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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.

1.4x

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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September 7 2015

9/7/15, revised 4/16

New Sony RX series page

I just added a new page to the nav bar, this time it’s a complete list of the RX series (Sony’s fixed lens large sensor compacts) starting from the first model introduced in 2012 (RX100), to the most recent; the updated RX100 IV and RX10 II.

There have been 10 iterations…

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September 3 2015

9/3/15, revised 4/16

Tamron introduces new full frame primes (also) for Sony ‘A’ mount.

Tamron tries to help Sony resurrect their ‘A’ mount camera business by including a Sony mount alongside the far more important Canon/Nikon versions. New lenses include a 35mm F/1.8, and 45mm F/1.8.  I can see the usefulness of the 35mm, but the 45mm is …

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News and updates

Coming up next month will be a review of the Rokinon 12mm F/2 lens.  I’ve been trying to use it when I get a spare moment, and have a couple of pics for you below.  I like it so far, it’s sharp wide open.  I plan to do some milky way type shots with it soon.  BTW; the featured image …

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