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Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM sample gallery

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With the FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM lens, Sony is seeking to fill a super-telephoto gap in its lens lineup with the announcement of the a9 sports camera. It may not have the fast aperture of competitors’ telephoto primes, but the zoom range is versatile, and the lens looks to be very sharp with pleasing out-of-focus backgrounds, plus it comes with a very close focusing distance to boot.

We’ll be updating our gallery with more sports oriented samples on Sony’s a9 as we begin fully testing that camera, so stay tuned! In the meantime, enjoy some horses jumping and scenes from the El Capitan State Beach outside of Santa Barbara, CA.

Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM gallery

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From:: DPreview

Sony E-mount gains new wide-angle lenses

By Jose Antunes

Sony E-mount gains new wide-angle lenses

The line up of full-frame E-mount lenses from Sony is growing with the new 16-35mm F2.8 GM and 12-24mm F4 G which will be available this Summer.

The new lenses include the FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM large aperture wide-angle zoom lens (model SEL1635GM) and the FE 12-24mm F4 G ultra wide-angle zoom lens (model SEL1224G). The FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM lens brings, according to Sony, “the incredible high-resolution and beautiful bokeh of Sony’s flagship G Master series to a wide 16-35mm focal length for exceptional landscapes, cityscapes, portraits and more”, while the 12-24mm F4 G, Sony’s widest full-frame E-mount lens to date, offers a dynamic new perspective for all Sony E-mount shooters.

With the recent addition of the FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS super telephoto zoom, a lens that was much needed, Sony’s full-frame E-mount lens lineup now covers from ultra-wide 12mm to super-telephoto 800mm (with teleconverter) focal length range.

Sony E-mount gains new wide-angle lenses

The new FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM wide-angle zoom joins the acclaimed FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM and FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS to round out Sony’s lineup of F2.8 large aperture zoom lenses, a trinity those looking for wide-aperture might consider. Equipped with a variety of Sony’s most advanced lens technologies, it is the first wide-angle G Master model, making it ideal for an extensive variety of shooting situations – landscapes, architecture, close up portraits, sports, action and much more. It is also exceptionally lightweight and compact, maximizing portability and usability.

According the information made available by Sony, the new lens features exceptional corner-to-corner sharpness, with an optical design that includes five aspherical elements, two of which are Sony’s original XA (extreme aspherical) elements that reduce aberration and deliver ultimate resolution throughout the entire zoom range and aperture range.

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From:: Pro Video Coalition

Go Wide with the New Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM and 14-24mm F/4 G

By Adam Plowden

Sony 16-35mm F/2.8 GM

The new Sony 16-35mm F/2.8 GM and 14-24mm F/4 G are the latest additions to the wide-angle end of their lens line-up for full-frame E-mount cameras.

Sony 16-35mm F/2.8 GM

Professional video creators and filmmakers have been eagerly anticipating the release of a wide-angle G Master lens, and the wait is finally over. The Sony 16-35mm F/2.8 GM promises sharpness across the zoom range and throughout apertures, with Sony promoting the extreme aspherical (XA) element – the largest Sony has ever created – to achieve the greatest resolution and lowest image distortion. The Nano AR coating also is supposed to reduce the unwanted flare and ghosting that often plague wide-angle shots.

Eleven aperture blades promise a pleasing circular bokeh, even when shooting at the minimum focus distance of 28cm, where lower-end wide-angle lenses struggle with creating depth and maintaining sharpness.

Two direct drive SSM systems handle the auto-focusing capabilities, working with the floating focus configuration to achieve fast and precise results while remaining quiet in operation, thus catering for both photography and video applications.

Weighing in at only 680g, the lens is lighter than the Canon equivalent, but a little more expensive: the Sony FE 16-35mm F/2.8 GM will have an expected price of around $2,200, and will be shipping in August 2017.

Sony FE 14-24mm F/4 G

Sony also announced the ultra wide FE 14-24mm F/4 G lens for full-frame E-mount cameras, offering a unique perspective for filming and video. Weighing in at only 566g, could this be a go-to choice for gimbal shooting?

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From:: Cinema 5d

New Sony full frame lenses: 16-35 f/2.8 & 12-24mm f/4 G-Master wideangles

By Erik Naso

Sony has been on a mission to fill in their lens lineup with faster and wider zooms, and today the new 16-35 f/2.8 GM and FE 12-24 f/4 GM lenses are here.…

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From:: News Shooter

Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G sample gallery

Sony caught us by surprise when they announced not one, but two wide-angle lenses this week. Their new FE 12-24mm F4 G may be the ‘little brother’ to the FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM, but it also displays great sharpness, and is well-built and impressively lightweight given its spec sheet. See for yourself in our gallery.

See our Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G gallery

All images are processed through Adobe Camera Raw using a near-final build of that software for the new Sony a9 camera.. Sharpness and noise reduction settings are left to default, the Adobe Standard color profile was used, and minor adjustments were made to white balance, highlights, shadows, whites and blacks. Due to bandwidth constraints, only JPEG images processed using the above settings are available at this time. Raw images will be coming shortly.

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From:: DPreview

Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM sample gallery

The photographic ‘holy-trinity’ is an oft-described concept for the professional wedding, event and sports photographer. You have three cameras dangling from three straps around your body (and hopefully a chiropractor to help you with the aftereffects). These include cameras strapped to a 16-35mm (ish) F2.8 lens, a 24-70mm F2.8 and a 70-200mm F2.8 to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

With the new a9, Sony is aiming at the high-end sports photographer market, so their new FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM is a natural next step to appeal to the wide-angle enthusiasts within that crowd. See how it stacks up in our preliminary samples gallery.

See our Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM gallery

All images are processed through Adobe Camera Raw using a near-final build of that software where applicable for the new Sony a9 camera. Sharpness and noise reduction settings are left to default, the Adobe Standard color profile was used, and minor adjustments were made to white balance, highlights, shadows, whites and blacks. Due to bandwidth constraints, only JPEG images processed using the above settings are available at this time. Raw images will be coming shortly.

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From:: DPreview

(SR4) Sony is developing a new 400mm FE lens?

By SonyAlpha Admin

Image on top: The current 500mm f/4.0 G A-mount lens. The past week I got two info about a new Sony 400mm lens. A trusted sourcesent me this today: I heard from Source that Sony seems to be developing 400mm F2.8. But he does not have much confidence in this information, so please take it […]

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From:: Sony Alpha Rumors

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF Gallery and 1st Impressions

Sony made big claims about its FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS when it was launched earlier this year, particularly about the bokeh it produces. And the fact that it’s the first lens of its kind to autofocus, not to mention include optical image stabilization. Early on we talked a bit about the principles behind this lens, but we were long overdue for some real-world examples. So when we managed to get a copy in the office, we took it on an engagement, child, street and colleague portrait shoot. Take a look at our sample gallery demonstrating its capabilities both inside the portrait studio and out in the wild.

Pay particular attention – in our aperture progressions – to just how buttery smooth the bokeh is at F2.8 (EXIF indicates the T-stop, so states ‘F5.6’ – or technically T5.6 – for F2.8). Almost too smooth for some tastes, blurring out-of-focus highlights so much as to lose all character. This lens approaches a very Gaussian blur wide open, rendering out-of-focus highlights more of a blur than defined circles. That’s desirable to some as it ensures that background and foreground elements don’t distract from the main subject. To others though, it can be too much: for example, I shot the above engagement shot at F8 just to get some circular character to the out-of-focus highlights, rather than a perfectly blurred background.

In other words this lens will be loved or hated. Read on for some of our salient findings.

Like it or not, shoot this lens wide open and you still won’t get much flare, thanks to its flare resistance. No thanks, if you’re a flare fanatic like me. Photo: Rishi Sanyal

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From:: DPreview

My very personal Sony wishlist (A7rIII, 135mm FE….)

By SonyAlpha Admin

We just had a busy A9 announcement time and soon Sony will announce 1-2 new FE lenses. Before we move on to new rumors I want to share my very personal wish list to Sony and our readers: Sony A7rIII (or A9r): 50+ Megapixels, same A9 body but with improved touchscreen functionalities. 135mm f/1.8 FE […]

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From:: Sony Alpha Rumors

Sony Tidbits…

By SonyAlpha Admin

Fujinon Cine lenses, NAB 2017 Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es. New SmallHD On-Camera UltraBright Monitor Bundles (Explora). in-depth comparison between the Sony a6500 and Fuji X-T2 (Mirrorlesscomparison) Tokina 20mm FE review by ThePhoBlographer. ZEISS Batis 2.8/18 – Review by David Schloss (Lenspire). First Lok: […]

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From:: Sony Alpha Rumors