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May 30, 2018
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Sony A7sIII is maybe “coming soon” and that it will keep the same “identity”.

The A7sIII book is still listed on Amazon Germany :)

Emmanuel Pampuri posted his french interview Sony. A couple of highlights:

– Fs series suffer from the success of A7 series (30% of the pro market)S
– They can’t implement 10bits 4k in FS5II because this needs to much power consumption, it is not a marketing choice.A
– 10 bits 4k will be for the next FS generation R
– A7sIII is “maybe” coming soon, but it’s the most hiden secret, even in internal Sony teams
– A7sIII will keep the same “identity”: low resolution sensor and extreme low light capabilities. Usuable High ISO are more important than oversampling.

Here ios the full interview:

Thanks Antoine for the translation!


May 24, 2018
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(SR5) Samyang will announce the new 24mm f/2.8 FE autofocus lens (listed already at ZOL)

The Chinese site ZOL already lists the new Samyang FE autofocus lens that will be announced in June/July. There is yet no price info but the new 24mm pancake should have the same size as the current 35mm f/2.8.

Links to all current Samyang/Rokinon FF E-mount AF lenses:
50mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
14mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
35mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
35mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.

May 17, 2018
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(SR5) New Samyang lens for Sony will be announced in June/July

Two trusted sources confirmed this: Samyang will announce a new Autofocus Full Frame E-mount lens in June/July. I have yet no info about the focal length. But I do hope it’s a 135mm f/1.8 FE!

Links to all current Samyang/Rokinon FF E-mount AF lenses:
50mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
14mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
35mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
35mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.

May 14, 2018
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Probably no product announcement at the next big Sony taking place by end of May!

Sony organized some major meetings with journalists by end of May. Usually when Sony puts that kind of effort there is some related product announcement. But the chances are now increasing that we might get NOTHING at all. Just like at the Kando 2.0 trip in California Sony seems to focus more on creating connections and discussions with the media and artisans.

On the other hand we have to report that Sony registered a new camera code “WW771132” in Asia which means that at leat one new model should be announced within 1-2 months. Nokishita believes that this might be an RX camera:

Historically June is a month where Sony did announce new RX cameras (Source Dpreview):

Let’s see, I hope I am wrong and the A6700 or A7sIII will be announced soon with the new RX!

Note: I also got that info from another source. I am not sure if it’s accurate but the info he shares makes sense:

The kando event was planned to announce the a7siii, but the a7iii got so many preorders and is selling way above sony expectations that they delay the a7siii to make more a7iii, one advantage of having exact same body is that sony can shift easily the manufactering from one model to another depending on demand

May 11, 2018
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Max Yuryev: “Sony A7sIII needs these Features to Compete”

Max writes:

With the imminent A7s III around the corner, here are 5 features the A7s3 BETTER have!

We know Sony registered a new camera code which means we should soon see a new camera. But I am uncertain if that’s going to be the A6700 or A7sIII or a new RX camera. But two German authors are sure it’s the A7sIII as they are already selling this book at Amazon Germany :)

May 9, 2018
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Few tidbits about the next Sony event (with or without product announcement?)


The 400mm FE shown yesterday at the Kando trip start. Image courtesy DigitalPhotoPro

Yesterday the big Kando 2.0 event in California kicked off. Despite Mike Fasulo being present at the event and unlike the past year we had no new lens announcement. Quite strange also because there were many Artisans and people participating to this (watch High Brownstone video).  Sony did show once again the new 400mm FE behind the glass but did not release any info about the pricing yet.

I talked to some more sources and they do confirm Sony is organizing some major meetings by end May. This is yet not a 100% guarantee that there will be a new camera. But a source reminded me that only once in the past three years Sony did NOT announce something new in such events.

So let’s be clear: I have yet NOT received any confirmation that there will be new products. All I know is that Sony is making a big press event. But there is a chance that just like the Kando 2.0 trip in the USA they might NOT announce anything.

To recap the little we know so far on future products:

SR5: We know from highly trusted source that a new 24mm f/1.4 GM lens should be announced this year
SR5: We know from highly trusted sources a new High end APS-C will also be announced this year
SR5: A7sIII with 4K60p coming too
SR4: 200-600mm FE on the roadmap
SR3: 400mm f/2.8 GM price to be unveiled within 1-.2 months
SR3: 135mm FE GM coming too

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May 8, 2018
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Sigma 70mm preorders will open on May 11

Nokishita reports  preorders for the new Sigma 70mm f/2.8 macro FE lens will open on May 11. The “rumored” price is 90000JPY.

This is the Sigma 70mm f/2.8 vs the Sony 90mm f/2.8 macro comparison (via CameraSize)

Sigma FE lens preorder links:
All lenses listed on one page at BHphoto (Click here). In detail:
Sigma 14mm f/1.8 for $1,599 at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 for $899 at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 for $849 at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 for $899 at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 for $949 at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 for $1,199 at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sigma 135mm f/1.8 for $1,399 at BHphoto and Adorama.

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