Samyang Firmware Updates


Software: AF 14mm F2.8 FE Ver.20

* The firmware update is for AF 14mm F2.8 FE lens with Firmware Version 19.

• Improvement:

– Fixed the phase detection range of AF-C on α9, α7RⅡ, α6300
– Improved autofocus performance in the low light
– Fixed shutter delay problem after focus confirmation when strobe was installed
– Improved autofocus performance on video mode (Capable with α9, α7RⅢ).
– Improved autofocus performance in video mode.

• Software: AF 50mm F1.4 FE Ver.31

* The firmware update is for AF 50mm F1.4 FE lens with Firmware Version 30.

• Improvement:

– Improved autofocus performance in the low light
– Fixed shutter delay problem after focus confirmation when strobe was installed
– Automatically switch to manual focus in video mode on α5000, NEX-F3, NEX-C3, NEX-7, NEX-5, NEX-5N, and NEX-3N.

• Software: AF 35mm F2.8 FE Ver.03

* The firmware update is for AF 35mm F2.8 FE lens with Firmware Version 02.

• Improvement:

– Improved autofocus performance in the low light
– Improved AF searching in the low light on α6300.

• Software: AF 35mm F1.4 FE Ver.02

* The firmware update is for AF 35mm F1.4 FE lens with Firmware Version 01.

• Improvement:

– Improved autofocus performance in the low light
– Improved AF-C tracking speed

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Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 FE: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 FE: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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First Image of The Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 Leaked


DPhotoworld leaked the first image of the Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 and have no additional details on the lens, but we previously released the following details.

The Specs for the Loxia 25mm f/2.4 are:

  • Filter diameter is 52 mm
  • The shortest shooting distance is 25 cm
  • (Test lens) Weighs about 393 g

Currently, Zeiss makes a 21mm35mm50mm, and 85mm Loxia Lens, which they sell separately or as a bundled with a case, but without the 85mm.

via DPhotoworld

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Meike Pro Battery Grip With Built-in 2.4GHz Remote Controller and Intervalometer


If you’re disappointed by Sony lack of an intervalometer in their new Sony a7RIII or a9 like I am than Meike’s pro grip from Amazon might be a good option for you. I was down in key west the other day shooting astrophotography with some friends and really missed the internal intervalometer feature on the Sony a7RIII, because time-lapse photography can be a lot of fun at night especially if you are waiting for a specific shot or if it is cloudy out.

Introduction
Meike Professional Holder Pack MK-A9 Pro with Remote Control This stable and ergonomically-designed battery grip offers more useful functions.

It provides more battery capacity for your camera, effectively extending your shooting time. Meanwhile, With vertical shooting function. Excellent coating made with the top-class rubber for perfect feeling. and long distance remote control, which can bring you a nice shooting experience.

Features: 
2pcs NP-FZ100 Lithium batteries can be put into the grip, extending your shooting time.
With vertical shooting function. Excellent coating made with the top-class rubber for perfect feeling.
Adopts 2.4GHz wireless channel and FSK signal mode. The max distance for remote control can reach to about 100m.
Support screen lock function and lock display mode.
Allow for setting delay time, exposure time, time interval and number of shots.
Specifications(Parameter):
Working voltage: 6.7V-7.2V (grip) /3V (remote control)
Working temperature: 0~40℃.
Applicable battery (Not Included): 1 or 2 pcs NP-FZ100 Lithium batteries (for grip) /2xAAA batteries(remote control)
Weight: approx. 420g (grip) /32g(remote control)(batteries not included)
Size:About127(L)*67(W)*110(H)mm(grip)/108(L)*30(W)*21(H)mm(remote control)

Suitable for: Sony A9 A7R III Camera. 100% Brand new.
Package Includes: 
1 x Battery Grip
1 x Remote Controller
1 x Instruction Manual
1 x Original Packing
1 x meike product guarantee card

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8sinn Cage For Sony RX0


8sinn created a really nice compact cage for the Sony RX0 and it is available for preorder now. The cage is made of aluminum and has multiple mounting points. It also allows for easy access to the battery, which will be very useful for filmmakers.

Sony RX0: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

 

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Announcement of Free Repair of Some Products of Digital Single-Lens Camera α9 “ILCE-9”

Announcement of free repair of some products of digital single-lens camera α9 “ILCE-9”

Thank you very much for your continued patronage of Sony products.

In some products of our digital single lens camera α 9 “ILCE – 9”, when a large load is applied when using a large flash (optional) etc attached to a multi – interface shoe, it is rare for the multi – interface shoe part I have confirmed that there may be cases with attachment.
Therefore, if this event occurs in the target product, we will repair it free of charge, so please contact us at the counter.
We apologize for any inconvenience and inconvenience this may cause to customers who patronize the target products. We would like to continue to appreciate our products, thank you.

Record

■ Applicable products

Digital single-lens camera α 9 “ILCE-9”

■ Target serial number

Part of from 3020001 to 3023644

An event

We have confirmed that there is a case where rattling may occur in the multi-interface shoe part rarely when a large load is applied when using a large flash (optional) etc. mounted on the multi-interface shoe.


Correspondence contents
If you are a customer who has a product of the subject serial number and the rattling occurs in the multi-interface shoe part, please contact the window. We will repair at no charge.
Repair will take about one week’s time after taking your deposit.

How to check the product type name and serial number
The serial number is stated on the model nameplate affixed to the bottom of the main unit.


[Serial number] 7-digit number starting from 30

Free repair period
Until March 31, 2020

via Sony

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CameraLabs: Sony E 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 Review


Cameralabs reviewed the Sony E 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 and seemed fairly impressed with Sony’s new APS-C lens. Maybe Sony will come through with their promises to not abandon APS-C after all. The new 18-135mm is pretty good for a kit lens, but I hope Sony develops a lens like excellent Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS for a future E-mount camera. The Sony 18-135mm almost pin sharp to the corners, which isn’t bad for the price, but Sony can still do better. You can read the Full Camera Labs Review here.

Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS: B&H Photo / Adorama

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