Welcome to our roundup series where we will hit on several gear news and rumor topics each day. This gives you a chance to get caught up on all of the day’s news and rumors in one place. Make sure to check back daily for the latest gear news, rumors and announcements.

Canon Announces New 430EX III-RT

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Canon finally has a cheaper option for those of you not wanting to fork out the money for their 600RT speedlights. Officially announced today, the 430EX III-RT is Canon’s second speedlight with a built in radio trigger.

 Canon 430EX III-RT Specs

  • 2.4 GHz Wireless Radio Transmission
  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Guide Number: 141′ at ISO 100 and 105mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-105mm (14mm with Panel)
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Rotates 150° Right & 180° Left
  • Multi Dial, Bounce Panel, & Color Filter
  • Recycle Time: 0.1-3.5 Seconds
  • High-Speed, 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries

As I alluded to in the first paragraph, the 430EX III-RT allows Canon shooters to get into the Canon RT system at a much lower price point than the 600-RT units – about $200 cheaper. Expected availability for the new 430EX III-RT is mid-September of this year, and you can pre-order them over on B&H now for just $299.

Sony A7000 To Feature ‘On Sensor’ HDR?

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Now this is an interesting rumor. As excited as we all are for the new tech in the upcoming Sony a7R II, this could be one of the most impressive bits of sensor tech Sony has come up with yet – and that’s saying a lot.

According to the rumor mill, Sony’s soon-to-be announced A7000 could feature on-sensor HDR technology, allowing for a full 15.5 stops of dynamic range in both stills and video. We don’t quite know how it would work yet (if it was an “always on” passive feature or a on/off feature), but the potential here is crazy.

This would mean the A7000 would be capable of more dynamic range, and by extension, a likelihood for better image quality and post-production ease than virtually any camera on the market currently – full frame or APS-C.

As with all rumors, take this one with a grain of salt, but if this is legit, Sony is about to take things to another level. Read the full post over on SAR here.

Sigma 24-105mm Coming To Sony A Mount This Month

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The downside to shooting Sony A these days, besides Sony’s obvious focus on their FE mount, is that you are also the last to get your hands on Sigma’s exciting range of lenses. Lucky for you all, this month Sigma’s impressive 24-105mm  will begin shipping in the Sony A Mount.

If you are interested, you can get your orders in now over on B&H here.

Canon Celebrates Producing Their 110 Millionth EF Lens

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Despite all our talk of Sony and what mirrorless is doing, Canon is still – for now- the top dog in the photography industry. If you need any more proof, just take a look at celebrations like this one.

Today, Canon announced they are celebrating the production of their 110 Millionth EF mount lens. 110,000,000 – that is a LOT of lenses. The company’s extensive EF lens lineup is currently comprised of a total of 97 models, which equates to almost 1,137,000 copies of each lens (not taking lens run size into account of course).

The EF mount lens production passed 10 million in 1995, the 50 million mark in 2009, and more recently in 2014, they passed the 100 million mark. If you wondered about photography’s explosion of popularity over the last 5-10 years, numbers like these really prove that out.

What are your thoughts on today’s roundup? What news/rumors did we miss? What would you like to see covered in future roundups? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!