Canon and Sony News, Deals, What's New

 Friday, August 12, 2022

Through today, Friday, August 12th, the Topaz Labs Image Quality Bundle, including DeNoise AI, Gigapixel AI, Sharpen AI, is on sale for only $159.99, a $99.00 savings!

Use coupon code IQBUNDLE15 to save 15% on your Topaz Labs order!

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/12/2022 8:04:23 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Post Date: 8/12/2022 7:43:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, August 11, 2022

Just posted: ProMediaGear GKJRC Katana Gimbal Head Review.

I borrowed this awesome-looking gimbal head along with the ProMediaGear GKC Katana Gimbal Head to test the Canon RF 800mm F5.6 L IS USM Lens. The reviews of the same product type from the same manufacturer will read similarly.

The GKJRC Katana is the smaller, lighter, and less expensive option.

Order the ProMediaGear GKJRC Katana Gimbal Head from ProMediaGear | B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA

Please share!

Post Date: 8/11/2022 10:55:53 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Just posted: ProMediaGear GKC Katana Gimbal Head Review.

I borrowed this gimbal head along with the ProMediaGear GKJRC Katana Gimbal Head Review to test the Canon RF 800mm F5.6 L IS USM Lens. The reviews of the same product type from the same manufacturer will read similarly.

The GKC Katana is the larger, heavier, and more expensive option. Few tripod heads are as strong and rigid as this one.

Order the ProMediaGear GKC Katana Gimbal Head from ProMediaGear | B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA

Please share!

Post Date: 8/11/2022 10:55:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

From Lexar:

LEXAR ANNOUNCES THE WORLD’S FASTEST CFEXPRESS™ TYPE A CARD GOLD SERIES AND CFEXPRESS™ TYPE A/SD™ CARD READER

Key Features:

CFexpress Type A Card GOLD Series

  • For photographers and videographers who demand superior performance with transfer speeds of up to 900MB/s read1
  • Transfer speeds up to 900MB/s read, 800MB/s write, and minimum write speed of 700MB/s1
  • Smooth and high-speed capture of high-quality images and 8K and 4K video
  • Rated Video Performance Guarantee 400 (VPG 400)
  • Large capacity options – up to 160 GB

CFexpress™ Type A/SD™ Card Reader

  • Designed for use with Lexar Professional CFexpress™ Type A and SD™ UHS-II memory cards
  • High-speed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 2) transfer speeds with USB Type-C®
  • CFexpress™ Type A memory card transfer speed up to 900MB/s1
  • UHS-II SD™ memory card transfer speed up to 312MB/s1
  • Includes 2-in-1 USB Type-C and USB Type-A cable
  • Compact and portable design for photographers and videographers on the go

San Jose, USA, August 10, 2022 – Lexar, a leading brand of flash memory solution, is excited to announce the new Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A Card GOLD Series and Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A/SD™ Card Reader.

With superior performance and read speed up to 900MB/s1, write speed up to 800MB/s1 and minimum write speed of 700MB/s1 the Lexar® CFexpress™ Type A Card GOLD Series is for professional creators who want to capture high-resolution images and cinema-quality 8K video with ease. And, with Video Performance Grade 400 (VPG 400), this ensures stable video recording at a minimum of 400 MB/s, giving creators peace of mind so they never miss a frame.

Available in capacities up to 160GB, capture more high-quality images and cinema-quality 8K video without needing to constantly swap cards. The Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A Card GOLD Series also features a rugged design, providing the durability you need to protect from temperature, shock and vibration2. It is also backed by lifetime limited warranty3.

Coupled with the new Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A/SD™ Card Reader, experience simultaneous high-speed transfers of CFexpress™ Type A and SD™ UHS-II memory cards4, with high-speed 10Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 2) transfer speeds. Featuring a lightweight metal design, users can fit the reader into their pocket or bag with ease to transfer data on the go. With a complete workflow solution for capturing and transferring content on the go, content creators can streamline their workflow from field to post production with ease.

“We are excited to announce the Lexar® Professional CFexpress Type A Card GOLD Series. With industry leading performance and VPG 400 rating, professionals can capture cinema-quality video with confidence so they never miss a frame.” said Joel Boquiren, General Manager of Lexar, “paired with the new high-speed 10Gbps Lexar® CFexpress™ Type A/SD™ Card Reader, creators are able to establish an efficient workflow when transferring content from the field to post production”.

Note: referenced footnotes not provided.

Orders

The Lexar Professional CFexpress Type A Memory Card GOLD Series and reader are in stock at B&H.

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Lexar News
Post Date: 8/11/2022 8:39:23 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Post Date: 8/11/2022 8:18:05 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, August 10, 2022

The refurbished Canon EOS 5Ds R is back in stock at Canon USA for only $1,199.20.

This camera at this price is a tremendous value.

Browse the entire Canon USA Store refurbished camera, lens, and flash inventory.

Post Date: 8/10/2022 10:24:27 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Check out today's B&H Deal Zone for big savings on:

  • Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon EF with AE Chip – only $329.00 after $170.00 instant savings
  • Pelican Vault V100 Small Cases with Foam Insert – only $32.95 after $17.00 instant savings
  • Glidecam Devin Graham Signature Series Handheld Stabilizer – only $429.00 after $370 instant savings
  • Godox ML30 150 LED Dainty Light – only $119.00 after $80.00 instant savings
  • Datacolor SpyderCHECKR Color Chart and Calibration Tool for Digital Cameras – only $89.00 after $50.00 instant savings
  • & more!

See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/10/2022 8:07:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

B&H has a used Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens in stock (outstanding lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Review).

B&H has several great used Canon EOS and Sony Alpha cameras in stock, including the Canon EOS R5 C, EOS R5, and EOS C70 Cinema Camera (RF Mount) on the Canon side, and the a1 and a7 IV on the Sony side.

Really Right Stuff fans will find the used Really Right Stuff TVC-33 Mk2 Tripod and BH-40 Ball Head with Lever-Release Panning Clamp deals interesting.

Post Date: 8/10/2022 7:48:47 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, August 9, 2022

The refurbished Canon RF 28-70mm F2 L USM Lens is back in stock at Canon USA.

Learn more about this outstanding lens: Canon RF 28-70mm F2 L USM Lens Review

Take a moment to browse the Canon USA Store refurbished camera, lens, and flash inventory.

Expect Canon USA refurbished gear to be like new with an as-new warranty and a great price.

Post Date: 8/9/2022 3:44:50 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/9/2022 10:44:58 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Through Friday, August 12th, the Topaz Labs Image Quality Bundle, including DeNoise AI, Gigapixel AI, Sharpen AI, is on sale for only $159.99, a $99.00 savings!

Use coupon code IQBUNDLE15 to save 15% on your Topaz Labs order!

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/9/2022 9:18:06 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 8, 2022

Tamron's 2nd Quarter FY2022 Financial Results are showing positive trending, including an increased forecast.

Also shared was "Planned to launch total of about 5 new models in 2022," including the already announced 50-400mm F/4.5-6.3 VC VXD (Model A067) and 17-70mm F/2.8 VC RXD (Model B070) for FUJIFILM X-mount lenses.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 8/8/2022 12:04:05 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

What gear is calling you?

Use coupon code DREAMGEAR15 (one use per customer) at Lensrentals to save 15% on orders arriving by 8/26/2022.

Renting is a great option for trying new gear or for getting otherwise unaffordable gear to use for a short duration.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/8/2022 10:56:23 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

"Capture One 22 (15.3.2) is a service pack containing several bug fixes, along with additional camera and lens support."

Notably, the Canon EOS R7 and EOS R10 are now supported.

Get the full details of this update in the release notes.

Order Capture One Pro at B&H.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Capture One News
Post Date: 8/8/2022 8:42:44 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Check out today's B&H Deal Zone for big savings on:

  • SanDisk 64GB - 1TB Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC Memory Cards – only $14.99 - $209.99 after up to $190.00 instant savings
  • Zhiyun-Tech WEEBILL-2 SE Combo Kit with 2 Mini Tripods & Fabric Case – only $299.00 after $190.00 instant savings
  • Venus Optics Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe Lens for Canon EF – only $1,249.00 after $350.00 instant savings
  • & more!

See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals.

Also check out the just-launched Deals of the Week

Some standout deals include:

  • Rode Wireless GO II 2-Person Compact Digital Wireless Microphone System/Recorder 2.4 GHz, Black – only $262.00 after $37.00 instant savings
  • Rokinon 24, 35, 50, 85mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens Bundle – only $1,576.00 after $770.00 instant savings
  • DJI Air 2S Fly More Combo Drone with Smart Controller – only $1,499.00 after $250.00 instant savings
  • Wacom Intuos Pro Creative Pen Tablet Small – only $199.95 after $50.00 instant savings
  • Many more deals from Manfrotto, Lenovo, Microsoft, Samsung, WD, and more!

A huge range of additional items are available, and most deals include free shipping.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/8/2022 8:36:34 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Used Cameras and Lenses
Post Date: 8/8/2022 8:16:54 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Preorder the new Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG DN Art Lens from B&H or Adorama.

Preorder the new Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG DN Art Lens from B&H or Adorama.

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Preorders
Post Date: 8/8/2022 7:42:03 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

From Sigma Corporation of America:

SIGMA Announces 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art, the World’s First and Only 20mm F1.4 Lens Designed Exclusively for Mirrorless

Ronkonkoma, NY – August 8, 2022 – SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art, a full-frame, wide-angle prime lens designed exclusively for mirrorless cameras. It is the first and only lens of this specification, joining its predecessor – the 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art – as the only 20mm F1.4 lenses available for full-frame platforms.

With superb optical clarity from corner to corner, outstanding build quality with a dust and splash-resistant structure, and new details that consider the needs of discerning users, the new SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is optimized for astrophotography, while offering performance that makes it an excellent choice for anyone looking for a high-quality, wide-angle prime lens.

In addition to its impressive imaging capabilities and premium Art line features, the 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art introduces a Manual Focus Lock, which allows the user to set focus manually and lock it in place, especially useful for time-lapse shooting or long exposures. A new Lens Heater Retainer keeps this useful astrophotography weather accessory firmly in place while in use. A Rear Filter Holder provides an opportunity to use rear-mounted filters for various effects without causing distortion or vignetting. And a convenient front filter thread allows users to also utilize commonly available 82mm filters.

The new SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens will be available for both Sony E-mount and L-Mount systems in the U.S. at SIGMA Authorized Dealers for a retail price of $899 in late August 2022.

A | Art
SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN

An Art Level 20mm F1.4.

The ultimate lens for astrophotography.

  • Highest optical performance on a new level
  • Designed for perfect results even in the most demanding conditions
  • Superb build quality and usability with uncompromising attention to detail

Supplied accessories: Case, Petal-type lens hood with lock (LH878-04), Front Cap (LCF-82 III), Rear Cap (LCR II), Guide Plate (GP-21)

Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

* The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change.

* This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.

* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

#SIGMA #SIGMA20mmF14Art #SIGMAArt #SIGMAArtPrime #SIGMADGDN

Outstanding optical quality and a range of invaluable features – The ultimate astrophotography lens from the 20mm F1.4 pioneer.

The F1.4 series represents the SIGMA Art line, which pursues the highest optical performance and rich expression. The full-frame SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is a mirrorless version of the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art; the one and only lens* with its unique specification of maximum aperture of 1.4 and an ultra-wide angle of 20mm. This lens offers overwhelming optical performance and unlimited potential for ultra wide-angle creativity at a compact physical size. The exceptional F1.4 brightness and the breathtaking sharpness across the entire image even at maximum aperture make this lens the ultimate choice for astrophotography. In nightly darkness and focused to infinity, the 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art captures stars in the sky as clear, precise pinpoints of light. State-of-the-art optical design and the large, high-precision double-sided aspheric glass front element made it possible to add a front filter thread without any compromises regarding optical performance or size. The addition of other invaluable features such as a rear filter holder and a variety of useful switches further increases the creative possibilities and easy usability of the lens. Its incredible sharpness and very bright aperture, coupled with the compact body and thoughtful features, make the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art the ultimate lens for astrophotography and an ideal companion for any photographically demanding situation.

* As an AF interchangeable lens for mirrorless cameras that covers 35mm full-frame (as of August 2022, by SIGMA)

[Key Features]

1. Highest optical performance on a new level

The SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art delivers exceptionally detailed results that easily satisfy the high demands of professional photography and other high-end applications. With 17 glass elements arranged in 15 groups, including two SLD, three aspherical glass elements and the largest class double-sided aspherical glass element in SIGMA's history, the 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art rigorously suppresses various optical aberrations such as sagittal coma flare or image distortion to produce highly-detailed images with exceptional sharpness and accuracy from the center to the furthest corners, allowing photographers to make use of the entire field of view afforded by its ultra-wide viewing angle. This ultimate astrophotography lens is the culmination of the unparalleled manufacturing technology of SIGMA's sole production base in Aizu, Japan, as well as the company's know-how and experience with large-aperture wide-angle lenses, such as the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, the SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art and the SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN | Art.

2. Designed for perfect results even in the most demanding conditions

SIGMA's outstanding design and high-precision manufacturing capabilities made it possible to equip the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art with a front filter thread despite its very large F1.4 aperture and 20mm ultra-wide viewing angle. The lens also comes with a rear filter holder, allowing photographers the freedom to combine multiple filters to suit a huge variety of shooting situations for near-unlimited creative potential at an ultra-wide viewing angle — for example, using a front filter to reduce light pollution and a softening filter on the rear to take impressive photographs of nightly landscapes with star-filled skies. The new MFL (Manual Focus Lock) switch to turn off the focus ring makes it easier to concentrate on the shoot without worrying about accidentally changing the focusing distance. Further, the lens also equips a lens heater retainer, meaning that lens heaters used to prevent internal condensation as the temperature drops on longer night shoots will stay securely attached to the barrel without protruding into the image and causing unsightly vignetting. With its brilliant optical power and its full range of useful features despite its compact and lightweight body, the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is the ultimate choice when photographing the night sky.

3. Superb build quality and usability, uncompromising attention to detail

Its dust- and splash-resistant structure*1 and the water- and oil-repellent coating on the front glass element make the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art safe to use during longer outdoor shoots, especially during the night. Thoughtful features such as a focus mode switch, a customizable AFL*2 button, and an aperture ring lock switch enhance the lens usability. An aperture ring click switch can be used to turn the aperture ring click on and off, allowing photographers to enjoy the sound and feel of the click, as well as smooth aperture operation during video recording. The robust body is built from a combination of aluminum and Thermally Stable Composite (TSC), giving it a sleek finish, and the included petal-shaped lens hood is equipped with a lock mechanism to keep the hood securely fastened to the lens, and the rubberized grip area makes attaching and removing the hood a quick and easy process. Manufactured in Japan with an uncompromising approach towards every single detail, the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art offers photographers an exceptional experience with high-end results even in the most difficult conditions, thanks to its outstanding optical performance, exceptional build quality perfect for professional use, brilliant and precise ergonomics, and a range of useful features.

*1 Although this construction allows the lens to be used in light rain, it is not the same as being waterproof.

*2 Only on compatible cameras. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.

[Additional Features]

  • Lens construction: 17 elements in 15 groups, with 2 SLD and 3 aspherical lens elements
  • Inner focus system
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • Stepping Motor
  • Front filter thread (82mm)
  • Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction
    • Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections and auto correction functionality may vary depending on the camera model.
    • On cameras where lens aberration correction is controlled with "ON" or "OFF" in the camera menu, please set all aberration correction functions to "ON" (AUTO).
  • Support for DMF and AF+MF
  • Compatible with AF assist (Sony E-mount only)
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Water- and oil-repellent coating
  • Aperture ring
  • Aperture ring click switch
  • Aperture ring lock switch
  • AFL button
    • Programmable function only on compatible cameras. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.
  • Manual Focus Lock (MFL) switch
  • Rear filter holder
  • Lens heater retainer
  • Focus mode switch
  • Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (L-Mount only)
  • Petal-type lens hood with lock (LH878-04)
  • Dust- and splash-resistant structure
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately, L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Every single lens is evaluated with SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system
  • 11-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • "Made in Japan" craftsmanship

[Key Specifications]

The figures below are for the L-Mount version:

Lens Construction: 15 groups, 17 elements (2 SLD, 3 aspherical elements)
Angle of view: 94.5°
Number of diaphragm blades: 11 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F16
Minimum focusing distance: 23cm / 9.1 in.
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:6.1
Filter size: 82mm
Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 87.8 x 111.2mm / 3.5 x 4.4 in.
Weight: 635g / 22.4 oz.

[Accessories: Supplied]

Product Name / Barcode

FRONT CAP LCF-82 III: 0085126 930028
PETAL-TYPE LENS HOOD LH878-04: 0085126 939960
REAR CAP LCR II (L-Mount): 0085126 937256
REAR CAP LCR II (Sony E-mount): 0085126 929879

Watch the announcement:

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 8/8/2022 7:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

From Sigma Corporation of America:

SIGMA Announces 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art, a Premium Wide-Angle Prime Lens Offering Stellar Performance for Photo and Video

Ronkonkoma, NY – August 8, 2022 – SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art, a full-frame, wide-angle prime lens designed exclusively for mirrorless cameras. Building on the legacy of its extremely versatile predecessor, this lens offers improved sharpness from edge-to-edge, enhanced portability, and adds useful features that are characteristic of SIGMA’s DG DN Art line lenses, such as a manual aperture ring that can be de-clicked for video use.

With incredible image quality from corner to corner, robust build quality with a dust and splash-resistant structure, plus new details that enhance the lens’ usability in the field, the new SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is destined to be a favorite of landscape, astro, architectural, street and wedding photographers, filmmakers, vloggers – anyone who requires a versatile, wide angle of view with minimal distortion and outstanding low-light capability.

Newly-introduced features include a Manual Focus Lock, which allows the user to set focus manually and lock it in place, which is especially useful for time-lapse shooting or very long exposures. A Rear Filter Holder provides an opportunity to use rear-mounted filters for various effects without causing distortion or vignetting.

The new SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens will be available for both Sony E-mount and L-Mount systems in the U.S. at SIGMA Authorized Dealers for a retail price of $799 in late August 2022.

Exclusively for mirrorless cameras | Compatible with full-frame cameras

A | Art

SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN

Stellar results, anywhere, anytime.

An astrophotography lens for everyday use.

  • Wide viewing angle and astrophotography-level optical performance
  • Compact for an F1.4 large-aperture, wide-angle lens beyond belief
  • Superb build quality with a range of useful features

Supplied accessories: Case, Petal-type lens hood with lock (LH782-01), Front Cap (LCF-72 III), Rear Cap (LCR II), Guide Plate (GP-11)

Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

* The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change.

* This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.

* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

#SIGMA #SIGMA24mmF14Art #SIGMAArt #SIGMAArtPrime #SIGMADGDN

Stunning power of the Art series lens in a compact body: Explore the versatile potential of "24mm F1.4" with SIGMA.

Featuring a very large maximum aperture of F1.4, outstanding suppression of optical aberrations as well as a wealth of thought-out features, the SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art enables photographers to capture breathtakingly clear images with ease even in the most demanding lighting conditions. The versatile viewing angle of 24mm and the luxurious brightness of its F1.4 maximum aperture make this lens the perfect choice for all possible situations, from casual snapshots taken indoors to architectural photographs and even nightly astrophotography. The outstanding image quality achieved by its dedicated mirrorless optical design and the use of each glass element and optimal part resulted in a thorough suppression of optical aberration such as sagittal coma flare to ensure peak performance in every part of the image, within a compact and lightweight body. Additional features such as a front filter thread, rear filter holder and useful buttons such as the newly introduced MFL (Manual Focus Lock) switch further expand the possibilities and versatility of the lens. The SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art brings the power and pleasure of an astrophotography lens into everyday situations.

[Key Features]

1. Wide viewing angle and astrophotography-level optical performance

The fantastic optical performance of the SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is powered by the optimal arrangement of 17 elements in 14 groups, including two FLD, one SLD and four aspherical glass elements. The successful suppression of optical aberrations such as sagittal coma flare, which cannot be corrected by the camera, contributes to lens' clear and accurate point-image reproduction capabilities in every part of the frame. Other unsightly effects such as ghosting or flares are minimized by its state-of-the-art optical design, and the use of Super Multi-Layer Coating and Nano Porous Coating (NPC) allow the SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art to deliver visual punch even in backlit conditions and near maximum aperture. Its power to render clean and accurate images in any situations make this lens ideal for everyday use as well as technically demanding genres like astro-, landscape and architectural photography. Experience the power and joy of one of the most versatile lenses in SIGMA's Art F1.4 lineup.

2. Compact for an F1.4 large-aperture, wide-angle lens beyond belief

The SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art delivers its brilliant optical performance in a compact, portable and easy-to-use body. Thanks to an optimal placement of each single part, the use of complex aspherical glass elements, the freedom afforded by the short flange back distance and a fierce fight for every single gram, the lens comes at an astonishingly small size and weight despite its wide viewing angle and large maximum aperture without any compromise of its optical qualities. With its handy dimensions, the 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is easy and convenient to use in any given situation, from travel and street photography to night-time photography. The wide viewing angle of its 24mm focal length makes it easy to get everything into the shot without losing focus of the subject – ideal for single or group portraits and documentary photography. The SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art opens up endless possibilities to anyone who values high optical performance, versatility and convenience, from professional photographers to users who are new to a wide-angle prime lens.

3. Superb build quality with a range of useful features

The SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is equipped with both a front filter thread and a rear filter holder, as well as a new MFL switch that disables the focusing ring to prevent accidental changes that will be especially helpful when photographing the stars at night. The dust- and splash-resistant structure*1 of the lens itself and the water- and oil-repellent coating of the front element will keep the lens safe and functioning even during shoots in harsher environments. Thoughtful features such as a focus mode switch, a freely configurable AFL button*2 and the aperture ring lock switch to prevent accidental changes further enhance the intuitive and flexible nature of the lens. The petal-type hood has a lock mechanism to prevent unintentional removal. Filmmakers will especially appreciate the fast yet silent autofocus driven by a stepping motor and the aperture ring click switch that allows for smooth aperture control.

With its exceptional optical performance and superb build quality, the SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is the latest result of SIGMA's relentless, uncompromising pursuit of perfection down to the smallest detail.

*1 Although this construction allows the lens to be used in light rain, it is not the same as being waterproof.

*2 Only on compatible cameras. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.

[Additional Features]

  • Lens construction: 17 elements in 14 groups, with 2 FLD, 1 SLD, 4 aspherical lens elements
  • Inner focus system
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • Stepping Motor
  • Front filter thread (72mm)
  • Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction
    • Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections and auto correction functionality may vary depending on the camera model.
    • On cameras where lens aberration correction is controlled with "ON" or "OFF" in the camera menu, please set all aberration correction functions to "ON" (AUTO).
  • Support for DMF and AF+MF
  • Compatible with AF assist (Sony E-mount only)
  • Nano porous coating
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Water- and oil-repellent coating
  • Aperture ring
  • Aperture ring click switch
  • Aperture ring lock switch
  • AFL button
    • Programmable function only on compatible cameras. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.
  • Manual Focus Lock (MFL) switch
  • Rear filter holder
  • Focus mode switch
  • Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (L-Mount only)
  • Petal-type lens hood with lock (LH782-01)
  • Dust- and splash-resistant structure
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately, L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Every single lens is evaluated with SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system
  • 11-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • "Made in Japan" craftsmanship

[Key Specifications]

The figures below are for the L-Mount version:

Lens Construction: 14 groups, 17 elements
(2 FLD, 1 SLD and 4 aspherical lens elements)
Angle of view: 84.1°
Number of diaphragm blades: 11 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F16
Minimum focusing distance: 25cm / 9.9 in.
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:7.1
Filter size: 72mm
Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 75.7 x 95.5mm / 3.0 x 3.8 in.
Weight: 520g / 18.3 oz.

[Accessories: Supplied]

Product Name / Barcode

FRONT CAP LCF-72 III: 0085126 929633
PETAL-TYPE LENS HOOD LH782-01: 0085126 939977
REAR CAP LCR II (L-Mount): 0085126 937256
REAR CAP LCR II (Sony E-mount): 0085126 929879

Watch the announcement:

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 8/8/2022 7:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, August 6, 2022

From Tamron:

Development Announcement

TAMRON Announces Development of TAMRON Lens Utility MobileTM for AndroidTM1 OS

Users can tune lens features in the field via a smartphone

August 3, 2022, Commack, NY - Tamron announces the development of TAMRON Lens Utility MobileTM, a dedicated application for smartphones and tablets running the Android OS2 that provides convenient use in the field and expands the possibilities of video and still photography. The application is the mobile version of the TAMRON Lens Utility dedicated PC software that has earned praise from many TAMRON lens users since its release in October 2021 and was developed in-house by TAMRON. The Tamron Lens Utility Mobile is expected to launch later this year.3

Summary of TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile

October 2021 marked the release of TAMRON Lens Utility, a dedicated PC software that enables the customization of various functions of select TAMRON lenses to match the video and still photography style of the lens user. Since then, we have received feedback regarding improved convenience from customers wishing to make lens function customizations when shooting in the field. As a result, we have developed TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile for Android OS (compatible OS Android 6-124). Using the optional TAMRON Connection Cable5, an Android smart device can be connected to a lens to easily configure lens customizations without requiring a computer.6

A new function that enables lens operations to be controlled from a smartphone has also been added. For example, the A-B Focus function that smoothly shifts the focus from one preselected subject to another can be setup without touching the lens.

Expansion of functions in the future is possible to make users even more comfortable to try out video production.

Functions of TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile

Tethered remote control

  • Dedicated features developed for the smartphone can be configured to perform tethered control. (Features that can be configured with the Remote Set Button in the application)
  • A-B Focus: Set 2 focus positions (A and B) and make the focus shift between A and B
  • Focus Preset: Set your desired focus position and move the focus to the recorded point by a single tap of the Remote Set Button7

Customizing the Custom Switch or Focus Set Button (Normal functions available with the PC version)

  • A-B Focus: Set 2 focus positions (A and B) and make the focus shift between A and B7
  • Focus Preset: Set your desired focus position and move the focus to the recorded point by a single press of the Focus Set Button7
  • Select AF/MF: Select AF and MF function using the Focus Set Button
  • Switch Focus Ring Function (Focus/Aperture): Switch Focus Ring Function from focus adjustment to aperture adjustment
  • Assign function from the camera: Assign custom functions from the camera body to the Focus Set Button

*The function of the Focus Set Button can be cleared.

Customizing the Focus Ring

  • MF Ring Rotation: Change the rotation direction of the focus ring
  • MF Method: Choose the method of focus operation when using the focus ring

*As the application is still under development, the screenshots are subject to change without notice due to design evolution or other factors.

  1. Android is a trademark of Google LLC.
  2. This application is designed for Android OS. Please note that iOS is not supported at this time.
  3. Release date is subject to change depending on development conditions.
  4. Compatible with Android devices fitted with USB Type-C ports only.
  5. TAMRON Connection Cable (USB Type C to Type C) (Model CC-350) is sold separately.
  6. Lens firmware updates are not supported with the Mobile version. Performing firmware updates requires the TAMRON Lens Utility for PC and a computer.
  7. With the Mobile version, the focus travel time can be specified in 0.1-second increments. With the PC version, there are eight possible speed levels.
Post Date: 8/6/2022 12:00:52 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

From Sony EU:

Sony Unlocks In-Camera Forgery-Proof Technology

Sony today announced the availability of its in-camera forgery proof photo technology for corporate business users. Using digital signatures processed at capture, Sony technology supports detection of any modification to an image, thus protecting it from fraudulent usage.

Following widespread issues with unauthorised editing and misconduct around digital photo data, Sony has developed forgery-proof technology, based on standard cryptography, for corporate users to safeguard images against future misuse.

With Sony’s in-camera signing mode activated, images are immediately cryptographically signed by the camera processor upon capture. Following this, any pixel modification, tampering or potential forgery will cancel the image signature, as the image manipulation will be detected by the customer’s own certificate server during examination.

Available on the Alpha 7 IV camera, with expansion to other models to be considered in sequence, this new functionality streamlines the lengthy process required from image submission through to verification, all with the addition of extra security.

The Alpha 7 IV also combines a 33.0MP full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor with BIONZ XR™ imaging engine to deliver high-speed processing and outstanding resolution.

Sony’s new forgery-proof signing mode ensures the secure creation and transmission of images based on cryptographic methods, as the fundamental need for certifying unmodified and secure images grows in many applications, across multiple industries.

This technology is particularly applicable for passports and ID verification but goes further in tackling image manipulation in the media, medical and law enforcement fields. For the insurance and construction sectors, this technology will offer a secure foundation for inspection and recording of damage.

Yasuo Baba, Director of Digital Imaging and European Product Marketing at Sony, commented: “It is Sony’s missions to strengthen business solutions with cutting-edge imagery technology and our in-camera digital signing is a real gamechanger for combatting image manipulation and forgery across multiple industries. Whilst appropriate adaptations for each industry need to be made, the digital signature is multilingual and can be used internationally, enabling organisations worldwide to streamline mandatory image signing with Sony technology.”

Currently compatible with the Alpha 7 IV, and subject to receipt of a license to enable Sony’s signing mode, this facility will be available for business users with plans for further model expansion to follow. In tandem, Sony will continue to examine how we can utilise our industry-leading imaging technology to further support enhanced security across multiple industries, with plans to expand the line-up of supported cameras hereafter.

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Post Date: 8/6/2022 11:23:44 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Be the first to check out when B&H opens at 9:30 PM ET tonight:

B&H has a 10-rated used Canon RF 100-500mm L IS USM Lens in stock. Save $290.00 vs. new.

Learn more: Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens Review

Save the tax, use the B&H Payboo payment card.

Post Date: 8/6/2022 11:14:26 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Canon has released new versions of Digital Photo Professional.

Changes for Digital Photo Professional 4.16.11:

  • Fixes an issue, in which the RAW images adjusted with the "Click white balance" function of a previous version cannot be correctly displayed.

Download: DPP 4.16.11 (thanks, Scott!)

Post Date: 8/6/2022 10:46:31 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, August 5, 2022

The Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS Lens just arrived in stock at B&H.

Act fast. This lens has been out of stock and hard to get since it first hit the streets.

For more information on this lens, check out the Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS Lens Review.

Posted to: Sony News   Category: In Stock Notices
Post Date: 8/5/2022 10:33:04 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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