The indonesian agency Postel registered two yet unannounced new Sony digital still cameras. This means we can expect these two new cameras to be announced within the next 1-2 months already. That registration has to be done by Sony in advance before to sell Wifi capable devices to the public.
UDPATED: Those two new codes are for fixed lens cameras. But trusted sources confirmed “Big” stuff is coming soon. So far I can tell you that I got RX, QX and E-mount camera rumors only (no A-mount). More info on the new cameras hopefully coming soon on SAR ;)
P.S.: Postel info found by SAR and at the same time by Digicameinfo.
A couple of SAR readers (Thanks Jochen, Marc and Josi) noticed that Sony Europe completely removed the 70-200mm FE lens from their sites. You cannot find it on any specific country site like Sony Germany, UK, Italy and so on…
UPDATE: A couple of hours after reading this post Sony quickly reacted and fixed the site. The 70-200mm FE lens is back :)
Sony Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA lens review – for Sony Alpha 7 cameras
So far according to Amazon Lens sales ranking the new Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 is the “less” preordered of the four new lenses. It may have to do with the high price tag and with the fact that there are only very few tests seen with this lens yet. So let’s sum up what we know so far:
1) On top you see the video review from Whatdigitalcamera. They like the lens although they say it’s not perfect as it has some vignetting at wider aperture (but that may be something people likes to have).
For me, this is TRULY the 1st native “WOW” lens for the Sony full frame FE system. It easily surpasses the 55 1.8 for me as well as the 35 2.8 that I have been using since the launch of the A7 system, and those are both beautiful lenses when it comes to image quality. The 35 1.4 has such a beautiful character and rich rendering.
Optically it isn’t perfect, but the chromatic aberration is slight and I would actually rate the vignetting as a nice feature. In terms of resolution this lens is difficult to fault, and it is certainly one of the sharpness lenses we have tested for the Alpha 7 series, although the 90mm f/2.8 macro lens looks like it may well offer some competition on that front.
Having used the Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA lens for a few days, I am left with the impression that this is a lens with character. From the resolution and bokeh to the build quality and aperture ring, this lens has a certain something about it that makes it stand out from the generic 35mm lenses that roll off production lines.
The lens certainly has a very good optical performance. My only drawback is the size. But that’s because I personally prefer smaller and less intrusive lenses when doing street photography. If you do landscape, wedding or studio shooting this will certainly not be an issue.
What you see here is one of the 200 limited edition Gold-RED Hasselblad Lunar on sale on eBay at Willoughbyscamera (Click here). When that camera has been announced a year ago Ian Rawcliffe (Hasselblad CEo) said: “We wanted to celebrate what, coincidentally, is also known as The Lunar New Year, with a unique and iconic limited edition camera which we believe will be revered as a true example of camera art by photo-connoisseurs and collectors across the world. Only two hundred have been developed in our Italy-based design centre and the exclusive red and gold colours on the grip and body underpin the traditional Chinese belief that these shades represent good fortune and joy.”
Sony will have a new press conference with product announcement on April 12 at 2pm Las Vegas times. Sony will also announce new “4K” stuff at NAB. I yet have no SR5 rumor about what exactly is coming but this is the “wild rumors”I heard so far:
New budget 4K camcorder to come (very likely to be correct)
A7000 has internal 4K recording (could come at NAB)
A7sII is not coming yet at NAb show
High Res FE camera (don’t think it’s coming at NAB)
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Etymology: Middle English rumour, from Anglo-French, from Latin rumor clamor, gossip; akin to Old English rēon to lament, Sanskrit rauti he roars
Date: 14th century
1: talk or opinion widely disseminated with no discernible source
2: a statement or report current without known authority for its truth
3 archaic : talk or report of a notable person or event
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