Deal: $200 off on Sony a7R II and a7S II, $500 off on Sony a9

Sony recently released the new instant rebates in the US: you can now save $200 on Sony a7R II and Sony a7S II, and save $500 on Sony a9.

$200 off on Sony a7R II: $1,798 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

$200 off on Sony a7S II: $2,198 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

$500 off on Sony a9: $3,998 at AmazonB&HAdorama. … Continue reading


Sony A7 III and A7R III Firmware Update 2.0

Sony today released the new firmware update version 2.00 for Sony A7 III and Sony A7R III full frame mirrorless cameras.

This looks like a major upgrade as the firmware update for Sony A7 III and A7R III. Version 2.0 adds support for the 400mm f/2.8 GM and 24mm f/1.4 GM lenses, improves LA-EA3 mount adaptor support, and offers better reproduction of the gradation of RAW pictures.

Sony A7 III camera is also the new best seller in mirrorless cameras at Amazon, followed by Sony A6000 and Sony A7R III. Check out the Sony A7 III and A7R III Firmware Update 2.0 details and download links below.  … Continue reading


Video: How the Sony a7SIII Could Destroy All Other Camera Companies

From the article on DCN, we know that a Sony senior manager Yutaka Iwatsuki said the Sony a7S III will go beyond their customers’ expectations and to be a really innovative product.

What do you expect from the Sony a7S III? in terms of new features and specifications. Today Caleb Pike at DSLR Video Shooter talks about how the Sony a7S III could shut down Canon, Nikon, Fuji and Panasonic cameras. Sure if the rumored features are added to the Sony A7S III. Check it out! … Continue reading


Sony a7S III will Go Beyond Customers’ Expectations

At Photokina 2018 we didn’t see the Sony A7S III announcement. According to that Cinema5D interviewed with Sony Senior Manager Yutaka Iwatsuki about the release date of Sony A7S III and other future products.

Sony Manager said that the Sony a7S III is in development, but in order to go beyond customer’s expectations, they need a lot of work and time to achieve this. This mean’s the Sony A7S III announcement date may require longer than we probably imagine.

This also means that a possible Sony a7S III announcement will not happen at PhotoPlus EXPO 2018 in October. Maybe in early 2019 at the CES 2019 or CP+ 2019 events makes sense. On the other hand this could be a sign that the company first focus on high-end APS-C mirrorless camera (A6700). … Continue reading


Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Lens Announced, Price: $1,299

Zeiss has announced the new Batis 40mm f/2 CF (Close Focus) lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. According to Zeiss this is “the most versatile lens in the Batis family.”

The new  lens is designed specifically for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Batis lineup now covers five focal lengths ranging from 18mm to 135mm.  Check out all the Batis lenses at major stores for availability (B&H Photo Video | Adorama | Amazon).

The Batis 40mm f/2 CF has a minimum focusing distance of 9.45 inches (24cm) with a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:3.3. The new Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF will be available in November 2018 with a price tag of $1,299. … Continue reading


Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens Features, Price:$1,398

Here is everthing you need to know about the Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens including features, construction, impressions and hands-on videos.

The new FE 24mm F1.4 GM utilizes Sony’s most advanced optical technologies to satisfy the needs of the most demanding photographers. The lens is the most compact and lightweight in its class measuring approx. 75mm x 92mm (3.0 x 3.64 inches) and weighing only 445 grams (15.7 ounces), with a filter diameter of 67mm.

The FE 24mm F1.4 GM has 10 groups with 13 elements, including two XA (extreme aspherical) and three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements. Sony’s Nano AR Coating is applied to reduce lens flare and ghosting. The US price for this lens is $1,398, check availability at Amazon | B&H Photo Video. … Continue reading


Canon EOS R vs EOS 5D4 vs EOS 6D2 vs Sony a7III vs Sony a7RIII Image Quality Comparison

Tony & Chelsea Northrup published a video comparing the image quality of the new Canon EOS R a with its siblings. Here is Canon EOS R vs EOS 5D4 vs EOS 6D2 vs Sony a7III vs Sony a7RIII  Image Quality Comparison.

From the video review we understand that dynamic range of the EOS R sensor is better than the Canon 6D Mark II. Also the Canon EOS R definitely has a better image quality than the Sony a7 III in most conditions, with noticeably sharper images, even at high ISOs.

Check out the Canon EOS R vs EOS 5D4 vs EOS 6D2 vs Sony a7III vs Sony a7RIII Image Quality Comparison video below for more details. … Continue reading


Sony to Announce FE 24mm f/1.4 GM & FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lenses

Sony will allegedly announce the FE 24mm f/1.4 GM and FE 135mm f/1.8 GM lenses on September 20. Previous rumors said that Sony will have a product announcement on September 18, now it seems journalists will have two days time to play with the new gears before the official announcement on September 20.

Sony and Zeiss will hold a major product announcement and introduce new gears to photo enthusiasts. As we know that Zeiss is on the verge to announce Batis 40mm FE while Sony introduce the FE 24mm f/1.4 GM and FE 135mm f/1.8 GM lenses.

Currently the GM lineup consists of the 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. … Continue reading


Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III – Comparison

Let’s compare the Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III. Here is a Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III comparison that shows the highlights to help you for decision.

The Nikon Z7 (Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama) is the company’s first full-frame mirrorless camera. The camera features a 45.7MP BSI-CMOS sensor, a hybrid AF system with 493 points and 90% coverage and 5-axis in-body image stabilization. The Z 7 is based around the all-new Nikon Z-mount but an adapter is available for use with existing Nikkor F-mount lenses.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. Below that, we specifically talk about the new improvements and which model is better suited for your needs. … Continue reading


Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF FE Lens Specs Leaked

First specs of the  lens has been leked on the web. It will be announced in the next several days, just ahead of Photokina 2018.

According to the specs sheet, the weight for this lens is 361g. The lens construction is 8 groups 9 elements, the minimum shooting distance is 24 cm, the filter diameter is 67 mm, optical vibration reduction is not installed. From the FE mark in its name, we can easily say that the new lens will be designed for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras.

This will be the fifth lens in the series. Check out all the Batis lenses at major stores for availability (B&H Photo Video | Adorama | Amazon). … Continue reading