Pergear 10mm f/8 Pancake Lens Announced

Pergear released a 10mm f/8 pancake lens that you can get for E-Mount on Amazon.

  • 【Sony E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format 15mm (35mm Equivalent)】: excellent for portrait, landscape, and humanity photograph.
  • 【5 Elements in 4 Groups】: Its optical system consists of 5 elements in 4 groups. Aperture range: F8
  • 【3 Extra-low Dispersion】:Improve contrast and color rendering in a variety of lighting conditions.
  • 【Extremely Slim Body Cap Profile】:Metal body, only weight 0.18lb/80g.
  • 【Manual Focus Lever】:with the focal length scale and smooth focal lever. After a short term learning, it’s very easy to focus what you want and feel the unique charm of the manual lens, and lets you more concentrate on the image itself.
  • Type:10mm F8
  • Lens construction:5 elements in 4 groups
  • Focal length: f=10mm
  • 35mm format equivalent: (15mm(SONY-E)15(FUJI-X)20(M4/3) 15(NIKON-Z)
  • Angle of view: 150°
  • Max. aperture: F8
  • Min. aperture: F8
  • Focus range: Approx. 30cm/0.98ft – ∞
  • External dimensions: ø55mm x10mm
  • Weight (excluding caps and hoods): Approx. 80g
  • “Please kindly note the manual focus lens can’t be recogniced by camera unless coming with the camera setting “”release without lens”
  • COMPATIBLE: A6300、A6500、A6600、A7S、A7II、A7III、A7R2、A7S2、A7R3、A7S3、A7R4、A9、A9II

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Sirui 24mm f/2.8 1.33x Now Available via B&H Photo

The Indigogo announcement of the Sirui 24mm f/2.8 1.33x was a few months ago and now you can order a lens directly from retailers like B&H Photo


  • Model: SIRUI 24mm F2.8 Anamorphic 1.33X
  • Focal Length: 24mm
  • Maximum Aperture: F2.8
  • Minimum Aperture: F16
  • Lens Structure:13 Elements in 10 Groups
  • Aperture Blades: 8
  • Maximum Support Frame: APS-C
  • Shooting Distance: 0.6m(2f) – infinity
  • Focus Method: Manual Focusing
  • Maximum Magnification: 1:21.99(V),1:29.07 (H)
  • Filter Spec: M72 x 0.75
  • Rotation Angle of the Focus Ring: 189.6°
  • Max. Diameter: 74mm/2.91inches
  • The diameter of the Focus Ring: 64.6mm/2.54inches
  • Weight(g/lbs): MFT Mount: 770/1.70; E Mount: 780/1.72; X Mount: 780/1.72; EF-M Mount: 780/1.72; Z Mount: 810/1.79
  • Total Length (Lens Cap Not Included) (mm/inch): MFT Mount: 124.9/4,92; E Mount: 126.1/4.96; X Mount: 126.4/4.98; EF-M Mount: 126.1/4.96; Z Mount: 128.1/5.04

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Sony a7R / a7RII / a7RIII / a7RIV Shutter Sound Evolution

The ever-evolving sound profile of the Sony a7R line of cameras has changed pretty significantly over the years. I kind of miss the sound of the Sony a7RII, but it was a little on the loud side.

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Sony a7RIV: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a7RIII: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a7RII B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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DPRTV: Tamron 17-70mm Di III – A VC RXD Review

Tamron lenses on Sony E-mount cameras have been held in pretty high regard in recent years due to their outstanding performance for the price. Tamron APS-C lenses for Sony E-mount might end up being an even more attractive option since Sony doesn’t make a lot of high-quality crop lenses. Below is a summary of DPRTV’s findings:

  • The name is a bit of a mouth full
  • f/2.8 throughout 17-70mm zoom range (similar to f/4 depth of field on full-frame and about 25.5-105mm)
  • On the Sony a7RIV, you still get about 26mp in crop mode
  • Very light and compact
  • Built similar to other Tamron lenses for E-mount
  • 67mm filter threat which Tamron uses on their E-mount glass
  • No buttons on the lens so all functions are done through the body
  • Stepping style motor, but it performs well
  • Near to far, AF is snappy
  • Bokeh isn’t bad and remains round with minimal cats eye, but it can be very busy with onion rings etc…
  • LoCA gives you a cyan magenta split which isn’t terrible, but it is there
  • There are some flare/ghosting issues
  • Manual focus is loose with little dampening, but for videographers, there is little breathing on this lens
  • 17mm is very good even out to the corners
  • 70mm is quite acceptable with good results wide open
  • Sharpness is consistent from wide to telephoto
  • Using the lens on the a7RIV you’re getting 2MP more than Sony APS-C bodies
  • Other similar lenses are pretty bad unless you spend big money and even then they aren’t completely comparable

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Tamron 17-70mm F2.8 Di III A-VC RXD: B&H Photo / Amazon

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Sony Announcement Event Coming January 26th at 10AM EST


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Sony is teasing an announcement on January 26th at 10 AM EST, which might be the event for the new professional camera we leaked here, which others called bullshit on until later “confirming” the reporting was accurate. So be sure to join us on January 26th at 10 AM EST for the liveblog:

In Q1 2021 Sony will launch a new top of the line camera with the following specifications:

  • Bigger and truly pro body
  • 9.44M dots EVF
  • Newly developed sensor
  • 8K video recording with no overheating
  • Dual card slots
  • New menu systems from A7S3
  • IBIS with Steady shot active mode
  • Everything about this camera is new
  • Price $5,999

We could also hear about the Sony a7IV which was also leaked here which was later expanded on here

First Rumors: Sony a7 IV will be launch sometime in 2021 (probably Q3) with the following specifications:

  • Slight bigger and more comfortable body than A7III
  • 3.68M dot EVF
  • 1.44M dot LCD
  • Newly developed 30 MP sensor
  • 4K 60p with no overheating
  • Dual SD and CFexpress Type A card slots
  • New menu system from A7S3
  • 5-axis in-body stabilization with Steady shot active mode
  • Price $2,499

Second Rumor: Sony a7 IV possible specifications:

  • Camera type: Full-frame mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full-frame 30Mp BSI CMOS
  • Processing engine: Bionz XR
  • Sensitivity: ISO 50-204,800
  • Autofocus system: Hybrid with 693 phase detection points and 425 contrast detection points, Real Time Eye AF (Human and Animal for stills and video)
  • Stabilisation: 5-axis IBIS and digital, up to 5.5EV shutter speed compensation
  • Video resolution: 4K at up 60fps and 1080p at 240fps, 10-bit and 4:2:2 colour over HDMI
  • Gamut: S-Log2 and S-Log3, S-Gamut3.Cine and S-Gamut3
  • Still File formats: Raw, JPG, HEIF
  • Screen: 3-inch 1,440,000-dot vari-angle touchscreen
  • Viewfinder: 0.5-inch OLED with 3.69million dots
  • Maximum continuous shooting rate: 10fps with mechanical or electronic shutter
  • Storage: Dual: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II) and CFexpress Type A

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Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM Real Life Size Comparison

Mapcamera posted a real-life size comparison between the Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM, Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM, Sony FE 35mm f/1.8, and Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA. There are also some sample images to be seen.

Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM: B&H Photo / AmazonAdorama
Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony 35mm f/1.4: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony FE 35mm f/1.8: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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