Megapixel Monsters Compared Canon R5 vs Sony a7RIV vs Fujifilm GFX100 vs Fujifilm GFX50S


It looks like Canon is finally taking mirrorless cameras seriously and it will be interesting if they are able to shake up the market some. The Canon R5 is also the first camera to support 8k recording and more should follow this year and next. Canon also released a lot of long slow glass with the new Canon R5, which is an interesting move during a recession/depression.

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Canon R5: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Sony a7RIV: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
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Fujifilm GFX100: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujifilm GFX50R: 
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SIRUI 35mm F1.8 1.33x Anamorphic Lens Coming Soon

Sirui is launching their new 35mm f/1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens at an early-bird price fo $599 (25% off) on Indiegogo August 3rd at 9 am EST. I plan to pick up the Sirui 35mm f/1.8 1.33x Anamorphic and Sirui 50mmf/1.8 at some time in the future since I love the look of anamorphic bokeh and the aspect ratio for video and photography. Below you can see the marketing videos.

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Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Launch Coverage

Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Hands-On, Review, Previews, etc…
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Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Press Release


Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Sony Electronics Grows Lens Line-up with Launch of 12-24mm G Master, the World’s Widest Full-frame Zoom with a Constant F2.8 Aperture
SAN DIEGO – July 7, 2020 – Sony Electronics Inc. today announced an exciting new addition to its full-frame lens line-up with the introduction of the FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM (model SEL1224GM) Large-aperture Ultra-wide Zoom lens. This compact and versatile lens is ideal for shooting landscapes, astrophotography and architecture while providing extra mobility for active sports shooters who want to capture ultra-wide perspectives. As part of Sony’s flagship G Master series lenses, users can be completely confident that it delivers outstanding image quality up to an ultra-wide 12mm angle of view with F2.8 consta

nt aperture and beautiful bokeh effects.

The introduction of the FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM now extends the F2.8 range of Sony’s G Master series zoom lenses all the way from 12mm to 200mm[ii] and at 12mm, offers the world’s widest range of zoom at F2.8. At this focal length, it is possible to emphasize distance and create dynamic perspectives that are beyond the scope of the human eye, opening the door to new avenues of creative expression.

“We are excited to introduce the new FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM as the 57th lens in Sony’s E-mount line-up”, said Neal Manowitz, deputy president of Imaging Products and Solutions Americas, Sony Electronics.  “It is important for us to continue to push boundaries in the industry to develop the best tools for our customers. By extending our range of G Master constant F2.8 zoom lenses out to 12mm, we are excited to see how these new innovations will help our customers create like never before.”

The FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM benefits from innovative construction that delivers outstanding corner-to-corner image quality throughout the entire zoom range. It features three precise XA (extreme aspherical) elements including the largest XA element ever made for an α – Alpha brand lens. These XA elements, with an additional aspherical element, effectively suppress astigmatism, coma and field curvature right out to the image edges. Furthermore, three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements plus two Super ED glass elements, powerfully control chromatic aberration and combine to deliver corner-to-corner clarity while minimizing color fringing.

An extremely effective floating focus mechanism divides the lens’s focus group into two independently controllable groups, ensuring both outstanding close-up performance and maximum sharpness at any distance. The two independently controlled groups help realize a constant 11” (28 cm) minimum focusing distance throughout the zoom range, and because it is an internal focus lens, its length remains constant, so its center of gravity varies very little and is always optimally balanced in the hand.

The signature bokeh effects of Sony’s G Master series lens are achieved through the fine tuning of the lens’s spherical aberration characteristics during both the design and manufacturing process. At the same time, the extremely high surface precision of the lens’s XA elements effectively suppresses spherical aberration and, in combination with a 9-blade circular aperture, further enhances its exquisite bokeh.

The FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM employs four original high-speed, high-thrust XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors to ensure that it is compatible with the speed performance of both current and future camera bodies. With two XD Linear Motors for each of the lens’s focus groups, autofocus is fast and precise. New control algorithms maximize the response of the system while achieving flawless synchronization between the two focus groups. Further benefits include extremely quiet operation with minimal vibration and lower power consumption.

A brand-new Nano AR Coating II that can be evenly applied to large lens elements or highly curved element surfaces has been used for the first time on the FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM. It suppresses internal reflections, minimizes flare and ghosting for clear, crisp imagery and despite the lens’s wide angle of view, Nano AR Coating II maintains high clarity and contrast throughout the entire image, even in difficult light.

Moviemaking
The constant F2.8 maximum aperture at all focal lengths ensures that exposure is stable when zooming. As a result, this means that shutter speed and ISO sensitivity can remain constant while shooting movies. The creative opportunities afforded by shooting movies at a 12mm angle of view with F2.8 constant aperture in full-frame are boundless, and when used on an APS-C or Super 35 camera, the wide end of the zoom range becomes equivalent to 18mm, providing a useful zoom range for moviemaking.

Professional Control
Weighing only 1.87 lbs (847 g), the FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM offers numerous features for full professional control of shots. These include a customizable focus-hold button, focus-mode switch, zooming ring and focusing ring that are positioned for easy operation while shooting. The Linear Response MF ensures that the focus ring responds directly to the most subtle adjustments when focusing manually so control feels immediate and precise. It is dust and moisture resistant[iii] and the front lens element features a fluorine coating that repels water, oil, and other contaminants, making it easier to wipe off any fingerprints from the lens surface. The rear filter holder accommodates standard sheet-type ND, color correction and other filters for expanded expressive capability. A cutting template for sheet filters is supplied.

Pricing and Availability
The FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM is available in in August 2020 for a suggested retail price of $2,999.99 USD and $3,999.99 CAD.

Exclusive stories and exciting new content shot with the new lens and Sony’s other imaging products can be found at alphauniverse.com, a site created to educate and inspire all fans and customers of Sony’s α – Alpha brand.

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Tamron 20mm, 24mm, 35mm Firmware Updates Released


Tamron updated their prime lenses today. You can download them below.

F050 20mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Sony Ver.2 2020.07.06
Ver.2 This update improves the following issue which may rarely occur.

If the viewfinder (monitor) image gets severely out of focus, the AF operation stops in the middle and the focus indicator lights up even though it is not in focus.

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F051 24mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Sony Ver.2 2020.07.06
Ver.2 This update improves the following issue which may rarely occur.

If the viewfinder (monitor) image gets severely out of focus, the AF operation stops in the middle and the focus indicator lights up even though it is not in focus.

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F053 35mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Sony Ver.2 2020.07.06
Ver.2 This update improves the following issue which may rarely occur.

If the viewfinder (monitor) image gets severely out of focus, the AF operation stops in the middle and the focus indicator lights up even though it is not in focus.

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Tamron 20mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2(Model F050):
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Commlite CM-ENF-E1 Pro Nikon F Mount Lens to Sony E Mount Autofocus Adapter Firmware Version 7 Now Available


Commlite CM-ENF-E1 Pro: B&H PhotoAmazon / Adorama

The Newest Firmware: Ver. 07 _2020.05.15    Windows Only)
Notice: Upgrade CM-ENF-E1 PRO from Ver.06 to Ver.07  

Upgrading Details:
V07 Firmware Upgrading Content:

  1. Increase the compatibility of following lenses of Tamron
    SP90mm f2.8 Di VC USD Macro1:1(F004)
    SP24-70mm f2.8Di VC USD
    SP150-600mmf5-6.3Di VC USD G2
  2. Optimize the adaptability of the following Tamron lenses
    SP35mm f1.8 Di VC USD
    SP45mm f1.8 Di VC USD
    SP85mm f1.8 Di VC USD
    SP15-30mm f2.8Di VC USD
    SP70-200mm f2.8Di VC USD
  3. Optimize the auto-focusing performance
  4. Wider the focus area

Notice:V07 version lens list(it is quite possible working with the adapter which is not including in the table, but we can’t guarantee its compatibility and performance.)

Download link (Window version only at the moment):
>>>For ENF-E1 Pro
http://www.commlite.com/en/download.php…

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