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November 30, 2016
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(SR4) An info about why the 70-200mm GM and the new 24-105mm A-mount got delayed


I asked the source who gave me the correct A99II specs back in August when Sony will anounce the “rumored” new 24-105mm f/4.0 A-mount lens. He answered this:

production is delayed because of shortage of 3 new ULD glasess + new technology, etc…

He also added that it’s the same reason why the 70-200mm GM lens got delayed.

November 23, 2016
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Cinema5D: Is Sony’s X-OCN Codec Coming To Mirrorless Cameras?

Is Sony’s X-OCN Codec Coming To Mirrorless Cameras? from cinema5D on Vimeo.

Mr. Okahashi told in this interview for Cinema5D that on paper Sony’s X-OCN Codec could be implemented on the Sony A7 camera series. That surely would be nice to have!

A detailed report about how OCN Codec works can be read at FDtimes.


November 21, 2016
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(SR3) Sony FE 28-70mm f/2.0 lens is designed for film makers

Bildschirmfoto 2016-01-29 um 07.21.03

I have been told the Sony patented FE 28-70mm f/2.0 lens is made for the film maker use. Sony is considering to launch such a lens for the FS5-FS7 and future FF E-mount camcorder owners. And it won’t come cheap. I don’t want to scare you but the Fuji 14.5-45mm T2.0 Cine lens for Super35 which costs $99,000 at BH!

Lens specs according to the patent:

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-14841
    • Published 2016.1.28
    • Filing date 2014.7.3
  • Example 1
    • Focal length f = 28.84 45.32 66.50mm
    • Fno. 2.06
    • Half angle of view ω = 36.87 25.52 18.02 °
November 16, 2016
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Sony removes the Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 A-mount from their A-mount list. Updated lens coming?


SAR reader “Slavic” noticed that Sony removed the Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 A-mount lens from their official Sony A-mount lens list (Click here). Usually some kind of changes do happen there if new lenses are about to be announced soon.

Sony just recently confirmed they will update a few of their current A-mount lenses by adding faster SSM support (SAR reported about it here). So let’s see if that’s just a mistake on their website or if they are really going to announce a new updated version soon…

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November 15, 2016
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(SR4) More confirmations about larger FF E-mount cameras with dual card slot (pricing above A7rII)

Image above shows the current A7rII

Back in Spring a first highly trusted source confirmed that Sony is working on a new High End E-mount camera that would have: New larger body, dual XQD card slot and unlimited RAW burst. He also said the camera would be placed above the current A7 line.

Well last week another trusted source confirmed this: Larger E-mount camera with dual card slots will be launched in 2017. But he added one more info: Sony did not confirm him if the camera would be named A9. What Sony did tell him is that Sony will keep selling the A7rII and the new camera will be priced above it. The source told me that while he is really not sure about it…he got the feeling the camera could also be named A7r mark III and not A9. Even if the A7r mark III will have a higher price tag and new larger body design they may stick to the A7 naming.

To me it sounds like it would make more sense to differentiate the portfolio: The A7 series should be for entry level models and the A9 series for the high end pro photographers. What do you think?

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