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New A99II gets some minor upgrades

Sony comes out with yet another 'a' mount camera, this time a minor upgrade to the A99. Unfortunately, it's been years since they've come out with a new lens for this system, and a good portion of the current lenses from Sony actually are Minolta designs that date back to the 80s and 90s

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First Sony designed tele-converters

Sony introduces their first lens tele-converters, not for the legacy ‘a’ mount, but for ‘e’ mount FE lenses. I thought Sony might update the original AF Minolta TC’s several years ago, but I doubt that’s going to happen now with the FE system in full swing.  Below is a press release with more info.


Extending the effective focal length …

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New Sony FE 85/1.4 GM Lens

Sony Introduces an 85mm fast lens for the “FE” system. It’s a ‘G’ ‘master’ lens, meant for tomorrow’s really high resolution sensors. Below is a press release.

A prized focal length for portraiture, the FE 85mm f/1.4 GM from Sony is a fast, short-telephoto lens designed for E-mount mirrorless digital cameras. Characterized by its flattering perspective and fast f/1.4 maximum …

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