E 16-55 G and E 70-350 G OSS review by Mark Galer


Mark Galer:

I make the case that these lenses are great news for owners of the APS-C cameras but also for owners of the R full-frame cameras. These lenses offer a viable alternative to using Full Frame glass, for times when the 7R user wants to travel light (the 70-350 is 1/4 of the weight of the 200-600). This is especially useful for A7RIV owners who don’t always need or want to be shooting 61 megapixel files. The added advantage of shooting action/sports in APS-C mode with the A7RM4 is that the buffer increases to 340 compressed Raw files.

E 16-55mm F2.8 G at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera. In EU at Calumet DE, Park UK, WexUK.
E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama , FocusCamera. In EU at Calumet DE, Park UK, WexUK.


Sony Tidbits…


Sony a7RIV vs a7RIII vs a9: Autofocus Clinic

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VII Review (Photographyblog).
Desview R7 Touch Screen LCD Monitor Review! | MicBergsma
37 Different Camera Shutter Sounds (MirrorlessRumors).
An Introduction to Natural Light Portraiture (Explora).
Sigma’s Aizu factory tour by Dpreview (L-rumors).
Sony RX100 VII – Lab Testing (SonyAlphaLab)

Personal photos and tests from SAR Admin Andrea on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and 500px.

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Sony A9 group and Sony A9 page.
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Sony A7sIII group and Sony A7sIII page
Sony A7III group and Sony A7III page
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New up to $150 savings on Voigtlander FE lenses


Voigtlander US launched new up to $150 savings on FE lenses:

$150 off on the Voigtlander 40mm f/1.2 FE at BHphoto, Amazon and Adorama.
$100 off on the Voigtlander 50mm f/1.2 FE at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Voigtlander 21mm f/1.4 FE at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
$100 off on the Voigtlander 110mm f/2.5 FE at BHphoto, Amazon and Adorama.
$100 off on the Voigtlander 35mm f/1.4 FE at BHphoto, Amazon and Adorama.
$100 off on the Voigtlander Color Skopar 21mm f/3.5 E-mount lens at Amazon and BHphoto.
$100 off on the  Voigtlander 10mm f/5.6 FE at BHphoto, Amazon and Adorama.
$50 off on the Voigtlander 65mm f/2.0 FE at BHphoto, Amazon and Adorama.
$50 off on the Voigtlander 15mm Skopar at BHphoto.

Preorder the new new Luminar 4 (full details here) which will  be released on November 18.
You can buy Capture One PRO 12 today (Click here) and you will get the new Capture One PRO 20 software as a free update when it’s released!

15% rewards when using Amazon Prime Rewards Visa or Amazon Store Card at Amazon US (Click here to see them all).


Test with the Rokinon T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Tilt-Shift lens for Sony E-mount cameras


On Explora (Click here) you can read a review of a rarely tested lens…the Rokinon T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Tilt-Shift lens for Sony E:

Compared to the 24mm tilt-shift lenses offered by Nikon and Canon, Rokinon’s T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Tilt-Shift lens is nearly identical in size, weight, and tilt-shift abilities. Based on my experience with tilt-shift lenses from each of these companies, I would venture to say Rokinon’s 24mm tilt-shift also comes extremely close to the levels of resolving power one expects from Nikon and Canon lenses. The finish and detail of OEM lenses might best the finish and detail of Rokinon / Samyang / Bower lenses, but at less than half the price, you get a lot of very capable glass for your money.


After 12 years Sony is building a new image sensor fab


Image Sensor World writes:

Sony plans to invest 100b yen ($918M) in its budget for the next fiscal year to build a new image sensor fab. The fab is expected to start operation as soon as in the fiscal year that starts in April 2021. In 2016, Sony bought Toshiba CIS plant in Oita Prefecture. It is the first time in 12 years for the company to build a plant from the ground up. In 2007, it built a fab in Kumamoto Prefecture.

Sony’s new plant will be built on a 74,800-sq.-meter site adjacent to an existing fab in Isahaya, Nagasaki Prefecture, in southwestern Japan. The new plant’s capacity is not decided yet, but should reach tens of thousands wafers per month, eventually. The company intends to increase its today’s 50% market share to 60% by 2025.


This week SAR readers photos selection


Tobias Schmidt‎
Duck approaching
@6400 + FE200600G
Iso 1600 1/2000 f6.3 600mm 30% Crop
Noise reduction with Topaz Denoise

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