Voigtlander has recently joined the Sony E-Mount market and unveiled a new range of lenses. These ultra wide angle E-mount lenses will be available in 10mm, 12mm and 15mm focal range. Voigtlander recently discontinued their Bessa 35mm rangefinder camera and accessories which went with them. However, the brand may have been revamped and is tapping into new product lines. Voigtlander, currently manufactured by Cosina, recently announced that it’ll be launching a brand new line of Sony E-mount lenses in Spring 2016 which will be an ideal fit for cameras like the Sony FS5 and FS7. The first three lenses cover an extreme wide angle range and are perfect for landscape and architecture photographers. The range is as follows: 10mm f/5.6 12mm f/5.6 15mm f/4.5 There are already a 12mm and 15mm Voigtlander lens, but these are only available for Leica M cameras with Voigtlander’s VM mount. At this stage, it is unclear whether these new wide angle E-mount lenses will be fully redesigned and possibly improved for high-resolution full-frame Sony cameras, or if they will simply be switching out the mount. However, the Voigtlander 10mm f/5.6 will certainly be a new lens and is not available in another mount at this time. The new lenses will have electronic connections to properly send lens data such as focal length, aperture, and focal distance to the camera body. All three of these Voigtlander E-mount lenses will be available in spring 2016. There’s no mention of pricing for these yet, but for reference the current Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 M-mount lens retails for $749 and the 12mm f/5.6 M-mount goes for $699.Read more
The Sony EA50 was announced two months ago (LINK) and impressed us with its very interesting and ergonomic looking design, the zoom rocker functionality and a good price-point. What we didn’t know was how it performed before we got a chance to see it and play with it (LINK) Now Johnnie Behiri got a chance to test the Sony NEX-EA50 large sensor camera and shared these nice clips and some insightful thoughts with us. In Johnnie Behiri’s own words:Read more
We thank our sponsor B&H who has made cinema5D’s news coverage of IBC 2012 possible. Get your gear through B&H to support this platform: www.bhphotovideo.com We had a chance to have a quick playtime with the new Sony NEX-EA50 here at IBC. A very interesting camera at first sight, as it has a very nice and ergonomic form factor and a digital zoomrocker, ideal for the newsgathering kind of work, all built around a large sensor. We felt the camera also had some downsides to it.Read more
We reported about the new Sony EA50, the camera that has the news shooter form factor, a large sensor and most importantly an electronic zoom lens (yay!). Dan Chung from dslr news shooter had some time with the camera at BIRTV show in Beijing. The $4000 Sony EA50 is available for pre-order here: via dslr news shooterRead more
Wow, what’s that? Sony just called me and sent me all the infos about their newest addition to the NEX range. They just launched the Sony NEX-EA50, a large sensor, interchangeable-lens camcorder that brings some pretty interesting new features and ergonomics into large sensor & HDSLR world: A real zoom lens with an electronic rocker and a handheld shoulder system built into the camera. [UPDATE:] How much? The NEX-EA50 will be $3600 $4000 (LINK) and around 3500€. The zoom is incldued! Intriguing. See their cheesy introduction video below:Read more
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