Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G: Coverage

The Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G looks like a very well rounded ultrawide zoom from the in-depth coverage at The Last Word and by other reviewers. It’s on my short list of lenses to purchase in the very near future, but I am waiting for Sony to release a new R full frame body for me. I like the Sony a9 quite a bit, but I’m not sure it’s right for me because it encourages over shooting.

The Last Word – Sony 12-24/4 on a7RII at 18 mm

The Last Word – Sony 12-24/4 on a7RII at 12 & 24 mm

The Last Word – Sony 12-24/4 on a7RII — distortion

The Last Word – Sony 12-24/4 FE on Sony a7RII — corner color casting

The Last Word – Sony 12-24, Batis 18, & WATE on a7RII

The Last Word – Sony 12-24 f/4 FE on a7RII — flare

The Last Word – Sony 12-24 f/4 FE on a7RII — more flare

The Last Word – Sony 12-24 f/4 OOF PSFs

The Last Word – Sony 12-24 LoCA & focus shift at 18 & 24 mm

Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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It Is Amazon Prime Day


Amazon Prime Day started today and has a variety of deals throughout the day for photographers. You can see a complete list of the deals here and don’t forget you can gain access to prime day with an Amazon prime trial.

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Venus Optics Laowa Magic Shift Converter (MSC) For Sony FE Mount


Convert your ultra-wide angle lens into a SHIFT lens with no vignetting
Anhui China, Jul 10, 2017 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, unveil the Laowa Magic Shift Converter (MSC) for Sony Full Frame E-mount cameras. It can convert your ultra-wide angle lens into a Shift lens and with no vignetting observed.

Laowa Magic Shift Converter (MSC) is a lens adapter built with a patented optics system, which expands the image circle of the ultra-wide angle lenses. The shift mechanism on the adapter takes advantage of the enlarged image circle and shift the camera sensor along the axis. The MSC is specially designed for the Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D lens and it will convert the lens into a 17mm f/4 Zero-D lens with +/- 10mm shift capability. There is no vignetting observed even at the maximum shift and we have successfully controlled the image performance impact to the minimal. The close-to-zero distortion feature of this lens can also be retained. Additionally, the MSC comes with a 360° rotation structure which allows photographers to shoot in both horizontal and portrait orientation. Read More »

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Sony a9: Sigma MC-11 Firmware 1.07

That1cameraguy posted the first two videos about the new Sigma MC-11 firmware and it did a great job with adapted glass keeping up with action. In his estimation, you get 85% of the performance of native Sony glass, which is still very good. The above video is a comparison between the previous firmware and the current one and the below video is the new firmware at a sporting event.

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Sigma MC-11: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a9 Action Shooting Kit: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a9: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony FE 100-400mm: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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7Artisans / DJ-Optical For E-Mount


There is new Chineses option available that is very cheap and comes in attractive focal lengths for mirrorless cameras sold under the 7Artisans / DJ-Optical names:

  • 7.5mm f/2.8: APS-C fish-eye lens
  • 25mm f/1.8: APS-C wide-angle lens
  • 35 mm f/2: full frame lens
  • They even have a 50mm f/1.0 lens shown above in the middle that isn’t available yet.

Via Photorumors

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Sony a9: MC-11 Performance, Lighting, and Roundup

A lot of reviews were released over the US holiday break and they universally praise the Sony a9 as a great camera for professionals. Sony is definitely onto something with the Sony a9 and it will be interesting to see hot the technology from it filters down into the a6xxx and a7 lineup. Hopefully, we will see more a9 class cameras soon.

photographyblog – Sony A9 Review 5.0

barrons – Sony’s Amazing a9: The Nightstalker

camerajabber – SONY A9 REVIEW

ephotozine – Sony Alpha A9 Full Review 5.0

hireacamera – Review: Sony A9

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Sony a9 Action Shooting Kit: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a9: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony FE 100-400mm: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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