November 18, 2018

85mm dimension comparability between the brand new Sigma, Sony GM and my favourite Sony f/1.8

via CameraSizeHere is the size comparison between the three 85mm FE lenses. In that case I have no doubt the smaller Sony f/1.8 FE lens is the best choice unless you really need that tiny faster aperture. The GM is the bokeh king while the Sigma is the sharper than the GM. But I think the Sigma is really way too big for my taste :) I do own the 85mm f/1.8 and it’s super for my hiking trips (light and sharp). Get it!
November 16, 2018

A faux A6700 spec listing goes across the internet

I got this image last week but I didn’t post it because I know with 100% certainty this is fake. But some sites posted exactly theses specs and readers asked my opinion on this. So here is my opinion: It is fake as you can see from the image showing the FF sensor inside the body. Moreover I know the source of this image and I know it has a long history of sharing such fake spec lists.
November 16, 2018

Luminar three with Libraries will probably be launched on December 18, 2018.

Skylum announced that it will launch Luminar 3 with Libraries on December 18. This would make it officially a direct Lightroom competitor. If you plan to buy Luminar use the coupon code “SAR” you will get $10 off.
November 15, 2018

Google Development comparability between the Canon EOS-R, Nikon Z7 and Sony A7III

This isn’t a scientific or precise tool to measure a cameras success. But just out of curiosity here is the Google Trend comparison between the new EOS-R, Z7-Z6 and A7III. It seems to show that none of the new Canon and Nikon cameras can really “out-trend” the Sony A7III.
November 15, 2018

New Sony A9 firmware replace 4.zero launched!

Sony isssued a new firmware update for the Sony A9 (download it here).–* Images can be transferred to a specific folder.
November 14, 2018

(SR4) Sony 35/1.eight G is within the lengthy roadmap!

Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 versus the Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 S via CameraSize.Many SAR readers asked if Sony will do more affordable lenses. And here is a good news I got from a very good source:
November 14, 2018

Sony 24mm F1.Four GM evaluation by Marc Alhadeff: “it’s a new masterpiece from Sony”

Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM lens at Bhphoto. Adorama. Amazon. Calumet Germany. WexUK.Marc Alhadeff tested the new Sony 24mm GM lens. This is his conclusion:
November 14, 2018

Nikon is assured they’ll beat Sony&Canon and grow to be #1 in Full Body “fairly quickly”

I still have a fresh memory of the days when Samsung was claiming they would become the number one company in the system mirrorless camera world. Well it didn’t end well for them. I hope the following Nikon statement will not bring them bad luck too. In an interview released at Dpreview Nikon said:
November 13, 2018

Mitakon is accepting particular orders on the 135mm f/1.four FE lens!

Mitakon announced they will produce a new batch of 135mm f/1.4 FE lenses. But a special preorder on their website is required. The problem is that there seems to be no english website to make a proper order. The lens will cost 330,000 YEN which is roughly $2900.
November 13, 2018

Voigtlander 21mm f/3.5 FE Shade-Skopar Evaluation at Photographyblog: “wonderful wide-angle prime lens”

Voigtlander Color Skopar 21mm f/3.5 E-mount lens at Amazon and BHphoto. Photographyblog tested the new Voigtlander FE lens and the conclusion is: