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August 21, 2017
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What’s up next from Zeiss, Samyang, Tokina and Sigma…


Sony is rumored to launch at least a new 135mm and a 400mm FE lens. And maybe (unconfirmed!) a new 16mm f/1.4 APS-C E-mount lens too. But also four more companies are rumored to launch new E-mount lenses:

Tokina will release two Firin lenses (Super Wide and a fast wide FE autofocus lens) by end 2017.
Samyang will release one or two wide angle autofocus FE lenses in 2017 (article here).
Zeiss next FE lenses may be announced by end of this year.
Sigma will launch their first FE lenses by very end of this year (35mm f/1.4 FE and a FE zooms some times later)

Nice :)

August 18, 2017
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(SR3) Sony will soon launch a new 16mm f/1.4 APS-C E-mount lens?

Imagine on top shows the Fuji 16mm f/1.4 APS-C lens. Sony could release a similar lens soon!

I previosly reported with a very low ranking (SR1) a rumor saying that there would be a new 16mm f/1.4 lens. I rated this very low because the source was not one of my trusted ones. Well, a trusted source just read this rumor and sent me this message:

“The 16/1.4 is APS-C project, not the full frame (FE) one”

So it sounds like Sony is really working on a new 16mm f/1.4 APS-C E-mount lens. I hope other sources can confirm or debunk this so that I can upgrade the rumor value to SR5. Thanks!

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August 18, 2017
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(SR1) The Impossible rumors… (16mm f/1.4, A5300 and GH5 competitor)


This is a new chapter of the “impossible” rumors I received form anonymous source. Please read the note at the bottom to learn what those “impossible rumors” are.

Source 1:

I just received news of a new E lens today, and it’s a bit of a strange one. 16mm f/1.4 and it’s shaped similar to the 55mm f/1.8 but just a little bit longer in physical length. Apparently retailers already have photos of this lens.

SAR note: I really don’t think that 1) the rumor is correct and 2) that would even make sense to make such a lens!

Source 2:

Sony has an A7 series video technology in works with improved cooling and 4K video data rate at 10 Bit 422. There is no need to introduce this new technology too soon, but decision may be revised depending on GH5 sales.

Source 3:

I heard that the successor to the a5100 is coming down the pike. Maybe October-November.


Notes on those kind of (im-)possible rumors:

  • Fake rumors sent by so claimed sources that are known to create fake rumors are NOT included. What you see here are messages I got from unknown sources where I have no track of any “rumor history”
  • It’s by readers request that I create this sum up of low ranked rumors. But please remind all that these are not rumors from trusted sources and don’t count me accountable on those kind of very low ranked rumors :)
  • The last year a couple of those rumors were right (RX1rII and A6300 specs). So miracles sometimes can happen :)
August 10, 2017
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Five new E-mount lenses to be soon announced by Opteka!

Mirrorlessrumors reports that Opteka is going to launch five new lenses for mirrorless system cameras. This is their official press text:

Five new Opteka mirrorless lenses are currently in production. Each lens will be available in Sony E-mount, Fuji X-mount, Olympus and Panasonic Micro Four Thirds, Canon EOS-M mount, and Nikon CX mount. 43rumors
Further details will be provided after our final micron-level quality control checks have been completed.

Opteka already sells some E-mount lenses on Amazon and But those lenses are designed for DSLR and modified for Sony E-mount. The new lenses are directly designed for mirrorless system cameras.

August 10, 2017
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(SR3) Radio-controlled version of the Sony HVL-F60M to be announced soon

Image on top shows the current non-radio HVL-F60M

The rumors are increasing saying that Sony will launch a new”HVL-F60RM” by end of this year. It’s a radio-controlled version of the Sony HVL-F60M.

August 8, 2017
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Sony registered a new HDR-AS action camera at FCC

Image on top shows the curent AS50 and not the rumored new model

Sony registered a new Action Camera model at the FCC. There are no pictures of the new camera and all the specs written on the test are these:

    • Wire type: Wi-Fi (802.11b / g / n), Bluetooth 4.1 (LE)
    • Battery: DC 3.7 V / 700 mAh
    • Length from camera exterior to wireless module

So this camera is smaller than the current AS50.


via Nokishita


August 7, 2017
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Brand new Sony patent describes a new 8 pin mount terminal

The current E-mount cameras do have a 10 pin communication terminal on the mount. But this brand new Sony patent describes an 8 pin version. The big unanswered question is:

1) Is this for a modified E-mount camera?

2) Is this a completely new kind of mount (medium format) ?

Maybe some patent expert can check into this? Thanks :)


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