(SR3) New Zeiss lens to be released at Photokina?

Following rumor is not from our sources so take it easy! It could be true it could be wrong!

At Dyxum forum member with the nickname “boyanphotography” affirms that “Today I talked to the Zeiss guy at IBC, and he told me that at Photokina they will launch the full MF line of lenses for A-mount (18mm all the way to 100mm (including the 50 1.4), they start with bringing the [shoplink 3962]100 macro[/shoplink] on the market at beginning 2011).

Also, he said Zeiss/Sony will release a new lens at Photokina (besides the 24)!!!
He said he couldn’t tell me what lens, though he said it’s a very big one .
Could this be the CZ 200mm?

We remind you that those are the current Manual Focus lenses from Zeiss:
[shoplink 3960]Distagon T* 3,5/18[/shoplink] Distagon T* 2,8/21
Distagon T* 2/28
Distagon T* 1,4/35
Distagon T* 2/35
Planar T* 1,4/50
Makro-Planar T* 2/50
Planar T* 1,4/85
[shoplink 3962]Makro-Planar T* 2/100[/shoplink]

In the meanwhile Kurtmunger noticed that the new Zeiss 24mm lens “does not appear anywhere on their site as of 21:44, 9/12/10 EST. Apparently, Sony’s US website was down on Saturday for maintenance(?)  As I was trying to update some links to the CZ 24mm F/2 lens I noticed it was gone on the Carl Zeiss lens page.  Could it be a mistake?  Or is Sony having troubles again?  Since last week, Sony has very quietly pulled the A560, A580 and CZ 24mm F/2 from their US website, I’m not sure about other places.  Very strange actions here.  I remember the date when the CZ 16-80mm was promised, and it ended up being released six months late.BHphoto is still taking preorders (approx. arrival November)

UPDATE: The Sony 24mm lens in available for preorder in all other worldwide sonystyle stores. Very likely it’s just a Sony US mistake…

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(SR4) Swedish website tested the new NEX firmware…

The swedish website Minhembio tested the new upcoming NEX firmware! and that’s what they wrote:

Some rumor spreading first: For Photokina Sony will deliver a new software update for the NEX-cameras which will allow more creative filming with bigger and better control over your “creative filmmaking”. We tested one of these cameras with this new firmware and can confirm that it will be easier than ever to be creative with your camera.

Read the google english transaltion at Minhembio.com

More about the FF sensor development and Nikon partnership…

As you remember we received an email from one of our sources about the future Sony Fullframe and Nikon partnership strategy. That email created a lot of heavy discussions. The source contacted me again and sent me following text to publish. Feel free to express your opinion, he is reading your comments!

It is a total BS that Sony will quit FF sensor business. Sony is gearing up for major push into pro photography because they can make the best video-still convergence cameras including for newsmen. That is why their main DSLR lens push is into FF. Sony does not need Nikon. Nikon needs Sony. Even if Nikon would get their sensors elsewhere, Sony has no problem making FF sensors for themselves only. No one has as much experience as Sony in sensor design and no matter hown much Canon tries, they can’t compare to Sony. Sony is only now getting heavily into DSLR sensor business. Don’t believe the posts that Nikon can make the same quality sensors as Sony. The imaging chipset comes with image processing, including HD video. Nikon can work with another company that would design the chipset for them, with Nikon input, but it would be crazy to try to do that when Sony is getting heavily into the same kind of business and Nikon knows that they would not be able to compete on the same level, even with sensor design outsourcing.

I know that this text sounds like it was written by a “SonyFanboy” (He says: “Canon can’t compare to Sony”). Fact is that he gave me correct “rumors” in the past. The question now is if after the very good and expensive Nikon D3X ($7,399.95 on Amazon!) and the cheap but still good Sony A850 Nikon and Sony will release a new Fulflrame camera in 2010. My answer? We will have to wait until next year :(

P.S.: We are working to get news about the new NEX and Zeiss lenses, and about the A77 and NEX7 camera. If you know something feel free to share your news using the contact form on the right sidebar. Every little info helps!!! Thanks!