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February 23, 2018
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Increasing chance that we might get a new Sony A7III on February 26

A7III rendering created by Valley Films

I am still not 100% sure about WHAT will be announced: But the chances are increasing that we will get a new A7III camera on February 26. This because we learned that many people got invited at big events in Las Vegas, London and Asia. I doubt they would do that for a new A6000mkII or A5300.
And you better hope that these A7III specs shared by a new source are correct. Because if he is than I can share the correct A7sIII specs too (Spoiler: The camera is not going to be unveiled at the CP+).

So let’s recap what we know so far:

99% reliable rumors:
– Sony announcement on February 26 (Las Vegas time)
– New “entry-mid” level camera will be announced

60% reliable rumor:
The “entry-mid” level camera is the A7III

35% reliable rumor on the A7III  specs:
24 mpx sensor.
7 fps.
425 contrast points.
167 phase detection.
Z batterie.
touch screen.
4k recording 24 .25 and 30 fps.
1080p 24.25.30 and 60.fps.
1899 us dollars.

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Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

February 22, 2018
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(SR5) Leaked image of the new Tokina 20mm f/2.0 FE autofocus lens

Today Tamron will announce the new 28-75mm f/2.8 lens. But also Tokina has a surprise for us! This is the first image of the new 20mm f/2.0 FE autofocus lens that will be announced tomorrow (Feb 23). This lens is an updated version of their current manual focusing 20mm Firin. Here are the specs google translated from Japanese:

  • Full size compatible AF lens for Sony E mount
  • Lens configuration: 11 groups of 13
  • Filter size: 62 mm
  • Shortest shooting distance: 0.28 m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 1: 10.29
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9
  • Size: 73.4 mm × 81.5 mm
  • Weight: 464 g
  • Expected release date: End of April 2018
  • Is the announcement on February 23?

via Nokishita

February 22, 2018
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(SR5) More leaked images of the new Sony HVL-F60RM flash

Here are a few more leaked images of the new radio controlled Sony HVL-F60RM flash.

This flash will be announced along the new “entry-mid” level Alpha camera on February 26.

February 21, 2018
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(SR2) Low ranked rumors about a sort of “Sony A6000mk2” camera coming on February 26

We know Sony will announce a new “entry-mid-level” Alpha camera on February 26. But so far I have no 100% reliable info about what this camera is about. But I think we can narrow down the choices to two cameras: The A7III and a new APS-C E-mount camera. It will be onw of the two.

I will now report four “unconfirmed” rumors (which means non-reliable yet):

Source 1:

“A7mk3 at CP+ 24MP sensor”

Source 2:

“There will be a new aps-c type camera from sony.
it won’t be a direct successor to the a6500 model.I will be in a lower series using the same sensor but less features…”

Source 3:

“there are reasons to claim new camera will be APS-C budget E-Mount camera. Something like a5500 or a6000 mk2. I give it 70% and 30% for a7 mk3.”

Source 4:

Sony will not announce a new a7 camera, just a new small entry level compact camera with special new Facebook, IG and Twitter dedicated buttons for instant social media uploads. I think the camera will sell very well with the teenage generation.

Let’s see whom of the three source is going to land on the hall of fame….or flame :)

February 21, 2018
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(SR5) Leaked: This is the new Sony HVL-F60RM flash!

You remember how trusted sources that Sony would announce two things on Feb 26: The “entry-mid” level Alpha and a new Flash. Well the sources were spot on so far as this image of the new Sony HVL-F60RM flash just got leaked via Nokishita. It’s a radio-controlled version of the Sony HVL-F60M (we posted a rumor about it back in October).

Now the question remains: What’s the new entry-level camera? Place your bet here:

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February 20, 2018
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All the rumors so far: Sony announcement, Sigma ART FE, Tamron E-mount, Tokina FE, Samyang and Laowa…

This Sigma roadmap shows the 50mm f/1.4 for APS-C E-mount

We posted many rumors the past days so let’s make a short recap:

1) Sony
From trusted sources we know Sony will announce new “entry-mid” level Alpha camera and a new Flash on February 26 at the WPPI in Las Vegas.
Unconfirmed: We definitely will NOT get a new A7sIII. But it’s unconfirmed yet what that “entry-mid” level camera might be: A new A7III, A5300, A6500 or A77m3???

2) Sigma
Sigma should show their first ART FE lenses at the CP+ show. It’s unclear if one or some of the lenses will hit the market right away or if this will be more of a roadmap/development announcement.
There might be also a new 50mm f/1.4 lens for APS-C E-mount cameras.

3) Tamron
Tamron will announce a new 28-75mm f/2.8 FE lens.

4) Venus Optics
the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 will for APS-C E-mount will be announced in late March for $499.

5) Tokina
Tokina might finally show their two wide and super wide FE lens primes

6) Samyang
Samyang is going to announce a new portrait FE lens as next. But announcement date is yet unconfirmed. Could be ay Cp+ or shortly after that.

Curious note: If the rumored A7III specs will turn out to be true I will have some great rumor for the A7sIII too from the very same source…fingers crossed his A7III specs are correct!

February 20, 2018
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(SR5) First leaked image of the new Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD FF E-mount lens for Sony!

Our source was spot on and indeed this is the first image of the new Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD Full Frame E-mount lens for Sony! It should be announced on February 22.

This is the first non-Sony FE zoom lens. Tamron was also the first third party lens maker launching an 18-200mm APS-C E-mount zoom (here on Amazon US, Amazon DE).

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