Other NAB announcements

The big news of the week was definitely the announcement of the new Sony a9 camera, but there were also a few other announcements before the start of the 2017 NAB show:

The latest Ricoh Theta 360° camera.

Sigma announced the previously rumored two new cinema lenses: 14mm T2 and 135mm T2.

→ New Samyang VDSLR 16mm T2.6 ED AS UMC cine full frame lens for DSLR cameras announced.

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Pre-order the new Sony a9 camera now

The pre-orders for the latest Sony a9 camera and 100-400mm lens were supposed to open at 10am today, but Amazon already started earlier:

Sony a9 pre-order links:

Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens pre-order links:

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Fuji one day sale at KEH

KEH is having a one day Fuji sale (only on 4/21) : 10% off camera bodies, 15% off lenses and 20% off accessories when you use coupon code FUJI04A.

Additionally, this weekend there will be a 5% "Sell Your Gear" bonus with code EARTHDAY17A. Sellers will get an additional 5% bonus on their quoted offer when they sell their gear to KEH. This offer is valid Saturday, 4/22, at 12am ET through Sunday, 4/23, at 11:59pm ET.

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Samyang has a new USB docking station for firmware updates and customization called “Lens Station”

In addition to the new 35mm f/2.8 FE autofocus full frame mirrorless lens for Sony cameras, Samyang also has a new USB docking station for firmware updates and customization called "Lens Station" - similar to the Sigma USB Dock and Tamron TAP-In Console. The picture was taken at the 2017 Seoul International Photo & Imaging Show and it was sent in by a reader.

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The day after: hands-on videos of the new Sony a9 mirrorless camera

Several hands-on videos of the new Sony a9 mirrorless camera ($4,499) were published online in the past 24 hours:

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New Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE lens coming soon (autofocus full frame mirrorless lens)

At the P&I 2017 show (Seoul International Photo & Imaging Show) Samyang displayed a new AF 35mm f/2.8 autofocus FE lens for full frame Sony mirrorless cameras (Samyang already has two AF lenses for FE mount):

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New Sony A9 mirrorless camera announced

Developing story, this post is being updated, refresh this page for the latest news.

Sony announced a new a9 mirrorless camera - chek out the live blog here or the live stream here. Here are the main specs/features:

  • world’s first full-frame stacked CMOS sensor, 24.2 MP resolution
  • blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 20fps for up to 241 RAW/ 362 JPEG images
  • silent, vibration-free shooting at speeds up to 1/32,000 sec
  • 693 point focal plane phase detection AF points with 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second
  • extensive professional features including Ethernet port for file transfer
  • dual SD card slots
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • blackout-Free Quad VGA 3.7m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3.0" 1.44m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD
  • internal UHD 4K/30p video recording
  • Mag. alloy body
  • extended battery life
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization with a 5.0 step shutter speed advantage
  • price: $4,499 / £4,500 (ouch!)
  • pre-orders to open on Friday (more pre-order options available here)
  • shipping starts in June, 2017

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