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June 15, 2016
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(SR4) Another fast FE prime will be announced in 2016

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Sony will announce new FE lenses at Photokina. A source told us one of them will be surely a new fast prime lens. Not clear yet what’s the focal length or aperture. But just in case let us know which one you would want to be launched as first:

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I would love to get a GM version of the  glorious Canon 50mm f/1.2 lens. But I am sure Sony would charge a “glorious” price on it too. So let’s hope for a more affordable f/1.4 lens (it really should be below $1,000 to make us all happy!)

The three current GM lenses are:
24-70mm GM store links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
85mm GM store links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay
70-200mm GM store links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay

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June 14, 2016
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Tony Northrup speculates Sony will introduce two different A9 cameras at Photokina

Based on his long experience Tony Northrup is guessing what’s coming next from the big companies (Sony, Canon and Nikon). He does believe Sony will actually release two different A9 models at Photokina. Those would be the specs:

A9

A9r

And in 2017 we would get three more FE cameras:

A7rm3 A7m3

A7sm3

Just for fun…

Which one of the five "speculated" models would you consider to buy?

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June 10, 2016
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The possible Sony camera roadmap (A99II, A5300, A9, A7III)

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It’s hard to be spot on the Sony roadmap and it’s even harder this year because we still have to evaluate the damage caused by the earthquake in Kumamoto. But let’s try to sum up what could be announced by Sony from now til end 2016:

Very likely to be introduced in 2016:
Sony A9 (70+ megapixel, bigger body, dual XQD slot)
Sony A99II (A-mount, trimmed for sport and not for high megapixel)

Uncertain:
A5300 (not sure about that camera coming soon)
A7III (it may be released in 2017 only)

Unlikely to be introduced in 2016:
Medium format camera (fixed lens or interchangeable)

Now tell us:

What's the one camera you would like to get?

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June 8, 2016
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(SR4) New Zeiss 135mm A-mount lens could be announced soon

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The Zeiss 135mm f/1.8 A-mount lens is rumored to be “updated” soon. A source just sent me this:

The updated 135mm Sony Zeiss for the a-mount will have the exact same optical solution, but it’ll receive weather-sealing and SSM. Apparently it’s being announced soon.

This is actually the third source sending me an info about this lens getting an update. Which means it’s likely to be a correct rumor. Finally some A-mount news :)

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

June 6, 2016
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(SR1) Wild rumors about the possible Sony June product announcement….

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Here is the next roundup of rumors from anonymous sources with no tracked rumor sharing history. Those kind of rumors are rarely correct but as we have seen in the past soemtimes they are spot on. The three sources claim to have info about the next Sony product announcement:

Source 1:

I don’t know what exactly will be announced but the following things are currently in the pipeline:
RX100 V
Same thing as IV but now with phase detection autofocus
Sony A7 III:
24-28MP BSI Sensor with IBIS and  4K support.
Unnamed BSI Sensor
APS-C Camera
not sure if a5300 or a7000 no body size known…

Improved action cam
From the lens side in development
more high quality prime lenses most likely f 1.8 50mm and f 2.8 35mm
Sport / bird photography lens (price tag also for professionals) 500mm or 600mm at least f 4.0
Macro lens with 180mm and f 3.5 or 4.0
Not all of these will be announced but I would guess at least one mirorless camera.

Source 2:

Sony RX100 V is coming!@!!!@!!@!
Will have AF system from a6000 though not clear on number of PDAF and CDAF points.  I’ve also confirmed the EVF will be bigger and greatly improved magnification.    The model will also have an extra dial, so expect the body to be different, but not bigger than the previous generation.   This is all I have, and oh, June 9th is the release date I am told!!!

The same Source 2 also shared the RX100m5 specs in another mail:
– Hybrid AF will be a feature 179 Phase detect points and 135 Contrast detect points
– Continuous AF bursts 40 FPS
– EVF magnification will be 0.7x (big improvement)
– 24-80 F1.8 – F2.8 lens (longer)
– low light focus down to -4 EV
– Grip will be introduced

Source 3:

June 8 (9 in other places) announce rx200. Hybrid sensor with pd and cd, lens 24-90, ands new design, new series. Big feature, record for VR technology, immersive video and photo with pop.

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