Adding to its extensive range of native mirrorless full-frame lenses, Sony Electronics today announced the launch of the new G Lens series FE 20mm F1.8 G (model name SEL20F18G), perfect for a variety of creative needs including portraits, astrophotography, landscape and street photography, as well as capturing impressive video. Ensuring exceptional G Lens resolution and bokeh, the FE 20mm F1.8 G is a compact, lightweight, ultra-wide prime lens – the widest full-frame prime lens in Sony’s E-mount lineup – giving users a new resource for stretching the boundaries of their artistic imaginations.
Sometimes you see things that you just feel compelled to photograph. When New Zealand born, Tokyo based architectural photographer Cody Ellingham decided to travel through Thailand last year he had no intention of creating a photo book of his trip, but as soon as he arrived in Bangkok he changed his mind. “Suddenly I was assaulted by these visions of the city at night. There’s a certain image that goes with Thailand — beautiful beaches, secluded lagoons, that sort of stuff — it’s a holiday destination. But when you get off the beach and explore Bangkok, you’re faced with this concrete jungle,” Cody explains.
The 2020 Sony Alpha Awards are open for a fifth year, celebrating the spectacular imagery captured on Sony cameras and lenses. The Alpha Awards aspire to drive creativity, reward professionals and enthusiasts alike, and showcase the greatest photography work captured on Sony Alpha cameras and lenses, across Australia and New Zealand.
This year’s competition aims to represent even more of the diverse range and passions of Sony photographers; entrants can submit their work across eleven categories, including; Astro, City/Street, Compact Camera, Creative, Editorial, Landscape, Nature, Portrait, Seascape, Sports and Wedding.
The Tokina atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE lens for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras is the debut lens for Tokina’s atx-m series of mirrorless lenses that will include lenses for multiple mounts and sensor formats.
Building on the growing lineup of cameras and accessories developed for modern creators, Sony today has announced the new GP-VPT2BT shooting grip with wireless remote commander. Ideal for many different types of content creation ranging from vlogs to travel photography/videography to simple everyday use, the new grip offers optimum stability and comfort combined with cable-free connectivity and a reliable dust and moisture resistant design.
In April, 2018, Auckland-based portrait photographer Ilan Wittenberg won the grand prize at the Sony Alpha Awards. His prize included a trip to Tanzania with World Photo Adventures, so in February this year Ilan travelled to Africa to go on safari and photograph the local wildlife. While he was in Tanzania Ilan also met members of the Maasai community and took the opportunity to produce his Maasai People portrait series. “I made special effort to connect with the indigenous population and was very fortunate to create these extraordinary portraits. These are not candid snapshots, but carefully composed portraits that honour the Maasai people,” he explains.