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June 27, 2018
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New Sigma 105mm FE test by Miguel Quiles (Sigma FE tests by Marc Alhadeff, Dustin Abbott, Hunter Press, Photographyblog)

Miguel Quiles tested the EF mount version of my favorite new Sigma lens: The 105mm f/1.4 Bokeh Monster. He adapted in on the Sony but keep in mind the native version should have faster AF.

Below you can find more reviews of the new Sigma FE lenses:

New Sigma FE lenses:
Sigma 14mm f/1.8 for $1,599 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 for $899 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 for $849 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 for $899 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 for $949 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.
Sigma 70mm macro for $569 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and  Adorama.
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 for $1,199 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.
Sigma 105mm f/1.4 for $1,599 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.
Sigma 135mm f/1.8 for $1,399 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.

Marc Alhadeff review of the Sigma 85mm F/1.4 DG HSM Art:

If you are in the search of max image quality whatever the size, then this lens can give you amazing results.
If you are more looking for a very good portrait lens for day to day use, then the Sony 85mm F1.8 & Sony 85mm F1.4 GM will be more suited for you

Marc Alhadeff review review of the Sigma 50mm F/1.4 DG HSM Art:

I am much more convinced by the Sigma 50mm F1.4 Art than by the Sigma 85mm F/1.4 DG HSM Art that is a monster to carry
It is a superb optic at a reasonable price vs other 50mm F1.4 and the size and weight are still acceptable for a day to day use even if on the heavy side

Photographyblog tested the 85mm FE:

In summary, the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM is a great addition to the Sony full-frame family, offering another high-quality 85mm lens option to the range. It is a very large and heavy 85mm lens by mirrorless standards, though, and certainly isn’t going to appeal to those who believe that a mirrorless system should be small and light.


June 25, 2018
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New Tamron 28-75mm FE reviews by Jordan Steele, Max Yuryev and Patrick Murphy-Racey

Jordan Steele from Admiringlight posted the full Tamron 28-75mm review and the conclusion is:

The Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 is a fast standard zoom that is an excellent value for money. It’s rather sharp, and produces very pleasing images with a good overall image rendering. Bokeh can get a bit chunky at times, and there’s some distortion that you’ll have to correct, but when taken as a whole, the optical performance of the lens is quite good. Considering the reasonable $799 price tag, and the very high price of its competition, the bang for the buck is the best among all the standard zooms for the full-frame E mount.

In addition to the good optical quality and affordable price, the Tamron succeeds most due to its compact nature. In comparison with the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM, the Tamron 28-75mm is so much lighter and easier to handle as a walk-around lens that it would be hard for me to entertain the GM even if their cost was similar. While improvements could be made, it’s a very solid effort from Tamron, and will fit the bill for a wide range of Sony shooters. I started out a bit wary of the lens, but have grown more and more fond of it the more I’ve used it. I’ve found it to be a very versatile lens with very good image quality, and it’s earned a permanent spot in my bag.

Tamron 28-75mm FE lens at BHphotoAmazon, BuyDig, FocusCamera and Adorama. In Europe at Amazon DE and WexUK.

Tamron 28-75 F2.8 vs Sony 24-70 GM by Max:

Tamron 28-75 F2.8 vs Sony 24-105 F4 by Max:

And here is the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens Review by Patrick Murphy-Racey:

June 24, 2018
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Sony RX100 VI Review by Dpreview

Chris&Jordan:

Sony recently announced the RX100 VI, the newest addition to its compact camera line. With six iterations of the RX100 series now in circulation, how does this new model stand out from the rest? Chris and Jordan take the camera for a spin and tell us what they think about the new, longer lens, the updated viewfinder and more. They even manage to fit in some well earned hammock time in the process.

Sony RX100VI at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon, FocusCamera and BestBuy. In EU at Calumet Germany and Wex UK.
Sony VCT-SGR1 Shooting Grip at BHphoto, Adorama and BestBuy.

June 23, 2018
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Sony RX100VI review by Tony&Chelsea Northrup

Sony RX100VI at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon, FocusCamera and BestBuy. In EU at Calumet Germany and Wex UK.
Sony VCT-SGR1 Shooting Grip at BHphoto, Adorama and BestBuy.

Tony & Chelsea Northrup:

We review the Sony RX100 Mk 6 (http://sdp.io/rx1006). It’s a purse-sized camera that creates better images and video than your smartphone can thanks to a 24-200mm equivalent lens. However, it has some drawbacks… the battery life is poor, there’s no mic or headphone jack, no intervalometer, and video is limited to 5 minutes of 4k/30p. Still, it’s the best option for those looking for a smaller camera (when you don’t want to bring your DSLR) or for smartphone shooters who want better action and telephoto shots.

And here is the test from Precision Camera

June 18, 2018
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First image samples shot with the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 Bokeh Monster on the Sony A9

The most exicting new Sigma lens for Sony is the 105mm f/1.4 Bokeh Monster (preorder at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama). The E-mount version is rumored to ship in late Summer only but Takuya Ikeda shared some image samples shot with the Canon version using the MC-11 adapter on the Sony A9:

I am seriously considering to buy this one…and you?

New Sigma FE lenses:
All lenses listed on one page at BHphoto (Click here).
Sigma 14mm f/1.8 for $1,599 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 for $899 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 for $849 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 for $899 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 for $949 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.
Sigma 70mm macro for $569 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and  Adorama.
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 for $1,199 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.
Sigma 105mm f/1.4 for $1,599 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.
Sigma 135mm f/1.8 for $1,399 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.

June 17, 2018
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Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD Hands-On Field Test by DPReview TV

Tamron 28-75mm FE lens at BHphotoAmazon, BuyDig, FocusCamera and Adorama. In Europe at Amazon DE and WexUK.

It ‘s rumored that possibly that week Tamron will announce the new firmware that should fixe some (or all) of the autofocus issues. And here is Chris and Jordan’s take on the new Tamron 28-75mm FE lens:

June 14, 2018
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The first Sigma ART FE lenses are now shipping. And here are the owners reviews and unboxing videos.

The first Sigma FE lenses are finally shipping out to their customers. And here are the first owners reviews and unboxing videos:

New Sigma FE lenses:
All lenses listed on one page at BHphoto (Click here).
Sigma 14mm f/1.8 for $1,599 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 for $899 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 for $849 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 for $899 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 for $949 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.
Sigma 70mm macro for $569 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and  Adorama.
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 for $1,199 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.
Sigma 105mm f/1.4 for $1,599 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.
Sigma 135mm f/1.8 for $1,399 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.

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