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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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RUMOR: Yes! Sony new 12-24mm f/2.8 GM lens will be on market this summer!!!

This is a rumor confirmed by two long time reliable sources!!!
Sony will launch a new 12-24mm f/2.8 GM lens. It will be on market by Summer 2020
This lens would be 2mm wider than the current Sigma 14-24mm FE and probably 2x the price :) No seriously, I hope Sony will be more reasonable with pricing this time! While I am sure the lens will be shipping this summer it’s unclear yet when exactly Sony will announce the lens. UPDATE: Likely coming at Photokina?
One more thing: Before that lens we likely will get other new FE lens announcement. Stay tuned!!!

2020 rumors summary:
– Sony 12-24mm f/2.8 GM lens will be on market this summer.
– Sony has officially registered a new RX/action camera code in Asia. Announcement veeery soon.
– Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 FE lens to be announced soon
– Sony might launch a new 300mm f/2.8 GM between CP+ and Photokina
– Sony A7sIII could be announced in August ahead of the IBC show
– Sony A7IV may be announced in May at the Photokina show

Rumor ranking explained:
I now post only  two kind of rumors:

RUMOR: Marks rumors that  are somehow more solid and likely to be true
WILD RUMOR: Marks rumor that are from anonymous and first time sources. We post them just for the sake of fun and clickbait of course  :)

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Small teaser: Today full Sony wide angle lens specs will be posted at 15:00 London time ;)

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This is a very solid rumor confirmed via two trusted sources. When I am back from the Louvre tour (15:00 London time) I will post this. Stay tuned!

Personal note: Broke my Voigtlander 40mm f/1.2 FE after a 50 cm fall. Damn it :(

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RUMOR: No new E-mount camera announcement in February and A7sIII announcement ahead of the IBC show in August/September?

Now I hope this rumor is wrong :(

I got this from a single trusted source, whom rarely was wrong in the past. But I hope this is one of those rare occasions he might got the wrong info. He told me this:

1) No new E-mount camera will be announced in February ahead of the Cp+ show
2) Sony A7sIII will be announced ahead of the IBC show in August/September.

No info on the A7IV launch timing but I guess the chances stay high we will see it at Photokina. But lets’ hope I am wrong folks and we will get a new E-mount camera at CP+ already…

This is what to expect at the CP+ show (end of February): For sure we are soon getting a new compact camera model (RX or action camera). Also new E-mount lenses are likely to be announced.