable price. … Continue reading


Early Sony A7SIII specs leaked on the web

First Sony A7SIII specs has been leaked on the web. Sony A7SIII camera is on the horizon and said to be in development.

Sony is allegedly working on a new MILC with full-frame image sensor. The Sony A7SIII specs list is expected to include a new 15.4 MP BSI-CMOS Sensor found with LSI.

If true the low-light king will meet the same chip that is found on the new Alpha a6500 camera. The front-end LSI chip gives the camera faster internal processing. This also improves the high ISO performance for both stills and videos and buffer in continuous shooting mode. … Continue reading


New Tokina FiRIN lenses coming for Sony E mount cameras

New Tokina FiRIN lenses are on the horizon. Tokina FiRIN lens roadmap displayed at Photokina 2016 event.

The company is planning to launch three new FíRIN AF lenses for Sony E-mount full frame cameras.

The Firin 20mm F2 FE MF is the first in Tokina product line compact form-factor super wide ultra fast F2 aperture manual prime lens. The wide-angle prime is the first optic in their lineup for full-frame Sony E-mount system cameras. … Continue reading


Sony A7II Firmware Update 3.20 adds support for wireless radio flash

Sony has released a new firmware update for the A7II full-frame mirrorless camera. New firmware version 3.20 for Sony A7II adds support for the new Sony Wireless Radio Flash Commanders.

Sony launched the A7II in November 2014 as a successor to the A7. When compared to its predecessor, the A7II comes packed with a similar 24-megapixel sensor, but one that features a 5-axis image stabilization system, providing about 4.5 stops of stabilization.

Sony radio flash system provides effective remote control of up to 15 separately available FA-WRR1 Wireless Radio Receivers from up to 98.4′ away thanks to a 2.4 GHz radio system. You can see the firmware details and download links below.  … Continue reading


Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Sonnar FE lens officially announced

The new Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Sonnar FE lens officially announced.

Designed for Sony full-frame E mount system cameras, the Loxia 2.4/85 is a new portrait lens from Zeiss. The construction consists of seven lens elements in seven groups. It has been designed for digital sensors and is based on an optimized ZEISS Sonnar design.

The telephoto prime optic has a minimum object distance of 0.80 meters. The manual focus ring has a rotation angle of 220 degrees and enables the subtlest variations of focusing. The large aperture of f/2.4 combined with the high-quality optical design ensures an appealing bokeh. The electronic interface transfers lens data (EXIF) as well as focus movements.

Release date of the ZEISS Loxia 85mm f/2.4 slated for the beginning of December 2016. The recommended retail sales price is $1,399 in US. … Continue reading


Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Lens Officially Announced

Sony has introduced the FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens. Designed for full-frame E-mount cameras the new optic provides true 1:1 macro magnification.

Lightweight and compact standard prime model SEL50M28 offers versatile shooting experience and is resistant to dust and moisture. The lens construction includes 8 elements in 7 groups and a rounded 7-blade aperture.

The new Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens will be available in September for about $500 US. … Continue reading