Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Announced

Sony has just announced the E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS zoom lens for its a6000 series E-mount cameras.

The lens offers a useful wide-angle to medium telephoto range. The E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS from Sony is a versatile 27-202.5mm equivalent zoom for APS-C-sensor mirrorless cameras.

The price of the Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens is $598 in US. It will be available for pre-order on January 10th, 2018. Sony also announced silver version of Sony a6300. … Continue reading

Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 Lens to be Announced in 2018

Sony will allegedly announce a new E 16-55mm f/2.8 lens in 2018. It will be designed for company’s mirrorless cameras with APS-c sized image sensors.

The standard zoom lens will be made and designed by Sony. The sources are claiming that the optic will become official alongside the A6700 in the near future.

Current A-mount version of the 16-50mm f2.8 is a sharp lens but comes with a high price tag. Sony APS-C mirrorless cameras need some budget-friendly lenses. As a result the rumored Sony 16-55mm f/2.8 APS-C lens might have a fair price which should be below the $1,000 mark. … Continue reading

Canon 12-385mm f/1.8-4 lens patent for Micro Four Thirds

A new patent has been surfaced on the web from Canon. The application describes a Canon 12-385mm f/1.8-4 lens for Micro Four Thirds system cameras.

This ofcourse doesn’t mean that Canon is joining to Micro 4/3rds community. When we look at the application it shows the 12-385mm F1.8-4.0 lens is for a camcorder. It would probably feature a Micro Four Thirds image sensor. 

Although it is not directly competitive with Olympus and Panasonic, both will get one more competitors in the market that is Canon 🙂 See below for the patent details.  … Continue reading

Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 Lens for Sony E-mount Coming

Zeiss is allegedly working on a new manual focus lens for Sony E-mount system cameras. This product will be a new Loxia 25mm f/2.4 lens. 

The wide angle lens for Sony E-mount cameras is expected to be announced in the first half of 2018. Even there is no exact date for its announcement, CP+ 2018 looks a better event for the lens to be unveiled. 

When it comes to the price tag the manual focus Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 lens will cost around €1,299 in Europe. More details can be found below.  … Continue reading

Voigtlander 35mm f/1.4 FE lens for Sony E-mount officially announced

Cosina Japan officially announced the Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 FE Lens for Sony E-mount users. According to the translated webpage, the lens is scheduled to ship in February of 2018, at a price of ¥ 85,000, or approximately $750 USD.

Shipping is scheduled to start in February 2018. You can see the official sample images at Cosina Japan. … Continue reading

Luminar 2018 & Aurora HDR Holiday Savings

Here are two special deals for Luminar 2018 and Aurora HDR 2018 to end this exceptional year. These feature Macphun’s two most popular products, plus bonuses, at tremendous savings.

Luminar 2018 offers everything a modern photographer needs for photo editing, including new filters powered by artificial intelligence, major speed improvements, a dedicated RAW develop module and a forthcoming in 2018; digital asset management platform. Aurora HDR has been awarded Mac App of the Year 2017.

Use coupon code “TIMES” to save additional $10 on Luminar 2018 and Aurora HDR 2018. This special offer stays live till December 31. Check out for the details of the deals below.  … Continue reading

Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens Release Date is September 2018

The already in development Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens will be released sometime in September 2018 with Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization.

The bright telephoto prime lens will be compatible with Sony FE 1.4X and 2X Teleconverters. The optic will offer a 600mm equivalent, in 35mm equivalent terms, when used on Sony’s APS-C cameras such as the Sony A6500.

The official announcement of the bright telephoto prime lens will be in Summer 2018. According to B&H listing, the shipping date of the lens or expected availabiliy will be at Photokina 2018. … Continue reading

Aurora HDR is Mac App Store of the Year 2017

Apple named Aurora HDR 2018 as their Best Mac App of 2017. To celebrate this milestone, and help even more people access this great photography tool, Aurora HDR 2018 — both Mac & Windows — will be available for the rest of December at $20 OFF with a pack of special bonuses included.

Aurora HDR is not just a tool for merging bracketed images, it also provides numerous tools and countless options to create perfect HDR photos for every taste – from one-click presets and advanced tone-mapping, to layers, noise reduction, and powerful luminosity masking controls. It was named as the Best App of 2017 by Apple … Continue reading

Sony Releases FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens Firmware Version 05

The new Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens Firmware Update Version 05 is now available for download at Sony Support.

The FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM features special coatings (Nano AR and fluorine), a floating focusing system for improved AF performance. The lens offers a minimum focusing distance of just 0.96m (~3.15ft), a SSM and dual linear motors.

For updating the firmware of your Sony lens, just connect it to the camera and follow the steps given on the firmware update page. More dteails and download links can be found below. … Continue reading

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens In Stock & Shipping

Great news for Micro 4/3rds and Sony E-mount users. The Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens is now available in stock and shipping. at B&H and Adorama.

This new lens costs $449. Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens – B&H and Adorama.

The lens is designed to use on mirrorless cameras for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds systems. It is the second budget-friendly fast aperture optic after the 30mm F1.4 DC DN. … Continue reading