Panasonic rumored to launch an A7sII compeititor on May 31. Sony finally feeling some pressure?

The Sony A7sII is three and a half-year old. Still Sony felt no pressure to update it so far. Neither Canon nor Nikon managed to release a competitor to this camera. But on May 31 the Sony solo ride will have an end.

It’s rumored that Panasonic will launch a new Cine oriented Panasonic S L-mount camera. I have no specs of this new camera but Panasonic is certainly capable of making a high quality video camera.

The new Sony A7sIII is rumored to be on market this autumn. If the Panasonic S is a good camera for a good value this might forces Sony to price it accordingly. At the end competition is good for us Sony folks too :)

More info about this new Panasonic S L-mount Cine camera on

Sony has a “Cine” press conference on May 31

On May 31 at around 8pm New York Time Sony will have a press conference. But as far as I have heard this is for High-level Cine gear only. Don’t think they mean the A7sIII with that. I guess it’s  related to their VENICE camcorder. Don’t know yet if they will bring some new updated or announce some new Cine Gear too.

(SR2) A7SIII will support: ProRes Raw + ProRes RawHQ ???

I got this from a new source. No idea if it makes sense at all:

A7S3 Will support: ProRes Raw + ProRes RawHQ

Would be surprised to learn this will be true!!!

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(SR5) Leaked Samyang 45mm f/1.8 FE specs: Costs $399!

Here are the full leaked specs of the soon to be announced new Samyang 45mm f/1.8 FE lens:

Model: IO45AF-E
MSRP: $399
UPC: 0-84438-76619-6
Focal Length: 45mm
Maximum Aperture: F1.8
Coverage: Full Frame (FX)
Optical Construction: 7 Glass Elements in 6 Groups
Aperture Range: F1.8 – 22
Diaphragm Blades: 9
Coating: Ultra Multi-Coating (UMC)
Minimum Focusing Distance: 17.7″ (0.45m)
Filter Size: 49mm
Lens Hood: Removable
Maximum Diameter: 2.43” (61.8mm)
Weight: 5.71oz (162g)
Length: 2.2″ (56.1mm)