February 24, 2018
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Now 75% chance ot get the A7III on Monday. And some hints about two new FE primes…

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Tonight we received an “indirect” evidence that Sony is indeed going to launch the new A7III. The chances to get the A7III on Monday afternoon at the Las Vegas presentation are now at 75%.

One more thing:
A source also heard about two fast primes in development. But he got no confirmation if Sony will actually talk about those on Monday. One of the primes would be the 135mm FE.

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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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February 24, 2018
Posted in news

Happy Birthday! E-mount now 8 years old and this was the first “prototype”

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E-mount is now 8 years old and the image above shows the first prototype shown on February 24th 2010 by Sony at the CP+ show. Sony wrote:

Concept model of an ultra-compact interchangeable lens digital camera system that packs the quality of a DSLR camera in an extraordinarily small body, along with interchangeable lenses

Here is a picture of the actual real prototype shown at CP+

you remember this Sony? It was the first E-mount prototype :)

Ein Beitrag geteilt von Andrea Photographer-Explorer (@andrea_pizzini_photographer) am

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February 24, 2018
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Sigma releases firmware update for the 30mm f/1.4

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Sigma issued a firmware update for their new 30mm f/1.4 APS-C E-mount lens:

● Improved AF performance when the “Eye AF” function is selected.
● Improved AF performance in the peripheral areas in the image, when the “Lock on AF” function is selected.
● Improved feeling of the MF operation of the lens.

Get the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 E-mount lens at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

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February 23, 2018
Posted in deals

New Tamron and Tokina FE lens listed at BHphoto

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BHphoto now listed both new lenses: The Tamron 28-75mm FE and the Tokina 20mm FE. Also the new Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 lens is now available for preorder for $1,299 only (surprising low price).

There is yet no official price info but the Tamron should be priced at around $1,100 just like the Zeiss 24-7omm FE. And it will start shipping in late April.
The Tokina should be priced just below $1,000.

Big new Sony US deals:

1) up to $900 off on Sony camera sand lenses. See full special page at BHphoto, Adorama, Buydig.
2) Up to $500 trade-in bonus to buy a Sony cameras. See special page at BHphoto, Adorama, Buydig, FocusCamera.

In detail:

Sony Cameras:
$500 off on the Sony A7rII at Buydig, BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$200 off on the Sony A7sII with free extras at Buydig, BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$500 off on the Sony A7II at Buydig, BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$200 off on the Sony A7 at Buydig, BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama and FocusCamera.
$200 off on the Sony A6500 at Buydig, BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$100 off on the Sony 6300 at Buydig, Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$50 off on the Sony 6000 at Buydig, Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$50 off on the Sony 5100 at Buydig, Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$250 off on the A6000 dual kit at Buydig, Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Focuscamera.
FF E-mount lenses:
$100 off on the 12-24mm f/4.0 lens at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon.
$100 off on the 16-35mm f/4.0 Zeiss lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the 24-70mm f/4.0 Zeiss lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the 24-240mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$25 off on the Sony 28mm FE lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$25 off on the Sony 28-70mm FE lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the 28-135mm PZ lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto
$100 off on the Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 5omm f/1.4 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sony 50mm FE f/1.8 lens at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon, Focuscamera.
$50 off on the Sony 50mm macro at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.
$100 off on the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sony 85mm f/1.8 FE at Buydig, BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$100 off on the 70-200mm f/4.0 G lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 70-300mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 90mm macro lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sony Fisheye Conversion Lens for FE 28mm F/2 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sony Ultra-Wide Conversion Lens for FE 28mm F/2 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
APS-C E-mount lenses:
$100 off on the 10-18mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$25 off on the 16-50mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 16-70mm Zeiss lens at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.
$50 off on the 18-105mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Sony E PZ 18-110mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto
$100 off on the 18-200mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 18-200mm PZ lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$25 off on the 20mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$25 off on the Sony 30mm macro at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the 35mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the 50mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Accessories:
$50 off on the LA-EA3 A-mount adapter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the LA-EA3 A-mount adapter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the HVL-F43M at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$100 off on the HVL-F60M at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the Sony VGC1EM Vertical Grip at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the Sony VGC2EM Vertical Grip at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the Sony VGC3EM Vertical Grip at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the Sony ECM-CG60 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the Sony RX100 underwater housing at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.

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February 23, 2018
Posted in rumors

Increasing chance that we might get a new Sony A7III on February 26

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A7III rendering created by Valley Films

I am still not 100% sure about WHAT will be announced: But the chances are increasing that we will get a new A7III camera on February 26. This because we learned that many people got invited at big events in Las Vegas, London and Asia. I doubt they would do that for a new A6000mkII or A5300.
And you better hope that these A7III specs shared by a new source are correct. Because if he is than I can share the correct A7sIII specs too (Spoiler: The camera is not going to be unveiled at the CP+).

So let’s recap what we know so far:

99% reliable rumors:
– Sony announcement on February 26 (Las Vegas time)
– New “entry-mid” level camera will be announced

60% reliable rumor:
The “entry-mid” level camera is the A7III

35% reliable rumor on the A7III  specs:
24 mpx sensor.
7 fps.
425 contrast points.
167 phase detection.
joystick.
Z batterie.
touch screen.
4k recording 24 .25 and 30 fps.
1080p 24.25.30 and 60.fps.
1899 us dollars.

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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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February 23, 2018
Posted in news

Tamron says the 28-75mm FE is aimed to match the 24-70mm GM quality. And hints at possible wide angle FE zoom!

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The image on top shows you the first real world image of the new 28-75mm f/2.8 FE lens. On the left you see their current 24-70mm f/2.8 for Canon. Tamron Hong Kong also unveiled some more interesting tidbits on their facebook page:

1. They aim to compete with 2470GM with this lens
2. They aimed to priced lower or near the 2470z
3. They would ship it as early as end of april, no later than May. (Might varied on region, i read some people claimed late may.
4. Brand new design, not directly from old 2875 2.8 from EF/Nikon F
5. This lens should designed with the hope to feed the a7r2/3 sensor, so it might mean it’s able to resolve 40M+ pixel sensors
6. This is not for certain: when asked about other zoom lens from Tamron, like “1530 2.8 is a great zoom lens, but i need an adapter”, they replied “Commiing soon….” or “Wait for further news”. I would like to gently ask you whether you have news on Tamron Native FE Lens rumors?

Thanks to the reader who sent me this!

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February 22, 2018
Posted in news

New Tokina 20mm f/2.0 FE autofocus lens officially announced

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Tokina officially announced the new 20mm f/2.0 FE autotofucus lens. This is the press text:

NEW TOKINA FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF

For Immediate Release
February 22, 2018

Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is proud to announce the new Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF, the second prime lens in Tokina’s premium lens series “FíRIN” for mirrorless cameras.

Overview
FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF is the long-awaited autofocus version of the existing FíRIN 20mm F2 FE super wide angle lens for full-frame Sony E-mount. Adopting the same optical design as in MF model, now we offer two options for end-users to choose according to the purpose and style of shooting.

Lens specifications:

Optical performance
Being optimized for full size camera sensors in terms of size and resolving ability, the optical design adopts 2 aspherical elements and 3 lenses molded from Super-low Dispersion glass to significantly reduce any type of aberration including spherical aberration, distortion and chromatic aberration while assuring high resolution and stunning performance even at wideopen aperture.

Functionality
Keeping along with the basic development concept of the previous model FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF is made compatible to autofocus and other functions of the camera providing perfect functionality and usability for the photographer.

Ring-shaped ultrasonic autofocus motor
For AF drive system FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF adopts quick responsive and silent ring-shaped ultrasonic motor. Coupled with GMR sensor AF performs fast and accurate focusing.

Full compatibility to AF system
FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF is fully compatible with Fast Hybrid AF system and all AF function settings, providing the same AF performance as with common E-mount AF lenses. Fine manual focus adjustment is also possible.

MF Assist function
Accurate focusing is supported by compatibility to MF Assist function, when fine focusing adjustment is operated by manual rotation of the focusing ring with the simultaneous interlocking with image enlarging function and bar distance display on the monitor.

Optical correction
Due to the data transmittance ability via electric contacts the camera obtains necessary data from the lens chip to correct shading, distortion and lateral chromatic aberrations. Optical corrections can be done by the camera as well.

Image Stabilization
By transmitting focal length data FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF is able to get maximum use of In-Body Image Stabilization function of the camera.
* When in-built camera flash is used vignetting may occur. Please use external flash.

About sales release:
Sales release in Japan: end of April, 2018 (tentative)
Sales release worldwide: end of May, 2018 (tentative)

A prototype of Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF will be displayed at CP+2018
Kenko Tokina booth location: Exhibition Hall(1F), booth # G-57

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