The Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Has Disappointing Initial Test Results

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Lensrentals released their test results for the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS and they are surprisingly disappointing. Up until now I have heard very good things about this lens, but Lensrentals testing is very reputable and they seemed shocked by the results too.

“If you view the charts at 100%, you’ll see that they’re consistent with the MTF charts Roger generated for all three lenses. The Sony just isn’t that great, and that’s really disappointing considering the price tag and how long customers have had to wait for that lens to be available. But if you need f/2.8 and working autofocus, it’s really the best option out there for Sony mirrorless cameras.”

It’s a shame that Sony missed the mark on such an important and expensive lens and maybe there is something software wise that corrects the error, but it failed to impress even when they shot the  Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS with comparable 70-200’s on a Sony a7RII. If you’re as shocked as I was then go check out the full Lensrentals article here for more details.

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The Meike 6.5mm f/2.0 Fisheye

If you’re looking for an inexpensive ultra-wide fisheye Meike just released their 6.5mm f/2.0 fisheye. It’s available at Amazon, but if 6.5mm is a little too wide for you the 8mm f2.8 Samyang that I own is excellent and a lot of fun, but it’s a little more expensive at Amazon.

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Sony CES Press Conference 2017 5pm PST/8pm EST

Sony’s CES press conference starts at 5pn PST/8pm EST today. We aren’t expecting any announcements, but you can watch it live above or here.

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Profoto Air Remote TTL-S for Sony

The Profoto Air Remote TTL-S for Sony will be available January 16th according to B&H Photo. You can pair it with B1, B2, D2 Flash Heads to get full TTL and HSS.

Profoto Air Remote TTL-S for Sony B&H Photo/Adorama
Profoto B1 500 AirTTL Battery-Powered Flash B&H Photo/Adorama
Profoto B1 500 Air Battery-Powered 2-Light Location Kit B&H Photo/Adorama
Profoto B2 Off-Camera Flash Head B&H Photo/Adorama
Profoto B2 250 Air TTL Location Kit B&H Photo/Adorama
Profoto D2 Duo 1000/1000 AirTTL 2-Light Kit B&H Photo/Adorama

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New Review Round-Up

Lots of big reviews were published right before the beginning to the new year. Most by switchers, but a few were from new Sony a99 Mark II users. Image-Resource and The Photoblographer published their completed Sony a99 Mark II reviews just before the end of the new year.

Sony a99 Mark II B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony a7RII B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

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Rokinon 20mm F1.8 and Cine DS 20mm T1.9 Full Frame Lenses Now Available

Rokinon announced the launch of its new Rokinon Digital Photo 20mm f1.8 and Cine DS 20mm t1.9 Full Frame Super Wide Angle lenses, which are made from high-strength aluminum alloy and feature a 94.8 degree field of view. Both Lenses have non-rotating 77mm filter mounts, Rokinon’s Ultra Multi-Coating, and smooth, quiet focusing control. They have a 7.9/0.20m minimum focusing distance, 13 elements in 12 groups, three extra-low dispersion elements, and a pair of aspherical elements. The Cine DS alone has a geared aperture and controls, a de-clicked aperture control ring, and dual right/left distance and t-stop scales.

Rokinon 20mm T1.9 Cine DS B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Rokinon 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

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