Tuesday, 28 February 2017

N&R: Lots of accessories for Sony

Seems this week is all about lenses and accessories for Sony from other manufacturers.


The latest version of CamFi's app will now work with Sony cameras (previously just Canon and Nikon cameras). This will let you do things like adjust settings and get live view, all the things you can already do on a phone use Sony's own app, but not on a pc.


As well as updating their lens roadmap for their own X-Mount system, Fuji also surprised everyone by releasing two surprisingly affordable cine lenses in E-Mount. An 18-55 t2.9 and a 50-135 t2.9.

They will cover just a Super35 image circle, and DPReview has both a first look and a video.

Fuji will later release X-Mount editions, which could show they are also likely to release more video-centric X-Mount cameras soon.


Sony have announced what they claim to be the world's fastest SD cards, but none of their cameras can yet take advantage of them. However, would be still nice for when you want to extract your images at the end of the day.

Shortly afterwards, the SD Card Association announced the specs for UHS-III, which could theoretically destroy Sony's new cards in terms of performance.


Voigtländer announced 3 new E-Mount lenses, a Classic Nokton 35mm F1.4, Nokton 40mm F1.2, and Macro APO-Lanthar 65mm F2. DP Review also did a quick hands on at the CP+ show.


And, not just for Sony, Elinchrom have announced the replacement for their Ranger RX series, the ELB-1200. Despite using Lithium Ion batteries, the lightest kit will still clock in at a back breaking 6.5kg.

According to Lighting Rumours:
The Elinchrom ELB 1200 is scheduled to become available “mid-2017” at a price yet to be announced. Elinchrom have also indicated that photographers will be able to trade in their old Ranger RX / Free Style packs in return for a discount on a new ELB 1200 purchase.

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