Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM and Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G Officially Announced

Press Release:
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G

Hands-on\Previews:
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
Techradar
DPReview
CameraLabs
Photorec
Imaging Resource
ThePhoBlographer

Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G
Techradar
DPReview
CameraLabs
Photorec
Imaging Resource
ThePhoBlographer

Samples:
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
Sony
Dan WatsonDPReview
Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G
SonyDan WatsonDPReview

Preorder Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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

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Sony Releases a High-Speed Vision Sensor


Sony Releases a High-Speed Vision Sensor that Makes Detection and Tracking of Objects at 1,000 fps Possible
Stacked CMOS Image Sensor that Combines High-Frame-Rate Imaging and High-Speed Sensing

Tokyo, Japan—Sony Corporation today announced the release of the new IMX382 high-speed vision sensor, which enables detection and tracking of objects at 1,000 frames per second. Sony will begin shipping samples in October 2017.

This vision sensor features a stacked configuration with a back-illuminated pixel array and signal processing circuit layer. The circuit layer is equipped with image processing circuits and a programmable column-parallel processor, delivering high-speed target detection and tracking. This configuration enables high-sensitivity imaging thanks to the back-illuminated pixel array, with target detection and tracking at 1,000 frames per second. The new sensor uses information such as color and brightness obtained from pixels to detect objects, then extracts the object’s centroid, moment and motion vector, and finally outputs the information from the vision sensor in each frame. Read More »

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Sony a9: AF Performance and Professional Impressions

It seems the Sony a9 photo and video AF performance are both very impressive from the videos that have surfaced from people with early review units. This really could be the beginning of the end for DSLRs. I can’t wait to get my hands on the new Sony a9.

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Sony a9 Action Shooting Kit: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a9 Accessories Kit: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a9: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony FE 100-400mm: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
a9 Battery Grip: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
a9 Battery NP-FZ100: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Sony, Sigma and Rokinon Sunday Savings


Sigma
Sigma MC-11 (Save $100): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Rokinon Lenses (Save $100-200)
Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 – Black
Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 – Silver
Rokinon Auto Focus 50mm f/1.4
Rokinon 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC


Sony a7 Bodies
Sony a7rII (Save $300): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony a7sII (Save $200): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony a7II (Save $150): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony a7 (Save $150): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

Sony Alpha a6500 Deals
With 16-70mm
With 16-50mm and 55-210mm

Sony Alpha a6300 Deals
Sony Alpha a6300
With 16-50mm
With 16-70mm
With 16-50mm and 55-210mm

Sony Alpha a6000 Deals
Sony Alpha a6000
With 16-50mm
With 16-50mm and 55-210mm

Sony Alpha a5100 Deals
With 16-50mm

FE Lenses
Sony Zeiss Planar T* 5omm f/1.4 (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony 50mm FE f/1.8 (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

NEX Lenses
Sony 20mm f/2.8 Alpha E-mount (Save $25):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony E 35mm f/1.8 OSS (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony E 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS LE (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

Accessories
Sony HVLF32M MI (Multi-interface shoe) Camera Flash (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony HVLF43M High Power Flash with Quick Shift Bounce (Save $70):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony VGC2EM Vertical Grip (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony LA-EA4 A-Mount to E-Mount FF Lens Adapter with TMT (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony HVLF20M (Save $20):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony ECMGZ1M Gun/Zoom Microphone (Save $20):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

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Sony a9: Best Camera For Weddings, a9 vs a7SII, Menus, and More

Jason Lanier really believes that the Sony a9 is going to be the greatest camera for Wedding photography ever and he gives 10 pretty good reasons why. In the video above he elaborates on his reasons in-depth and then trails off once he completes his list, which is then followed by a Q&A.

  1. Silent Shooting
  2. Shutter – High FPS\high shutter speed
  3. Super Buffer – Over 200 shots in RAW and 400 in JPEG
  4. In Body Image Stabilization
  5. ISO Performance
  6. Focus System – Touch, Eye, Facal Recognition and Registration
  7. No Blackout Time
  8. Electronic Live View Real Live View
  9. WiFi
  10. Dual Card Slots, Better Battery Life

Other Joystiq, Price…

There are a few errors in his logic about the RAW buffer and editing… Like if you shoot 200 RAW files in a row you can just pick one to use, but if you’re shooting 20 FPS then you’re going to hit the buffer pretty quickly and if you dislike Sony JPEG’s then the JPEG buffer doesn’t mean much. It kind of feels like he’s going out of his way to defend some 1st generation design flaws, but I would agree with an assertion that you can work around many of the current “limitations” easily.

Samples/Comparison
Scandinavianphoto – Test of Sony A9
Newatlas – Sony A9 vs. Nikon D5
MirrorlessComparison – Electronic shutter evolution: Sony A9 and Olympus OM-D E-M1 II
SLRLounge – SONY A9 SAMPLE IMAGES & INITIAL THOUGHTS ON A9 RAW FILES

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Sony a9 Action Shooting Kit: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a9 Accessories Kit: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a9: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony FE 100-400mm: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
a9 Battery Grip: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
a9 Battery NP-FZ100: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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FRX100 V Housing for Sony RX100 III / IV / V

The FRX100 V Housing was specially designed for the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III, RX100 IV and RX100 V digital cameras.

The FRX100 V Housing is manufactured to the highest professional standards of function, style and durability. It is depth rated to 60m/200 feet and is fully functional with ergonomically designed and labeled controls. The Fantasea FRX100 V is the ultimate waterproof home for the Sony RX100 III, RX100 IV and RX100 V cameras.

The FRX100 V Housing is ideal for outdoor and underwater photography. Underwater photographers can dive or snorkel and capture all the excitement of this fascinating world, while outdoor photographers also have the option of capturing the action of activities such as white water paddle sports, sailing, boating, surfing, fishing, hunting, backpacking and camping.  Read More »

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