Meike Announce Hand Grip For Sony A Cameras

Meike have announced the MK-X1EM, a new hand grip for Sony A cameras

The new grip can be used with Sony a9, a7 Mark III, and other a7 models. It’s designed to improve the comfort of the grip. The bottom of the grip has a 1/4 inch screw hole for use with tripods. There is also a quick release slider on the bottom for easy use with tripods.

The MK-X1EM is available on Amazon for £57.99

Pricing For Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro

Sigma has announced the pricing for the 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro lens.

The lens, first revealed at CP+ in February 2018, is the long-awaited first macro optic in the Art line of lenses. It will be available for £499.99 including VAT. Canon mount will be available at the end of May and Sigma mount in June. A Sony FE mount is also in the works.

The lens will also be dust and splash proof. The focus-by-wire system eliminates the direct mechanical connection between the focus ring and the focus drive system. Controlled by SIGMA’s latest algorithm, a newly developed coreless DC motor adjusts focus with optimal speed and low noise. Full-time manual focus is available even during autofocus, allowing the photographer to make minute focus adjustments simply by turning the focus ring.

Meike 50mm f/1.7 Full Frame Lens

Meike have announced a new version of the 50mm f/1.7 lens for full frame Sony mount cameras.

This prime manual lens has a minimum focusing distance of 0.5m and consists of 5 groups in 6 elements, with a 52mm filter thread.

Earlier in 2018, the mirrorless version of the lens was released in several mount options.

The lens is priced at £114.99 and is available through Amazon.

Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 Now Available

Hasselblad has announced that the XCD 21mm f/4 lens, which is the widest lens available for the X1D camera, is available for order.

Hasselblad say the lens will be shipping to customers in mid-May. The lens provides a 17mm full-frame equivalent view, which Hasselblad say makes it ideal for landscape and architecture photography.

Like the other XCD lenses, XCD f4/21mm lens has an integral central shutter offering a wide range of shutter speeds and full flash synchronisation up to 1/2000th second.

The XCD 21mm f/4 lens can be ordered now for £3299.

Samsung’s Latest Memory Card Can Record Up To 43,800 Hours Of Continuous Video

The Samsung PRO Endurance microSDHC / microSDXC is a new memory card that offers users up to 128GB of storage space and delivers read speeds of up to 100 MB/s as well as FHD recording and 4K support via write speeds of up to 30 MB/s.

Even though the memory card can be used in smartphones and cameras, it’s actually designed with Dashcamowners in mind as it can capture 43,800 hours of continuous video recording.

The Samsung PRO Endurance offers 25 times higher endurance than previous speed-focused cards, comes with a limited warranty up to five years and features Samsung’s 4-Proof protection making it water, temperature, magnetic and x-ray-proof.

The PRO Endurance memory cards are now available, starting at £30.99 for 32GB, £58.99 for 64GB and £111.99 for 128GB. For more information, visit the Samsung Memory Card website.