Tamron 50-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Listed


Tamron only just recently announced the development of the Tamron 50-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD and B&H Photo has already published a listing with some additional details.

Key Features

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • 1:2 Magnification, 9.8″ Min. Focus
  • Rapid Zoom Ring
  • Zoom Lock Switch
  • VXD eXtreme-Torque Drive Linear AF Motor
  • Focus Limiter Function
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • 72mm Front Filter Size
  • Connector Port for Tamron Lens Utility

A sleek and versatile ultra-telephoto zoom lens, the Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras is an ideal choice for photographing landscapes, wildlife, sports, portraiture, and more. Featuring an 8x zoom ratio that begins at 50mm, this remarkably compact and portable lens offers a length of just 7.2″ making it the same size as conventional 100-400mm zoom lenses.

Closeup Capabilities
In addition to its ultra-telephoto capabilities, the lens is well-suited for macro photography as well. With a minimum focusing distance of just 9.8″ at the 50mm end, the 50-400mm provides up to one-half life-size magnification for closeup shooting.

Autofocus and Vibration Compensation
The VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism delivers fast, quiet, and precise autofocus.

VC (Vibration Compensation) system reduces camera shake and facilitates shooting at longer focal lengths and slower shutter speeds.

Updatable for Modern Times
For staying up-to-date and customizing your lens for maximum performance, the lens features a USB Type-C connector port for Tamron Lens Utility software, which enables you to customize functions and update the firmware for the lens by using a computer.

Intuitive Handling and Design

  • Rapid zoom ring and zoom lock switch.
  • Compatibility with many camera-specific features and functions, including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF.
  • Moisture-resistant design and fluorine coating to effectively repel dust, water droplets, fingerprints, and dirt.
  • 67mm front filter size, the same as most other TAMRON mirrorless lenses, provides greater convenience when using multiple lenses together.
  • Optional Arca-type accessory tripod mount for ease of use when using a tripod.

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Sony Unlocks In-Camera Forgery-Proof Technology


Sony Unlocks In-Camera Forgery-Proof Technology
Sony today announced the availability of its in-camera forgery proof photo technology for corporate business users. Using digital signatures processed at capture, Sony technology supports detection of any modification to an image, thus protecting it from fraudulent usage.

Following widespread issues with unauthorised editing and misconduct around digital photo data, Sony has developed forgery-proof technology, based on standard cryptography, for corporate users to safeguard images against future misuse.

With Sony’s in-camera signing mode activated, images are immediately cryptographically signed by the camera processor upon capture. Following this, any pixel modification, tampering or potential forgery will cancel the image signature, as the image manipulation will be detected by the customer’s own certificate server during examination.

Available on the Alpha 7 IV camera, with expansion to other models to be considered in sequence, this new functionality streamlines the lengthy process required from image submission through to verification, all with the addition of extra security.

The Alpha 7 IV also combines a 33.0MP full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor with BIONZ XR™ imaging engine to deliver high-speed processing and outstanding resolution.

Sony’s new forgery-proof signing mode ensures the secure creation and transmission of images based on cryptographic methods, as the fundamental need for certifying unmodified and secure images grows in many applications, across multiple industries.

This technology is particularly applicable for passports and ID verification but goes further in tackling image manipulation in the media, medical and law enforcement fields. For the insurance and construction sectors, this technology will offer a secure foundation for inspection and recording of damage.

Yasuo Baba, Director of Digital Imaging and European Product Marketing at Sony, commented: “It is Sony’s missions to strengthen business solutions with cutting-edge imagery technology and our in-camera digital signing is a real gamechanger for combatting image manipulation and forgery across multiple industries. Whilst appropriate adaptations for each industry need to be made, the digital signature is multilingual and can be used internationally, enabling organisations worldwide to streamline mandatory image signing with Sony technology.”

Currently compatible with the Alpha 7 IV, and subject to receipt of a license to enable Sony’s signing mode, this facility will be available for business users with plans for further model expansion to follow. In tandem, Sony will continue to examine how we can utilise our industry-leading imaging technology to further support enhanced security across multiple industries, with plans to expand the line-up of supported cameras hereafter.

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CP+ 2023 Dates Announced


Many shows have ended or become fully virtual since COVID, but CP+ 2023 is making plans for its show in 2023.

The event will be held on:

  • On-site Event [Pacifico Yokohama]: Thu. Feb.23 Sun.26,2023 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (5 pm on Sunday)
  • Online Event [Official Website]: Thu. Feb.23 Sun.26,2023

Below you can Find the Exhibit Guide and promotional video for the event.

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Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG DN Art and 24mm F1.4 DG DN Art Images Leaked

20mm F1.4 DG DN Art

  • Lens configuration: 17 elements in 15 groups (2 SLD glasses, 3 aspherical lenses)
  • Number of aperture blades: 11 (circular aperture)
  • Minimum shooting distance: 0.23m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 1: 6.1
  • Filter Diameter: 82mm
  • Size: φ87.8 x 111.2mm (E-mount version 113.2mm)
  • Weight: 635g (E-mount version 630g)

24mm F1.4 DG DN Art

  • Lens configuration: 17 elements in 14 groups (1 SLD glass, 2 FLD glasses, 4 aspherical lenses)
  • Number of aperture blades: 11 (circular aperture)
  • Minimum shooting distance: 0.25m
  • Maximum shooting magnification : 1: 7.1
  • Filter diameter: 72mm Size: φ75.7 x 95.5mm (E-mount version 97.5mm)
  • Weight: 520g (E-mount version 510g)

Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG DN Art (Coming August 8th):
B&H Photo / Amazon
Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG DN Art (Coming August 8th):
B&H Photo / Amazon

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TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile for Android Announced


TAMRON announces development of TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile™ for
Android™1 OS; users can tune lens features in the field via a smartphone
August 4, 2022, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka; Headquarters: Saitama City), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announced the development of TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile™, a dedicated application for smartphones and tablets running with Android OS that provides convenient use in the field and expands the possibilities of video and still photography.
The application is the mobile version of the TAMRON Lens Utility dedicated PC software that has earned praise from many TAMRON lens users since its release in October 2021 and was developed in-house by TAMRON.

Application Name TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile™
DATE OF LAUNCH Planned within 20222 Compatible OS Android 6-123
Compatible Lens 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Model A063)
35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD (Model A058)

1 Android is a trademark of Google LLC.
2 Release date is subject to change depending on development conditions.
3 Compatible with Android devices fitted with USB Type-C ports only.

Summary of TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile
October 2021 marked the release of TAMRON Lens Utility, a dedicated PC software that enables the customization of various functions of select TAMRON lenses to match the video and still photography style of the lens user. Since then, we have received feedback regarding improved convenience from customers wishing to make lens function customizations when shooting in the field. As a result, we have developed TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile for Android OS. Using the TAMRON Connection Cable4, an Android smart device can be connected to a lens to easily configure lens customizations without requiring a computer.

A new function that enables lens operations to be controlled from a smartphone has also been added. For example, the A-B Focus function that smoothly shifts the focus from one preselected subject to another can be setup without touching the lens.
Expansion of functions in the future is possible to make users even more comfortable to try out video production.
4 TAMRON Connection Cable (USB Type C to Type C) (Model CC-350) is sold separately.

* Lens firmware updates are not supported with the Mobile version. Performing firmware updates requires the TAMRON Lens Utility for PC and a computer.
* This application is designed for Android OS. Please note that iOS is not supported at this time.

Functions of TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile

●Tethered remote control
Dedicated features developed for the smartphone can be configured to perform tethered control.
(Features that can be configured with the Remote Set Button in the application)
– A-B Focus: Set 2 focus positions (A and B) and make the focus shift between A and B5
– Focus Preset: Set your desired focus position and move the focus to the recorded point by a single tap of the Remote Set Button5

●Customizing the Custom Switch or Focus Set Button (Normal functions available with the PC version)
– A-B Focus: Set 2 focus positions (A and B) and make the focus shift between A and B5
– Focus Preset: Set your desired focus position and move the focus to the recorded point by a single
press of the Focus Set Button5
– Select AF/MF: Select AF and MF function using the Focus Set Button
– Switch Focus Ring Function (Focus/Aperture): Switch Focus Ring Function from focus adjustment to aperture adjustment
– Assign function from the camera: Assign custom functions from the camera body to the Focus Set Button
5 With the Mobile version, the focus travel time can be specified in 0.1-second increments. With the PC version, there are eight possible speed levels.

*The function of the Focus Set Button can be cleared.

●Customizing the Focus Ring
– MF Ring Rotation: Change the rotation direction of the focus ring
– MF Method: Choose the method of focus operation when using the focus ring
* As the application is still under development, the screenshots are subject to change without notice due to design evolution or other factors.

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Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE:
B&H Photo /  Amazon / Adorama
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 FE:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE:
Amazon
Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD FE:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Tamron 20mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2(Model F050):
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Tamron 24mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2(Model F051):
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Tamron 35mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2(Model F053):
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD Firmware Update V2 Released


Tamron released firmware v02 today for the Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD.

Firmware for Sony Model A057

Model Product Mount Latest Version Last Update Date
A057 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD Sony Ver.2 2022.08.03
Ver.2 This update improves the following:
1. VC operation.
2. The stability of panning shooting.
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