SIGMA MC-11 Firmware Update

This firmware update allows compatibility with the SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art, SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art, Cine Lens 14mm T2 FF EF mount and 135mm T2 FF EF mount from FF High Speed Prime Line.

For customers who own the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro by connecting it to a computer using the supplied USB Cable.

※ Before updating the MC-11 firmware, please ensure SIGMA Optimization Pro has been updated to ver. 1.4.1 or later for Windows, and ver. 1.4.0 or later for Macintosh from the following download page.

SIGMA Optimization Pro Download page

【Applicable product】

【Benefits of this firmware update】
・It has become compatible with the SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art and SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art.
・It has become compatible with the FF High Speed Prime Line SIGMA 14mm T2 FF (EF) and the SIGMA 135mm T2 FF (EF).

Sigma MC-11: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Citograph 35mm f/8.0 Pancake Lens Launched on Kickstarter

New Citograph 35mm ‘Always-in-Focus’ Lens will Revolutionize Street Photography
(Berlin) C.P. Goerz, a new German startup, announced a Kickstarter campaign today for the Citograph 35mm, a super-compact, always-in-focus tessar-type lens that may very well revolutionize street photography.

The Citograph 35 was designed specifically for capturing those fleeting, decisive moments that are gone in the flash of an eye. With no moving parts and 35mm focal length, the Citograph’s design is beautifully simple. The lens design includes a specially-coated “disc aperture” equivalent to f/8.

One of the thinnest lenses in the world, the Citiograph is so discreet it is virtually invisible on your camera and thin enough that it can slip into your pocket when detached.

The Citograph 35 will allow photographers to shoot from the hip knowing that everything from 9 feet in front of them to infinity will be in focus. The hyper-focal technology of the lens will allow photographers to take shots of fast moving subjects without a moment’s hesitation.

The lens is the passion project of Benedikt Hartmann, a 20-year veteran of the German camera industry. The idea was to develop a high quality, high resolution lens that was also easy to use. Hartmann is driven by the mission to make photography simple, while still delivering professional-quality results. Recently, Hartmann and a group of investors created C.P. Goerz to bring the idea to life.

“We want to take the photographer away from behind the viewfinder and allow him to live in the moment in the scene,” Hartmann said. “Shooting spontaneously and even from the hip delivers new perspectives and makes the photographer part of what is going on around him.”

The Kickstarter campaign will help raise the needed capital to bring the lens into production. To keep costs down, Hartmann has received proposals from qualified production facilities in Asia and southern Europe.

C.P. Goerz takes its name from one of the most renowned German lens makers of the early 20th Century. The original C.P. Goerz company worked closely with Zeiss and in 1926 merged with Zeiss Ikon. The Goerz spirit of innovation carries on with the Citograph.

The Citograph 35 will be available in mounts for Nikon, Canon, Sony E, Fuji, MFT, Pentax, Leica M. It is expected to go on the market in Spring 2018 with a retail price of $499 USD.

Photo Credit: Firat Bagdu

Kick Starter: Here

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Sony a9 Capture One Tethering Guide

Sony put together a comprehensive Capture One tethering guide for the Sony a9. Below is a condensed version.

  1. Use a USB 2.0 cable with Micro B type connection
  2. In Capture One’s preferences in the Capture tab, make sure Sony is checked as a Provider.
  3. Start a Capture One Session File>New Session
  4. Choose a new location for your session
  5. The workflow is: Capture to the Capture Folder, Move selected images / picked images to the Selects folder, Process those Selects to the Output folder, Any discarded images go in the Trash folder
  6. In the Capture tool tab that comes up you can then select how you want your photos name.
  7. You can also add a location and presets in the capture tool tab before starting
  8. Capture One won’t read your lens before a capture is made
  9. If you want to use live view click the video camera button and to capture an image click the large gray button to the right of it to begin or us CMD-K (Mac) / CTRL-K (WIN).
  10. You can’t zoom in the application for focusing, but you can do it on camera and it will shot up in live view.

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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

You can read the full article by Sony here.

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Kai Reviews The Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G

If you’re a wide angle fan the Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G is a great option and it’s almost half the weight of the competing Canon/Nikon lenses. Kai seems to really enjoy the 12-24mm, but he is having trouble with his Sony a9 over heating, which is unfortunate. The low distortion of the 12-24mm makes it a very useful lens and it will likely be the next Sony lens I decided to purchase myself. I love high-quality ultra wide zooms, especially when they are light weight.

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

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Kamlan/SainSonic 50mm f/1.1 For E-mount

The Kamlan/SainSonic 50mm f/1.1 is an inexpensive APS-C Chinese lens for E-mount cameras that is now available. It is also available for Canon EOS-M mount and will be coming to Fuji-X mount soon. Additional information below: Read More »

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The Sony a9 fills SD cards unbelievably fast and if you are running low on storage PackRAW might be a good way to reduce your storage needs. Storage has become unbelievably affordable in recent years, but the ability to fill several gigs of SD cards in one shoot has become a reality if you regularly over shoot.


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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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