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October 11, 2013
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(SR5) Sony sends an invitiation for a “stunning event” (October 16)

Sony HongKong sent an invitation for an event which they write is “stunning”. The event starts at 6:30pm (HKT) on 16th October.

We already know what’s coming:
Sony A7 24MP E-mount FF camera
Sony A7R 36MP E-mount FF camera
Sony RX10 camera with fixed ultrazoom
Zeiss FE 24-70mm f/4.0 OSS
Sony G 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6
Zeiss FE 35mm f/2.8
Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8
Zeiss FE 70-200mm f/4.0 OSS
and obviously many many many accessories…

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SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

October 11, 2013
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(SR5) There is also a 70-200mm f/4.0 FE Zeiss!

The Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 FE lens specs

We can add one more lens in the FE range, the 70-200mm f/4.0 OSS FE Zeiss. I also have been told that all lenses are weathersealed (just like the A7 and A7r cameras). So here is the list of lenses Sony will announce next week on October 16 at 5-6am London time (be sure to be on SonyAlphaRumors at that time to follow the event live):

Zeiss FE 24-70mm f/4.0 OSS (likely on market in early 2014)
Sony G 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 (don’t know if it’s OSS)
Zeiss FE 35mm f/2.8 (with that lens on the A7/A7R) the camera-lens size is the same of the RX1/R)
Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8
Zeiss FE 70-200mm f/4.0 OSS (likely on market in early 2014)

I have been told there is a lens roadmap that Sony could show too.

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SR4=rumor from known sources
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October 10, 2013
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(SR5) More sources confirm: A7 and A7r sensors are brand new (and fake A7r image warning)

First a warning: The image on top that is floating on all forums is a FAKE!!!! All source I asked said it’s 100% fake. So please let it know to everyone that this is not the A7r.

And now the good news: I asked my sources to give me more info on the A7 (24MP) and A7r (36MP) sensors. They all confirmed that the A7 and A7r sensors are newly designed FF sensor. Exclusively made for them to overcome the issues of the ultra short flange distance. Wide Anlge lenses will perform much better on the A7 and A7r than on the VG900 E-mount FF sensor. In short: these camera do not use the Sony A99 or Nikon D800E sensor!

One more additon to my 21mm lens roundup. The best review I found on 21mm lens has been posted by Ronscheffler.com (Click here). As you know there want be many FE lenses yet. So most of you are likely going ot use third party lenses via adpater.  Here again some of the 21mm lenses you can buy. My next roundup is about 24mm lenses and you may send me your reviews of these lenses on a Leica or VG900 camera at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com. Here are the links to the lenses:
Leica Summilux-M 21mm f/1.4 (here on eBay).
Voigtländer Ultron 21mm f/1,8 (here on eBay).
Olympus OM 21mm f/2.0 (here on eBay).
Miolta MD/MC 21mm f/2.8 (here on eBay).
Zeiss ZM 21mm f/2.8 (here on eBay).
Olympus OM 21mm f/3.5 (here on eBay).
Leica Tri-Elmar 21mm f/4.0 (here on eBay).
Voigtländer Color-Skopar 21mm f/4.0 (here on eBay).
Konica Hexanon AR 21mm f/4.0 (here on eBay).
Zeiss ZM 21mm f/4.5 (here on eBay).

October 10, 2013
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(SR5) More A7/A7r specs and info

There was already an A7 in our history: The image on top shows the Minolta A7…great camera!

Here are a couple of A7/A7r info I got from many sources:

1) AF is faster than the RX series but still not as fast as the best in the mirrorless world
2) A7 and A7r have focus peaking
3) eye tracking AF
4) they are about same size as the Olympus OMD series
5) There is an optional vertical grip
6) They have Wifi and NFC
7) no Tri Navi, They had scroll wheels in front and back (which were very much like nex-7’s) and an exposure comp wheel from RX1.
8) One source the body quality is very good and the camera had a Pentax LX feeling.
9) 1/8000 shutter speed
10) both have tiltatble screen

 

What we already know is. Both cameras have no IBIS, both have same body design, both have an integrated EVF on top (middle) of the camera. NEX-7 grip and a slihly OMD look. A7 has 24MP sensor with on sensor PDAF (and AA filter. A7r has 36MP sensor without PDAF and without AA filter. A7 with 28-70mm f/3-5-5.6 kit lens will cost under 2000 Dolalr/Euro. A7r body only will cost around 2300-2400 Dollar/Euro. There will be also three Zeiss lenses: 24-70mm f/4.0, 35mm f/2.8 and 55mm f/1.8. But I have been told they may show more lenses that are on roadmap.

 

Very important: Announcement next week on Wednesday October 16 at around 5-6am London time. You can follow the announcement live here on SonyAlphaRumors. As usual we will update you live with news, tests, first samples and early preorders links!

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SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

October 9, 2013
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(SR5) The two zooms aperture info (Sony G and Zeiss)

The Sony 28-70mm FE lens design on a Sony patent (but the real lens has slightly different specs!)

Next week on October 16-17 Sony will announce the new A7 and A7r cameras. And I finally got the info on the aperture of the two zooms:

1) Sony G FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6. This lens will be sold as kit lens with the A7 cameras. I don’t know yet if the lens has OSS or not.
2) Zeiss FE 24-70mm f/4.0 OSS lens. This lens could be in store in early 2014 only (while the Sony G zoom will be available in November).

Price is yet unknown but the Sony G zoom will cost around 300 Dollars/Euro when purchased with the camera (should be around 500 Dollars/Euro if you buy it as single item). I have been told the 28-70mm lens (when bought as kit lens with camera) is the only “low-priced lens of the FE range which includes also the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 and Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 lens.

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SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

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