Kai Wong Takes on The Fujinon MK 18-55mm

Kai is very impressed with the Fujinon MK 18-55mm and its bokeh, but he only had access to it for a very limited time. The only thing Kai thinks the lens should be penalized for at this time is only coming in E-mount. While will also be coming in X-mount Kai thinks it should also be released for Canon, but I think it would be better to release a PL mount lens.

Fujinon MK 18-55 T2.9 B&H Photo/Adorama

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The Sony a7SII is Reshaping Wild Life Documentary Work

The BBC release a video showing the technology they use to capture animals under low light conditions. The ability to use the Sony a7SII along side infrared and thermal cameras, allows them to capture previously impossible footage of animals like the bioluminescence railroad worm for Planet Earth 2. Discovery channel previously released a similar special praising the Sony a7S.

Sony a7sII: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama


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Laowa 15mm f/2.0 FE Promo Video and Info

Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D
Laowa 15mm f/2 FE is currently the World’s Fastest 15mm rectilinear lens for Full Frame cameras. It features a close-to-zero optical distortion, allowing photographers to take landscape or architecture shots with straight lines retained.

Dedicated to fulfill the need of photographers, Venus Optics have managed to add a 72mm filter thread onto the 15mm f/2 lens. Photographers can easily install standard screw-in filters without paying for an expensive yet bulky filter holder system.

Designed specially for the Sony Full Frame Mirrorless cameras, Venus Optics has successfully controlled the size and weight of the lens to the minimal. Weighing less than 1.1 pounds (500g) and 82mm in length, the portability and compactness of the Sony E-mount Mirrorless cameras can be maintained when used with the Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Lens.

Featuring the fastest f/2 aperture ever built with a 15mm lens, the new Full Frame E-mount lens is engineered for professionals to shoot impressive landscape, architecture and primary astro photos with great details. This is an every-day and must-buy lens that every Sony Full Frame Mirrorless camera user should have one in his bag.

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B&H Photo Put together a Sony a7SII Package and More Deals

The Sony a7SII is currently $300 off, but now you can get a Rode VideoMic Pro Kit with your purchase. The Profoto deal for B1 or B2 Kit at B&H Photo or Adorama are still running and so are some other deals below.

Sony Bodies
Sony a7rII (Save $300): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony a7sII (Save $300): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony a7II (Save $200): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony a7 (Save $200): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

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The AQUATICA A6500 Underwater Housing For the SONY Alpha 6500 Compact Camera

Introducing The AQUATICA A6500 Underwater Housing For the SONY Alpha 6500 Compact Camera

Retail: $1,650.00 USD includes Housing, built in leak sensor, handles, hand strap, tray brackets, grip brackets and more!

The Aquatica A6500 is a housing designed to be small, compact and easily handled just like the camera that it is designed for. With 24.2 MP stills and 4K video capabilities coming in at a retail cost of $1,399.00 USD the SONY Alpha 6500 is a great camera for the beginner and professional Underwater Photographer alike.

THE SONY a6500 features

  •  24.2 MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor
  •  BIONZ X Image processor
  •  4K video capture
  •  In-body 5 axis image stabilization
  •  Built in WIFI for easy sharing
  •  425-point phase detection autofocus points
  •  3.0” 921.6k-Dot Tiliting Touchscreen LCD
  •  Bigger JPEG buffer
  •  Silent shooting
  •  Tough magnesium alloy body and robust lens mount

This camera is a powerhouse of technology just like its predecessor, the A6300. We have made our Power saddle also available for this housing to allow the user to fully enjoy the system underwater.

Power Saddle:
The Aquatica Digital Power Saddle incorporates an optional rechargeable battery pack that plugs into the camera’s micro usb port and attaches magnetically to the camera’s mounting plate. This option can be purchased with the housing or purchased later as an add-on. Purchasing the Power Saddle will allow both still and video shooters to have the equivalent of two extra batteries in their housing, allowing the extra power they need to fuel their creative visions. Read More »

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Meyer Optik Gorlitz Trioplan 35mm f/2.8 Lens is Now on Kickstarter

I tested a Meyer’s Optik Gorlitz Triplan 100mm f/2.8 a while ago, but it was a little long for me and I was expecting to recive a 50mm f/2.9. These are very interesting lenses for people that have the patience to plan out their compositions and now they are releasing a 35mm f/2.8 mm via Kickstarter, which has already reached its funding goal of $50k. The Trioplan 35+ is the final lens of the Trioplan Trilogy, which started with the Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 and the 50mm f/2.9:

The Trioplan 35+ is expected to be available at the retail price of $1,599 later this year but Kickstarter backers can secure the lens for a much lower investment. What backers will get is a groundbreaking lens.

Previously, it was thought too difficult to achieve the soap bubble effect in a wide angle lens. But Meyer-Optik engineers designed the new lens according to the historic Cook Triplet design but added two elements to boost the lens. The extra two lens elements is why Meyer-Optik decided to add the “+” to the name of the lens.

Technical data of the lens prototype:

  • Focal length: 35 mm
  • Aperture: 1:2,8, – 1:22
  • Angle: +/- 31,5°
  • Focusing Distance ∞ to 0,3 m
  • Clip on diameter:  41 mm
  • Filter Diameter: M 39 x 0,75
  • Size: Ø 61,5 mm x 50 mm
  • Weight: ca. 220g
  • Aperture blades: 12

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