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The Sony A7sII definitely caught me by surprise. Only a few weeks after completing the review of the awesome Sony A7RII, Sony introduced another killer camera this time with internal 4k recording, in body Image Stabilization, S-log 3, a new 169 point AF system, and more new features to further separate Sony from the rest of the pack. So I’ve taken this camera through it’s paces shooting everything from weddings to landscapes to see if the A7sII is a worthy upgrade and if it's time you jump from the traditional DSLR to this mirrorless powerhouse.
Purchase the A7SII: B&H Photo
The 70-300mm lens retails for $1199 and fills a much needed gap in Sony's lens selection over 200mm. It also has a decent .31x magnification and image stabilization which could be a great option for many Sony users.
Preorder these lenses today:
Sony FE 50mm F1.8: B&H Photo
Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6: B&H photo
Sony has just introduced a new radio flash system for their cameras, something desperately missing to compete wit Canon and Nikon. The new system uses the FA-WRC1M Radio Commander to communicate with the FA-WRR1 Radio receiver (sorry, no new flashes) and your existing Sony flashes. With a maximum range of 30M, control of 15 separate flash units in 5 groups, and flash sync speeds of 1/250th of a second, this looks like a solid unit. Pricing and detailed specifications will be released at a later date so for now, feast your eyes on the picture above.
Some huge deals are available through March 13th on a variety of gear. Thanks to wppi, these are often some of the best sales you can find!
My favorite Sigma ART lenses, Sony A7 series cameras, and Canon/Nikon bodies and lenses are some of the major specials. Also some great prices on accessories if you need some (and who doesn't).
I'll start off by saying I'm not in love with the naming procedure here but we now have a new series of high end cameras from Nikon (think Sony RX10 and RX100) called the DL series. Beginning with 3 models, each named for their respective focal lengths, these cameras bring non-removable lenses with wide apertures, awesome features, to relatively compact bodies. Ranging in price from $649-999, there are also different features between the 3 models in addition to their focal lengths. Check out the details of each model after the break.
Nikon DL24-85 - $649 | B&H | Adorama
Nikon DL18-50 - $849 | B&H | Adorama
Nikon DL25-500 - $999 | B&H | Adorama
The Engineers at Sigma are clearly operating on another level with this one. In what might be the best APS-C Portrait lens ever created, Sigma has introduced the Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 HSM Art to an unexpected crowd. With an 80-160mm Equivalent focal range and a constant F1.8 aperture, this Sigma lens hits the coveted 85mm and 135mm focal lengths with room to spare. The Sigma 50mm and 35mm F1.4 Art lenses are probably my favorite prime lenses and if the previous Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 lens (review) is any indication, this is definitely a lens you will want to own when it becomes available in April. Check out more details after the break.
Sigma 50-150mm F1.8 $1,099 - B&H | Adorama
Pentax K1 DSLR Body $1799: B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon 80D Body Only $1199: B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon 80D w/18-55mm Lens $1349: B&H Photo | Adorama
Sony has in 1 swoop delivered 3 new FE lenses and probably the most valuable ones to date. We have a 24-70 f2.8 OSS, 70-200 f2.8 OSS, and an 85mm f1.4. All these lenses are apart of a new range of Sony G Master lenses (GM) and feature higher resolution power as well as softer transitions in bokeh. We had the opportunity to use all three lenses today so stay tuned for the full hands on as well as sample images. The Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM will be available in March for $2200 while the 85mm F1.4 GM also available in march will be priced at $1800. The 70-200mm F2.8 GE will arrive in May with an unknown price and will be introduced alongside a 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverter giving Sony some much needed options for longer focal lengths.
Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM : B&H Photo | Adorama
Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM: B&H Photo | Adorama
Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM: B&H Photo