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April 21, 2014
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A77II, RX200, Sony 20mm, FE lens and Mitakon 50mm rumor roundup.

Short roundup of rumors about the things to come from Sony:

To be announced around May 1-2. Is an evolution (not revolution) of the current A77. New 24MP sensor, terrific AF speed and improved EVF (article here).

Sony 20mm:
Some stores reported it “on clearance”. Could be that Sony will announce an updated version soon (article here).

RX200 will become superfast at the tele end with a new 28-100mm f/1.8-2.8 lens (article here).

Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 Full Frame E-mount:
Costs $799 and will ship in mid May. Full specs can be read here.

FE lenses:
14 FE lenses within 2014. Including the new manual Zeiss lenses. I am still not sure if the first new lenses will be announced in May 1-2 along the A77II announcement (article here).

April 21, 2014
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Samyang says they have issues with Sony to add autofocus on E-mount lenses.

What you see here on top is the teaser launched by Samyang Europe on Facebook. Most rumor sites write they will annnounce their first autofocus lenses. But the truth is that this will NOT happen any time soon. And in an interview from Samyang with Dicahub they said they are having issues with Sony to add autofocus on E-mount lenses. This is the inetresting part of the interview:

Q(=DicaHub): are you working on AF lenses?
A(=Samyang Optics rep.): we aren’t working on AF lenses.

Q: Is it difficult to work on AF lenses of open mounts like Micro Four-thirds or E mounts?
A: Open mounts like E mount also open only basic informations, so we need more discussion to develop AF lenses. In this case such issues weren’t solved also.

Q: What lenses will you announce on April 28th?
A: We are preparing cine lenses and other stuff also. (note: I don’t remember whether he said other stuff or stuffs.)

In summary:
- It is true Samyang Optics had discussed with Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Micro Four-Thirds.
- They aren’t working on AF lenses because there are some issues like licensing, even about open mounts.
- They want to support A contact.

Following lenses are expected to be announced at April 28th:
- Cine lenses(not lens!) → 2 or more. The cine version of 7.5mm F3.5 Fish-eye MFT lenses could be announced.
- Other stuff or stuffs → 1 or more. The lens supporting A contact for Canon could be announced.

April 20, 2014
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Next (bogus?) A7s pricing: Preorders in Sweden for 2200 Euro.

As usual we don’t know if that price is final or not but in Sweden you can preorder the Sony A7s for 2200 Euro (Click here).

A7s Preorder or pure notification store links:
USA: Sony USAmazon and BHphoto.
Europe:  Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, SE, FI, PL.
Asia: Digitalrev

April 18, 2014
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New Zeiss Otus 85mm and 35mm to come (with no A-mount option). Sigma 50mm ART available for preorder at Amazon US!

DxOmark tested the Sigma 50mm ART lens on a Canon camera and it performs almost as good as the Zeiss Otus! And this is a very good news for us because it’s rumored that also the new 85mm and 35mm f/1.4 Zeiss Otus lenses will NOT(!) be available in A-mount (although E-mount owners will be able to use it via adapter). So let’s go with the Sigmas!!! :)

The Sigma ART 50mm lens is now available for preorder at Amazon US too (Click here). Other US preorder options at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

Current US deals:
1) The Sony A7r now sells as low as $1849 via 6ave on eBay US (Click here).
2) Up to $650 off A7-A7r bundle deal at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Sony Store (Click bere).
3) A99 with a free(!) grip for $2299 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Sony Store (Click bere).
4) Save up to $200 on the Sony 55-210mm Lens with a Qualifying Sony Interchangeable Lens Camera Purchase at Amazon US (Click here).
5) Save $100 on the Sony NEX5T Compact System Camera Series at Amazon US (Click here).

April 18, 2014
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Sony 20mm f/2.8 is “on clearance”. New version coming?

I got word from store owners that the Sony 20mm f/2.8 lens has been marked by Sony as “On clearance”. They haven’t been told by Sony why it has been marked so. But it’s easy to guess that Sony will probably offer a new updated version soon.

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