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!

RUMOR: No more new E-mount cameras announcement this year (no A7IV) but there will be a new E-mount lens announcement soon!

The Covid-19 outbreak postponed the Sony roadmap. And it appears that the long awaited Sony A7IV camera will not be released this autumn. A trusted source told us we should expect no new E-mount camera announcement in 2020.

At the same time trusted sources confirmed new lenses will be announced in October/November. Comment this post with your wishlist :)

LEAKED: First images of the new Sigma 105mm f/2.8 macro lens

Here comes the next SAR rumor that turns out to be correct: Nokishita leaked the images of the L-mount version of the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 lens that will be announced around September 30. There will be an E-mount version too.

Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO Art Lens specs:

  • lens configuration of 17 elements in 12 groups
  • minimum shooting distance of 29.5cm
  • maximum shooting magnification of 1: 1, 9 aperture blades
  • filter diameter of 62mm, and a size of φ74.
  • It will be x 133.6mm (E mount 135.6mm) and weigh 710g (E mount 715g).
  • The US price is around $ 799.