September 1, 2014
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Metabones announces the new Speedbooster ultra!

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The new Speedbooster Ultra does everything the original first generation Speedbooster did…but it does it better! It has an advanced 5-element/4-group optical design incorporating ultra-high index tanatalum-based optical glass to achieve extraordinary optical performance with improved corner sharpness, distortion and reduced vignetting.

You can preorder them now at BHphoto:

Metabones Canon EF-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones QBM-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones Contarex-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones OM-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones MD-Emount Speed Booster Ultra -Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones FD-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones Alpha-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones Alpa-Emount Speed Booster Ultra -Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones Nikon G-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones Leica R-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).

 

This is the official press text from Metabones:

Sharper corners, less distortion, reduced vignetting 

Like the revolutionary original Metabones Speed Booster announced in January 2013, the Speed Booster ULTRA has a magnification of 0.71x, and so it effectively reduces the crop factor of mirrorless cameras with DX-sized sensors, such as Sony E-mount and Fuji X-mount cameras, from 1.5x to 1.07x.  However, the new ULTRA design makes very effective use of exotic materials at the furthest limit of glassmaking technology, and as a result is well corrected for use with virtually all fullframe SLR lenses regardless of exit pupil distance. Thus, the Speed Booster ULTRA performs extremely well with professional-grade f/2.8 zoom lenses such as the 24-70mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8 zooms by Canon and Nikon to produce 17-50mm f/2.0 and 50-142mm f/2.0 high-speed zooms, respectively.  Similarly, high-speed fixed focal length lenses such as a 50mm f/1.2 will be transformed into a 35.5mm f/0.9 lens with excellent contrast and resolution from the center all the way to the edges of the image. (More information can be found in the press release here)

Key Features
  • Increase maximum aperture by 1 stop.
  • Increase MTF.
  • Makes lens 0.71x wider.
  •  Advanced 5-element/4-group optical design incorporating ultra-high index tanatalum-based optical glass by Caldwell Photographic in the USA (patent pending).
  • Electronic integration of aperture diaphragm, controlled by or from the camera body.
  • Partial autofocus support for late-model (post-2006) Canon-brand lenses.
  • Powered by camera body. No external power source required.
  • High performance 32-bit processor and efficient switched-mode power supply.
  • The tripod foot is detachable and compatible with Arca Swiss, Markins, Photo Clam ball heads.
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September 1, 2014
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(SR5) Definitely a new E-mount 4K video camera to be announced at Photokina!

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Image on top shows the current FS100.

I can confirm via trusted sources that Sony will indeed soon announce a new high end E-mount 4K video camera. I have yet no 100% reliable specs a part of the obvious 4K recording capability. But here are some rumors I got from three new sources (Thank You All).

Source 1) Sony will be taking design cues from the success of the Canon Cinema series. Will replace FS100. E-mount. 4k. Competitively priced. These will be C100 and C300 killers!!

Source 2) Sony will release a C100/300 killer. More E mount video/cinema-centric lenses to come.

Source 3) Sony will soon release another E mount S35 (crop) cinema camera. This one will shoot 4k internally to memory cards. Not an A7s sensor, maybe an F5 sensor? Under $10k USD. Possible announce at IBC or photokina

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September 1, 2014
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(SR5) More Zeiss Loxia images and Loxia description.

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Tomorrow or After tomorrow (Sept 1-2) Zeiss will finally launch their exclusive new “Loxia” lens line for Sony FF E-mount cameras. There will be two of them coming now and three more lenses coming within the next 6-12 months. Here are more pictures and full description of the first two Loxia lenses:

Official Zeiss Press text:

Loxia lenses from ZEISS are perfectly suited to the many strengths of Sony α7 series cameras. Add to that their compact size and low weight, and you have a series of lenses you can use just about anywhere for high quality photographs and films.

High precision

• Precise and durable construction, low weight.
• The functionality of the Loxia lenses is perfectly matched with the camera functions of the Sony α7-series.

Perfect for photography and video

• High quality images thanks to proven optical design.
• Automatic activation of the magnification function when turning the focus ring.
• Optional switchable aperture lock, allowing for smooth adjustment in video mode.
• Consistent 180° focus rig rotation for all lenses in the series.

High quality construction

• Robust, all-metal construction for many years of use.
• Grippy focus ring for fine manual adjustment.
• A special gasket at the mount protects the connection between camera and lens.

Focal length 50 mm
Aperture range: f/2.0–f/22
Elements/groups: 6/4
Focusing range m/ft: 0.45–∞/1.48–∞
Field angle* (diag./horiz./vert.):  46.78°/39.38°/26.70°
Coverage** mm/inch: 255.1 x 168.3/10.04 x 6.63
Length  mm/inch: 66.2/2.6
Diameter  mm/inch (max.): 62.1/2.44
Weight* g/oz:
320/11.29
Filter thread: M 52 x 0.75

Focal length 35 mm
Aperture range: f/2.0–f/22
Elements/groups: 9/6
Focusing range m/ft: 0.30–∞/0.98–∞
Field angle* (diag./horiz./vert.):  63°/54°/37°
Coverage** mm/inch: 210.2 x 139.4/8.28 x 5.49
Length  mm/inch: 66/2.6
Diameter  mm/inch (max.): 62.1/2.44
Weight* g/oz: 340/12
Filter thread: M 52 x 0.75

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August 31, 2014
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Zeiss posts the Loxia Leaflet. But will announce pricing on September 5th only.

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Zeiss published the official Loxia leaflets and you can download it in English (Click here) or German (Click here) language. UPDATE: Zeiss now removed the leaflet and the links lead to an error page.

I have been told by a trusted source that Zeiss will announce the official price on September 5. Preorders are expected to be online the same day!

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Reminder: Sony QX announcement on Wednesday!

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August 31, 2014
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Sony A5100 tested at Cinema5d and Mobile01.

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Familia Gladiatoria- A Sony A5100 review from Johnnie Behiri on Vimeo.

Cinema5D (Click here) tested the video performance of the A5100. Obviously this is not what the camera was made for:

The Sony A5100 is a basic entry level large sensor camera housing some professional features. It is a nice camera for the occasional family user. I’ll be surprised if any professional will find it useful for any of their video productions as the camera, the way it is, leaves a lot to be desired.

Mobile01 (Click here) posted many sexy images of the camera. And many image/video samples and ISO tests. Check it out even if you don’t can’t understand the text!

A5100 preorder link list:
A5100 black body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony Store US, Sony DE, Sony UK, Sony FR, Sony NL, Sony IT,
A5100 black with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony Store US.
A5100 white with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Sony RM-SPR1 Remote Commander with Multi Terminal, 2.6′ Cord at Adorama.
Sony LCS-EBD Body Case for Alpha NEX 5000 and 5100 Mirrorless Digital Camera, Leather Like Material, Brown at Adorama.
Sony LCS-EBD Body Case for Alpha NEX 5000 and 5100 Mirrorless Digital Camera, Leather Like Material, Black at Adorama.

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