Three Cosina Voigtlander Lenses Announced For Sony E-mount

Translated Release:
MACRO APO – LANTHAR 65mm F2 Aspherical has the best performance of the Factorender brand
As a product bearing the name of APO-LANTHAR inscription, in Photokina 2016 which took place in Germany in 2016 Reference exhibited. This time, the CP + 2017 reference exhibition model is for the product released at Photokina, the specification · exterior design We are making changes. As a macro lens, F 2’s large aperture is now available in the full size format interchangeable lens
It is the brightest lens and it is possible to take macro shots taking advantage of blurred taste. Maximum shooting magnification is 1: 2 (minimum shooting distance 31 cm) Focal length 65 mm can also take standard lens like shooting
There is an advantage that working distance can be secured compared with 50 mm standard macro lens. Also, taking advantage of the brightness of F2, it is also suitable for portrait, can be used in various genres
It is a high performance lens.
Release timing · price: to be determined
NOKTON 40mm F1.2 Aspherical E-mount is a standard size covering full size sensor
It is a caliber lens. Optical design optimized for E-mount imaging device is adopted, stable from the center to the periphery
We will provide image quality. The shortest shooting distance is 40 cm. Compact and portable high standard large size
You can use it as a. Also, it is possible to suppress smooth aperture operation and click sound generation in moving images
The iris click switching mechanism which can be controlled is carried.
Release timing · price: to be determined
NOKTON classic 35mm F1.4 E-mount is a quasi-wide angle large mouth covering full size sensor
It is a diameter lens. VM mount NOKTON classic 35mm F1.4, We designed the optical design optimized for the E – mount digital imaging device. NOKTON Suitable for the name of classic, by intentionally letting the aberration remain moderately, in open, gentle
It produces a beautiful blur taste, and when narrowing down, it shows sharp depiction power. Compact product and high portability
It is possible to take advantage of the individuality of the lens.
Release timing · price: to be determined
CP + 2017 reference exhibition product information
In Koshina, exchange lens for Sony E mount camera below is exhibited as reference exhibition during CP + 2017 holding.
Products listed as demonstratable below can be taken at hand at the counter mounted on the actual machine
Is possible. Please visit Koshinaboo (G – 12) by all means.
Features of the Voigtländer Sony E Mount series
■ Full size Sony E mount with electronic contact
■ Built-in distance encoder, 5-axis hand vibration compensation is possible * 1
Optical design optimized for E mount sensor
■ High rigidity and durability, metal lens barrel
■ Manual Focus that Can Focus Accurately
■ 10 tips featuring accurate 1/3 step iris diaphragm
* 1 Only for 5-axis camera shake correction compatible models
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Fujinon MK18-55 T2.9 Cine Lens For E-mount

Fujifilm released the Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 for E-mount today that are designed to be used with cameras like the Sony FS5 and FS7. These lenses are very well designed for the price and work great on these crop sensor cameras. Newsroom shooter and Cinema 5D were very impressed with this lens except for some distortion they found.

Unfortunately, here’s where the FUJINON MK18-55mm T2.9 exhibits its biggest weakness in this test, whereas the Zeiss really shines due in part to its different focal range. There is barrel distortion evident at wider angles of the FUJINON, which turns into pincushion distortion starting at 33mm. Like most photo zoom lenses, distortion is apparent, which can be a problem in situations where you have straight lines in the frame, such as in architectural images. We see a similar, slightly weaker distortion on the Canon EF-S 17-55mm F2.8 lens.

We wish the distortion on the FUJINON MK18-55mm T2.9 was less, but let’s be realistic: a lens with edge-to-edge sharpness at 4K resolution with minimal chromatic aberration and a lightweight design has to have some kind of tradeoff too.

Newsroom shooter Cinima 5D have some excellent technical coverage (Announcement/Hands-on & Footage/Technical Review) about this lens if you’re interested.

Philip Bloom

The lens was an absolute pleasure to use. The focus was smooth and it has a perfect 200 degree rotation which makes it easy to focus by hand or with a focus puller. Many cine lenses are 300 degrees which is too much for a one person operator. The focus also didn’t breathe which was a wonder to behold, no changing of frame sizes when you rack focused unlike DSLR zooms! The zoom is definitely parfocal, for documentary filming this is a godsend; with DSLR zooms you are in focus, zoom in and the focus is off. There is also a lovely macro feature just like my old ENG lenses for super close focus. Oh…of course the constant aperture is a joy. Absolutely NO change in exposure when zooming in. NONE. – Philip Bloom

Additional Coverage:
DPReview –  less technical, but still worth checking out if you like their style.
XDCam User – History/Gear Porn/Grabs

Fujinon MK 18-55 T2.9 B&H Photo/Adorama

Via Fujiaddict

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Sony UHS-II SD Cards


Sony will release new high speed UHS-II SD cards and a USB 3.1 SD card reader April 24th.

Sony will release the SDXC / SDHC UHS-II card “SF-G” on April 24th. Lineup of 128GB, 64GB, 32GB. The price is open. The shop front estimate price is around 128,000 GB for 49,000 yen, 64 GB for around 25,000 yen for tax, 32 GB for taxation of around 15,000 yen.

Products nominally saying 300 MB / s reading, writing 299 MB / s. It is said that you can expect to release buffers when shooting high resolution still images and shorten the transfer time of 4K video files.

Via DC.Watch

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Sony and Profoto Sale Continues


Profoto will include a FREE Profoto Air Remote ($411 value) with the purchase of any B1 or B2 Kit at B&H Photo or Adorama through April 21st.

B&H Photo expand their Sony sale. Some of the deals include discounts on the Sony RX100/RX10/a6xxx/and more. You can see the complete list of deals here.

UPDATE: B&H Photo now has instant rebates on Sony a6500 bundles here

Sony Bodies
Sony a7rII (Save $300): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony a7sII (Save $300): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony a7II (Save $200): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony a7 (Save $200): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

FE-mount lenses:
Sony 28mm FE (Save $25):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony Zeiss Planar T* 5omm f/1.4 (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony 50mm FE f/1.8 (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

APS-C E-mount lenses:

Sony E-Mount SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle (Save $25):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony 20mm f/2.8 Alpha E-mount (Save $25):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 ZA E-Mount (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony E 35mm f/1.8 OSS (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony E 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS LE (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony E PZ 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

Sony Accessories:
Sony 21mm f/2.8-22 Ultra Wide Converter Lens (Save $25):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony VCLECF2 10-13mm f/2.8-22 Fisheye Lens Fixed Prime Fisheye Converter (Save $25):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony VCLECU2 12-16mm f/2.8  Ultra Wide Converter for SEL16F28 and SEL20F28 (Save $25):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony Adaptor Kit with Microphone (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony HVLF32M MI (Multi-interface shoe) Camera Flash (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony HVLF43M High Power Flash with Quick Shift Bounce (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony VGC2EM Vertical Grip (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony LA-EA4 A-Mount to E-Mount FF Lens Adapter with TMT (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony HVLF20M (Save $25):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony ECMGZ1M Gun/Zoom Microphone (Save $20):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

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TechArt Pro Firmware 5.0 Released


The TechArt Pro continues to improve with firmware 5.0. below is a list of improvements and a video showing the new startup time.

  • Camera startup speed has become faster.
  • When storing with the adapter attached, the situation where battery reduction is fast is improved.

TechArt Pro B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

via stkb

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New Batch of Sony a99 II Coming to The US Next Week


Two independent sources have confirmed that a new shipment of Sony a99 Mark II cameras will become available next week from US retailers. B&H Photo, AmazonAdorama and Ace Photo should all have them in stock and ready to ship.

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