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July 28, 2016
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(SR3) Sony canceled the A5100 successor launch?

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Back in Spring the Sony A5100 successor was rumored to be announced in June. But after the Kumamoto sensor facility stop Sony had to completely rework their camera release roadmap. This is what I got from two different sources:

Source 1: At least one of the new / planned cameras have been scraped. The already made and delivered aluminum body parts will have to be shipped back from the assembly factory to a scrap metal junkyard.

Source 2: Sony canceled a lower end super compact APS Camera that was supposed to follow the a5100. The reason is that all the sensors will be needed to fulfill the demand for the a6300

I guess Sony will launch the A5100 successor sometimes next year when all the sensor production issues are over. Trusted sources already told us that Sony expects to have a “Normal” sensor stock situation from September.

July 27, 2016
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(SR3) Sony A99 successor to be announced very soon? 42MP, 499 AF points, 4K….

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I finally got some new info about the Sony A99 successor. The following specs are not confirmed by highly trusted sources yet. But there is a fair chance these could be correct:

42 Megapixel sensor
499 AF points
Dual AF
4K video recording
Same A7rII IBIS
Dual card slot
improved flash system+battery
will ship together with new 24-105 f/4.0

Announcement “veeryyy soonn” said the source :)

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July 25, 2016
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Sony take note: Nikon has a new “WOW” lens in their line: 105mm f/1.4

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The new Nikon 105mm f/1.4 versus the Zeiss 135mm f/1.8 A-mount lens

Nikon will soon announce one of those new kind of products Sony should really “clone” as soon as it gets! On August 26 they will announce a new 105mm f/1.4 lens that will be priced around $2,200. This is one of those lenses that unleashes a highly “I want it” gear acquisition syndrome. I guess Sony is currently developing an E-mount version of their equally exciting Zeiss 135mm f/1.8 A-mount lens. But let’s see if a faster 105mm lens would be welcomed by our community:

Should Sony make a 135mm f/1.4 FE lens priced at $2,000-$2,500?

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Image from Digicameinfo. Via Mirrorlessrumors.

The current Zeiss 135mm store links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

July 25, 2016
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(SR5) Venus Optics will launch a new “E-mount Magic Shift Converter”!


The new Laowa 12mm f/2.8 E-mount lens on the Sony A7s

As I reported yesterday on July 30 Venus Optics will Kickstart a new Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Full Frame lens that will be available for both Sony mounts (A and E). We now got confirmations that there is now an additional special additional product for the E-mount folk:

It will be a E-mount Magic Shift Converter to convert the lens from 12mm f/2.8 (DSLR) into 17mm f/4 with +/- 10mm SHIFT & 360 rotation (Full Frame E-mount). The glass elements inside the converter ENLARGE the image circle of the lens in order to fulfil the shifting! See attached photo:

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This is a very NEW thing in the market!

July 25, 2016
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Price increase on Sony cameras and lenses confirmed for all Europe

I can now confirm via multiple sources that Sony is set to increase the price in the whole Eurozone area (including UK). One of the sources added an interesting note:

Due to exchange rate movements almost all camera products will increase in price by around 10%. However the August date for the increase may not be so true as Sony are trying to wait for the competition to raise there prices first. It seems that Sony don’t want to be seen as the bad company that started it. So now it is like a poker game to see which company will show their hand first.

 

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