Roger Cicala from Lensrentals took an Inside Look at the Rokinon 50mm AF FE Autofocus Lens and concludes:
This lens was a pleasant surprise. No, it’s not built like a tank. But it is built like a small, efficient, well-constructed lens. With some of the previous Samyang / Rokinon lenses we disassemble them going “Oh, that’s going to break. This could be a problem.” We didn’t see any obvious weak points like that with this lens. It’s a clear step up in construction quality. It should be, it’s also a step up in price point.
The Sony 70-200mm GM Lens was announced 10 months ago and it’s still impossible to find it in Stock anywhere in the world. The small good news is that it seems something changed this week: SAR readers informed me that August preorders on various US stores are now shipping out.
I have no reliable info about the cause of that huge delay. My guess is that Sony had to fix some sort of issues on the production line or on the lens design. Meantime check out the Sony 70-200 G-Master Video Review by That1cameraguy to learn more about the lens that one day might be yours :)
First Look at the Sony a6500 APS-C Mirrorless Camera by Fstoppers. That’s what they write about the new Touch Focus:
Where I find Touch Focus to be most useful is while shooting barely moving or stationary subjects and I’m simply recomposing my framing. This is a very basic use, but for a reason. The touchscreen suffers from some lag between the time you press it to when it activates. I also found it difficult to drag my finger around to track a subject while at the same time keeping my composition and timing my capture moments. Even with these setbacks, I appreciated using it while photographing scenes where there were many potential subjects such as a concert with multiple people on stage in front of the lens. I could find a certain framing I really liked and then quickly tap which band member I wanted to be in focus before getting the shot off. It’s much faster than doing it manually in this scenario.
It’s shaping out to be one of the best compact cameras I’ve ever owned and while it has ticked all the major specs I need in order to be the ultimate travel camera, its also the ultimate companion to the a7R II.
I wanted to update the firmware of my a6300 from the original 1.00 to 1.10. So I downloaded the updater tool from Sony and ran it on my Windows 10 computer. I read public recommendations on a website (forgot which) and adhered to all instructions that the tool itself told me. The camera went into […]
After spending days agonising over which 50mm to buy, and lucky for us there is so much choice for the E-mount, I finally went for the Samyang. There were arguments both sides. On the top end the Sony 1.4 is lovely but its heavy and 3x the cost at gives me slightly sharp f1.4 […]
New Ideas forum thread http://community.sony.com/t5/Join-the-Inspiration/A7R2-Give-us-RAW-filesize-options/idi-p/605991 I have several times been in contact with Sony with the feature request to get file size options on RAW-files on A7R2. They gave med a link to Sonys well hidden ideas forum and i posted the above idea. Could the SA:Forum community help push ideas? I am sure […]
I just recently bought a Sony Zeiss 35mm f1.4. Yes it big and heavy but I got work to pay for me buying a used one. Every time I power on the camera (A7ii), it sounds like a motor expanding and then relaxing the aperture. Is this normal? Other than that, it works just fine […]
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