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November 7, 2017
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Sigma 16mm f/1.4 E-mount lens preorders will start on November 9

According to Nokishita the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 pricing unveileing and preorders start will happen on November 9.

Sigma APS-C E-mount lenses:
16mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
19mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
30mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
30mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
60mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.


November 7, 2017
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One “SR1 source” had it all spot on!

Back in July I posted one of my rare SR1 ranked rumors roundup (read the article here). Those are rumors I get from completely anonymous sources with no previous track of rumor sharing. Well it’s interesting to see that three of the four rumors were very accurate (with some minor errors)

Particularly “Source 2” was spot on predicting the right models

Summer usually is the time for announcements for Sony
This year
no new RX100 will be announced
No new APS-C Camera will be announced
a new consumer compact / travel zoom is down the pipeline and one new A7 series
also there will be a new action cam sporting ultra slowmo

The travel zoom is the RX10m4, the A7 camera is the new A7rIII and the ultra slowmo camera is the RX0. I hope that source is reading this post and will give us the pleasure to tell us what might be coming as next in 2018! And if possible I would be happy if he could use a “nickname” to make it possible for me to recognize him again :)

To SAR readers:
It’s ten days now I am working with all my sources to re-organize my rumor work. Two former trusted sources whom shared correct rumors in the past got mislead with the A7III and A7sIII they got. They were genuine in their intentions but wrong in the info they conveyed to me. This all lead me to ignore all A7rIII rumors I was getting. Such big mistakes should no more happen in the future as I worked out new strategies. The good news is that the A7III (Q1 launch, 24MP, same A9 af) and A7sIII (same A9 pdaf) specs shared on SAR still seem to be correct.
Expect me to post new rumors soon from sources who also shared the correct 400mm and 24-105mm FE rumors and the unposted A7rIII rumors. All I can tease for now is that 2018 will be a more “camera focused” year than 2017 with many new models introduced.


UPDATE with message to a source: Nothing to apologize for :)

November 6, 2017
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(SR2) Sony working on a new 200-600mm E-mount “beast” lens?

At the begin of July I got this mail from a new source. I did post this rumor as SR1 only as I had nothing to back up his info. But now we know that two of the lenses he mentioned were announced with the new A7rIII. I am not sure if this was just a “lucky” guess or if he really knows stuff.

But if he really is right than we should expect Sony to announce quite a curious lens beast: A new 200-600mm lens! I wonder if such a lens would make sense in the E-mount line up anyway.

The only comparable lens on market is the Sigma or Tamron 150-600mm lens. Below you can see the Tamron next to the Sony 100-400mm lens (via CameraSize).

This would be definitely a niche lens. Probably wildlife shooters and sport photographers could be interested in this?

One more thing: That very same 200-600mm source said within the same email that the A7III launch was delayed til early 2018.

Note: The screenshot shows a German text because that’s how my mail is set up.

November 3, 2017
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7Artisans will soon announce two new E-mount lenses: 12mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/1.2

The Chinese company 7Artisans has several E-mount manual focusing lenses on sale at Amazon.com, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, and eBay. And according to

Richard Wong we will get two more E-mount lenses before the end of the year:

1. 12mm f/2.8 lens for cropped sensor mirrorless cameras: Sony E, Canon EOS-M, Fuji X and Micro Four Thirds.

2. 35mm f/1.2 lens for cropped sensor mirrorless cameras: Sony E, Canon EOS-M, Fuji X and Micro Four Thirds.

Thos are manual focusing APS-C lenses. No price info yet.

via MirrorlessRumors

October 25, 2017
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Sony China: First images and specs of the new Sony A7rIII

Preorders :
Sony A7rIII at Amazon, Bhphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera, Calumet DE, Wex UK.
Sony 24-105mm at Amazon, Bhphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera, Calumet DE, Wex UK.

Sony China posted the full specs of the Sony A7rIII:

  • Approximately 42.4 million effective pixels 35mm full frame Exmor R CMOS back-illuminated image sensor
  • Sensitivity range: ISO100-ISO3200 (extended to 102400)
  • In autofocus / auto exposure tracking mode, continuous shooting frame rate up to about 10 / sec
  • The autofocus speed is increased by about 2 times , with the coke speed increased by about 2 times and support the focus control tracking
  • Support dual media slot
  • 399 focal plane phase detection focus
  • 14bit RAW
  • 15 stops Dynamic Range
  • Battery capacity increased by about 2.2 times
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 is compatible with USB Type-CTM connector and flash terminal is synchronized
  • The α7R III can capture outstanding 4K high resolution motion images with 5K (15MP) oversampling, as well as a new HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) image configuration file,
    Support real-time HDR workflow, can capture a wide dynamic range of high-precision fresh dynamic images, no color gradient processing.
  • In the α7R III on the new pixel conversion multiple shooting mode, make full use of the fuselage 5-axis anti-shake function, to achieve high-resolution images. In this mode, the camera moves in 1 pixel increments and shoots four separate pixel moving images, containing a total of about $ 99.44 million pixel data. The four images can be synthesized and processed using the software from the new Imaging Edge Intelligent Imaging Application Center. This mode allows for higher resolution and color accuracy of still images, which are more ideal for shooting themes with complex details and colors for architecture, artwork, or other still life.

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First image of the 24-105mm

 

October 25, 2017
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(SR5) Sony will announce the new A7rIII, 400mm and 24-105mm today!

UPDATE: A7rIII  and lenses announced. Full info here: https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/officially-announced-new-sony-a7riii-24-15mm-400mm-fe-lenses/

Preorders :
Sony A7rIII at Amazon, Bhphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera, Calumet DE, Wex UK.
Sony 24-105mm at Amazon, Bhphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera, Calumet DE, Wex UK.

It’s 100% confirmed! Sony will announce the new A7rIII today! At exactly 10am NYC time! Join our Sony A7III group and Sony A7III page now! Specs are unconfirmed but it should have increased MP number, new PDAF system, dual slot, touchscreen, joystick control. Basically a sort of Nikon D850 killer? :)

Sony will also announce the long time rumored 400mm f/2.8 FE  and a 24-105mm f/4.0 G lens!

To sum up this is what we are going to get today:

  • A7R III
  • FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS
  • FE 400mm F2.8 GM (Sony will announce it as “under development”)

You can follow the live stream here on SAR.

UPDATE: Form what I got from my sources also the A7III and A7sIII are on track to be announced “soon” (which) means within few months.

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via Nokishita

October 24, 2017
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(SR3) More A7III, A7sIII and telephoto lens rumor…

First a disclaimer: The following rumors are from three trusted sources whom shared correct rumors in the past (STF rumor, 85mm FE rumors and Sept 12 RX rumor). But still, in the light of the recent misses I will rank this rumor with 50% chance of being true only. They might also got wrong info from their “Sony contacts”. So please be cautious as we have yet no 100% confirmation about what’s going to be announced tomorrow (Oct 25 at 10am NYC time).

Source 1: A7III:

This is from one Asian source who correctly shared the STF lens specs and said a new RX would be announced on the Sept 12 event. He said he is yet not 100% sure but last time his Sony source told him a7III would come by end 2017 with those specs:

24Mpx
6fps with mechanical shutter (NO 20fps electronic mode!)
693 phase detection AF
touchscreen and joystick control

expanded ISO is 204800
4k 30p recording

EV-3

I don’t know if that’s the camera we will get at tomorrows Sony announcement or if Sony delayed the camera launch.

Source 2: Telephoto lens

It also seems that a new telephoto lens (400mm FE?) could be announced tomorrow.

Source 3: a7sIII

He said he doesn’t have any info about tomorrow announcement. All he knows from Sony is that the A7sIII would be launched soon.

Keep in mind: All we know for sure is that tomorrow Sony will have a major press event. And that Sony registered two new camera codes in Asia hinting that one or two cameras might be announced tomorrow. I give it a 50% chance that tomorrow we will get a new A7III or A7sIII, RX100mVI and 400mm telephoto lens. Unless I can get a confirmation to upgrade the rumors to SR5 don’t  hold me accountable on those rumors I summed up un this post.

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