October 10, 2015
Posted in news

Exclusive on SAR: New Voigtlander 10mm f/5.6 specs and optical lens design.



The probably most interesting lens from yesterdays Voigtlander announcement is the completely new Full Frame 10mm f/5.6 lens designed specifically for E-mount. And SAR is the first site publishing the full optical design and spec table:




The other two lenses are:

• 12 mm F 5,6 Ultra-Wide-Heliar. Based on the current M-mount version (here on eBay). Optimized for the digital cameras on the E-mount version!
• 15 mm F 4,5 Super-Wide-Heliar. Based on the current M-mount version (here on eBay). Optimized for the digital cameras on the E-mount version!

Let us know what lens you are considering to buy! Vote here at SonyAlphaForum.

Lens image also posted on Heise.de

October 10, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Sony Distagon FE 35mm f/1.4 T* ZA Lens Review

Today Gold Box deal on the Wallimex 12mm f/2.0 APS-C E-mount lens at Amazon Germany.
Super low price on the Sony A7II at Amazon Italy (Click here).
Sony USA Customer Support sucks (SonyAlphaForum)
Back to Full Frame after decades (SonyAlphaForum).
Batis hands-on at Itmedia.
Sony RX100 Mk IV review by Ken Rockwell.
FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS review at DC.watch.
Sony to enter the drone market with a high speed model (TheNakedCamera).

Henjo:I shot another slo mo video with my RX100 IV. I shot the whole thing at 480fps. I love this camera! Hopefully your viewers find it interesting.https://vimeo.com/136747128

Affinity:We have shot a recent wedding video using the RX100 IV as camera B and we just love the slow motion feature on this little camera; as did the client :-) Please check it out and share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4gBa86R8C4

October 9, 2015
Posted in deals
October 9, 2015
Posted in news

Official! Voigtlander launches three new wide angle native Full Frame E-mount lenses!


The current M-mount 12mm Heliar (image on top) will be available in Spring with native E-mount.

It’s official! Vogitlander just announced that they will launch three native Full Frame E-mount lenses!

• 10 mm F 5,6 Hyper-Wide-Heliar. Newly designed for E-mount!
• 12 mm F 5,6 Ultra-Wide-Heliar. Based on the current M-mount version (here on eBay). Optimized for the digital cameras on the E-mount version!
• 15 mm F 4,5 Super-Wide-Heliar. Based on the current M-mount version (here on eBay).

All three lenses have a de-click feature just like the Zeiss Loxia lenses!

Let us know what Voigtlander lens you would buy! Vote the Poll at SonyAlphaForum (Click here).


Here is the official press text:

Committed to highest quality—Lenses, that support latest camera technologies with high precision mechanics: the brand new Voigtländer lenses.

Sony E-Mount
In Spring 2016 Voigtländer will release a brand new, much-anticipated line of Sony-E-Mount lenses, that can be used on Sony E-Mount cameras without an adapter.
According to the tradition of Voigtländer the first three lenses of this new lines are covering an extreme wide angle range and are perfect for landscape and architecture photographers:

• 10 mm F 5,6 Hyper-Wide-Heliar
• 12 mm F 5,6 Ultra-Wide-Heliar
• 15 mm F 4,5 Super-Wide-Heliar

While the 12 mm and 15 mm lenses are already available with a VM-Mount the 10 mm focal length is completely new. As these extreme wide lenses are challenging a fast and smooth communication between lens, camera and photographer, which is extremely important.
If enabled the camera changes automatically in magnifying mode during focusing which allows highest accuracy. All lens-relevant data such as focal length, aperture and focal distance are transmitted to the camera. This data is shown in the view finder/display and used for metering and image stabilization.
The selective aperture control system for full frame is used for the first time in this lenses—a vital feature for film makers as it allows a step less and soundless aperture control.

Voigtländer continues its VM-Mount digital optimization with the new 12 mm F 5,6 Ultra-Wide-Heliar III. Additionally Voigtländer will also release the new 10 mm F 5,6 Hyper-Wide-Heliar with VM-Mount.

Release date:
All new lenses will be available in Spring 2016. For further information please visit our website again at a later date.

Source: Vogitlander.

Full lens discussion at SonyAlphaForum.


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