Rumor recap: Sony A9II and Tamron 70-180mm FE

Time for a rumor recap:

Sony Cameras:
FACT: Sony has registered a new High End camera with same Sony A7rIV Wifi capabilities
RUMOR: Sony A9II leaked image. To be announced in October (90% reliable – article here)
RUMOR: Sony 8k sensors and new codec specification (90% reliable – article here).
RUMOR: Quad Bayer FF sensors from Sony (90% reliable – article here).
RUMOR: FX6 camcorder will  be announced in early 2020. Basically an FX9 but with SDXC cards and XAVC-L only (90% reliable – article here).

Sony Lenses:
FACT: Sony said f/1.2 FE lenses are a possibility (article here).
PATENT: Sony patented new 100mm f/1.4 and 500mm f/4.0 lenses (article here and article here).

Third party lenses:
FACT: Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8  will be announced in October along three new primes (90% reliable – article here).
FACT: Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 E-mount lens to be announced soon (article here).
RUMOR: Yongnuo will also announce new 35mm f/1.8, 35mm f/2.0 and one 24-70mm FE lens this year! (90% reliable – article here)
RUMOR: New 50mm f/1.0 FE lens being developed by a chinese manufacturer (90% reliable – article here)

One more thing:
PATENT: Sony patented a new drone camera (article here).

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Don’t worry folks: Sony will be present at the PhotoPlus show in October and you will see the A9II :)

Petapixel reports:

Sony tells PetaPixel that they actually WILL BE GOING to the Expo. A spokesperson responded to our request for comment by writing that the Photo Plus team “has just been delayed in adding Sony to the site.” and they expect Sony “will be officially listed on there either later today or tomorrow.”

So we will indeed see the A9II in New York City as our rumors reported earlier.

Leaked images of the new Profoto C1 Plus. Will cost 499 Euro

Profoto  is making a big fuzz about a new product that will “change the world”. Well don’t get too excited folks :)

They will announce this new Profoto C1 Plus for 499 Euro:

An anonymous source explained to me what  this is:

Actually it’s tiny sized flash designed exclusively to work with iPhones. A flash triggered by the iPhone, fr studio like pictures. apparently there will be a dedicated app to drive the flash from the iPhone, and both will interact via bluetooth.

So definitely NOT something for us Alpha shooters :(

UPDATE:  There is a C1 for 299 Euro and C1 Plus for 499 Euro

Sony A9II to be announced on a NYC special event around mid October and NOT at the PhotoPlus

No Sony booth this year

I previously heard that Sony will have a special camera launch event in New York City around mid October. I thought this would happen at the PhotoPlus show but indeed it will NOT. It will be a separate event in NYC the days before the PhotoPlus show!
Moreover what’s surprising is that Sony has decided to NOT participate to this years PhotoPlus show.

Strange coincidence to launch a camera before the PhotoPlus show without to participate to it….

Sony A9II rumor recap:
– The camera will be announced in October (probably around mid October)
– The camera has the same A7rIV body with additional dial on the left.
– The big improvements are INSIDE the camera with a very new generation Sony sensor and improved autofocus
– Unconfirmed: The sensor could have 36MP resolution and the camera price be close to $5,000.

I have not heard of anything else yet that could be announced soon beside the camcorders tomorrow…

 

(SR3) Some chatter about the new A9II: 36MP sensor, close to $5,000 price tag and special Olympic loaner program

We got the A9II image but still no 100% reliable specs. The most recent unverified rumors I got tell  us this:

1) Apparently  the  number one request  Sony got from professional photographer was to  increase the resolution on the A9II. That’s why  it  could feature this new 36MP sensor
2) Sony plans offer Olympic  photographers a special free try as loaners. Just as Canon & Nikon done for a long time att the really big sports events.

Sony A9II rumor recap:
– The camera will be announced in October (probably around mid October)
– The camera has the same A7rIV body with additional dial on the left.
– The big improvements are INSIDE the camera with a very new generation Sony sensor and improved autofocus
– Unconfirmed: The sensor could have 36MP resolution and the camera price be close to $5,000.

Stay tuned on SAR!

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