Rumor recap: Sony fast wide angle GM lens coming, Tokina 85mm f/1.8 FE lens, six Tamron FE lenses in 2020…

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Time for a rumor recap:

Sony Cameras:
RUMOR: Sony A7sIII might have 4k120p and a cooling vent (70% reliable – article here).
RUMOR: Sony 8k sensors and new codec specification (90% reliable – article here).
RUMOR: Quad Bayer FF sensors from Sony (90% reliable – article here).
RUMOR: FX6 camcorder will  be announced in early 2020. Basically an FX9 but with SDXC cards and XAVC-L only (90% reliable – article here).

Sony Lenses and accessories:
RUMOR: Sony’s next announcement might give us a fast GM wide angle lens (80% reliable – article here).
FACT:  Sony’s GP-VPT2BT shooting grip with Bluetooth remote control function has been registered in Asia (article here).
FACT: Sony said f/1.2 FE lenses are a possibility (article here).
PATENT: Sony patented new 100mm f/1.4 and 500mm f/4.0 lenses (article here and article here).

Third party lenses:
RUMOR: Tokina 85mm f/1.8 FE lens will be announced soon (90% reliable – article here).
RUMOR: The six new Tamron FE lenses will all be unveiled in 2020. None of them is likely to be a fast prime (70% reliable – article here).
FACT: Tamron said they have SIX more FE Lenses on their roadmap (article here).
FACT: Rumiere APO 75mm f/0.95 FE lens coming (article here).
PATENT: Sigma also patented a new 50mm f/1.2 FE lens design (article here).

TWO more things:
PATENT: Sony patented a new drone camera (article here).

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Tamron 24mm FE review by Marc Alhadeff: “outstanding lens for its price”

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Marc Alhadeff tested the brand new Tamron 24mm f/2.8 FE lens. I know that on paper the specs are a bit boring. But the performance is excellent! Here is Marc’s conclusion:

The Tamron 24mm F2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2 (450 euros) is an outstanding lens for its price. It is part a set of new Prime lenses with all a short focusing distance , a 1:2 magnification ratio, a F2.8 aperture, same length, same weight. It delivers very similar results to the Sony 24mm F1.4 GM (1600 euros) for a fraction of the price although obviously only being a F2.8. Its sharpness is mostly outstanding on the Sony A7RIV and the results in term of color rendition / background blur are excellent

Pros

Outstanding sharpness across the whole frame on A7RIV
Very compact and light : discrete and going well for video on a Gimbal
Low price
Very good background blur and color rendition
Good resistance to flare
Very short focusing distance allowing to reach 1:2 magnification
Fast and reliable AF

Average

Good build quality (but much lower than GM)
Vignetting is moderate (to be corrected in a future Lightroom Lens profile)
Moderate chromatic aberrations
The Bokeh Balls show 7 sided shaped polygons as of F4 and no more a ball like at F2.8

Cons

Lot of distorsion (to be corrected in a future Lightroom Lens profile)
Noisy AF in Video
Only F2.8

Unless you need a faster lens than a F2.8 , the Tamron is an absolute must have and a bargain for a A7RIV or A7RIII for still photography. If you shoot mostly video the small size of the Tamron will be a key plus on a Gimbal but you should avoid to record audio in the body in silent environment as the lens is quite noisy. If you only have a A7III with only 24Mpix and have already the Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 you won’t see a lot the difference in sharpness

Links:
Tamron 20mm  f/2.8 at Adorama, FocusCamera and BHphoto.
Tamron 24mm  f/2.8 at Adorama, FocusCamera and BHphoto.
Tamron 35mm  f/2.8 at Adorama, FocusCamera and BHphoto.

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Sony Tidbits…

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Sony A7RM4 Load Camera Settings

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Review: Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD (ThePhoBlographer).
Brightin Star 12mm F2 (Sony E) Review (Dustin Abbott)
Apple Launches 16″ MacBook Pro, Its Most Powerful Yet (Explora).
Sigma 45 mm f2.8 DG DN para Sony: ¿bueno, bonito y barato? (Photolari).
Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN ‘Art’ lens review with samples (Christopher Frost)

Hadrien:

On October 2019, Sony lent me for a couple of days a prototype of the FX9
Instead of testing it at home i decided to visit my friend Anton Arnarson in Iceland.
I arrived in a middle of a storm so we had more or less only a day to shoot.
Here is the result : https://vimeo.com/375696512

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Capture One 20 now officially released. Here are the new features!

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Phase One has officially launched the new Capture One 20 software! Learn what’s new in Capture One 20 at this page: www.captureone.com/20.

Here is a quick roundup of the new features:

 

Noise Reduction
Improved noise reduction, start your editing with better quality images.

Basic Color Editor
Edit colors faster with a new Basic Color Editor that’s compact and easy to use. Click anywhere on the photo and drag to adjust the hue, saturation and lightness of any colors – or edit with intuitive sliders. For more control, the Advanced Color Editor and Skin Tone tools are as powerful as ever.

High Dynamic Range tool
Do more with contrast and tone thanks to the new High Dynamic Range tool. Recover photo – all in one tool.

Crop tool
Save up to 50% of your keystrokes when sorting images – enable “switch to next” to Easily visualize and transform your crops thanks to the visible handles in the new Crop tool. Instantly crop from the center, rotate the crop or lock the aspect ratio using modifier keys.

Image culling
automatically switch to the next photo when you rate or tag. Works with sets so you can easily review multiple images at the same time and manage big projects in a snap.

Scrolling tools
Work quickly and intuitively – scroll through all your tools with ease and pin your favorites to the top for instant access.

Copy Layers and Masks
Easily copy specific layers between photos – including photos with different formats and sizes – without replacing the existing layers on the destination photo.

Support for DNG files
Get the most accurate colors and sharpest details out of any camera model, drone or smartphone capturing DNG files.

Interface
Make a big difference to your workflow with small updates. We’ve added text to the icons so you can find tools instantly, made Masking tools easy to access and simplified the adjustments clipboard. Plus, get higher resolution thumbnails and adjust the viewer background color with one click

Keyboard shortcuts:
Edit faster with new default shortcuts for zoom, full screen, Focus Mask and much more. Plus, customize the shortcuts further to create your ideal workflow.

Learning material:

Getting started:
• Interface explained: https://youtu.be/yBew_NPfdmk
• Creating a catalog: https://youtu.be/KFwZmgqPhGo
• Essential adjustments: https://youtu.be/ta8O0OtoX-g
• Exporting photos: https://youtu.be/2CKbxnGkTWQ
• Capture One Express – explained in 7 Minutes: https://youtu.be/styRn2108AE
Editing in Capture One:
• Black & white edit: https://youtu.be/ZnBVKCouGcw
• Landscape edit: https://youtu.be/RULCAAsMcME
• Portrait edit: https://youtu.be/WlTlRNvoOBw
Tutorials:
• Color Editor: https://youtu.be/UxXFrphKFBo

New cameras supported:
• Olympus E-M5 III
• Canon EOS M6 II
• Canon EOS 90D
• Leica V-LUX 5
• Pentax K-1 II
• Ricoh GR III
• Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H
• Nikon Z 50
• Generic GoPro RAW support

Get the new Capture one 20 here!

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The up to $600 Sony rebates will end tonight!

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The up to $600 Sony savings will end tonight! You can find them all on that BHphoto page. And you still get 15% reward on some of those deals at Amazon (Click here to see full list).

Here are all Sony savings in detail:

Sony Cameras:
$200 off on the Sony A7III at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, FocusCamera.
$300 off on the Sony A7rIII at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, FocusCamera.
$500 off on the Sony A9 at BHphotoAdorama, Amazon, FocusCamera.
$600 off on the Sony A7II at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$400 off on the Sony A7sII at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$400 off on the Sony A7rII at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$400 off on the A6000 dual kit at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$150 off on the Sony 6000 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$150 off on the Sony 5100 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Focuscamera.

FF E-mount lenses (ordered from widest lens first):
$100 off on the 12-24mm f/4.0 lens at Bhphoto, Adorama and Amazon.
$100 off on the 16-35mm f/4.0 Zeiss lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the 24-70mm f/4.0 Zeiss lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$200 off on the Sony 24-105mm FE at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, FocusCamera.
$100 off on the 24-240mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 28-135mm PZ lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto
$100 off on the Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$50 off on the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 5omm f/1.4 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sony 50mm FE f/1.8 lens at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon, Focuscamera.
$50 off on the Sony 50mm macro at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.
$100 off on the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 70-200mm G lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sony 85mm f/1.8 FE at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$100 off on the 90mm macro lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the 70-300mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

APS-C E-mount lenses:
$100 off on the 10-18mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 16-70mm Zeiss lens at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.
$50 off on the 18-105mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Sony E PZ 18-110mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto
$100 off on the 18-135mm lens at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon.
$50 off on the 20mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the 35mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$25 off on the Sony 30mm macro at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

Accessories:
$50 off on the LA-EA3 A-mount adapter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the LA-EA4 A-mount adapter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the HVL-F43M at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$100 off on the HVL-F60M at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the Sony VGC1EM Vertical Grip at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the Sony VGC2EM Vertical Grip at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the Sony VGC3EM Vertical Grip at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the Sony ECM-CG60 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the Sony RX100 underwater housing at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.

Also third party E-mount lenses are still discounted:

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.

Zeiss Batis:
You save up to $500 on Zeiss Batis FE lenses sold at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

Up to $300 off on Samyang/Rokinon E-mount lenses:
Save $300 on the 14mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon.
Save $70 on the 18mm f/2.8 FE at BHphoto, Adorama.
Save $150 on the 24mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon.
Save $155 on the 35mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon.
Save $300 on the 35mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon.
Save $50 on the 45mm f/1.8 at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama.
Save $220 on the 50mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon.
Save $80 on the 85mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon.

Up to $220 discount on Venus Optics E-mount lenses:
Save $220 on the Venus Optics Laowa 105mm f/2 Smooth Trans Focus Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Save $100 on the Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Save $100 on the Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Save $150 on the Venus Optics Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Save $100 on the Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.

Sigma FE lenses:
$200 off on the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Amazon, FocusCamera and Adorama.
$100 off on the Sigma 70mm macro at Adorama, FocusCamera and BHphoto.

Sigma APS-C E-mount lenses:
$50 off on the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera, Amazon.
$50 off on the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera, Amazon.
$50 off on the Sigma 56mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera, Amazon.

MC-11 autofocus adapter:
$100 off on the MC-11 Canon EF to Sony E-mount autofocus adapter at Amazon, FocusCamera, Adorama and BHphoto.

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