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December 8, 2016
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Lensrentals tears apart the new Rokinon 50mm FE autofocus lens and finds it’s rather well built


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.

Rokinon 50mm FE f/1.4 autofocus lens at Amazon US, BHphoto, Calumet Germany. The lens has a $70 discount on eBay US (Click here). Only four left in Stock!


December 8, 2016
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First image samples shot on the Nocturnus 50mm f/0.95 II


Meyer Optik Goerlitz (Click here) posted the first full size image samples shot on the new Nocturnus 50mm f/0.95 II lens. You can preorder the lens on BHphoto (Click here). It costs $2,999 and will start shipping on January 1.


December 7, 2016
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Closer look on the new FotodioX Pro Variable ND Canon EF to E-mount Adapters

A demonstration of FotodioX Pro variable ND adapters by Bohus Blahut, including the new ND Throttle Fusion adapter to adapt Canon EF lenses to Sony E mount.

December 6, 2016
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Stores are now shipping out the 70-200mm GM August preorders

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 :)

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera.
Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera.
Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera.
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens at Amazon PhotoPorst. Jessops. WexUK.
Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter at PhotoPorst. Jessops.
Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter at PhotoPorst. Jessops.

UPDATE: And here is the full review from John Sison:

December 6, 2016
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New Sony A6500 reviews

Sony a6500 Overheating Solved?

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.

A6500 review by Hello Mikee:

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.


Sony A6500 review with Gordon and Doug

A6500 at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera. In EU at, Fotomundus, WexUK. PCHstore.

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