Sigma will soon announce the new 20mm f/1.4 and 24mm f/1.4 FE lenses!

The Japanese blog Digicameinfo spotted the specs of these two upcoming Sigma Full Frame E-mount lenses:

  • 20mm F1.4 DG DN Art
    Lens configuration: 17 elements in 15 groups (2 SLD glasses, 3 aspherical lenses)
    Number of aperture blades: 11 (circular aperture)
    Minimum shooting distance: 0.23m
    Maximum shooting magnification: 1: 6.1
    Filter Diameter: 82mm
    Size: φ87.8 x 111.2mm (E-mount version 113.2mm)
    Weight: 635g (E-mount version 630g)
  • 24mm F1.4 DG DN Art
    Lens configuration: 17 elements in 14 groups (1 piece of SLD glass, 2 pieces of FLD glass, 4 pieces of aspherical lens)
    Number of aperture blades: 11 pieces (circular aperture)
    Minimum shooting distance: 0.25m
    Maximum shooting magnification : 1: 7.1
    Filter diameter:
    72mm Size: φ75.7 x 95.5mm (E-mount version 97.5mm)
    Weight: 520g (E-mount version 510g)

It’s now that half of the year where we will finally get new Sony cameras: A7rV, ZV, Cine E-mount and more?

At the very beginning of the year I told you that Sony had to change their product launch roadmap for 2022. With lenses only coming during the first half of the year and new cameras to be announced during the second half. We now officially entered the second half of the year and we can start to look forward to those:

  • New ZV entry mid level Blogger camera. I have no date yet but this could be the first camera to be announced in late Summer
  • New E-mount cine camera. It’s coming for sure, maybe in September…
  • New A7rV. I have no specs yet, but the camera is coming with 100% certainty this autumn
  • Maybe something else too…some kind of unexpected model…but I still need confirmation on this

Of course, there will be some new lenses too!

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Sony working on new “high saturation sensor technology”?

I got the following unusual rumor from a new source:

Sony is working on a number of high saturation sensor technology solutions (large full well capacity) that could benefit all platforms from mobile phones to cameras.
Large FWC may no longer be a problem, but it may come at the cost of speed.
It is inevitable that CMOS image sensors will have to move towards high speed.

I have no clue what this is all about, but maybe some of my trusted sources reading this can tell me more about it?

WILD RUMOR: RX10V to be released in late 2022?

I got the following rumor from a new source. I really don’t know if 1) this is a correct info and 2) if it actually makes sense for Sony to launch a new superzoom fixed lens camera…is there really a market for this?

Anyway, this is the info I got:

I have it on good authority that Sony is planning for an RX10 V to be released in late 2022 OR EARLIER depending on supply chain constraints.

The major differentiator will be the first time AI / computational technology will make it into a Sony camera.  There are also design and ergonomic improvements, removal of the flash, and the incorporation of the a6600 battery.  The lens will be the same as it’s predecessor.   This camera will feature blackout free EVF bursts up to 24FPS.

Wild rumors roundup: A7rV, FX1 and fancy 85-135mm f/2.0

About those rumors: I have no idea who sent them and 90% of the times they turn out to be wrong. But, it happened in the past that a couple of those were right. So I will post them today, and we all together can eventually keep track of this. If one of the sources turns out to be right than we will know we can trust it a bit more!

Source 1:

Looks like sony is gonna wait mark 6 to turn A7r into 100MP-ish camera.
Looks like some issues are going on.

Source 2:

FX1:
24 Megapixels
BIONZ XR
6016×3384 (FF) / 4032×2268 (S35) sampled 4K/30p
5632×3168 (FF) / 4032×2268 (S35) sampled 4K/60p
Hypersampling 1080p recording
Full-size HDMI
color science and functions compatible with FX3
priced below 2999 USD
mechanical shutter and a photo-taking function.

Source 3:

the is no sigma 70 200 f2.8 DG DN SONY FE in the radmap,
but a 85 135 f2 DG DN.

it’s extremely sharp
designed like the current DG DN lenses
designed for outdoors (minimum focus distance is >1.5m)
it’s the first 85-135 f2 on the market ever
Threads 82mm
Weight 1633.59 g
additional tripod collar (like 100-400 DG DN)

the is a 1.5x teleconverter and a 2.2x 1.5x teleconverter too

Source 4:

Sony 200mm F2 GM and 200 F2.8 G won’t be prouduced

No folks, the new ZV APS-C camera is NOT a high end camera!

I know other websites are spreading fake rumors about the new ZV camera to be a high end model with incredible performance. I am sorry to disappoint you folks. My job is to not spread clickbait rumor but rumors from solid sources. And they tell me that it doesn’t look like this is going to be a high end model. Don’t get me wrong, it will be a very capable camera but still an entry-mid level APS-C model for vloggers. If you are dreaming about a mini-A1 please read the fake news spread on other websites because I as SAR will tell you this isn’t a mini A1 :(

Here are my thoughts: