August 10, 2018
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Rumor says Sigma still uncertain if they will release the new 70-200mm lens for E-mount in September

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The bokeh beast at BHphoto and Adorama.

I just got a short note from a Sigma source:

Sigma will announce new lenses on September possibly 70-200 but they don’t know if it’s possible to make for Sony e-mount .

Sigma officially stated that making E-mount zooms is complicated because of the autofocus algorithm. Let’s see if Sigma can tackle this issue in time for the 70-200mm f/2.8 lens launch at Photokina.

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.

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August 10, 2018
Posted in news

JB announced their new wood grip-base xl for the A7III-A7rIII and A9

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JB Sony A7III Wood Grip XL Black-1.jpg

Today jbcameradesigns.com announced their new wood grip-base xl for the A7III-A7rIII and A9. They should be available soon on Amazon US:

This is a J.B. personal favorite and a new finish we are debuting! Add the MUCH NEEDED height to the Sony A7III series camera bodies with our new XL grip handcrafted from super strong (and light) White Oak. We carefully perfected our grip design for the A7III, A7RIII, and A9 and made it TALLER to accommodate room for you to finally place your pinky finger and feel confident in your grip!

This new XL grip is made of strong White Oak and then painted with special black paint. We then distress the grip to give each one it’s own unique finish. This grip feels awesome on my A7RIII and I finally feel confident and comfortable holding large pro lenses while shooting.

The total weight of the grip and hardware piece is only 3.0 ounces! The Sony vertical grip makes the system too bulky IMO, but with this XL grip base, it just feels perfect.

Each A7III Series XL grip is uniquely handcrafted and finished in the USA!

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August 10, 2018
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

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Best Cage for Sony a7 III, a7R III and a9: SmallRig QR

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
SexyTorii Koubou α7III Ever-ready Case images by MetalMickey
Jupiter 3 – The Shiny Soviet Sonnar (Theweekendlens).
Interactive: The DPReview Test Scene
The New Nissin MG10 Wireless Handgrip Flash (Explora).
FS5 mk2 ProRES RAW vs S-LOG 2 (not worth it) by Max Yuryev.
Entry-Level APS-C Mirrorless Cameras (Canon EOS M50, Sony a6000, and Fujifilm X-T100) at DpreviewTV.

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

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I kindly invite you all to follow our RSS feed, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to not miss news and rumors

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August 9, 2018
Posted in deals

Sony A7III body only in Stock at FocusCamera

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The Sony A7III body only is now in Stock at FocusCamera (Click here). And today you also save 15% on the Neewer extension tube set sold by Amazon US.

Preorders:
Voigtlander 110mm FE lens at BHphoto and Adorama.
Tamron 28-75mm FE lens at BHphotoAmazon, BuyDig, FocusCamera and Adorama. In Europe at Amazon DE and WexUK.
Sony A7III in USA at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon, BestBuy, FocusCamera, BuyDig.
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 35mm f/1.4 for $899 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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August 9, 2018
Posted in reviews

Dave Dugdale: How Sony’s Auto Focus has Evolved on the a7R iii in the Past 4 Years?

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Dave Dugdale video introduction text:

The AF speed has increased, the a7riii has become tenacious it will not let go of a face. AF has become much smoother, before you would get a shimmering If you have turned off face detect, obj tracking and touch spot focus, when you want the camera to continuously [AF-C] auto focus over the entire frame [Wide], basically allowing you to concentrate on other things besides focus, the area is heavily center weighted meaning it places priority on high contrast objects in the center of the frame, if something is around the edge of the frame that is higher contrast and closer, it will still focus on the center items. IF AF-C and Wide then focus only on center items regardless of distance, UNLESS there basically nothing in the center of the frame With af turned on you can press the shutter half way down to snap to the nearest high contrast obj, unless movie w/shutter is turned on Focus on nearest obj, press half way and hold the shutter button If you want to focus on an object (no face) outside the center weighted area then use obj tracking/flexible spot or use Touch spot focus a7s: With face detect turned off, it would only focus on a small portion of the center of the frame regardless if the area set to wide, once an object leaves that small area it focus to the back wall

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August 9, 2018
Posted in news

Competition rumors: Nikon FF mirrorless on August 23 and Canon mirrorless (FF?) on September 4

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We have the dates of the big Mirrorless Full Frame war start :)

Nikon will announce their new FF mirrorless on August 23. While Canon has a big mirrorless (FF???) announcement on September 4. And what about Sony?. Sony is likely to announce the A7sIII some time after the big Nikon and Canon. Sony has not registered any new camera c ode in Asia (they usually register such codes 2-3 weeks before the announcement). And I guess Sony is eager to see what’s coming from the competition before they launch the A7sIII.

We have three major upcoming events where Sony could announce new gear:

– 13-18 September IBC Amsterdam.
– 26-29 September Photokina.
– 25-27 October Photoplus.

Of the three Photoplus is the one where usually Sony announces most of their E-mount stuff.

 

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August 9, 2018
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Good news folks: Sigma says the crazy 105mm f/1.4 Bokeh Monster lens will already start shipping this month!

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Sigma announced that their 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art ​​for Sony E-mount is scheduled to start the shipment in August, 2018. You can preorder this lens now at at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama. in Europe at Calumet and WexUK.

 

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