SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Notice of Release Date Determination for Sony E Mount


SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Notice of Release Date Determination for Sony E Mount
We are pleased to announce the release date for SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Sony E mount for this time.

This product developed a control algorithm such as AF driving method and optimization of communication speed as interchangeable lens for Sony E mount, while maintaining the optical design pursuing the highest performance, AF which could not be coped with conventional mount converter MC – 11 C-mode etc. correspondence was realized. As well as MC-11, it is also fully compatible with camera shake correction in the body, “lens correction” (“peripheral light amount correction”, “magnification chromatic aberration correction”, “distortion aberration correction”) in the body aberration correction function. 
※ This product is developed, manufactured and sold according to the E mount specification license under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.

SIGMA 20 mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art 
Suggested retail price (excluding tax): 150,000 yen 
Scheduled release date: Friday, June 22, 2018 
Case with cover case lens cap (LC907-01) 
Product page: https: // www.sigma-global.com/jp/lenses/cas/product/art/a_20_14/

※ Product appearance, specifications etc. may be changed.

For details of full size compatible Sony E mount lens, please click here .

Also, from SIGMA 20 mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art of other mounts, we will start service from June 22, 2018 (Friday) on mount replacement service to Sony E mount.

For details of mount replacement service, please click here.

via Sigma.jp

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NewsroomShooter: Zacuto A7/A9 Cage and Accessories

Newsroom shooter caught up with Zacuto at Cine Gear 2018 and they had a really nice cage for the Sony a7/9 to show off along with some accessories. Zacuto’s products look like they are very well thought out and they don’t seem to have many proprietary parts. You can find them at B&H Photo.

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Sony a7III Technical Exploration: Star Eater, Silent Shutter, PDAF Stripping, and Weather Sealing


I have covered Jim Kasson’s work extensively at FujiAddict due to his very technical explanations of the Fujifilm GFX and some here, but recently some sites have tried to make the a7III into a camera it most certainly is not. Don’t get me wrong the Sony a7III is a great camera and a great value but it still has some technical issues that should not be dismissed.

Star Eater is most certainly not fixed according to Jim’s testing. The long exposure spacial filtering used by all Sony cameras still exists in the Sony a7III when shooting longer than 3.2s and it is just different than before.

What is clear is that there are differences. Former cameras exhibited flat response at 3.2 seconds and longer, whereas with the a7III there is roll-off visible even at 1/1000 second. The roll-off is pretty much the same until 4 seconds, where it gets worse.

Jim has also measured the silent shutter performance of the Sony a7III and it performs between 1/15 and 1/30, which you can read more about here. He also debunked some of the hysteria around the PDAF artifacts and the potential solutions, which you can read more about here.

When looking at an issue that might be critical to you it’s generally best to rely on the data over the opinions of photographers just eyeballing the problem. The range of technical expertise in the world of photography is staggering and I generally turn to Jim for the measurement that many of us are too lazy to do ourselves. He’s even tried to narrow down the battery door weather sealing issue with the current Sony a7 cameras.

I still think the Sony a7 is a great camera and a step forward for the industry, but even if an issue only affects a niche part of the market we shouldn’t downplay them. Only by being honest about the shortcomings of Sony cameras will they get better.

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Sony a7III: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Really Right Stuff Announced 17 New Tripods


Pre-Order your Really Right Stuff tripod at B&H Photo.

Since launching our first carbon fiber tripods in 2009, we have been dedicated to making the world’s finest tripods. With the help of our customers’ invaluable feedback, we continuously make improvements. After years of development, we are excited to present our new Mark 2 tripod line with patent pending features! Explore the new models here. Read More »

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Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE: Review Round-up and Bug Update

The first part of Dustin Abbott’s review is very good an interestingly enough he hasn’t experienced the bug that has plagued some no matter how hard he tries to reproduce the error. Also, several sources are now saying that the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE firmware update will be performed exactly the same way Sony firmware updates are performed so you will not need to send your lens in to be updated. Just attach it to your camera and plug it into the computer.

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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

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Sony RX100VI: Kai, Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 VI vs Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 V vs Panasonic Lumix TZ200 vs Panasonic Lumix TZ100, and More

The Sony RX100VI is an interesting camera that will primarily appeal to vloggers, but initial impressions are very positive. It seems that the new 24-200mm lens is very well designed and tack sharp according to some early hands-on, but the camera does have a tendency to overheat, which you can see in Kai’s video multiple times. Maybe Sony should make a heatsink accessory in addition to the grip for serious vloggers.

ephotozine – Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 VI vs Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 V vs Panasonic Lumix TZ200 vs Panasonic Lumix TZ100

cameralabs – Review So Far

alphauniverse – My Next Street Camera

sonymirrorlesspro – Hands-On

RX100V: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Grip: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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