Sony Savings Sunday


Camera Bodies
Sony a9 (Save $1000):
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Sony a7RIV (Save $500):
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Sony a7RIII (Save $500):
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Sony a7III (Save $345):
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Sony ZV-1 (Save $50):
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FE Lenses
Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM (Save $100):
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Sony 35mm f/1.8 (Save $50):
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Sony 50mm FE f/1.8 (Save $50):
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Sony Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 (Save $100):
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Sony 85mm f/1.8 (Save $50):
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Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS (Save $100):
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Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM (Save $100):
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Sony 24-105mm f/4 G OSS (Save $200):
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Sony 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS (Save $100):
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Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 GM (G Master) OSS (Save $200):
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Sony 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens (Save $100):
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Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS (Save $100):
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Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS (Save $100):
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Sony 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS(Save $100):
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Sony 200-600mm FE (Save $100):
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Tamron
Tamron 20mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2(Model F050) (Save $50):
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Tamron 24mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2(Model F051) (Save $50):
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Tamron 35mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2(Model F053) (Save $50):
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Sigma
Sigma MC-11(Save $50): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Other Deals
Pelican Cases Discounted
Memory Card Savings
Power Banks

Battery Banks
Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 PD
PowerCore+26800 PD
other more affordable options

New Apple Mac Pro: B&H Photo
New Apple iPad Pro and More: B&H Photo / Adorama
New Apple iMac Pro: B&H Photo / Adorama
New Apple MBP: B&H Photo / Adorama
New Apple M1: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
MacBook Pro (Savings still available): B&H Photo

Limited time iPad Pro Savings
iPad Pro Bundles: B&H Photo

Software Deals
Luminar 4 & Aurora HDR 2019 (Savings code FUJIADDICT)
ON1 Photo RAW 2021
Photolemur
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Optical Limits: Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD – Relatively Compact, Light-Weight, And Affordable

Optical limits released its review of the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD, which you can read in full here or read the important parts of the conclusion below:

While we have seen similar lenses from Canon, the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD is a refreshingly different approach to a fast tele zoom lens in Sony E-mount. With activated image auto-correction, it is capable of producing beautiful results. It’s very sharp across the image frame in the lower to mid-range and at least the center sharpness is very impressive at 180mm. Image distortions are nicely corrected and there’s just a tad of vignetting at f/2.8 in this case. Lateral CAs are also well controlled. Some flaws become obvious with deactivated auto-correction – namely high distortions and vignetting towards the long end but then few users are probably still using uncorrected images these days. The quality of the bokeh is typical for many lenses in this class. Out-of-focus highlights can be a bit busy and the foreground blur is not ideal… the Tamron lens is one of the very few lenses producing minimal bokeh fringing (LoCAs).

The build quality is on a very decent level. Typical for Tamron lenses, there’s an emphasis on low weight rather than (supposedly) super-tough materials – they are using plastics except for the lens mount… it’s a really precisely assembled lens with no wobbly parts even in a fully extended zoom position. Tamron implemented some sealing against moisture but there’s no statement about dust protection… There’s a transport lock but that’s about it. The AF/MF has to be set on the camera and there’s no image stabilizer. The Tamron is not a super-tele so the in-camera IS should usually be “good enough”…

Overall it’s awesome to see that such lenses can be relatively compact and light-weight – and affordable, too. Kudos to Tamron for providing such an interesting lens. Highly recommended!

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Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Optical Limits: Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD – A Solid Performer At A Reasonable Price


Optical limits released its review of the Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD, which you can read in full here or read the important parts of the conclusion below:

The Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD delivers a quite convincing performance with just a few caveats. Considering its ultra-wide character, it’s pretty sharp where it counts the most – the wider settings. The center quality is great and the borders/corners also on a comparatively high level between 17mm and 21mm. Many ultra-wide zoom lenses struggle a bit at their “long” end and the Tamron is no exception in this respect. While the results are good from f/5.6, the outer image field could be better at larger aperture settings here. The native distortion characteristic is very decent for such a lens and there’s nothing to worry about with image auto-correction. The vignetting figures are roughly in line with other lenses in this class. Reads: there’s some hefty vignetting at f/2.8 in RAW images. Auto-correction eases this is a bit but, a bit surprisingly, Tamron chose a non-aggressive correction profile here so you may still be able to spot some light falloff depending on the shooting conditions. The bokeh has its pros and cons. Out-of-focus highlights are comparatively nicely rendered whereas the overall rendition can be a bit harsh.

The build quality is very good relative to its price tag… advantage of this approach is the very low weight of just 420g – and we are talking about an f/2.8 lens here. Unlike its fast, in-house zoom mates, it doesn’t extend when zooming which is always something that we book on the plus side. The “moisture-resistant construction” seems to be somewhat inferior to other manufacturers – namely, there’s no word about dust protection. However, we are talking in the context of a consumer-grade lens here. We quite liked the RXD AF motor on the 28-75mm f/2.8 but on the 17-28mm f/2.8, it’s a bit on the slow side…

Overall, the Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD is a solid performer. It doesn’t excel in any criteria but it does the job and, possibly more important than that, it does so for a reasonable price.

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DPRTV: Sony a6400 vs Fujifilm X-S10

DPRTV released a new video comparing the Fujifilm X-S10 to the Sony a6400. Below is a summary of their findings.

Handling – Fujifilm X-S10 (Win)

  • a6400 gets a bad rap, but you can get used to the bad menus, grip, poorly positioned buttons/dials
  • X-S10 is compact and has a fantastic grip with well laid out buttons and lots of great features

Displays – Tie

  • X-S10 Over a million pixels on the rear screen and it fully articulates
  • a6400 has a vertical tilting rear screen that many prefer and the EVF has the same resolution as the X-S10, but refreshes faster

Autofocus – Sony a6400 (Win)

  • Fujifilm has come a long way with its AF technology and keeps up with Sony in many areas but it is trying to be more Sony like
  • a6400 Real-time Autofocus tracking is the best by a mile and everyone wants their AF to be like Sony

Image Quality – Fujifilm X-S10 (Win)

  • a6400 has wonderful image quality
  • X-S10 has better image quality though with or without film simulations plus there isn’t much rolling shutter

Video Quality – Fujifilm X-S10 (Win)

  • The Fujifilm X-S10 can do 1080 240p and it has a mic/headphone jack with IBIS it’s miles ahead
  • a6400 has a bunch of hot air and if you want video a6600 is where you need to look from Sony

Battery Life – Sony a6400 (Win)

  • a6400 410 shot CIPA rated
  • X-S10 325 shot CIPA rated but you can use a USB-C cable to recharge or run the camera

Lens lineup – Tie

  • Fujifilm has a complete system, but no third party support
  • Sony has a complete system with third party support

Conclusion

  • Fujifilm X-S10 is a fantastic camera, but it is 2 years newer and Sony’s next camera could be very good

Fujifilm X-S10: B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama
Sony a6400: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Atomos Ninja V Announcement For Sony Alpha 1


ANNOUNCEMENT 📣: We’re thrilled to announce the development of ProRes RAW recording from the Atomos Ninja V for Sony’s new Alpha 1! Sony’s Alpha 1 and Ninja V combination allows for a compact rig set-up with a camera that breaks existing boundaries and unleashes extended creative possibilities to creators. Add to this the ability to record data-rich 16-bit RAW from the Alpha 1, which is then compressed and recorded in the Ninja V as 12-bit ProRes RAW from the camera’s new large sensor up to 4.3Kp60.

ProRes RAW support continues to expand across camera manufacturers and models, with the range of cameras enabling ProRes RAW set to grow further in 2021.

Atomos NINJA V: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Sirui 24mm f/2.8 Anamorphic 1.33x Review


The Sirui 24mm f/2.8 Anamorphic 1.33x has been available for a bit now, but not many have reviewed it fully. I personally really love the look of anamorphic for video and photos, but the aspect ratio can be difficult to adjust to for photography. There really is nothing quite like an anamorphic lens and sony alpha blog seems very impressed with this affordable anamorphic lens’s results. Below you can read some of the conclusions or you can read the full review at Sony Alpha Blog.

Results are very good and really give a cinematic look to your videos, that you can’t achieve by just cropping top and bottom of a traditional lens

Highly recommended !

Pros

  • Cinematic look
  • Very good to excellent sharpness
  • Very good build quality
  • Typical anamorphic flare
  • Reasonable price (1000 euros)
  • Very little focus breathing

Average

  • Limited Bokeh possibility and background blur due to the high min focusing distance of 60cm and f2.8 apeerture for a 24mm lens
  • Moderate vignetting
  • Good Color rendition but not neutral

Cons

  • Strong distorsion
  • Minimum focusing distance of 60cm

Sirui 24mm f/2.8 1.33x: B&H Photo / Adorama

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