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July 13, 2017
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(SR3) Sigma FE lenses probably will be delayed from Q3 to Q4


Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 and the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 via Camerasize

A trusted source “heard” about a small delay of the first Sigma FE lenses

Sigma FE lenses probably will be delayed (not announced in summer but still this year)

So we can expect the announcement to happen in Q4 instead of Q3. The rumor is from a trusted source but he is yet not 100% sure this “rumor” will be confirmed.

Reminder What we know so far from Sigma’s FE plan:

  • Sigma is preparing the launch of two new lenses
  • The first lens is rumored to be a 35mm f/1.4 (or f/1.2) FE autofocus lens. The size will be somewhere in between the current Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 and the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8
  • The second Sigma FE lens could be a zoom lens
July 12, 2017
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Nikon CEO is sure their upcoming new mirrorless system camera will be better than the competition (and better than Sony E-mount of course)

 

Nikon CEO Kazuo Ushida confirmed at Newswitch.jp that they are working on a new professional mirrorless camera system. In his words this will be a “Nikon-rashii” camera which means it will be unique and different from other companies in terms of performance. It’s still unclear when such a camera will be launched.

I find it hard to believe Nikon will find a way to beat Sony/Fuji’s camera performance at their first shot. But it’s good news if Sony will finally get some real pressure from Nikon.

July 7, 2017
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Next FAKE rumor about an APS-C 36MP sensor

This is the second rumor I have to debunk this week.

  1. After other rumor sites reported an A5 teaser I had to debunk it by sharing the source of the designer who made it (Note: On those rumor sites this story has still not be marked as debunked)
  2. Today another so-called rumor site who NEVER had one single own rumor correctly posted on their site shared a rumor about a new 36MP ASP-C sensor for the A6700 or RX100 camera series. That’s a completely made up and 100% fake rumor for sure.

Both rumor came from the same source on Weibo who is known to share fantasies. So if the rumor is solely based on that particular source it’s not even a rumor :) UPDATE: And just to be clear:

We got similar 36MP sensor rumors from unreliable sources in the past (and they were posted with low ranking value). In time we debunked those rumors too. I have no issues with low ranked rumors from uncertain sources being wrong (although it’s always a pain in the ass for me anyway). Making rumors is not an exact science as you know well. But taking 100% verified false sources like the one Weibo guy is not to be compared with a low ranked rumor. There is a difference posting something you are uncertain about and posting about something you know it’s from a false source.

As we are not perfect expect me always to make some mistakes. And I will always try to improve. But for me it’s still important to remind you that we are also the only one having posted plentiful of correct rumors like these from the last 6 months:
Sony A9.
100-400mm FE.
85mm FE.
100mm STF.
16-35mm GM
135mm Batis

Thanks to readers and even competition sites for the critics. I read them, sometimes they make me sad and upset but I always try to learn from it. And thanks to the sources who in the last eight months made me definitely make a big step forward in the rumor quality.

 

July 5, 2017
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This is the source of the FAKE Sony A5 teaser

Just an update to yesterday: Other rumor sites keep NOT debunking this fake teaser. Here is the link to the creator of the teaser. It’s just a wishful thinking creation from a designer.

So please stop taking this seriously when you read this on other blogs and forums ok? And remember I told you straight away it was a fake. Because I have real sources and while they cannot tell me all we would like to know…they surely tell me when something is blatantly false.

found via SonyAlphaCamera

July 4, 2017
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(SR5) Leaked image of a super thin manual focusing 35mm FE lens


Picture from SAR. Please credit thanks!

A source sent me that image of a new 35mm FE pancake lens with fixed focus. It’s made by the German brand Goerz. In the past Goerz made large format lenses you can still find on auction on eBay. This will be their first “Modern” lens. And I have been told we will officially know more about the specs of the lens this week. But this is not a low quality and high vignetting lens I have been told it has actually a very good sharp image quality.

One more thing: The lens will be available for other mirrorless system mounts too.

July 3, 2017
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Fake A5 teaser makes it’s viral way on the web…

This image is having its short viral live on the web. It’s a fake teaser image for a compact interchangeable FF camera. As you can see from the image below this is a photoshopped A6500 with dials. For 5 minutes of glory people would do everything :)

Still I think a very compact and entry level FF camera would be nice to have. So Sony should take note of that FAKE image :)

I got tons of similar images also from RX and other E-mount cameras.

So far all we know is that Sony is going to launch the A7III as next E-mount camera. And there will be also new 135mm and 400mm FE lenses.

Sony China “real” teaser was posted over a month ago. Probably for a new high end compact that has to be announced soon.

found via SonyAlphaCamera

July 3, 2017
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(SR4) Sony will announce a new 400mm FE lens in Q3


This is the 100-400mm GM lens. The 400mm FE will be bigger!

Some time I ago I reported about Sony developing a new 400mm lens. I ams still uncertain about the aperture of the lens (f/2.8 or f/4.0). I got some more feedback from sources and it seems the lens is likely to be announced sometimes in Q3 (July-August-September). Some of you might wonder why this lens wasn’t announced along the A9. I have no answer from my sources but my guess is that Sony first wanted to see how the response to the A9 was.

So to recap the lenses we can expect to be announced by Sony:

135mm FE GM: probably f/1.8. No image stabilization but it is weather sealed. To be announced this year.
400mm FE: To be announced in Q3. Weather sealed.

I also got first “hints” about other FE lenses but I am trying to get some specifics before to post them on SAR. But as we rumored earlier this year…2017 will be definitely the year of lenses! While 2018 is rumored to be more of a FE camera lens year too :)

Note: Since October all our lens rumors proved to be correct (Click on the lens name to read the rumor): 100mm STF, budget 85mm, 100-400mm FE, 16-35mm GM. Thanks sources!

The new Sony FE lenses preorders:
16-35mm GM at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
12-24mm G at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
Sony 100-400mm GM at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.

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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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