Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF Lens Firmware Update


Announcement

On Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF lens firmware update

Thank you for Your constant support to Tokina brand. We here by announce the availability of a firmware update for Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF lens.

Benefits of this firmware update
With this firmware update the auto-focus performance of Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF in AF-C mode at high-speed shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid) when used with Sony α7III, Sony α7RIII, Sony α9 cameras will be improved (when used with Sony α9 auto-focus tracking will work only in Mechanical Shutter type AF-C mode).

Product
Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF for Sony E-mount (EAN code: 4961607634509).

For the firmware update procedures and further instructions please contact the shop where the lens has been purchased. For more information please contact your local official Tokina Distributor or contact us.

Tokina FíRIN 20mm f/2.0 AF: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Nissin Announces New MG10


Nissin Announces New MG10

Advanced 2.4GHz Wireless TTL Strobe
New England Imaging Dist. (NEID), the North American distributor of Nissin Digital Products, in conjunction with Nissin Japan Limited, has introduced the new MG10, an advanced NAS (Nissin Air System) 2.4GHz wireless strobe for both on-camera and studio photography. This new innovative flash will be available July 2018.

Designed as a multi-purpose flash, the Nissin MG10 can take you from the fast pace of a model runway shoot, to an outdoor scene where high power for HSS shooting is a must. Whether you are working quickly with the flash on camera or creating stunning lighting effects with off camera flash or in a studio setting, the Nissin MG10 has you covered.

With a guide number of 262 feet (80 meters) and 165 watt seconds, this high-power advanced MG10 strobe is the latest addition to the award-winning Nissin Air System, a proprietary wireless TTL communication system developed by Nissin for 2.4GHz radio transmission.

The hand grip can be used to mount the flash on either the left or right side of the camera with height level adjustment. There’s also a shutter release button on the handle and standard ¼-inch, 20 adapter under the flash head for mounting to a light stand. Every MG10 includes a magnesium quick release mounting “L” bracket, AA battery magazine (batteries are not included), Li-Ion battery magazine, ball head, filter holder and wide-angle diffuser. It also fully supports Air 10s and Air 1 wireless commanders. 

The Nissin Digital patented removable external motorized zoom head allows the MG10 to zoom from 24~200mm, to 18mm with diffuser. With the Air 10s Commander, the zoom head can be controlled manually or set to synchronize with the lens focal length even when the strobe is used off camera. Other features include:

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Sigma Firmware Updates


Sigma updated their MC-11 EF adapter to v.1.14, which you can download here.

● It has become compatible with the SIGMA 105mm F1.4 DG HSM|Art for Canon.
● It has become compatible with the SIGMA interchangeable lenses for Canon that have the latest firmware Ver.2.01.

Sigma updated their MC-11 SA-E adapter to v.1.10, which you can download here.

● It has become compatible with the SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO|Art for SIGMA.
● It has become compatible with the SIGMA 105mm F1.4 DG HSM|Art for SIGMA.

Sigma updated 8 lenses to v.2.01, which you can download here.

● It has corrected the phenomenon that the Manual Override (MO) function will be disabled after adjusting the settings of focus mode switch on SIGMA Optimization Pro (Macintosh ver.).

Updated Lenses
18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A013
24-35mm F2 DG HSM A015
24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM A017
35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012
50mm F1.4 DG HSM A014
85mm F1.4 DG HSM A016
135mm F1.8 DG HSM A017
100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C017

 

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Sony Savings Sunday


Sony Bodies
Sony a9 (Save $500):
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a7RIII (Save $200):
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a7rII (Save $400):
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Sony a6500 (Save $200):
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a6300 (Save $100):
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a6000 (Save $100):
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a5100 (Save $100):
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Trade-in/Trade-up savings

Sony Zeiss Sale Most Are B&H Only
Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8 (Save $100):
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
ZEISS Loxia 21mm f/2.8 (Save $200):
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
ZEISS Batis 25mm f/2 (Save $200):
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
ZEISS Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* (Save $150):
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

ZEISS Touit 12mm f/2.8 (Save $150):
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
ZEISS Touit 32mm f/1.8 (Save $50):
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Sony 300MB/s UHS-II Cards Discounted

Sony Lenses
B&H Photo E-Mount lenses on sale

Software
Luminar 2018 & Aurora HDR 2018 (Savings code FUJIADDICT)
ON1 Photo RAW 2018.1
Picktorial+X-Pack Bundle


New Apple iMac Pro: B&H Photo / Adorama
MacBook Pro (Savings still available): B&H Photo

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DPReviewTV: Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE

Surprisingly DPReviewTV was unable to secure a Sony a7RIII to test the new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE, which is currently a hard lens to find. So they did all of their testing on a Sony a7RII. Overall they seem impressed with the lens, but they try to downplay the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE being a replacement for the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM, which is understandable for the price is no object photographer, but they do not go into any kind of detailed comparison as to why.

Pros
f/2.8
Light and Compact
Price
Smooth Zoom Ring
Smooth Manual Focus
Great Macro capabilities
Minimal CA
Impressively Sharp
Great for Landscape cropped down shooting wide
Mirrorless dream smaller lighter kit

Cons
Build Quality
Cheap Plastic Hood
No in lens stabilization
No AF/MF Switch
No Custom Button
Zoom and Focus Ring Reversed
Sometimes you just want the extra 4mm
Some Ghosting/Flare which is typical in a zoom
Vignetting
Wide open long range might be disappointing

DPReviewTV thinks the Tamron should be compared to the Sony 24-70 f/4 or 24-105 f/4, but many reviewers disagree. The vast majority of the comparisons to the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM have been very fair and honest about how the lenses stacks up. Maybe DPRTV should do a Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE vs Sony 24-70mm f/4 Vario-Tessar T FE OSS vs Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS video to show us why they are right.

No lens is perfect and there is nothing wrong with value options that compete with top tear lenses. Many have decided to buy the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE and they have accepted the lenses shortcomings at its price point. One of the great things about shooting mirrorless and Sony’s lens selection growing is that there is something for everyone and I personally think the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE is the best zoom for a photographer unwilling to spend 2k+ on a full frame lens. Hopefully, the competition will drive Sony’s prices down a little.

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Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony 24-70mm f/4 Vario-Tessar T FE OSS: Amazon/B&H Photo/Adorama
Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS: B&H PhotoAmazonAdorama

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Dustin Abbott: Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE Review

The Tamron 28-75m has better CA performance than the G Master according to Dustin Abbott, which is surprising and impressive. The Tamron also has a unique macro advantage at 28mm, which the GM can’t match. Of course, Dustin picks the GM as the best overall, but I am not sure I agree with him after watching his extensive testing. It’s well worth watching both parts of his review if you haven’t seen the first part yet, but I simply can’t see myself ever buying the Sony 24-70mm GM anymore especially since I tend to prefer high-quality prime lenses to zooms.

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Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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