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Stay tuned….and remind it…we posted the lens info FIRST! And no other website ever got this :)

Moreover, we are making some progress on the A7IV, A7sIV launch time rumors…

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CONFIRMED by Nokishita: Sony will announce a new lens soon!


image on top shows the current hood for the 35mm lens

Nokishita spotted the registration of a new Sony lens hood with the code “ALC-SH162″. This is the first direct confirmation that Sony will announce a new lens soon. As I told you before this will be a “Fast Wide Angle Prime Lens

I also want to debunking a rumor: This is NOT a 18mm f/1.8 GM lens. Of that Iam 100% sure.

Tamron says there is a short 70-180mm production delay…

A source sent me a couple of info about Tamron:

Tamron mentioned that they will only be making mirrorless lenses from now on! I asked if they meant like Canon, but they said that they’re all in on mirrorless and fully committed (unlike Canon).
Tamron also mentioned that some of the previously rumored lenses had their release dates delayed, so we’re getting less lenses than expected. They also expected the 70-180 to be finished by now, so that’s been delayed.

We are likely to get some info about the exact lens price and availability around the CP+ show start on February 27.

Sigma confirms the 70-200mm f/2.8 FE lens is coming soon!

Image on top shows the front of the current Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Canon EF lens

In this interview Sigma CEO Yamaki was asked about the 70-200mm f/2.8 FE lens (minute 4:30 on the video below). And he clearly stated this is a lens “needed” in the mirrorless world. Which means it’s coming soon as I rumored many times here on SAR. So please, it’s time to prepare your wallets :)

Yamaki also said they are considering making Anamorphic Cine lenses:

RUMOR: Sony will announce a new fast wide angle PRIME lens on February 25 !!!

UPDATED speculative Sony release roadmap

Two reliable sources told us Sony will definitely announce a “Fast Wide Angle Prime Lens” on February 25. Please note that they didn’t share their time zone so I don’t know if it’s Feb 26 in some other countries.

I have no info yet if this is a 21mm f/1.4 lens or some other focal length. Let me know what you hope this will be:

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So now let’s sum up what we can expect to be announced as next:

February :

  • New Sony fixed lens RX or action camera (80% reliable)
  • New Sony wide angle fast prime lens (90% reliable)
  • New Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 FE (I am sure it’s coming….timing still unclear…70% reliable)

April:

  • Two new Cine FE lenses at the NAB show (80% reliable)
  • Maybe some other FE telephoto lens too like the rumored 300mm f/2.8 FE (60% reliable)

May:

  • Maybe the new A7IV but this also depends from the Coronavirus outbreak. Sony already said it’s affecting their sensor production (50% reliable)
  • New telephoto FE lenses (80% reliable). Maybe 300mm f/2.8 if it wasn’t announced in March-April already and another consumer telephoto lens.
  • New Tamron FE lens (70% reliable)

June-July:

  • New RX camera(s) (70% reliable)
  • New 12-24mm f/2.8 GM lens (90% reliable)

August-September:

  • Ahead of the IBC show we shall get the A7sIII or whatever the final name will be (70% reliable)

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Tamron says it will launch THREE new lenses this year!

Tamron released their full financial report. And within the document they discloses they plan to launch THREE new lenses for mirrorless in 2020 beside the 20mm FE and 70-180mm FE. No specs have been shared but we can safely assume those are FE lenses (also because my sources tole me “many” FE lenses will be announced this year). Tamron is quite confident those lenses will sell well:

“With newly launched mirrorless models, the sales of own-brand models is expected to increase the sales compare to the previous year”

Moreover they report:

the backorders on the 17-28mm f/2.8 RXD (A046) are expected to be cleared by the end of this month

This means they might be ready to start the 70-180mm f/2.8 FE lens production. The lens pricing (and preorder) is likely to be announced on February 27.

So what are the three lenses you wish to get from Tamron? Drop your ideas in the comment system!

RUMOR: Before the 12-24mm f/2.8 GM we will get another PRIME lens in February!

I received some more info the past hour: Again this is now all reliable info I got and I give i a 95% chance it’s correct:

  1. I can now super confirm that today’s rumored 12-24mm f/2.8 FE lens will be announced right before (or begin) Summer and NOT at the CP+ show
  2. At the CP+ show there will be at least a new PRIME lens!!!

Stay tuned…we shall get ore info about that PRIME lens soon…

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