I love the look of a 30mm on cameras like the Sony A6500. If you don't have one yet, the Sigma 30mm F/1.4 is back in stock. This is a popular lens choice as it has a nice portrait type look (45mm equiv on a6300/a6500), and a very fast aperture for that shallow DOF look. I'm sure it matters to many, it's also a bit wider and faster than Sony's 35mm F/1.8.
Last year NAB 2014 Aputure showed off an entirely new and innovative Wireless Remote Follow Focus system. It looks like a basic lens adapter to add a Canon EF (autofocus lens) to a Micro Four Thirds or Sony E-Mount camera, but this lens adapter has enough communication with the EF Lens that it can drive it's focus motors, change aperture, and also send back the focal distance to the wireless remote.
NAB 2014 Video
The Aputure DEC Remote can also Start / Stop video on certain cameras, and A/B focus points can be set to rack from one focus point to another. If you're familiar with traditional Wireless Follow Focus systems it typically requires a set of 15mm Rods, a Focus Motor, Lens Gears, Battery Pack, and Wireless Receiver. The Aputure DEC eliminates all of that extra gear into just a simple lens adapter which makes it perfect for small camera systems on small stabilizers (steadicams) and Gimbal Stabilizers.
It's been a year since it's been introduced, and what I thought was a lost idea is actually becoming reality. The product is still not available to purchase, but right now I have in possession a couple of prototypes to test out. I'm super excited about this, comments?
@aputurephoto #DEC Lens Adapters for Sony E-Mount and MFT may be the most innovative and game changing product of 2015. What is it? It's a lens adapter that communicates to Canon EF, control iris, and control FOCUS with a wireless remote! No external FF motors, no 15mm Rods, no external batteries, no Wireless Receivers, no lens gears. Everything you need to remotely focus a Canon EF lens is built into this self powered Lens Adapter! #aputure #dec #wirelessfollowfocus #sony #GH4 #prototype ™@mrcheesycam
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Mail in Rebates give you a discount on some of Tokina's popular Wide Angle lenses for Canon and Nikon cameras.
Lastly, a new (not yet released) lens from Sigma. This new Sigma 60mm F/2.8 was crafted for both Sony E Mount and Micro Four Thirds (M 4/3) cameras. This should include the new BlackMagic Design Pocket Cinema camera that uses an active M/43 mount. The new prime lens will be available in both Black and in Silver finishes.
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