Christmas present for A-mount camera owners: Sigma 50mm ART for Sony now in Stock in USA at Amazon, BHphoto and CameraLand!
Three new products are now shipping right in time before Christmas:
Sony FS7 4K E-mount camcorder is now in Stock at BHphoto (Click here).
Atomos informed us that their preorders are now shipping in Europe and USA like at BHphoto (Click here).
SAR readers told us the Zeiss Loxia 35mm FE lens preorders are now shipping out too at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Those of you who preordered the new 24-105mm Sigma A-mount lens will certainly be unhappy to read this: SAR reader Keith got this note from Sigma US:
Unfortunately, production of the 24-105mm has been halted in all mounts. It was originally supposed to be released for Sony this month, but now production is on an indefinite hold. I will save your e-mail address and get back to you when we know more.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Have a great day!
What you see her eon top is the prototype of a new 21mm f/2.8 Full Frame E-mount lens developed by Zhongyi. That is the company that already makes the following Sony products:
The 50mm f/0.95 FE lens (here on eBay).
The 35mm f/0.95 E-mount APS-C lens (here on eBay).
The Speedbooster clone, Turbo adapter (here on eBay).
A Zhongyi company responsible wrote on Xitek. that this FE21/F2.8 lens is optimized to be used on the A7r. It means that unlike so many other wide angle lenses it has no magenta shift issue. Those are the lens specs:
manual focus ring
manual aperture ring
72mm filter size
weight is 290 gram
Price is 1900 Yuan (around 300 dollars)
The lens is heavier than similar Konica or Contax lenses because the corner image quality is better (says Zhongyi). Here are some image samples taken with the lens (Click on the image to enlarge)
The most curious new E-mount lens got tested at DSLRmagazine (google translation here). It’s actually an M-mount lens designed specifically to be used on E-mount cameras with the VM-E close focus adapter. The reviewer findings are:
– Center resolution is very high
– Corner resolution is only “sufficient”
– It has surprisingly little chromatic aberrations
– The lens value is not the performance it delivers but the unique kind of image quality and small size.
The new Voigtländer Heliar 40mm 2.8 for FE cameras is in Stock in Germany on eBay (Click here) and Hong Kong on eBay (Click here). It’s also available for preorder at BHphoto (Click here) and CameraQueest (Click here).
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