CameraPro’s first shipment of the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens for E Mount is due to arrive in just over a month. As anyone familiar with Sigma’s incredible Art series lenses would attest, this will offer yet another outstanding, yet affordable, lens option for Sony mirrorless camera shooters.
As well as exceptional optics, the Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 DG DN Art boasts dust and splashproof performance, a zoom lock switch, and an 18-38cm minimum focusing distance that will be very handy for close-range shooting.
Tamron Macro Lenses for Sony E-mount Arriving Soon
Great news for Sony shooters and fans of Tamron’s outstanding E-mount lenses: two of the three new Tamron wide-angle macro FE lenses have started shipping. The Tamron 24mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 and Tamron 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 macro lenses are rolling out to Australian stores over December.
Tamron’s third new macro prime, the ultra-wide Tamron 20mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 lens, is estimated to reach Australian retailers in March next year (around the same time that the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD lens is due for release).
We’re expecting big things from these compact little macro lenses. The first prime and the first macro additions to the Tamron FE range, they should be fantastic options for nature, architecture, street and everyday stills, and video.
As well as a high magnification ratio of 1:2, each model offers silent AF operation, support for various Sony camera functions (such as Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF), and moisture resistant construction for worry-free outdoor shooting.
All three have the same diameter (67mm), as do the existing Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD and Tamron 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD lenses, so the same filters can be used across the entire range.
We can’t wait to see how they perform in the field.
More details to come.
Sony a7 IV Rumoured Specs & February Announcement
In February 2018, four months after Sony released the hugely acclaimed Sony a7R Mark III , came the lower-res Sony a7 Mark III, which continues to take the market by storm. Now, four months have elapsed since the brilliant Sony a7R Mark IV’s release and the imaging world is waiting eagerly to see the Sony a7 Mark IV materialise.
If the reports from Sony Rumours are true, the wait shouldn’t be much longer. An official Sony a7 IV announcement is expected in February, likely at or before the CP+ 2020 trade show.
Rumoured Sony a7 IV specs (Source: Sony E-mount Rumors):
- Improved 24MP full frame CMOS sensor
- Improved weather sealing
- 5-stop, 5-axis image stabilisation
- Similar body to Sony a7R IV/a9 II
- 693 phase detection & 425 contrast detection AF points
- 10 fps with AF/AE tracking
- Real-time tracking, real-time Eye AF for video, animal Eye AF
- Full frame 6K video, 4K video 30p, 1080p video 120p
- Standard sync terminal
- Lock release button
- New Save/Load setting
- Pixel shift mode
- Digital audio interface
- Dual UHS-II SD card slots
- USB 3.2 Gen 1, Type-C
- 76MP EVF
- Full articulating 1.44MP LCD screen
Sony to Announce a7S III in April?
Back in July, senior Sony marketing managers Yosuke Aoki and Jiajia Yi confirmed (via Chinese website Fengniao) the news that Sony enthusiasts wanted to hear: the Sony a7S Mark III is under development.
According to Sony E Rumors, the long-awaited successor to Sony’s a7S stills/video hybrid line should be announced early next year, likely at NAB Show in April.
The a7S III’s rumoured specs include:
- 4K video at 60p/120p (but no 8K video)
- 10bit 4:2:2
- HDR video
- Stacked sensor
- A cooling fan similar to that in the Panasonic S1H
- Thicker body than earlier a7S cameras
More Rumoured Sony Cameras & Lenses for 2020
Sony Alpha a5
Said to launch soon at around AU$1,400 (RRP) is the Sony a5, an entry-level full frame mirrorless camera similar to the Canon EOS RP.
Sony RX1R III
Sources say the long awaited, Sony RX1R III full frame compact camera will be announced next year with a new sensor and improved image quality. (See Sony RX1R II.)
Sony RX10 V
The Sony RX10 V (also known as the RX10M5) will reportedly replace the RX10 IV, an enthusiast bridge camera with fixed superzoom lens, sometime next year.
Fast Sony GM Wide Angle Lens
A “reliable source” reported via Sony Alpha Rumors the imminent (i.e. early 2020) announcement of a new Sony G Master wide-angle lens. There aren’t any more details at this stage, but we think a 14mm f/2.8 GM or even fisheye zoom would round out the existing lineup (Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM lens, Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM lens) nicely.
Sources: Sony Rumors, SonyAlphaRumors.com
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