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Live Field Test 2! Sony A7S III and Xperia Pro

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Sony 50mm f/2.5 G Lens Review: All the G you need? (Chad Wadsworth).
Viltrox 24mm F1.8 review at SonyAlpha.blog.
Sony 14mm F1.8 G Master Lens: Hands-on Review with Erick Hercules (42West).
Sony a1 Update – Tough to Beat (TheDigitaldigest).
5 Tips for Photographing People through Reflections, with Monaris (Explora).

JJ:

Hey I wanted to share a pretty powerful short film shot on the Sony a7iii and a7Siii (except for the drone shots)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfTZQdllzXI

The previous film was also shot on the Sony a7iii entirely.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FQM085HKyI

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Wall Street Journal: Chip Shortages Are Starting to Hit Consumers. Higher Prices Are Likely.

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Many camera manufacturers are delayed the launch or shipment of new cameras due to a dramatic shortage of chips. The Wall Street Journal reports that “Price increases are going to be durable“. I guess that particularly low end models with thin margins are going to be delayed. And this includes the ZV-E10 APS-C E-mount camera.

This shortage will last for the entire 2021. So we have to see if also the launch of the A7IV will be affected by this.

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Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G – Review at Opticallimits: “best APS-C standard zoom lens there is on the market today”

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E 16-55mm F2.8 G at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera. In EU at Calumet DE, Park UK, WexUK.

Opticallimits tested the Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G lens and concluded:

Let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way immediately – the Sony E 16-55m f/2.8 G is not meant to be used without image auto-correction – Sony is making this clear in the settings as well. You can’t switch off distortion correction for JPGs. While this may be disappointing at this price point, most users won’t really care about this question anyway.
With activated image auto-correction it’s probably the best APS-C standard zoom lens there is on the market today. It shows no weakness in terms of image resolution and there are no CAs to speak of. The corrected distortions are – obviously – nothing to worry about. There is still some visible vignetting at f/2.8 but it’s not excessive and stopping down helps, of course. The quality of the bokeh is on a decent level for a standard zoom lens. Out-of-focus highlights are a bit busy but mostly circular and the general rendition is impressively smooth actually.

The build quality is very high but we expected no less from a G-class lens. Sony used quality materials and implemented sealing against the elements. The lens extends during zooming. This may not be ideal but if you want to achieve a decent optical quality, it’s still the way to go for all manufacturers. The AF is pretty speedy and silent. The biggest drawback is probably the lack of an image stabilizer. If you own an A6500/A6600 you won’t care but the vast majority of Sony APS-C users can’t use in-camera stabilization. That being said … if you can afford the rather expensive Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G you probably tend to have the latest and greatest camera body anyway. While Sony’s APS-C lens lineup is still far from being complete, it has now assembled an interesting gang of quality zoom lenses – the Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS, E 16-55mm f/2.8 G, and E 70-350mm f/4.5-6.3 G OSS represent a quite compelling compact and low-weight combo.

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Sony 50mm f/1.2 GM Review – INSANE BOKEH!

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
12 Ways to Explore Photography with Your New Camera (Explora).
Tamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 Di III VC review-so-far (CameraLabs).
The New Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM Lens is a Fast Prime with Stellar Resolution (42West).
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Review (Photographyblog)
SmallRig Mini Matte Box Perfect for Mirrorless Cameras (David Oastler).

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