New leaked images of the 105mm f/2.8 FE macro lens. Announcement today at 13:00 London time!

Here are two new leaked images of the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 FE macro lens. The lens will be announced today at 13:00 London time and I will embed the video livestream on SAR. Sigma promised the launch of “multiple” new lenses but only the 105mm macro got leaked. This likely means that the other lenses will not be production ready. What could they be? A new 70-200mm FE, and maybe some f/1.2 FE primes?

via Nokishita

Hurray! Sony officially registered a new camera!

Today Sony registered a new camera in China with the code “WW638397“. It is equipped with Wi-Fi (5GHz / 2.4GHz). The last camera that was registered in China was the Sony A7c. Usually non-high end cameras are first registered in China so this might be an RX model. The fact that it has Wi-Fi (5GHz / 2.4GHz) usually has pointed out to high end cameras in the past but I think by now all cameras will have that WiFI standard anyway.

In summary, my first guess is that this is an RX camera and only as a second option I think this might be the A7IV or A9III.

via Nokishita

RUMOR: Two “super fast” Sony GM prime lenses coming in 2021…one of them will set a new “record”

I am 100% sure that in October/November Sony will announce new FE lenses. One of the trusted sources told me two “super fast” Sony GM primes are on the roadmap. The lenses were scheduled for late Summer release but due the Covid-19 outbreak their launch has been delayed. UPDATE: These two primes will arrive in early 2021.

All he told me for now is that both primes are “Spectacular” and definitely made to have a big WOW impact in the community. One of those prime lenses will also set a “record” in the photography industry. I am now working to double check the rumored specs I got from another second source before to post them on SAR…

…stay tuned on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and chat with me live on Discord to not miss any rumors!

WILD RUMOR: Sigma is definitely working on new f/1.2 FE lenses. Will they show some of them on the next September 30 event?

This rumor comes from a reliable source who shared the reliable Sigma 35mm f/1.2 FE rumor the past year. He isn’t yet sure if on September 30 Sigma will announce new f/1.2 lenses but he heard that this was on their roadmap:

In late 2020, Sigma plans to release further glasses with f1.2 aperture for the FE. There were words about the creation of the entire ART line in version 1.2.
It is not entirely clear which lenses from existing prototypes will appear on the market, everything will depend on the competition movement.

What we also know is that Sigma patented two new fast primes: 28mm f/1.2 and 50mm f/1.2.

Just a cautionary note: While I 100% trust the source we also have to see if the coronavirus outbreak might messes up with the lens launch roadmap. It might be that everything will be delayed because of this.

In the meantime let us know:

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RUMOR: Sony is going for the Canon EOS-R5 kill: New Sony A9x camera with ~50 Megapixel and 8K30p video is coming in Q1 2021

So folks, at first I called this rumor bullshit because I didn’t trust the source of the info and odd timing (right after A7sIII launch). But now reliable sources who also gave me the correct A7sIII rumors confirmed this camera is real (although with some changes on the other rumor…like price info and additional Megapixel info). So here is what they told to me:

  • Sony will launch a new High End camera in Q1 2021
  • It will be named as an A9x series camera and not A7x (not sure if it’s “A9s” or “A9III”)
  • It has a new ~50 megapixel sensor
  • 8k30p video confirmed with no overheating. It’s still an “infant” 8k mode…meaning it’s not 8k60 which would be crazy and there will be limitations in the quality you can record internally.
  • Other specs similar to A7sIII (EVF, autofocus, and so forth)
  • At least $1,500 more expensive than the EOS-R5 (but price hasn’t be finalized yet) Expect something like $4,999-$5,499

Apparently Sony wants to show they can outperform the EOS-R5. And they do not consider it a threat to A7sIII sales because of the way more expensive price. This camera is also meant for the use at the Olympics (so I have been told) which seems to suggest that this might be more of a A9II successor on steroids.

The sources will try to give me some more hints the coming weeks…stay tuned on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and chat with me live on Discord to not miss any rumors!

P.S.: Somebody wants to buy Sony A7rIV? :)

Sigma will announce multiple products on September 30!

On September 30th, 2020 (Wednesday) JST 21:00 / CEST 14:00 / EDT 08:0  Sigma will announce multiple DN lenses! This is their teaser text:

We are pleased to announce the holding of an online event “SIGMA STAGE Online”, which is a presentation of new DN series (dedicated to mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras) interchangeable lenses. It will be held on 30th, September, 2020, from JST 21:00 / CEST 14:00 / EDT 08:00.

So we will not only get the already leaked Sigma 105mm f/2.8 macro lens (images here). I hope they will also announce the development of the 70-200mm f/2.8 FE!