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May 13, 2015
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(SR4) A6xxx could be announced the days between 20-23 May.

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At last we have a more “solid” info about the possible new E-mount camera launch!

A long time trusted source contacted me to say that there is going to be a public E-mount event the days between May 20 and May 23. He has no details about the new camera(s) specs but it’s likely that Sony will announce a new A6xxx camera. He cannot confirm if the A7x (A7rII) camera will be announced on the same event although he is sure it’s coming soon.

A second source has been told by a Sony rep that the new A6xxx will replace the NEX-7 too. Don’t know if that means the A6xxx will get the tri-navi controls.

A third trusted source confirmed there is a Sony camera announcement scheduled for late May.

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May 12, 2015
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UPDATE: Zeiss made a typo. A7rII images are shot with A7II :)

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UPDATED: Zeiss just posted new Batis images samples on their Flickr account (Click here). They first marked the fotos with A7rII but then they said on their FB page that it was just a typo. Not sure if it really was a typo because they erased the full EXIF data of those “A7rII” images…

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Both lenses are now available for preorder in USA and Europe (UK/Germany)
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens in US at Adorama, Bhphoto. In Eu at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0 lens at Adorama, Bhphoto. In EU at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
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May 7, 2015
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(SR3) Sony A99 successor rumor roundup.

I still have no reliable info about when exactly Sony will announce the A99 successor. All I got are info via anonymous sources. Take them with a grain of salt:

Source 1:New pro A-mount camera is coming in 2015. This should be the A99 replacement.

Source 2:I went to the Sony presentation in Toronto, ON on the 26th and actually had a chance to speak to multiple persons who work at Sony Canada, specifically in the imaging division. They informed me that a full frame camera that almost mirror’s the A77II capabilities only using a full frame sensor will be filling the product line between the A77II, and the A99 replacement. I didn’t get much more out of them than that.

Source 3:AF system has been redesigned and main priorities were AF + PDAF, raw file compression algorithm, S-Log implementation and data backend throughput rather than resolution.”

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May 7, 2015
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Very important: What we know and don’t know about the new A7 series camera yet!

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There is a lot of noise on the web about the new A7 series camera. And a lot of other rumors sites state in bold the new camera will have 50+ Megapixel and sometimes mix the info with rumors I posted here. Therefore to avoid uncertainty I want to make it 100% clear what I know and what I don’t know about the next A7 series camera:

I am 90% sure:
– There will be a new A7 series camera between now and June (and a new A6xxx and RX series camera)

I am 75% sure:
– The camera will be a new A7r successor.
– It has 5 axis stabilization and faster focusing

I am not so sure:
– I am yet not not sure if the camera will have 50+ Megapixel. I have been told by a trusted source Sony has a 50+MP camera in the works but I have absolutely no confirmation if that camera is the A7r successor coming soon. And actually first rumors I got from anonymous sources pointed out the A7rII would have the same although “tweaked” 36Mp sensor.
– The Sony X Australia community has a touch and try session on May 15. But I am yet not 100% sure that’s for the A7 successor camera.

In summary: A7rII with 5 axis IBIS, faster focus and faster BIONZ processor is coming. But I have no info yet from trusted sources if the camera features a new 50+ sensor or a “tweaked” 36MP sensor.

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May 6, 2015
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Sony wanted to make a 85mm f/1.2 Zeiss. Was too big.

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The same source who shared the correct Zeiss Batis lens specs back in January also told me that Sony had a Zeiss 85mm f/1.2 lens prototype. Sony decided to not launch it because it was way to big to be used on the FE cameras.
Zeiss made once such a lens for the Contax system. The Zeiss Planar 85mm 1.2 which now sells for more than $3,000 used on eBay (Click here). Just to say that the lens would not only have been big…but also rather expensive.

Zeiss Batis preorder in USA and Europe (UK/Germany)
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens in US at Adorama, Bhphoto. In Eu at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0 lens at Adorama, Bhphoto. In EU at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
Lens shade for 85mm at Adorama, Bhphoto.
Lens shade for 25mm at Adorama, Bhphoto.

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