(SR3) First rumor about a new RX vlogging camera launch in late March

I just got this from a reliable source. He heard about a new Sony RX camera launch in late March. But this isn’t going to be the RX0II (which is coming too). This will be a new fixed lens camera with optical zoom. And he got this early info:

– compact camera with optical zoom
-Dual slot
-Lots of video features including, brand new video codec, colour grading video
-Custom function key button set up (e.g different set up for photo and video
– WiFi options (2.4 / 5 GHz)
– made for Vloggers

I think a dual slot excludes the RX100. So this is likely to be a new RX10 or a very new kind of RX camera.

(SR3) Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 FE lens to be announced in March?

A source just told me that Viltrox will soon announce the new 85mm f/1.8 FE autofocus lens! The company already made a 85mm f/1.8 AF lens for the Fuji X mount (see image on top) and a manual focusing 85mm f/1.8 E-mount lens (see here).

Yes, we will get three 85mm FE lenses in one month:
Meike has just announced a new 85mm f/1.8 FE manual focus lens which is listed on Amazon US and Amazon DE.
Samyang will soon announce a new 85mm f/1.4 autofocus FE lens (article here)
And now we will get a Viltrox too…

(SR5) First info about the new Samyang 85mm f/1.4 FE lens

Samyang is already teasing the next lens announcement and we know it will be a Samyang 85mm f/1.4 FE lens. We got this info:

  • The lens will be on market by May (SAR note: not sure when the announcement will happen)
  • The lens is a bit shorter and thicker than the version for Canon (SAR note: Probably means it’s a new redesigned version and not a copy of the Canon)
  • The autofocus performance will be improved over the other current Samyang FE lenses

Links to all current Samyang/Rokinon FF E-mount AF lenses:
14mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
24mm 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.
50mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.

UPDATE: Epic confusion on those Tamron 35mm f/1.4 and 35-150mm prototypes :(

UPDATED: At the Cp+ show today Tamron is showing the new 17-28mm FE along with the 35mm and 35-150mm DSLR lenses marked with an “E”. At first I thought this might be new E-mount prototypes but I now learned they are regular Canon EF versions.

There seems to have been a confusion with the reports I got from the CP+ show because the lenses had an “E” marking and were displayed together with the two other FE zooms making it look like these would be E-mount versiosn of the recently announced new DSLR lenses.

But thanks to my readers I learned that these unfinished prototypes are “weight” samples which means they are only there so that you can grab them and feel the weight.

Sorry folks, but I got mislead too by the reports I got from the CP+ show.  My apologies!