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August 26, 2014
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(SR4) New Sigma A-mount lenses will be available in 18 months only :(

This is the kind of rumors I do not like to post. But I got word from a good source that the new Sigma 24mm f/1.4 ART and 14-24mm ART lenses that will be announced at Photokina will be available in their A-mount version in 18 months only!!!

Sigma wants first to focus on Canon and Nikon mount version. They predict they cannot produce enough of those lenses for the first year. Therefore A-mount (and likely K-mount) production will start around early 2016 only.

This is the exact the same story we had with the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 A-mount lens. At last I hope the 50mm ART will ship soon. Preorders are already up at Amazon (Click here) at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). In Europe at WexUK (Click here) and WexDe (Click here).

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Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

August 25, 2014
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(SR5) Zeiss will soon announce the new “Loxia” lens line for Sony Full Frame E-mount!

The Zeiss trademarked logo at Trademarkia.com

Zeiss will soon announce a new line of lenses named “Loxia”. It will be made for the Full Frame Sony E-mount system! The characteristic of those lenses are:

- They are native E-mount Full Frame lenses
- These are designed and made by Zeiss itself. These are not Zeiss branded and Sony manufactured lenses like the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 FE for example.
- These are manual focusing prime lenses (allows a more compact design).
- They have a physical aperture ring on the lens.
- Made of very high material quality.
- There will be many of such lenses coming the next 12 months.

Exciting!!! Stay tuned on SAR. I am working to get the lens specs as soon as it gets….

I have no specs of the new lenses yet but Zeiss already made manual focusing lenses for “non-DSLR”. These are the Zeiss “Full Frame” ZM analog camera lenses:
Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Distagon T* 4/18 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/21 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
C Biogon T* 4,5/21 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/25 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/28 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2/35 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
C Sonnar T* 1,5/50 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Planar T* 2/50 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Sonnar T* 2/85 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Tele-Tessar T* 4/85 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).

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Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

August 24, 2014
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UPDATE: Image of Samyang 50mm t/1.5 removed

Dicahub spotted the first image of the new Samyang 50mm t/1.5 lens on an Asian magazine. UPDATE: On request of Samyang Dicahub now had to remove the image and asked me to remove it too. So I did although I don’t agree with it as this was published on a public magazine. Anyway, these are the lens specs:

  • Lens Construction: 9 elements in 6 groups:
  • Angle of View: 46.2 °
  • Aperture: T1.5 ~ 22
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.45m
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Size: 74.7 x 81.6mm (Canon EOS mount standard)
  • Weight: 575g (Canon EOS mount standard)
  • Supported Mount: Nikon F, Canon EOS, Pentax K, Sony A, Cannon M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds

This lens will be the fifth of their Cine Lens collection. Already available are:
14mm T3.1 Cine Lens for Sony E sold as Samyang (eBay), Rokinon (eBay), Bower (eBay).
24mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E sold as Samyang (eBay), Rokinon (eBay), Bower (eBay).
35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E sold as Samyang (eBay), Rokinon (eBay), Bower (eBay).
85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E sold as Samyang (eBay), Rokinon (eBay), Bower (eBay).


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Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

August 24, 2014
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(SR4) Samyang rumored to launch a new cheap and high quality 50mm t/1.5 lens for mirrorless systems.

I got word from a good source that Samyang will show a new 50mm f/1.5 lens for “some” mirrorless system cameras. I guess Samyang will not exclude the popular E-mount :)
The source told me the lens will have a low price, manual focusing only and of high optical quality. He didn’t share if the lens is made for APS-C E-mount cameras only or also for FF E-mount.

Reminder: Back in April Samyang said it’s difficult to add autofocus on  E-mount system (article here). And they also announced 5 new E-mount lenses you can buy at BHphoto:

8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye as Sony E mount (Click here).
10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens as Sony E mount (Click here) and as Sony A mount (Click here).
12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens as Sony E mount (Click here).
8mm T3.1 Cine UMC Fish-Eye II lens as Sony E mount (Click here).
24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC lens as Sony E-mount (Click here).
35mm f/1.4 AS UMC lens as Sony E-mount (Click here)

And those are their E-mount Cine lenses:

14mm T3.1 Cine Lens for Sony E sold as Samyang (eBay), Rokinon (eBay), Bower (eBay).
24mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E sold as Samyang (eBay), Rokinon (eBay), Bower (eBay).
35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E sold as Samyang (eBay), Rokinon (eBay), Bower (eBay).
85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E sold as Samyang (eBay), Rokinon (eBay), Bower (eBay).


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Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

August 24, 2014
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(SR5) QX30, ILCE-QX1 to be announced on September 3. Likely one more Sony announcement after that.

The next Sony announcement is scheduled for September 3. And it’s likely that after that we will have one more Sony announcement for new A and E-mount stuff. And there will be an exciting Zeiss E-mount lens announcement to follow too (announcement date yet unknown).

On September 3 Sony will announce:
1) QX30: with 30x zoom lens
2) QX1: E-mount QX module with APS-C sensor.

Stay tuned on SAR to not miss any of the (many) rumors to come!!!

Here are all direct links to QX in USA/Canada:
QX100: Amazon (Click here), SonyUS (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), SonyCA (Click here).
Soft Carrying Case for DSC-QX100 at Amazon (Click here).
Black QX10: Amazon (Click here)SonyUS (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), SonyCA (Click here).
White QX10: Amazon (Click here)SonyUS (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
Soft Carrying Case for DSC-QX10 Amazon (Click here).
Xperia Z case with QX mount on Amazon (Click here).

Here are all direct links to the QX in Europe:
Black QX100 at SonyDE, Amazon.de (via DealsRunner), Amazon France (via DL), SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
Black QX10 at SonyDE, Amazon.de (via DealsRunner), Amazon France (via DL), SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
White QX10 at SonyDE, Amazon.de (via DealsRunner), Amazon France (via DL), SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
Xperia Z1 at SonyDE, SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.

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Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

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