Techart LM-EA9 Review. You Won’t Believe How Small This Is

Let’s be honest, Leica lenses are just fine the way they are. But sometimes you’d like them to autofocus. And that’s what the Techart LM-EA9 adapter is doing for Sony photographers. This is one of the most fun ways to give new life to your Sony camera and Leica M-mount lenses. And we tested a prototype of the unit. It’s not going to win any major awards, but man, is it cool!

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The Best Lenses with Character You Want for Sony E Mount

If you want lenses with character and you’re sick of the same clinically clean image quality, you’ve come to the right place. Why shoot a photo only to have to do tons of post-production? Why not be happy with what you get out of the camera? Well, that’s what we’re rounding up in this post on the best lenses with character for the Sony E Mount. Take a look!

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Affordable, Small, But Not the Best: Sony 16-35mm F4 PZ G Review

The 16-35mm ultra-wide zoom houses both the wide-open spaces look of the 16mm and the wide, but not too wide 35mm in the same lens. But, that flexibility typically comes at a high price. The Sony 16-35mm f4 PZ G cuts $1,000 off the f2.8 version of this lens in exchange for a narrower aperture. As the PZ in the name indicates, the lens also houses a power zoom feature designed for smooth zooming while recording video.

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It Looks Like a Kit on Steroids: Tamron 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di III Review

Kit lenses are affordable ways to get started in photography, but limited in their versatility. The new Tamron 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di III, however, feels like a kit lens on steroids. To be clear, it’s not a kit lens for either Fujifilm or Sony, although it probably should be. It has some of the same downfalls, but reaches much farther, shoots much closer, and doesn’t cost or weigh too much. For $699, it’s going to tempt photographers who like their kit lens but want something that shoots farther. It may even entice some to go body only, with this in the shopping cart instead of the kit.

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3 Sony E Mount Lenses That Survived the Great Outdoors

The great outdoors are a fantastic place to clear your mind. Bring a camera with you. Distract yourself with your passion. And better yet, don’t give yourself anything to worry about later. By that, we mean you don’t need to break the bank. We dove into our reviews index to find some of the best Sony E-mount lenses to survive the great outdoors. Companies like Tamron make fantastic ones that don’t really make any compromises. Check out what we’ve tested!

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Tested: Which Sony 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS Is Better?

Sony’s well-loved 70-200mm f2.8 workhorse lens is getting a makeover. Announced on Oct. 13, the Sony 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS II has a number of improvements, including upgraded autofocus, an aperture ring, and improved optics. But, Sony says that the original lens isn’t going anywhere, at least not yet. So what’s the difference between the two lenses? Is the Sony 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS II worth the higher price point?

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Improved and Really Fantastic: Sony 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II Review

As other manufacturers have only recently introduced their first 70-200mm mirrorless workhorses, Sony is upgrading the five-year-old 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS. And Sony-tographers are going to be pleased. The Sony 70-200mm f2.8 GM OSS II has a Mark II in the name, but many of the updates feel more significant than that. The lens is significantly lighter and the autofocus now has four motors and a lower close-up limit. Oh, and there’s a dedicated aperture ring too.

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Sturdy Workhorse, or One Trick Pony? Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 Review

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The 24-70mm f2.8 lens is a workhorse, but it’s a bit of a Clydesdale. The zoom mixed with the bright aperture creates a heavy lens that’s difficult to carry around all day. That’s why Sigma (gasp!) shaved four mm off the traditional workhorse wide-to-mid to craft the Sigma 28-70mm f2.8. The Sigma 28-70mm f2.8 DG DN Contemporary is nearly half the weight of the Sony G Master and even Sigma’s own 24-70mm Art series lens. At 16.6 ounces and $900, the E-Mount lens has several advantages before you even take it out of the box.

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This Massive, Unique 50 Is Imperfectly Beautiful: Zenit 50mm F0.95 Review

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Modern lenses are becoming increasingly sharp, with an impressive ability to suppress flare and aberrations. The sharpness is impressive, but photographers have taken to foggy filters, prisms, and Photoshop to add character that this sharpness has dampened. Enter the new Zenit 50mm f0.95: a Sony E mount lens made from a Russian company that’s been around since the 1940s. The Zenit 50mm f0.95 is a freshly-released lens that looks like it time-traveled to get here. It sports an all-metal look that’s difficult to find outside of Leica or adapted film lenses. And the images? The lens flare will make those Photoshop brushes jealous.

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Surprising Travel Magic: Tamron 11-20mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD Review

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Crop sensor cameras make telephoto easy — and ultra-wide insanely hard. The Tamron 11-20mm f2.8 Di III-A RXD is the widest f2.8 lens with zoom and autofocus for Sony’s crop-sensor, mirrorless cameras. Finding something close to Tamron’s new lens requires sacrificing zoom capabilities or opting for a narrower aperture: neither of which bodes well for versatility.

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Remarkable Zoom, Handheld: Tamron 150-500mm F5-6.7 Di III Review

With stabilization, a more compact design, and a reasonable price, the Tamron 150-500mm makes super telephoto more accessible.

The super-telephoto is one of the most difficult lenses to master both for the lens builder and the photographer attempting to wield such large glass. While no 500mm will be described as tiny, Tamron managed to shed some weight and length while still packing in a lot of zoom. The Tamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 Di III VC VXD weighs 3.8 pounds and is roughly eight inches long. With image stabilization built in, the new telephoto is manageable enough to shoot handheld.

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This Affordable Setup Makes Backyard Birding Easy and Fun

Backyard birding is more popular than ever, and the Tamron 70-300mm f4.5-6.3 Di III RXD makes it easy to get started.

Backyard birding has become incredibly popular over the last 12 months, thanks to the pandemic. What makes birding so great, though? It’s very relaxing, and it teaches that there’s beauty all around you. You just have to look for it. It’s no surprise that photographers have been clamoring for longer lenses that could help them catch birds in action. Tamron, fortunately, released a lens that everyone could afford just in the nick of time. The Tamron 70-300mm f4.5-6.3 Di III RXD is the world’s smallest and lightest 300mm Sony E mount zoom. When paired with a Sony APS-C camera, it can easily create magic. Find out how this lens can help you capture stunning bird images after the break.

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All You Need to Create Dramatic Seascapes Is a Great All-In-One Lens

Creating dramatic seascapes is easy with the powerful and versatile Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have just one lens that you can take with you on your travels? What a dream that would be. Well, that dream has come true thanks to Tamron. The Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD covers wide and telephoto photography. It has a moisture-resistant design, sharp optics, and weighs just 20.3 oz! It’s the perfect lens to travel with, making it ideal for a trip to the beach to create dramatic seascapes. Find out more about this versatile lens and how to create seascape images that will make jaws drop after the break.

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Crème De La Crème: 35mm Primes That Will Mesmerize You

35mm primes have a special place in our hearts, and these will stay there for quite some time.

There aren’t many lenses that are more versatile than 35mm primes. These classic lenses are great for portraits, weddings, events, food photography, photojournalism, documentary projects, landscapes, and so much more. While most 35mm prime lenses hit the mark, some go above and beyond and will simply amaze you. In this roundup, we’ll take a look at five 35mm primes that will not leave your camera once you attach them. They’re well built, have incredible optics, and produce gorgeous colors and lovely bokeh. Check them out after the break.

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This Affordable Lens Doesn’t Suck: Sony 50mm F2.5 G Review

The new Sony 50mm f2.5 G isn’t perfect, but for $600 it’s pretty impressive.

Prime lenses fall into two categories: the compact, affordable yet bright lenses and the pro-level, huge, near-technical-perfection monstrosities. The Sony 50mm f2.5 G falls in the first category. Weighing roughly six ounces, it’s a lens that almost feels like you forgot to mount a lens at all. In the bag, it barely takes up a lens slot.

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Popular Lenses: Tamron Continues to Shake Up the E Mount Market

Tamron’s impressive and affordable E mount lenses are incredibly popular.

It’s that time of the month where we look at the gear you, our readers, have been snapping up. This roundup will focus on the most popular lenses for March 2021. We’ve been seeing a trend over the last few months here at The Phoblographer. Photographers everywhere are going crazy for Tamron’s latest E mount lenses. This is really not surprising. The quality of their lenses has gone through the roof, and they have remained affordable. There are, of course, lenses from other manufacturers on the list too. So, lets, dive in and see the most popular lenses for March 2021.

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4 Great Sony E Mount APS-C Lenses For Every Photographer

There are great APS-C lenses for all types of photography for Sony APS-C cameras.

It has taken quite some time for dedicated APS-C lenses for Sony E Mount cameras to emerge. Fortunately, the wait has been worth it for those who shoot with the capable crop sensor cameras. No matter what genres of photography you shoot, you can get lenses that will suit your style. The APS-C lenses we’ve featured here are affordable, reliable, well built, and all produce stunningly sharp images. If you want to expand your library of E Mount APS-C lenses, check out four of our favorites after the break.

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Get Great Deals on Tamron E Mount Glass During This Flash Sale!

These Tamron E Mount lenses offer fantastic value for money.

If you’re looking to add some incredibly great glass to your Sony E mount library, and you don’t want to break the bank, read on. Tamron has a new flash sale that will last just two weeks. The sale includes some of their most popular zoom lenses for the Sony platform. You can pick up the excellent Tamron 17-28 f2.8 Di III RXD for just $799. The versatile 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 is only $649! These are just a couple of the stunning deals on Tamron lenses. See the rest after the break.

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Nikon and Sony Just Dropped Some Big Discounts On Mirrorless Cameras

If you want to move to Sony E or Nikon Z mount Mirrorless cameras, now’s the time to do it.

Oh, man! March is off to a great start when it comes to discounts on Mirrorless cameras. Both Sony and Nikon have some stellar deals on the table. If you’re looking for a capable APS-C Mirrorless camera, the Nikon Z50 could be for you. A kit with a lens is just $896.95! The Full Frame Nikon Z6 also has a huge discount of $400! It’s just $1,596.95! Sony has some great deals on Mirrorless cameras too. The 42 Megapixel Sony a7r II is only $1,598. The a7 III is a bargain at $1,698, and the resolution powerhouse a7r IV is just $2,998. Check out all of the deals on Nikon and Sony Mirrorless cameras after the break.

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Sony Users Have Two More Great Tamron Lenses To Look Forward To

Tamron is continuing its push to make Sony’s Mirrorless platform the most well-rounded out there.

It took Tamron a while to start pumping out lenses for Sony’s E mount, but man, the flood gates have opened. Over the last year and a half or so, Tamron has released some stunning yet highly affordable glass for the platform. This, of course, should be expected, seeing as Sony owns a double-digit percentage in the company. Still, the rate at which Tamron lenses are popping up is impressive. The line up of Tamron lenses featuring Sony’s E mount is set to grow more too. New patents have shown up on the web. They might not be the most exciting lenses ever. Still, they will help round out their current collection. Read on past the break to find out what’s coming.

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