Sony E-mount

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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Zacuto Scissor Lens Support for FUJINON MK Zooms

By Fabian Chaundy

Zacuto Scissor Lens Support

The new Zacuto Scissor Lens Support is a clever little accessory for the FUJINON MK line that combines functionality and portability. Read all about it below!

Zacuto has introduced a lens support specifically designed for the new FUJINON MK range of cinema zooms. With a simple and practical foldaway design, you can keep the support attached to the lens even when stored away in a case.

Once extended, the support feet can attach onto a set of standard 15mm rods without the need to slot on from the front, allowing for a very quick setup even if you need to change lenses quickly.

The support itself doesn’t seem to have any sort of height adjustment possibilities, so in order to make sure it reaches the rods, your rig will have to have some sort of rod height adjustment mechanism.

The Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9 zoom announced last year is the first in their new line of affordable and compact Super 35mm cinema zooms (you can read our full hands-on review HERE and our technical review HERE). Although with cinema use in mind, both this and the upcoming 50-135mm T.2.9 have been designed for the more lightweight Sony E-mount and FUJIFILM X-mount bayonette, rather than the more robust PL mount. The lens isn’t particularly heavy, but given its length it is still a good idea to support the barrel on a set of rods to relieve the strain on the camera mount.

This product from Zacuto looks like a great solution that goes in line with the portability and compact form factor of the FUJINON zooms. Let’s hope that the concept behind the Zacuto Scissor Lens Support translates to a more universal solution for more lenses out there.

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Sigma releases updated firmware for 30mm f/1.4 APS-C lens for Sony E-mount

Sigma has released an updated firmware version for its 30mm f/1.4 APS-C lens for the Sony E-mount. Firmware version 0.2 brings the following improvements:

  • Improved peripheral brightness correction when an aperture value of F1.7 is selected on the Sony a6300 camera.
  • Fixed the AF operation when using focus points in peripheral areas of the frame with the Sony a6300 camera
  • Fixed freezing and not properly operating touch focus feature on the Sony a5100 camera

Firmware Version 0.2 for the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 APS-C lens for Sony E-Mount can now be downloaded from the Sigma support website.

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Viltrox lens adapters: budget friendly E-mount and MFT Metabones alternatives

By Elliot Smith

Viltrox lens adapters could be the answer for anyone looking for an affordable way to use Nikon or Canon lenses on your Sony E-mount or Micro Four Thirds cameras. Metabones:…

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Fujinon goes Fuji X-Mount With Cine Style Zooms: NAB 2017

By Brian Hallett

Fujinon

At NAB 2017 Fujinon showed off their Cine style zoom lens the MK 18-55 T2.9 not only in the Sony E-mount but also a Fuji X-mount.

FUJINON MK 18-55 T2.9 WITH FUJI X-MOUNT

While Fuji may not a video camera they did release firmware updates to their still cameras enabling video features. The Fuji XT-2 has a 4K video recording option. The XT-2 could be a great “B” or “C” camera to go alongside a Sony FS5 or FS7. The Fujinon MK 18-55 T2.9 X-mount is identical to the E-mount version. Both feature a T2.9 aperture through the zoom range, back focus adjustments and a macro button.

FUJINON MK 18-55 T2.9 PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

Fujinon intends to release the lens later this year, and though they’re not willing to commit to an exact price, it sounds like you shouldn’t expect to may much (if any) more than the Sony version.

The Fujinon MK Cine Style Zooms

These lenses are lightweight with a compact build. The “MK” lenses are designed from the ground up with the operator in mind. With the need for only one matte box and one filter size between the 18-55 and 50-135 lenses. These lenses follow broadcasting style lenses by including a macro function allowing for a broader range of close-up shooting, and gears for the three rings are positioned in the exact same place, which eliminates the need to re-position accessories when switching lenses.

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