Sigma today has officially announced the new 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens for Sony E-mount. This lens is a fast portrait prime for Sony E and Panasonic/Leica/Sigma L-mount. The lens features 15 elements, including one aspherical and five SLD (special low dispersion). It has 11 aperture blades and its focus unit is driven by a high-speed stepping motor. The minimum focus distance of the 85mm F1.4 is 0.85m (34″) and the maximum magnification is 0.12x.
Sony has finally officially announced the a7S III, its third-generation video-focused full-frame mirrorless camera. It includes a new 12MP BSI-CMOS sensor, the latest ‘Bionz XR’ processor, improved autofocus, an ultra-high resolution EVF and the ability to capture 4K/120p video.
Sony today has officially announced the new FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM lens for Sony E-mount. This is world’s widest full frame zoom lens with a constant f/2.8 aperture. The US price for this lens is $2,998, you can check pre-order options at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon. Release date in August 2020.
The price and basic specs of Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary Lens for Sony E-mount now leaked online. According to Nokishita, the US price for Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary lens will cost $949, and official announcement next week.
You can take a look at specs of this lens:
- 22 elements in 16 groups (including 1 FLD lens and 4 SLD lenses)
- Minimum shooting distance 112 cm (wide-angle end)/160 cm (telephoto end)
- Maximum shooting magnification 1:4.1 (at 400 mm)
- Filter diameter 67 mm
- Size φ86×197. 2mm
- Weight: 1135g
- AF compatible with 1.4x and 2x Sigma Teleconverter (Currently only available for L-mount)
- Compatible with optional tripod mount
- US price for $949
Nokishita Camera has just leaked more info about upcoming Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD lens for Sony E-mount. As we already know, this lens will be officially announced on June 11th. The Japanese price for this lens is JPY 85,800, US price around $700, the release date for this lens is on June 25th, 2020. You can take a look at first real world image of this lens above.
Tokina has officially announced a new series of mirrorless lenses called “atx-m”. Starting with Tokina atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE Lens for Sony E-mount. The US price for this lens is $499, now available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video/Adorama. Release date on February 7th, 2020.
Kenko Tokina announces release of the NEW atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE
New Series, New optics, New look – The atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE lens for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras.
Huntington Beach, CA, January 17, 2020: Kenko Tokina, Japan’s leading manufacturer of premium camera accessories, is releasing the Tokina atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE lens for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. It is the debut lens for Tokina’s atx-m series of mirrorless lenses that will include lenses for multiple mounts and sensor formats.
The atx-m 85mm f1.8 FE lens features a clean design with high quality optics housed in a beautifully anodized, semi-satin black metal lens barrel. The fast f/1.8 aperture is perfect for portraits, low light shooting and produces beautiful bokeh.
The optical design has 10 glass elements in 7 groups including 1 SD (Low Dispersion) lens that offers excellent resolution, sharp edge-to-edge results, and well controlled chromatic aberrations. Tokina’s exclusive Super Low Reflection Multi-coating provides natural color and excellent contrast along with superior water, oil, and dust repellant properties.
The new ST-M auto-focus motor is quiet, fast, and accurate in still and video modes and thanks to an all-metal focus unit and high-quality lubricants; manual focus is tactile, smooth and precise.
The atx-m 85mm FE is developed and manufactured in accordance with Sony-licensed specifications and communicates all required data to the camera to take full advantage of the latest Sony features including 5-axis image stabilization, Face/Eye Priority AF, Real-time Eye AF, MF assist, and electronic distance scale.
“This is a very exciting new lens series for Tokina” says Yuji Matsumoto, President at Kenko Tokina USA. “The mirrorless camera market continues to expand and the atx-m series will address the needs of photographers using different camera mounts and sensor sizes.”
Worldwide sales of the Tokina atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE lens will begin on February 7, 2020 with authorized Tokina USA retailers taking pre-orders January 17, 2020. Estimated USA Street Price of $499.00
According to Nokishita Camera, Tokina will soon announce a new atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE lens for Sony E-mount, first atx-m series lens for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras. The Japanese price for this lens is JPY 54,600, US price for around $500. Official announcement in February, 2020.