Canon has officially announced the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens. It is the first lens with Canon’s newly-developed Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics (BR Optics), which uses organic material to “achieve a higher level of chromatic aberration correction than other existing technologies.” [Read more…]
We’ve seen many examples of the Sony A7S and just how good it is in low light. Well, here’s another that proves it is the low light king for affordable full frame cameras.
In this short preview video, Tony Northrup walks us through the high ISO settings of the Sony A7S, Sony A7 II and Nikon D810. The Sony A7S’ reach up to ISO 409,600 puts it just head and shoulders above the low light capabilities of the Nikon D810 and the A7 II.
Whether its the right overall camera for you, however, requires examining what you need out of the camera day to day. For low light shooting though, the Sony A7S remains in a league of its own.
Hasselblad has a history of making incredible cameras and lenses; however, some of its recent digital models have simply been knockoffs of Sony’s Cyber-shot and Alpha products – and ridiculously overpriced knockoffs at that.
One such camera is the Hasselblad HV, which is sold as a kit with a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens for a whopping $12,000 retail price tag.
Well, it’s no longer overpriced thanks to a recent $8,000 price cut, bringing the camera kit down to $3,999. This includes the Hasselblad HV body, Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 T* lens and a custom hard case with foam interior cutout.
The Sony A99 on which the Hasselblad HV is based runs $2,000 on its own and so does the Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, which puts the camera and lens at $4,000 – and Hasselblad throws in the custom hardshell case.
While the Sony A99 is long in tooth, it’s still a solid full frame camera and, who knows, maybe the Hasselblad clone will become a collector’s item some day…
New rumors suggest that Nikon will (finally) release full frame mirrorless camera with a traditional F mount later this year or in early 2016. The camera is rumored to be small and similar in size to the Olympus OM-D E-M1. Additionally, it is rumored to offer no EVF and is currently being field tested. [Read more…]
We have previously seen prototype samples on display, but now Sony has gotten official with four new full frame lenses: [Read more…]