Say goodby to the “old” CCD sensor tech. Sony now officially switched all their effort on CMOS sensor development and production only. The news comes via Allied Vision:
“Many in the industry had expected this to happen sooner or later. As you know, CMOS sensors have become more and more popular in the last couple of years. With greatly improved image quality, sensitivity, dynamic range and speeds, they have outpaced CCD technology of late. Sony’s decision is a logical step in that context to provide further capacity for CMOS growth.”
If you want to know how Sony describes the Sony QX concept you can read their full patent here: freepatentsonline.com/8947589.pdf. A small curiosity: They also have the idea to make a square QX camera (image on top).
The Germany company Meyer-Optik-Görlitz took the Chinese Zy Optics f/0.95 lenses and “upgraded” them. UPDATE: Meyer-Optik-Görlitz contacted me to share the following info:
“Components for Meyer-Optik-Görtlitz lenses are : * sourced internationally * assembled, adjusted, tested and therefore made in Germany * shipped with a 5 year guarantee from a German manufacturer”
* Our lenses are improved in terms of material characteristic and mechanical quality
* To name a few: We use alternative components, eg. use materials supplied by a supplier of the German Avionic industry to guarantee precision
* we apply high-tech oils to improve slide ways and adjusting ranges
* special focus is assigned to quality assurance and minimization of the serial spread. Thus our QA testing and adjustment for each lens takes up to 3,5 h and 2 h on average.
* Our close quality tolerances currently lead to a reject rate of 50% for core components
This means they add a serious quality control on the Zy Optics lenses.
Bernard: “A new test has been added for the Sony A6000 with a Rokinon 7.5mm lens. For over a year, people visit the site to compare different possible combinations of cameras and lenses for panoramic photography. The addition of the Sony A6000 complements the range presented on the site. A modification was done on the Sony A6000. Improve the standard Sony E-mount with the Fotodiox TOUGH E-Mount. This all-metal mount replaces the two-part mount that comes with most Sony E-mount cameras. Of those two parts, the actual mount that holds the lens is made of plastic, which is susceptible to wear and lens movement. By removing four screws, taking out the two mount parts, and inserting the TOUGH E-Mount, you give your camera a stronger and more durable lens connection. Of all sets that have been tested by quebecpanorama, the Sony A6000 with Rokinon 7.5mm lens is the one that offers the best value for money. The impressive quality, coupled with the ease of transportation, seduced us, so it became the official QuébecPanorama set. http://quebecpanorama.com/en/kits/view/rokinon-7.5mm-for-sony-sony-a6000“
Hi everyone. We rented the Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 and Sonnar 35mm f/2.8 this past weekend and took them out for a spin. I thought I'd share some photos here with this community. The in-depth review is here. http://ilovehatephoto.com/2015/03/03/zeiss-loxia-35mm-f2-0-vs-zeiss-sonnar-35mm-f2-8-lens-review-comparison/ We went to visit the Endeavour space shuttle at the California Science Center. What at sight! […]
Hi guys , I have the kit 16-50 and the sel 35. I like the 35 but in wideangle or exterior shots of landscapes / buildings its not enough. I'm contented with the 35 as my portrait lens although I think the sel 50 is also good for the job. In a recent trip […]
Hi guys, got my a6000 last july and I was wondering for those who have been with nex 5,6, 7 etc cameras. Do each upgrade aside of the new features / makes each new nex camera better than the one from the last year and previous generations ? I'm talking mostly of image quality […]
Hey Folks, for me the FE 28mm f2 is the most interesting lens of the four new lenses so I took the time to gather all the available information and full resolution samples images and the MTF graph and analyzed them to summarize what we know abut the lens so far. So if you are […]
So here is my experience. I now have two A7II. One is going to be converted to IR. I will get an a7000 as a back up when it comes out.Both cameras show vignetting in the upper right corner the is much more obvious than the other corners.I have been testing like crazy looking at […]
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