Sony ILCE7RM4A/B, ILCE7RM3A/B up for Pre-order from Amazon US

Back in May, Sony quietly launched two new alpha Full fram cameras – Sony Alpha 7R IV ILCE7RM4A/B and Sony Alpha 7R III ILCE7RM3A/B. These models are slightly improved versions of older A7RM3 and A7RM4 cameras.

Amazon US has now listed both Sony ILCE7RM4A/B ( Price: $3,499.99) and ILCE7RM3A/B ( Price: $2,799.99 ) up for Pre-order online. These items will be released on June 21, 2021.

So What’s new on these New Sony Alpha models?

  • SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps (USB 3.2) compatible Type-C port
  • 2.35 million-dot ( 2,359,296dots ) LCD screen ( old one has a 1,440,000 dots screen )
  • The Sony logo under the LCD monitor has been removed

There may be other changes, but these are the official changes Sony noted in their Official promo video of Alpha 7R III (ILCE-7RM3A) on Youtube.

If you are not interested in these ‘New’ features you can grab older models for cheaper prices. Sony ILCE7RM4/B model now sells for $2,998 and the ILCE7RM3/B model can be bought for $2,298 in the US. ( June 2021 prices on Amazon US ).

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NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Nikon has launched two new macro lenses for their Z Mirrorless Cameras – The NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 and the NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S. Both of these lenses are now available to pre-order online from Amazon US.

NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 has a launch price tag of $649.95 in the US. You can buy NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S for $999.95.

Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 is a standard micro lens compatible with full-frame Z mount cameras. This is a compact and lightweight lens, weighing just 260g.

The lens construction include 10 elements in 7 groups, with 1 ED element and 1 aspherical element. It supports a minimum focus distance of 0.16 m and has maximum reproduction ratio of 1.0.

It uses an STM motor to focus and has a front focusing system. According to Nikon, this lens is a total length shorter by 26% and weight lighter by 39% than the existing F mount model.

NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Specs

  • Nikon Z mount Full Frame Lens
  • f/ 2.8 max aperture
  • f/ 22 min aperture
  • Lens construction: 10 elements in 7 groups
  • Special glass: 1 ED element, 1 aspherical element, fluorine-coated front lens element
  • Front focusing system
  • Min focus: 0.16 m ( 0.53 ft)
  • Max reproduction ratio: 1 x
  • Aperture opening: 9 ( rounded diaphragm opening )
  • 46 mm filter thread
  • Weight: 260 g
  • Focus limit switch
  • Included in the box: LC-46B Lens Cap (front cap), LF-N1 Lens Cap (rear cap), HN-41 Lens Hood, CL-C1 Lens Case

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NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Nikon has launched NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S lens in the US online. It has a launch price tag of $999.95 and is now available to pre-order from Amazon US ( check here ). This item will be released and ship to customers on June 30, 2021.

NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S is the first Macro lens from the Nikon for its Z series Mirrorless cameras. It is part of the NIKKOR Z S-line of lenses. Nikon has also announced NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 lens along with this and has confirmed 28mm F2.8 and 40mm F2 prime lenses for Z-mount are coming later this year.

The NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S has a minimum focus distance of 0.29m and offers a maximum reproduction ratio of 1.0. Nikon uses one aspherical lens element and three ED glass elements in the construction of this lens ensuring suppression of chromatic aberration.

This lens uses a new stepping motor (STM) made specially for this lens and comes with a multi-focusing system offering fast and precise AF performance. For greater stability, this lens has vibration reduction (VR) mechanism offering up to 4.5-stops. Nikon is using Nano Crystal Coat and ARNEO Coats to reduce Ghost and flare offering better overall image quality.

NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 Specs and Features

  • Z-mount macro lens
  • Full 1:1 reproduction ratio
  • 4.5 stop Vibration Reduction
  • Multi-focus system
  • Max F2.8 aperture
  • Min f/32 aperture
  • Min focus distance: 0.29 m/0.96 ft from focal plane
  • Lens construction: 16 elements in 11 groups ( including 3 ED glass elements, 1 aspherical lens element )
  • Aperture opening: 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
  • Weight: 630 g
  • Accessories in the box: LC-62B Lens Cap (front cap), LF-N1 Lens Cap (rear cap), HB-99 Lens Hood, CL-C2 Lens Case

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Canon RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Canon has launched the RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM lens in the US online. This is made for Canon’s RF Series of Cameras such as EOS R5, R6, etc, and has a launch price tag of $1,399.

These lenses will ship to customers in July 2021 and is now available to pre-order online in the US from Amazon US, B&H Photo, Adorama, etc.

Canon has also announced two other lenses – RF400mm F2.8 L IS USM ( Price: $11,999 ) and RF600mm F4L IS USM ( Price: $12,999 ).

Canon RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM as the name suggests is a macro lens with a min focus distance of 0.86 ft. / 0.26m. It has Auto-focus support and offers a maximum magnification ratio of 1.4x for great close-up photography. Canon has equipped this lens with an Optical Image Stabilizer with up to 5 Stops of Shake Correction. If you are using it with a camera like EOS R5 which has built-in image stabilization, you get around 8 stops of shake correction. The lens also features Hybrid IS technology which reduces blurring in handheld macro photography by compensating for both angle and shift camera shake.

For the first time, Canon has implemented a Spherical Aberration (SA) Control Ring in a lens, that lets you adjust the bokeh characteristics on the fly. Using this ring, you can change the shape and character of the foreground and background bokeh paving way for some creative, unique-looking shots. There is also another Control Ring available on the lens which can be programmed to adjust shutter speed, lens aperture, exposure compensation, etc.

For faster and better accurate Auto-focus, Canon has equipped this lens with dual independent Nano USMs motors. The RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM lens features dust and weather-resistant construction in the lens mount, switch panel, and all rings. The fluorine coatings on the front and rear help you to easily clean smudges and fingerprints off the glass.

Canon RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM Lens Specifications

Lens MountCanon RF mount ( compatible with Canon EOS R-series cameras like EOS R5, R6, R3, etc )
Focal length100mm ( Full-frame )
Lens typePrime lens
Min Focus Disatance0.86 ft. (10.2 in.) /0.26 m.
Maximum Magnification1.4x
Aperture rangeF2.8 – F32
Aperture blades9 circular
Lens construction17 elements in 13 groups
Lens CoatingSuper Spectra Coating; Fluorine coating
Filter size67 mm
Image stabilization5 stops built-in ( up to 8 stops using a camera with build-in image stabilization like EOS R5 ), Hybrid IS support
Weight730g
Special FeatureSA (Spherical Aberration) Control Ring to change Bokeh characteristics.
Dust/Water ResistanceRubber Ring on the lens mount, Focus Ring, Control Ring, SA Control Ring, switch panel, and switches

From the manufacturer

The Canon RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM lens is the world’s first medium telephoto AF Macro lens with a maximum magnification of 1.4x (as of 4/14/21). This lens is perfect for portraits, weddings, still life, and even landscapes with its Optical Image Stabilizer with up to 5 stops of shake correction, up to 8 stops when used in combination with an EOS camera with Optical Image Stabilizer, and an SA (Spherical Aberration) Control Ring that lets you change the look and style of the foreground and background blur.

Specs Source: Canon USA

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PENTAX K-3 Mark III DSLR Price in the US

PENTAX has launched the K-3 Mark III DSLR camera in the US online. It has a launch selling price of $2,199.95 ( body only ) and is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US ( check here ). This item will be released on April 29, 2021.

June 2021 Price on Amazon US: $1,996.

PENTAX K-3 Mark III is probably the last flagship APS-C DSLR Camera we can expect from a big camera manufacturer. It features a new 25.7MP BSI CMOS sensor that supports an ISO range of 100 to 1600000. Pentax has equipped this camera with 5-axis sensor-shift shake reduction image stabilization offering up to 5.5 stops.

This DSLR camera comes with Dual SD Card Slots. It can take SD, SDHC and SDXC Memory Cards with UHS-1/UHS-II speeds. However, only SD1 slot supports UHS-II speed. You can save to both cards or use one card to save raw images and the other for storing jpegs.

PENTAX K-3 Mark III features a Pentaprism Optical Viewfinder offering approx 100% field of view and approx. 1.05X magnification. It can shoot up to 12 images per second in AF-S mode and up to 11 images in AF-C mode. Pentax has equipped this model with SAFOX 13 AF system with 101 focus points. The older PENTAX K-3 II only had 27 focus points – so a big jump in this area.

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PENTAX K-3 Mark III DSLR Specifications

  • Mount: PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount
  • Sensor: Approx. 25.73 megapixels Effective Pixels / Approx. 26.78 megapixels Total pixels
  • ISO range: 100 to 1600000
  • File format: RAW (PEF/DNG 14-bit), JPEG (Exif 2.3)
  • Image stabilizer: Sensor-shift shake reduction “SR II”(5-axis) offering 5.5 shutter steps
  • Dual SD Card Slots ( only 1 supports UHS-II )
  • Viewfinder: Pentaprism Optical Finder ( Approx. 100% coverage )
  • LCD monitor: 3.2 inch TFT color LCD ( 1620K dots / touch support )
  • Auto-focus: SAFOX 13, 101 points (25 cross-type focus points)
  • AF Modes: Single AF (AF.S), Continuous AF (AF.C)
  • Shutter speed: 1/8000 to 30 sec.
  • Video recording: 4K @ 30p/24p
  • Battery: Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90
  • Battery Usage: Approx. 800 images
  • Data transfer: USB 3.2 Gen1 USB Type-C
  • Wireless: IEEE 802.11b/g/n ( WPA2 authentication ) / Bluetooth 4.2
  • Other features: Focus Peaking, Face detection, Touch AF
  • Weight: Approx. 735g

Specs Source: Pentax

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Sony Alpha FX3 ILME-FX3 up for Pre-order from Amazon US

Sony Alpha FX3 ILME-FX3 Cinema Camera is now available to pre-order online in the US from Amazon. It has a launch selling price of $3,899.99 in the US.

Sony Alpha FX3 ILME-FX3 is a full-frame Cinema Line Camera that can shoot up to 4K @ 120fps. If you ever wanted to have a Sony A7SM3 in a cinema line camera body, FX3 is just the right one for you. It features the same sensor, and according to many review videos online, has the same ISO performance as well as dynamic range as the A7S M3 model.

One thing you can find in the Sony ILME-FX3, but not in the A7SM3 is the presence of S-Cinetone color. However, according to new reports online, Sony will be pushing a firmware update to enable this feature in the A7S models as well.

From the manufacturer: Sony’s FX3 Cinema Line camera brings the visions of passionate content creators to life. Cinematic expression is matched with reliable performance and streamlined operation to serve the needs of today’s creative community. Compact and lightweight, it’s easy to carry and handle.

Sony Alpha FX3 ILME-FX3 Specs and Features
  • 12MP sensor ( same as A7SM3 )
  • E-mount camera
  • Full frame
  • Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • BIONZ XR image-processing engine
  • 4K (QFHD) high-frame-rate 120fps recording support
  • S-Cinetone support
  • ISO 80–102400 equivalent ( up to ISO 409600 in expanded mode )
  • Dual CFexpress Type A / SD card slots
  • 3.0 inch 1.44M dots Vari-angle LCD touch-panel monitor
  • XLR adaptor and digital input for quality audio
  • Uninterrupted 4K/60p
  • Silent cooling fan ( not available on A7S series )
  • six customizable buttons
  • multiple screw holes on the body and handle
  • Front and rear tally lamps
  • In-camera image stabilization ( Catalyst Browse supported )
  • 7 AF Transition Speed settings
  • 5 AF Subject Shift Sensitivity settings
  • Real-time Eye AF
  • 4K internal recording ( 10-bit depth / 4:2:2 color )
  • 16-bit RAW HDMI output
  • 10-bit S-Log3
  • HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma)

Fujifilm GF80mmF1.7 R WR Lens up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Fujifilm has launched GF80mmF1.7 R WR Lens in the US online. It has a launch list price of $2,299.95 and is now available to pre-order from Amazon US ( check here for the lowest price ). This item will ship to customers on March 11, 2021.

Fujifilm GF80mmF1.7 R WR is a premium, F1.7 aperture Fast Prime lens made for Fujifilm Medium Format bodies ( GFX Series – GFX100 / GFX100S / GFX 50S / GFX 50R ). It claims to be the brightest lens with Auto Focus available for a Medium format or Large Format Camera.

GF80mmF1.7 R WR is a compact lens, weighing 795g. It has rounded 9 bladed aperture blades offering beautiful and smooth bokeh. To achieve auto focus, this lens uses a DC motor and a high-precision GMR sensor.

Fujifilm has made this lens with 12 elements in nine groups. It has 1x Aspherical element and 2x ED elements included to produce better high-resolution images from the demanding high MP GFX cameras. This is a WR lens, which means you don’t have to worry about taking it out in challenging conditions like rain or cold, as it is dust- and weather-resistance. It can operate in temperatures as low as -10°C

Fujifilm GF80mmF1.7 R WR Lens Full Specs

  • Max Aperture: F1.7
  • Minimum Aperture: F22
  • Lens Construction: 12 elements in 9 groups ( 1 Aspherical element, 2 ED element )
  • Aperture blades: 9 ( rounded diaphragm opening )
  • Minimum Object Distance: 70cm
  • Weight: 795g
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Max Magnification: 0.15x

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Sony Alpha 1 up for Pre-order with various Lens Bundles on Amazon US

Sony Alpha 1 with 50MP Sensor is now available to pre-order with different Sony Lens bundles. The Camera alone ( ILCE1/B ) has a launch selling price of $6,499.99 in the US. According to Amazon US, this item will ship to customers on March 4, 2021, only.

  • Sony Alpha 1 Body Only Price: $6,499.99
  • with FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS ( SEL100400GM ) : $8,897.99
  • with FE 12-24mm F2.8 G Master ( SEL1224GM ) : $9,497.99
  • with FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM (SEL1635GM) : $8,597.99
  • with FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens (SEL200600G) : $8,397.99
  • with FE 24-70 mm F2.8 lens ( SEL2470GM ) : $8,597.99
  • with FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens ( SEL70200GM ) : $8,897.99

Check out the current lowest prices for these models here.

Sony Alpha 1 is currently the high end camera in the Sony Mirrorless Line-up. It features a 50MP sensor and can shoot up to 30fps continous which is insane for a camera with such a high MP sensor. It is powered by the BIONZ XR image processing engine which according to Sony is 8x more powerful than the previous gen. This camera features 9.44M dot 0.64” QXGA OLED EVF which we also saw on the A7S Mark 3 launched a few months back. This EVF supports 240fps refresh rate which is higher than the one we saw on the A7S. According to Sony, Alpha 1 is the World’s first anti-flicker mechanical and electronic shutter camera.

Fujifilm GFX 100S up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Fujifilm has just launched GFX 100S Medium Format Camera in the US. It has a launch selling price of $5,999.95 in the US. It is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. This item will be released on March 11, 2021.

Fujinon GF80mmF1.7 R WR lens is also available at a price of $2,299.95 in the US ( pre-order ).

In the APS-C segment, Fujifilm has launched X-E4 26MP camera at a price of $849.95 ( body only ) – $1049.95 ( with the new XF27mmF2.8 Kit lens – Price: $399.95 ). This camera is available in two color options – Silver and Black.

Fujifilm GFX 100S is a high-end Medium Format camera that features a massive 100MP sensor. It uses the same 102MP BSI CMOS Sensor we saw on the older GFX 100 camera, but now available in a more compact body. It supports up to 6EV image stabilization and can shoot up to 4K @ 30fps videos.

If 100MP is not enough for you for some reason, you can make use of the multi-shot mode on the GFX100s to achieve 400MP files. Fujifilm has equipped this model with Two UHS-II SD card slots. It uses an NP-W235 battery which has a CIPA rating of 460shots on a full charge.

Fujifilm GFX 100S Specs and Features

  • FUJIFILM G mount
  • 102MP Sensor
  • X-Processor 4 Image Processor
  • Focal Plane Shutter
  • 2x UHS-II SD card slots
  • 1/4000secs Mechanical Shutter
  • 1/16000sec Electronic Shutter
  • DCI4K(17:9)] 4096×2160
  • Up to 5.0fps continuous shooting
  • Pixel Shift Multi-Shot
  • 3.2-inch Tiltable Touch Screen ( 2.36 million dots )
  • 1.80-inch Monochrome LCD Monitor
  • 19 Film simulation modes
  • NP-W235 Li-ion battery ( Approx. 460 frames )

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Sony Alpha 1 ILCE1/B Camera in Stock on Amazon US | Price, Specs

Sony has officially launched the Alpha 1 ILCE1/B Mirrorless Camera. It has a launch price of $6,499.99 in the US. It is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US ( Check here. ).

You also buy Sony Alpha 1 with a lot of lens bundles – SEL100400GM, SEL1224GM, SEL1635GM, SEL200600G, SEL2470GM and SEL70200GM.

Sony has been ruling the Full-frame mirrorless camera world for a while now. Since they didn’t have much competition, often times the same sensor was used on multiple generations of cameras. With Canon announcing the 8K EOS R5 mirrorless body last year, Sony finally has some real competition in the mirrorless camera world. Thus the Sony Alpha 1 Camera series – The one never seen – was born.

Sony Alpha 1 ( ILCE1/B ) features a brand new 50MP sensor with support for 8K @ 30fps recording support. This camera is powered by a new Advanced BIONZ XR engine and can shoot up to 30fps continuously. This sensor has an ISO range of 100–32000 and offers great low light capabilities. It comes with improved Animal and Eye AF, and also now supports Realtime bird Eye AF. Check out the full specs below.

Sony has also launched Xperia Pro Android Smartphone along with this, with some Pro features aimed at Professionals.

Sony Alpha 1 Full Specs and Features

  • Full-frame stacked 50.1-MP Exmor RS CMOS sensor with integral memory
  • BIONZ XR image processing engine
  • 30fps continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking
  • 9.44 million-dot OLED viewfinder ( 240fps refresh rate )
  • 759-point phase-detection and 425-point contrast-detection AF points
  • 5-axis steady shot inside
  • “Active Mode” image stabilization
  • ISO 100–32000 sensitivity range
  • Eye AF support
  • Real-time Eye AF for birds
  • Improved Real-time Eye AF for animals
  • 8K @ 30fps internally
  • 4K @ 120fps slow-mo
  • 4K with full sensor readout, no pixel binning, and 5.8K oversampling
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 chroma subsampling
  • Approx. 430 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 530 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
  • Blackout-free Shooting
  • Anti-distortion Shutter
  • Silent and vibration-free shutter
  • Flicker-free electronic & mechanical shutters
  • Pixel Shift Multi Shooting
  • S-Log3
  • 10-bit 4:2:218 HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) support
  • 16-bit RAW output via HDMI
  • Heat-dissipating structure for extended recording ( 8K continuously for up to 30 minutes )
  • S-Cinetone look
  • New menu structure
  • Touch menu control
  • 500,000 cycles shutter life
  • Two CFexpress Type A-compatible media slots ( also supports UHS-I and UHS-II SDXC/SDHC cards )
  • Z-series battery
  • Magnesium alloy chassis

Source: Sony Alpha US

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