Sony’s long-awaited FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens has been unveiled and looks like it will be a solid option for sports shooters, weighing in at 6 lbs. and touted for its hand-holdability with the Sony A9 and A7 series. [Read more…]
Sigma’s updated set of nine prime Art lenses for native Sony E-mount are now available and shipping. The lenses include Sigma’s new 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro and 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM lenses, along with seven existing lenses:
- Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art
The news of these new lenses broke back in March and I took a closer hands-on look at the new Sony versions of these Sigma lenses at NAB 2018 in April. You can check them all out and order them now here at B&H Photo.
These Sony versions have the same optics and overall construction of these popular lenses in the Canon/Nikon mount counterparts. However, the lens barrel is extended to make up for the additional flange distance required provide a native Sony E-mount.
Sony has a new promo running for its E-mount cameras and lenses with up to $900 in savings available. The Sony A7S II is $200 off at $2198, while the Sony A7R II is $400 off at $1998. Additionally, the Sony A9 has a $300 instant rebate and is $4198. Check them out here at B&H Photo.
All of the current deals on Sony cameras, kits, lenses and accessories can be found here at B&H Photo.
Last month, Sigma announced that it is releasing Sony E-mount versions of its Art lens line to accompany the Canon, Nikon and Sigma camera mount versions. While we’ve been able to use Sigma lenses on Sony’s A7 series thanks to the Sigma MC-11 adapter, the performance is still lacking because it is not a native connection for the Sony A7 lens mount.
Now, Sony users have a native E-mount for the A7 series, as well as other E-mount cameras. However, due to the fact that the identical optics are used for the Sony version, the lenses are substantially larger to accomodate the flange distance for the Sony camera.
Sony continues to make big runs at Canon and Nikon. With each new camera announcement, more and more eyebrows are raised to what Sony’s E-mount line is offering. The latest big move doesn’t come from Sony directly though.
Sigma gives a big nod to Sony with the announcement of 9 new lenses from its Art line for the Sony E-mount, which were previously limited to Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. The lenses include Sigma’s new 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro and 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM lenses, along with seven existing lenses: [Read more…]
Continually adding to its professional line of cameras and accessories, Sony has announced its new wireless radio flash, the HVL-F60RM. The new flash has a guide number of 60 and covers a 20-200mm zoom range. It is built specifically for the Sony E-mount line but will also work with Sony A mount cameras. [Read more…]