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Sony


Fotodiox launched a new products which will make many E-mount camera owners very happy! It replaces the current hybrid metal-plastic mount ring with a full metal ring! That way you get rid of the "wiggling" you get on longer lenses. You can buy it for $39 at Amazon US (Click here).

Here is the full press text and a video which explains it:

Sony's line of E-Mount (previously called "NEX") cameras are amazingly powerful little cameras, but they have one flaw. The lens mount is a two part construction, with the critical component that holds the lens in place made of plastic. This is why any lens you attach to an E mount camera is prone to wiggling, especially longer pro lenses.

Fotodiox has created the solution - 'The TOUGH E-Mount' modification kit. Anyone can replace the original 2 piece NEX mount on their camera with an all-metal one in about five minutes. All you need is a jewelers screwdriver (phillips) to remove and replace four little screws. We've created a video to show you how easy it is:

Once you've installed the Fotodiox The TOUGH E-Mount, you can mount practically any sized pro lens on your Sony E-mount camera using one our full line of E-Mount lens adapters. With the powerful combination of our TOUGH E-Mount modification and our lens adapters, you can be confident of a solid and professional fit.

Cool!

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  • October 18, 2014 00:50, Sil said:

    I like this... with a little care seems easy enough to install too ..... but keep in mind folks that the A7S already has an all Stainless Steel mount... so this doesn't help that particular model....

  • October 17, 2014 10:17, JLo said:

    My crystal ball says there will be many Sony e-mount cameras with scratched sensors soon. :D

  • October 17, 2014 07:05, Paulo Moreira said:

    I can see a lawsuit from this press release! It takes a lot of guts to write such things. Sadly, if true, it only highlights the low standards of any mechanical bit of the modern cameras, even such simple things as a bayonet mount.

Both Sony and Canon will announce Full Frame cameras with around 50 Megapixel during the first quarter of 2015. Those cameras will likely be displayed at the CP+ show which starts in mid February.

The Sony 46 Megapixel FF camera will almost certainly be a new E-mount A7 (or A9?). It will feature an advanced autofocusing system based on the current A6000 hybrid af camera.

Canon is likely to announce a new DSLR with such a 50MP sensor. But there is a small chance Canon could use that sensor also on a new Full Frame mirrorless system camera.

I am 100% sure those kind of sensors are coming early 2015. We have an exciting time ahead of us!

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  • October 14, 2014 23:05, S said:

    With practice cropping is seldom nedded. IMHO I prefer a 16 to 24 mpix sensor without vigneting and magenta coloration than a 50 mpix sensor. A revolutionary better than a evolutiinary sensor would be great, a non bayer sensor, what about a layere...

  • October 13, 2014 15:51, Evan Caravelli said:

    You're going to need a set of Zeiss Otus lenses to take advantage of that kind of resolution. Is this really what most photographers want? I'd rather see a Foveon-type sensor or global shutter tech introduced...

  • October 10, 2014 15:59, lbhajdu said:

    If the Sony full frame sensor was 58.5Mp it would have the same pixel density as a micro 4/3 sensor. Calculated as:
    FF is 35.8mm * 23.9mm = 855.6mm(Squ.)
    M43 is 18mm * 13mm = 234mm(Squ.)
    M43 is 16Mp * (855.6/234) = 58.5Mp

    However ...

Both Sony and Canon will announce Full Frame cameras with around 50 Megapixel during the first quarter of 2015. Those cameras will likely be displayed at the CP+ show which starts in mid February.

The Sony 46 Megapixel FF camera will almost certainly be a new E-mount A7 (or A9?). It will feature an advanced autofocusing system based on the current A6000 hybrid af camera.

Canon is likely to announce a new DSLR with such a 50MP sensor. But there is a small chance Canon could use that sensor also on a new Full Frame mirrorless system camera.

I am 100% sure those kind of sensors are coming early 2015. We have an exciting time ahead of us!

14 Comments

Recent comments

  • October 14, 2014 23:05, S said:

    With practice cropping is seldom nedded. IMHO I prefer a 16 to 24 mpix sensor without vigneting and magenta coloration than a 50 mpix sensor. A revolutionary better than a evolutiinary sensor would be great, a non bayer sensor, what about a layere...

  • October 13, 2014 15:51, Evan Caravelli said:

    You're going to need a set of Zeiss Otus lenses to take advantage of that kind of resolution. Is this really what most photographers want? I'd rather see a Foveon-type sensor or global shutter tech introduced...

  • October 10, 2014 15:59, lbhajdu said:

    If the Sony full frame sensor was 58.5Mp it would have the same pixel density as a micro 4/3 sensor. Calculated as:
    FF is 35.8mm * 23.9mm = 855.6mm(Squ.)
    M43 is 18mm * 13mm = 234mm(Squ.)
    M43 is 16Mp * (855.6/234) = 58.5Mp

    However ...

Image courtesy: SystemKameraForum

As you have noticed many manufacturers showed lens prototypes but didn't share any info on pricing. Well here are some "rumored" prices captured in "unofficial" talks with Sony and Voigtlander managers:

1) SystemKameraForum writes the new 10,5mm f/0.95 MFT lens will be priced at around 1300 Euro.

2) VeryBigLobo claims to know the new FE lens prices:
- 28mm f/2.0 G should cost 499 Euro (February shipment)
- 35mm f/1.4 Zeiss should cost 1399 Euro (March shipment)
- 90mm f/2.8 G macro should cost 999 Euro (March shipment)
- 24-240mm f/3.5-6.4 should cost 1099 Euro (March shipment)
- both converters should cost 229 Euro each (March shipment)

We still don't know what the Samsung 300mm, The Olympus 300mm and the Fuji 140-400mm could cost...

 

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  • September 18, 2014 11:37, Denis Mamaev said:

    "Leica M, Zeiss ZM or Voigtländer LTM or M-Mount lenses" - does they have AF? Doesn't AF need place?

  • September 18, 2014 09:07, Hubertus Bigend said:

    Those are retrofocal designs for DSLRs which have to be bigger than mirrorless designs since they need to be constructed as a longer focal length lens plus a focal reducer component, because of the larger flange back distance. For a fair compariso...

  • September 18, 2014 08:57, rjbell said:

    Well I'm not sure they are any bigger, however they're not touting themselves as compact systems.

    Why isn't Voigtlander releasing a f2.8 like this

SonyAlphaRumors leaked the first image of the 1350 Euro expensive Zeiss 16-35mm f/4.0 OSS FE lens. This is one of the three FE lenses that Sony promised to announce at Photokina:

The other two lenses will be a G macro (90mm?) and a Fast Zeiss prime lens (85mm f/1.4?).

 

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  • September 13, 2014 13:01, redherring said:

    this is it? another expensive yet slow f4 zoom lens? Sony does look to do a great job of shortchanging consumers. how annoying..

SonyAlphaRumors leaked the first image of the 1350 Euro expensive Zeiss 16-35mm f/4.0 OSS FE lens. This is one of the three FE lenses that Sony promised to announce at Photokina:

The other two lenses will be a G macro (90mm?) and a Fast Zeiss prime lens (85mm f/1.4?).

 

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Recent comments

  • September 13, 2014 13:01, redherring said:

    this is it? another expensive yet slow f4 zoom lens? Sony does look to do a great job of shortchanging consumers. how annoying..

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