First images of the new Yongnuo 85mm f/1.8 FE autofocus lens

Yongnuo will soon announce the new 85mm f/1.8 FE autofocus lens. This will be their second E-mount lens after the 50mm f/1.8 APS-C (here on Amazon).

Here is the google translated text from an original Chinese text I received:

Small size, lightweight design
The maximum diameter and length of the lens is about 67×88mm, and the net weight is only about 346g. The lightweight design is good for long-term handheld shooting and video recording.

Equipped with Fn function key
Equipped with Fn custom function buttons , reasonable allocation of buttons can quickly call up a function menu or perform a shortcut operation, improving the efficiency of creation.

Equipped with AF/MF focus mode switch
Through the AF/MF focus mode switch, you can quickly switch the focus mode.

Equipped with quiet CNC stepping motor
Compared with traditional DC motors, digitally controlled stepping motors ( DSM ) have quick start-stop response, high focusing accuracy, and quieter focusing action, which is suitable for photo shooting and video recording.

F 1.8 large aperture
Flexible use of F1.8 large aperture, easy to obtain soft blur effect, can also use low sensitivity and higher shutter to shoot in low light environment.

9 optical lenses in 8 groups, nano multilayer coating
It adopts 8 groups and 9 -element optical structure design, and the lens nano-multilayer coating process , which effectively improves the light transmittance and suppresses the ghost image and glare of backlight .

Low dispersion lens
Employed . 1 Mei low-dispersion glass lens, can be suppressed to better dispersion problems.

7 circular aperture blades
The 7- piece circular aperture blade design can produce circular diffuse spots, and a proper reduction of the aperture can also produce a 14- star effect.

USB firmware upgrade
Equipped with a USB Type-C interface, you can download the latest firmware to upgrade the lens to keep the lens at its best performance.

Metal bayonet, gold-plated contacts
The use of high-precision metal bayonet and gold-plated contacts effectively improves signal conductivity and corrosion resistance, and is durable. At the same time, it allows the camera and lens to maintain reliable communication, and realizes functions such as autofocus, aperture control, and EXIF information transmission.

Sony new entry level camera will have very similar A7III specs in A6600 body size

rendering of a possible A5 camera (Yukai)

A trusted source confirmed the new Sony entry level Full Frame camera is scheduled for a September announcement. When asked about the specs he said this:

“New entry level FF E-mount camera has very similar Sony A7III specs in body size of A6600

This is what we heard so far about this new camera:

Reliable Sony A5 (or A6) specs from trusted sources:

  • In mid September Sony will announce a new entry level Full Frame camera (could be named Sony A5 or Sony A6)
  • similar Sony A7III specs (SAR note: I guess sit means same 24MP sensor and same AF performance)
  • It has the same A7sIII fully articulating screen
  • body size of the A6600
  • The camera will be marketed for vloggers and youtubers
  • Battery is NP-FZ100,
  • USB is Type-C.
  • it has a single SD card slot
  • It has both a mic-in and a headphone jack
  • Wi-Fi (11a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth

Specs from unknown or first time sources still to be confirmed (or denied) by trusted sources:

  • new body design similar to a5xxx/a6xxx mixed metal and plastic.
  • The grip is pretty large to accommodate the battery.
  • 5 fps
  • ibis
  • no pop-up flash
  • there is a pop-up evf with 770.000 pixels (2.3m points) 0.6x mag.
  • Also touch screen like the a7sIII
  • records 4k 24p 10bit 100mbps, 4k 30p 10bit 100mbps and it even has 50/60p 4k but is really crippled they told me no audio, cropped and works only in s&q mode

You are excited and don’t know what to do now?
You can chat with me live on Discord about all the wild rumors I got on this camera. Also join the brand new Sony A5 Facebook group.

Roundup of rumors from super wild (or crazy) sources :)

Before to move on with new Sony A5-A6 rumors let’s go crazy with this BS rumors I got :)

About those rumors: I have no idea who sent them and 90% of the times they turn out to be wrong. But, it happened in the past that a couple of those were right. So I will post them today, and we all together can eventually keep track of this. If one of the sources turns out to be right than we will know we can trust it a bit more!

Source 1:

We’ve received a pre-release unit of a new Sony lens for testing: Sony FE 200mm F2.8 G (SEL200F28G). It’s supposed to be a more affordable option for those looking for a good value tele prime. Price is going to be about the same as the 20mm F1.8 G, build quality too. XD motors are there. No aperture ring this time, only a focus button. Can’t tell much about image quality yet, but I suppose it’s on par with other G lenses. Size is a tad smaller than the relatively old Canon 200mm F2.8,

Source 2:

I have some news on the ZX1 and RX1
(ZX1) Production has been delayed again due to the virus
Apparently Sony would/will release 2 RX1 III’s; RX1 II/III which would have a lower MP Sensor (Cannot confirm whether if it is the 24MP Version in the current A7 III or the previous gen 42mp)
(RX1) I have also been told it will an updated lens, EVF, Touchscreen, new body material, and weather sealing.

Source 3:

Full frame RV 20 16-400 zoom

Source 4:

sony will bring a “press”smartphone.
it is a a hybried of the  RX100 VII and Xperia 1 II.
it has a permanent viewfinder, not Pop.
has a Flash hotshoe
LOTS of Input, even lan
arca swiss ready

Source 5:

rumor has it that the up coming rx100 viii will have imx540/530 global shutter cmos sensor.

Source 6:

Sony will change Main RX Series to Long-range zoom lens. No New Full Frame RX this year.

 

Sony A5 (or A6) will have a fully articulating screen like the A7sIII and will be marketed for vloggers

rendering of a possible A5 camera (Yukai)

We now have been told the new Sony A5 (or Sony A6) camera will have a fully articulating screen like the A7sIII. The camera will be marketed for vloggers and youtubers.

Reliable Sony A5 (or A6) specs from trusted sources:

  • In mid September Sony will announce a new entry level Full Frame camera (could be named Sony A5 or Sony A6)
  • It has the same A7sIII. fully articulating screen
  • The camera will be marketed for vloggers and youtubers
  • Battery is NP-FZ100,
  • USB is Type-C.
  • it has a single SD card slot
  • It has both a mic-in and a headphone jack
  • Wi-Fi (11a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth

Specs from unknown or first time sources still to be confirmed (or denied) by trusted sources:

  • new body design similar to a5xxx/a6xxx mixed metal and plastic.
  • The grip is pretty large to accommodate the battery.
  • 5 fps
  • ibis
  • no pop-up flash
  • there is a pop-up evf with 770.000 pixels (2.3m points) 0.6x mag.
  • Also touch screen like the a7sIII
  • records 4k 24p 10bit 100mbps, 4k 30p 10bit 100mbps and it even has 50/60p 4k but is really crippled they told me no audio, cropped and works only in s&q mode

You are excited and don’t know what to do now?
You can chat with me live on Discord about all the wild rumors I got on this camera. Also join the brand new Sony A5 Facebook group.

WILD RUMOR: Sony A5 (or A6) has IBIS, 4k60p, 5fps and pop-up EVF?

rendering of a possible A5 camera (Yukai)

I just got this from a new source. Which means take it with a HUGE grain of salt. He shared those possible A5 (or A6) specs:

  • new body design similar to a5xxx/a6xxx mixed metal and plastic.
  • The grip is pretty large to accommodate the battery.
  • 5 fps
  • ibis
  • no pop-up flash
  • there is a pop-up evf with 770.000 pixels (2.3m points) 0.6x mag.
  • Also touch screen like the a7sIII
  • records 4k 24p 10bit 100mbps, 4k 30p 10bit 100mbps and it even has 50/60p 4k but is really crippled they told me no audio, cropped and works only in s&q mode

You can chat with me live on Discord about all the wild rumors I got on this camera. Also join the brand new Sony A5 Facebook group.

FULL RECAP

Sony A5 (or A6) reliable rumors summary:

  • In mid September Sony will announce a new entry level Full Frame camera (could be named Sony A5 or Sony A6)
  • Battery is NP-FZ100,
  • USB is Type-C.
  • it has a single SD card slot
  • It has both a mic-in and a headphone jack
  • Wi-Fi (11a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth

Unconfirmed rumors (60% chance they are correct):

  • new body design similar to a5xxx/a6xxx mixed metal and plastic.
  • The grip is pretty large to accommodate the battery.
  • 5 fps
  • ibis
  • no pop-up flash
  • there is a pop-up evf with 770.000 pixels (2.3m points) 0.6x mag.
  • Also touch screen like the a7sIII
  • records 4k 24p 10bit 100mbps, 4k 30p 10bit 100mbps and it even has 50/60p 4k but is really crippled they told me no audio, cropped and works only in s&q mode
  • price around $1,000 (which makes it the cheapest “new” camera in the lineup). Of course the first generation A7 and A7II are priced below $,1000 but they weren’t that cheap when first announced.