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July 6, 2015
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New Tamron patent discloses an upcoming 24mm f/2.0 FE OIS lens.

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Tamron patented the design of a new 24mm f/2.0 FE lens with optical stabilization. Tamron is known for designing some Sony and Zeiss branded lenses. I guess this could become a Sony 24mm f/2.0 G lens if it gets released. Short question to SAR readers:

Would you conisder to buy a Sony 24mm f/2.0 FE OIS lens?

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July 1, 2015
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(SR3) Some A7000 sensor specs (via Fuji X-PRO2!)

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Fujirumors reports that the X-PRO-2 could use the same new Sony sensor that will be used by the future A7000. The Fuji camera will be released the first half of 2016 about six months after the A7000 announcement. And they report the sensors specs are those:

1) Sony has developed two new APS-C sensors: 24MP and about 30MP versions (not clear which one is used by Sony and then Fuji).
2) BSI (back-illuminated) Sensor
3) 4K-capable
4) Hybrid AF covering the whole sensor area
5) XAVC-S recording format and 60p (Fuji will use different code).

As you know the A7000 was scheduled to be released in May-June but got delayed by Sony for yet unknown reasons (maybe hardware/production issues). Next possible announcement period could be September/October. Fuji (and maybe Nikon and Pentax) are waiting in line to use the same sensor…

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June 30, 2015
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Updated Sony 28-70mm lens could have a constant f/4.0 aperture.

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There is a new Sony patent disclosing a new 28-70mm f/4.0 FE lens design. It may be that a future updated 28-70mm lens will get a constant f/4.0 aperture instead of the variable f/3.5-5.6 aperture of the current lens.

Patent via Egami.

June 29, 2015
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One more A7000 sensor news: Fuji will use it on the X-PRO2 too!

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That’s really unexpected as I thought Fuji would keep using their X-Trans sensor. But Fujirumors now reports that the upcoming Fuji X-PRO 2 could use the same A7000 sensor! The X-PRO 2 camera release got delayed to 2016 and they speculate the reason behind this is the A7000 launch delay. Sony allows competitor to use some selected sensors six months only after the sensor gets officially used on a Sony camera.

via Fuji-X-Forum.

June 26, 2015
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Competition rumors: Canon A7 competitor, Pentax FF may uses 42MP Sony sensor.

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Image of the Pentax FF prototype at CP+ (Source: DC.watch).

Sony is taking the full spotlight with their new cameras. But there are also some interesting rumors coming in from the competition:

Ricoh-Pentax:
Ricoh will launch a new Pentax FF DSLR camera in October. And Pentaxforums says the camera could use the new Sony 42Mp sensor from the A7rII. My personal bet is that this rumor is false. Don’t see Sony selling their brand new sensor 2 months after the A7rII is in Stock. Pentax is more likely going to use the current 36Mp Sony sensor.

Canon:
There is a new FF mirrorless system camera patent from Canon (Source: MirrorlessRumors). Impossible to say when Canon will launch such a camera on the market. But for sure they will do it.

Samsung:
Samsung has launched the smallest 4K system camera yet (SamsungCameraRumors).

A7rII and RX camera preorder list:
In USA:
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX10m2 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

 

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