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  • Alpha A-mount System • Shortage of A99ii on used market? January 3, 2022
    Doesn't appear to be the case on MPB UK site:I saw 9 on there the other day. Yet I see complaints about how hard they are to get on forums, perhaps in other regions they are not so numerous on the used market.What can we conclude? It would seem the camera sold better than some […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Alpha E-Mount system • Sony cut production, no crop E Mount in production! December 23, 2021
    //www.sonyalpharumors.com/sony-an ... 0-cameras/Interesting!Looks like that chip shortage is really hitting hard, and components are being rationed.I doubt many will miss the A7ii, it was around for too long and was looking a bit dated in most ways.The A6100 was one I considered, but I felt the price was far too near the A6400 for it […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Alpha E-Mount system • Re: I am trying out the A6300 December 17, 2021
    My final update is that I have now sold the A6300It was worth trying I think, as I have said before you can't go wrong if you want an adaptable APS-C video camera.For me, my primary use it stills, and I can't get along with the odd and uncomfortable body design. It's as if, it […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Pigeon Point Light House, Pescadero, California December 5, 2021
    Sig,That's a bummer, alright. Hope the passengers were all safe.SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:15 pm
    sury
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A Dance Photographer's Archive December 5, 2021
    Sig,Wonderful capture. Feel as if I was sitting in the front row (albeit angles are all incorrect).SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:13 pm
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Sony A7RIII review in Cameracraft

Read David Kilpatrick’s review of the Sony A7RIII

Cameracraft January/February started the A7RIII test report, and March/April 2018 continued it. Both are free to read now on ISSUU. In the second issue you’ll also find the review of the 24-105mm f/4 FE G OSS lens. In the first issue, Gary Friedman looks at the RX10 . . . → Read More: Sony A7RIII review in Cameracraft

f2 Cameracraft latest issue out now

The latest edition of f2 Cameracraft contains our reviews of the Voigtländer 10mm and 15mm lenses, and also a review of the superb new Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 VC and 90mm f/2.8 SP Macro VC lenses, plus Sigma’s 20mm f/1.4 and 24-35mm f/2 – all tested on the Sony A7R II which we use for . . . → Read More: f2 Cameracraft latest issue out now

Sony’s precision aspherics

In interviews about the new micron-accurate aspheric lens element moulding process used to increase the resolution of the latest Sony G Master lenses, a visual has appeared which shows the ‘onion ring’ effect that coarser mould machining causes in lens elements.

Working independently, I’ve been aware of this for years – and I have used . . . → Read More: Sony’s precision aspherics

Low-cost macro for the A7 series

It’s been a while since my last review of Sony products here, and not because I have been inactive. The truth is that I’ve spent so much on Sony kit 24/7 working has been necessary, including a good few reviews and tests of the A7RII and lenses appearing elsewhere. It’s a real issue, I now . . . → Read More: Low-cost macro for the A7 series

No FE or A mount for new Sigma 24-35mm f/2

We’ve had news of the new Sigma Art HSM high speed wide angle full frame zoom – 24-35mm f/2.

It will be available in Nikon, Canon and Sigma mounts only (release date not yet confirmed) according to Sigma in the UK.

Note that this will be a bit of monster with its 82mm filter . . . → Read More: No FE or A mount for new Sigma 24-35mm f/2

Sigma launch mount switching service

SIGMA is going to start a new “Mount Conversion Service” which will enable Sigma to convert the mount of customers’ Sigma Art, Sports and Contemporary lenses from one camera fitting to another.

The ranges convertible include the new Sports models such as the 120-300mm f/2.8

“We believe that a lens is not only such . . . → Read More: Sigma launch mount switching service

Sigma’s system revolution

Sigma Imaging, already one of our favourite lens makers, has announced upgrades and new functions for their entire system which will transform the way it works with all the major camera systems.

The new DC 17-70mm f/2.8-4 – DC (APS-C format) lenses have never been given the EX designation, even when they clearly matched . . . → Read More: Sigma’s system revolution

Sigma ultrawide zooms – old and new 12-24s versus 8-16mm

For almost a decade the Sigma 12-24mm full frame ultra wide angle zoom has been unrivalled by any other makers – not Nikon, not Canon, not Tamron, not Tokina, not Sony. No maker has ventured where Sigma went, to the extremes of over 120° coverage combined with well corrected straight line geometry.

Today, the original . . . → Read More: Sigma ultrawide zooms – old and new 12-24s versus 8-16mm

Zeiss, Cosina, Sigma and Tamron – NEX E-mount future

Sony Corporation announced today it will disclose the basic specifications of its “E-mount” for interchangeable single lens cameras, without fee, to manufacturers of lenses and mount adaptors, starting April 1st, 2011. This was previously confirmed at the photokina press conference – now they have revealed that Carl Zeiss AG, Cosina, Sigma and Tamron will all . . . → Read More: Zeiss, Cosina, Sigma and Tamron – NEX E-mount future

New Photoworld edition available

The latest Photoworld edition, No 1 2011, is now available to electronic edition subscribers (Normal or Premium) and is being printed to mail out before the end of January to all print edition subscribers.

The cover shot is by Shirley Kilpatrick, and is an uncropped capture very rapidly taken using the Alpha 550 with . . . → Read More: New Photoworld edition available