First images of the new Laowa 15mm f/4.5 W-Dreamer shift lens. And specs of five more new Venus Optics lenses!

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Venus Optics is going to launch quite some interesting lenses in 2020. A couple of days ago I reported how they are ready to announce a crazy fast f/0,95 “ARGUS” lens for the Sony E-mount. And today I can show you those pics of the new Laowa 15mm f/4.5 W-Dreamer shift lens which will be available for Sony E-mount too.

Venus Optics plans to launch a total of six new lenses in 2020:

9mm f/5.6
11mm f/4.5
14mm f/4.0
15mm f/4.5 shift lens
50mm f/2.8
65mm macro

The list doesn’t include the f/0,95 ARGUS lens. By the way…Venus Optics said there will be multiple f/0,95 lenses!

via Weibo

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You can now get the new Sony Wireless Bluetooth Shooting Grip/Tripod at Amazon (will ship from Jan 23)

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You can preorder it now on Amazon (Click here). It will start shipping out on January 23 already.

Voigtlander US 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.

You save $10 on the new Luminar 4.1 using our coupon code “SAR” at checkout.

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Wild speculation hits the web again: Sony A7sIV and A7IV sensor specs

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Back in July I posted those six new Sony ensor specs. Those are sensors available for Sony and for third party companies. Androidlad posted this image showing the A7sIV and A7IV specs.

But I want to remark that this is just a pure guess for now! There is no way to tell if Sony will use those sensors or a customized version. What I find odd is that the A7sIV would only be able to record 4k/30p. No way the A7sIV doesn’t have at least 4k/60p folks!

So please, take this table just a wild speculation!

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Japan December sales results: Nikon regains the second position at Sony’s cost

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BCNranking posted the Japanese sales result for December. In the interchangeable system camera business Sony lost the second position and now has 17,5% of the share. Nikon re-gained the second position and now has 19,2% of the share.

This isn’t a surprise because Nikon announce a very decent Z-50 affordable camera while Sony’s new A9II is only meant to sell in small numbers to professionals.

On the other hand it’s a bit surprising  to see that both Canon and Fuji shares dropped slightly while Olympus slaes seem to do very fine in Japan.

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This week SAR readers photos selection

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Un post condiviso da The Sony Alpha community. (@sonyalphagallery) in data:


by ian_holloway_photography⁠
An unexpected visit to st huberts church, wasn’t great sky,but was a great place to see…
Sony a7rii•⁠f11•⁠iso-50•⁠60secs•⁠16mm•⁠

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4) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

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Venus Optics quietly announced the new Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye E-mount lens…and its in Stock now!

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You can now buy this new Laowa 4mm f/2.8 APS-C E-mount Fisheye lens at Venuslens.net (Choose Sony E as mount option).

And the world’s first review of the E-mount version has been posted on SonyAlphaBlog:

Well at 279 euros , the Laowa 4mm F2.8 is in the high price range of circular fisheye for Sony E mount but the results are there : among the 11 fisheye for sony E-Mount it is the best one for circular fisheye , the Samyang 8mm F2.8 UMC Fisheye II (360 euros) being the best for stereographic fisheye (filling entire frame)

Using the Laowa 4mm gives you a unique perpective with 210° field of view, images are very sharp and color rendition is very good. Morever you keep (almost) a circular frame when using it in video

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