Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS & Sony FE 85mm F1.8 Round-up

Sony FE 100mm STF G OSS f/2.8
optyczne.pl – Samples shot with the Sony a7RII
DSLR Magazine – Review
photolari – 100mm vs 85mm
Photographyblog – Sample RAW and JPEG shot with the Sony a7RII
Camerajabber – Samples shot with the Sony a7RII
Photographyblog – First samples 85 and 100mm
Brian Smith – Lens Review
ephotozine – Samples
Newsshooter – Hands-on

Sony FE 85mm
optyczne.pl – Samples shot with the Sony a7RII
photolari – 100mm vs 85mm
Photographyblog – Sample RAW and JPEG shot with the Sony a7RII
Camerajabber – Samples shot with the Sony a7RII
Photographyblog – First samples 85 and 100mm
ephotozine – Samples

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony FE 85mm F1.8 B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

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DXO Optics Now Supports The Sony a99 Mark II, RX100 V and a6500


The Sony a99 Mark II, Sony RX100 V and Sony a6500 are now supported by DXO Optic, but the release notes haven’t been updated to reflect to the support yet. The will your camera work section has been updated here though.

Sony Alpha a99 Mark II B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony a6500 B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony RX100 V B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

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DPReview: Sony a99 Mark II


An interesting review by DPReview because you can’t compare the results directly to any other camera in their database and the AF performance isn’t very impressive in their test. DPReview’s results differ from other reviews that have demonstrated much better performance.

“the a99 II is the ultimate SLT. It is the SLT that should be used by any photographers that have had prior doubts about the system, as its all-round balance of features and capabilities leave the ultimate decision for many photographers up to two things: EVF vs. OVF, and the lens system. For those that love SLT, the a99 II is definitely worth a look, but for those that need a solid all-rounder, or a lens selection beyond A-mount, the complications of SLT may not be worth the advantages.”

At least the image quality hold up well. You can read their full review here.

Sony Alpha a99 Mark II B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

Via DPReview

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AsahiFlex to Sony E-mount Adapter


images courtesy of DC.Watch

Rayqual is producing a unique M37 screw mount adapter for AsahiFlex lenses.

Asahi Flex of Asahi Optical Co., Ltd. is the first domestically manufactured 35 mm single-lens reflex camera that appeared in 1952. The mount is a screw type with a diameter of 37 mm and is often called M37 mount. This mount, the caliber is smaller than the 39 mm of the Leica screw mount, but the flange back is the most delicate specification of 45.5 mm which is the same as the M42 mount. If you are wearing a camera, you will come up with a way to attach a 37-42 mm conversion ring to the lens and use it with the M42 mount adapter.

It’s always nice to see classic systems brought back to life. Kind of interesting that the flange back distance wasn’t consistent though.

First of all, it is flange back variation. Although I do not know whether it is due to manufacturing or due to secular change, the existing body of Asahi Flex seems to have variations in flange back as it is said. Rayquar gets 7 to 8 ASAHI flex bodies, measures flange back, calculates realistic flange back figures with variations added. I am designing a mount adapter based on that.


images courtesy of DC.Watch

Via DC.Watch

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Sony and Profoto Sale


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.

Sony Bodies
Sony a7rII (Save $300): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama (+$200 GiftCard)
Sony a7sII (Save $300): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama (+$200 GiftCard)
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 (+$25 GiftCard)
Sony Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama (+$50 GiftCard)
Sony Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama (+$50 GiftCard)
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 (+$50 GiftCard)
Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama (+$50 GiftCard)
Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama (+$100 GiftCard)
Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama (+$50 GiftCard)
Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama (+$50 GiftCard)
Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama (+$25 GiftCard)
Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama (+$150 GiftCard)
Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama (+$100 GiftCard)
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 (+$25 GiftCard)
Sony Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 ZA E-Mount (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama (+$100 GiftCard)
Sony E 35mm f/1.8 OSS (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama (+$50 GiftCard)
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 (+$50 GiftCard)
Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama (+$25 GiftCard)
Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama (+$50 GiftCard)
Sony E 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS LE (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama (+$50 GiftCard)
Sony E PZ 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama (+$50 GiftCard)

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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Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS/FE 85mm F1.8 Coverage

The new Sony lenses that were just announced are somewhat impressive, but not a lot is known about them yet. So far there are a lot of videos available and Sony’s image gallery, but there isn’t a lot of information about how the ADP element affects AF yet. Fujifilm’s ADP lens is unable to utilize PDAF, which is a pretty big disadvantage beyond the loss of light, but if you’re into this kind of lens it should be amazing.

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

Sony FE 85mm F1.8
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

Sony HVL-F45RM
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

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