Sony has expanded its E-mount collection with a trio of new lenses: the Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* 16-70mm (24-105mm-equivalent), constant aperture f/4 zoom; the first G lens with an E-mount, the power-zoom 18-105mm, f/4 constant aperture lens; and an all-black verion of its 50mm, f/1.4 lens.
Two new cameras announced today include the 16 megapixel, NEX-5T mirrorless camera, which is the first Sony camera equipped with NFC (near field communication) and the $400 (with kits lens) 20 megapixel, a3000, a DSLR-styled camera that accepts E-mount lenses.
The 18-105mm G lens will be available inDecember, all other products will ship in September and are available for pre-order. For more information and images, please visit our sister site’s Tech Tuesday blog and the Sony site.
- 16-70mm: $1,000
- 18-105mm: $600
- 50mm: $300
- NEX-5T: $700 (kit)/550 (body only)
- a3000: $400 with kit lens
Gear is fun to play with and fun to buy, but it diverts money from more important things (marketing, for instance) and it can lead you to financial trouble. Accountants and veteran photographers will tell you: Avoid buying more than the minimum amount of gear, unless you can rent it to clients and recover your... More ›
Getty Images has announced a partnership with Google that includes a multi-year deal licensing deal. In a statement released by Getty on Friday, the two companies exchanged pleasantries, but offered few details about the deal. The “collaborative relationship” between the companies, said Getty CEO Dawn Airey, will allow Getty to work “closely with [Google] to... More ›
LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph, the photo festival in Charlottesville, Virginia, announced today that is ceasing operations due to lack of funding. A statement from the festival’s board, posted on the LOOK3 website, says, “While our event was beloved by many in Charlottesville and in the international photography community, we unfortunately do not have the... More ›