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New Sony FE lenses and flash

Sony Introduces two new lenses for the FE system, both full frame compatible, (sorry 'a' mount folks, you'll have to keep waiting for your new lenses).  

The first is a budget minded 85/1.8 'portrait' lens, coming in at a decent price of $600 USD.  

The second lens is a $1500 USD 100mm F/2.8 STF G Master, designed very much like the one I reviewed a few years ago, but a bit shorter at 100mm instead of 135mm.  One hundred millimeters is awfully close to 85mm, and at F/2.8, (with a 'T' rating of F/5.6), this is a slow lens!  I'm scratching my head on the 100mm focal length decision. Hopefully Sony will come out with an FE version of the spectacular 135/1.8 Zeiss lens, which I would much rather have than the STF.  Check out the review above to see if STF is right for you!!

Also announced, a new radio flash for people that don't want to buy separate radio triggers, retail around $400 USD. Availability in March.

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Welcome to Photo Jottings!

Welcome to Photojottings Version 3.0!  Go here for more info.

Photojottings and Kurtmunger have been combined!!  Everything on my old site is here, but you’ll probably want to use the search box to find something. I added all the old site pages from the left side navigation bar to the header above, so that may help.

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New sample shots with the Sony FE 55/1.8

I’ve added a new set of resolution sample shots taken with the fantastic little Sony FE 55/1.8 lens.  I bought this lens after I reviewed it and still can’t believe how sharp it is wide open. The old resolution samples were taken in cloudy weather, this new set in full sun, and a different scene.…

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First Sony designed full frame Macro lens

Sony finally produces their first full frame normal macro lens, a 50mm F/2.8 for the FE system. Sorry 'a' mount folks, you'll have to keep using the 1980s Minolta designed macros. This new FE macro lens has a stated minimum aperture of F/16, that seems not nearly small enough for close work and adequate depth of field. Of course I'll be reviewing this lens soon. Below is a press release.

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New Sony A6500

Sony announces a new APS-C camera, this time a minor upgrade to the A6300, both good cameras, however, the retail price of the new 6500 is $1400!!  This new camera gets some AF, and video tweaks, and a touch screen.  Below is a recent press release.

Stable, fast, and versatile, the Alpha a6500 from Sony is an apt APS-C-format mirrorless …

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Sony RX100 version 5 announced

Sony announces a minor upgrade to the RX100IV camera, this version gets some AF and video tweaks among other things. Below is a press release.


Taking an amazing pocket-sized series and further improving it, the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V Digital Camera from Sony takes the compact RX100 line up a notch by adding a Fast Hybrid AF system with 315 …

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