Sigma 150-600mm Sports Announcement August 4th Available August 27th


The Sigma 150-600mm Sports will be announced on August 4th and will ship on August 27th for around $1604.16 USD.

The planned release date of the Sigma “150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports” is said to be August 27, 2021. The mass retailer price is around 176,000 yen including tax.

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Optical Limits: Tamron 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2 – Superb Center Sharpness Wide Open


Optical limits posted its Tamron 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2 review and it looks like Tamron’s primes are every bit as good as their zooms. You can read the full review here or read the a sumary below:

In terms of optical performance, the Tamron 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 is a high-quality lens. The center sharpness is absolutely superb. The outer image field shows no weakness even at f/2.8 but it stays short of truly excellent results even when stopped down. Image distortions and lateral CAs are negligible even in RAW images. However, the vignetting is very heavy at f/2.8 unless you activate image auto-correction. It’s not the fastest prime lens around so it’s not a bokeh monster to start with. The rendering of out-of-focus highlights is Ok for a moderate prime lens.

While the optical performance is commendable, the same can’t really be said of the build quality. This is a budget lens and you can feel it. The use of plastics is perfectly Ok – even professional-grade lenses use them nowadays. However, there are plastics and there are plastics. In this case, they are fairly cheap. Of course, this doesn’t mean that it can’t do the job. It just doesn’t provide joy. The rather sluggish AF doesn’t help with this either. On the positive side, the lens features some degree of sealing against moisture. Some may also appreciate the close focus capabilities with a magnification of up to 1:2.

35mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2(Model F053):
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Laowa FF II Argus 35mm f/0.95 Details

The Laowa FF II Argus 35mm f/0.95 from Venus Optics Laowa should be a great lens for the price when it is finally released. Full frame cameras could certainly use more 0.95 glass, especially on the wider side.

[Laowa LAOWA FFII Argus 35mm f/0.95 lens more information] The new lens structure uses 1 ED lens, 1 aspheric lens, and 4 special high-refractive glasses. Features: F0.95 large aperture, excellent picture quality, internal focus design, video optimization, all-metal design, brand new F0.95 optical mechanical mechanism.

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Sigma 150-600mm Sports Announcement Coming August 4th


Sigma has an upcoming announcement coming August 4th that is almost certainly going to be the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports.

  • lens configuration of 25 elements in 15 groups
  • a minimum shooting distance of 58cm-280cm
  • a maximum shooting magnification of 1: 2.9 (at 180mm)
  • 9 aperture blades (at 180mm)
  • (Circular aperture)
  • filter size φ95mm
  • size φ109.4×263.6mm
  • weight 2100g (including tripod mount)
  • teleconverter (TC-1411 / TC-2011) seems to be compatible.
  • The US price should be around $1673.80 to $1807.38 based on foreign pricing, but it could be as low as $1,199.

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Sony Curved Sensor Patent Granted

Sony has been talking about curved sensors for a while now, but they were only recently granted a patent for a curved sensor design. The Sony RX1 series of cameras hasn’t been updated in a while and could be a great camera to show off curved sensor tech since it works best with fixed focal length lenses.

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Sony ZV-E10 Preorder Start


The Sony ZV-E10 was announced yesterday and can now be preordered from B&H Photo and Adorama

Key Features
  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K30p and Full HD 120p Video
  • 3.0″ Side Flip-Out Touchscreen LCD
  • 425-Point Fast Hybrid AF
  • Up to 11-fps Shooting, ISO 100-32000
  • Real-Time Eye AF and Tracking
  • Background Defocus & Face Priority AE
  • Directional 3-Capsule Mic and Windscreen
  • Headphone and Microphone Ports

Sony ZV-E10: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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