Image of the new World’s widest rectilinear Full Frame Lens mounted from Laowa on the Sony

Kevin Yeung from Laowa posted these pictures of the new World’s widest rectilinear Full Frame f/5.6 M mount lens. In this case you see it adapted on the Sony using the Techart LM-EA7 autofocus adapter. Not sure if this lens will be available as native E-mount version too. Laowa did NOT disclose the focal length of the lens yet…

He also posted three imagge samples shot with it:

Size comparison between the 200-600mm FE and the 100-400mm GM

Our reader Robert made this size comparison between the leaked Sony 200-400mm f/5.6-6.3 G lens and the Sony 100-400mm GM. The new Sony super telephoto zoom lens will be announced this week on June 5 or June 6.

I have no idea how much the new 200-600mm lens will cost yet. Would be happy to learn it’s around $2,000. As a comparison the Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 lens is priced at $1250.

And some fun by VTC Media :)

And here is a not so 100% accurate size comparison done using the CameraSize tool:

(SR5) Leaked images of the (STOLEN?) new Sony 200-600 G OSS f/5.6-6.3 FE lens!

These images of the new Sony 200-600G OSS f/5.6-6.3 FE lens. The lens will be announced next week on June 5/6!

UPDATE: There is a curious story. Someone either stole or found this lens and is selling it on Yahoo auctions Japan for 20,000 YEN ($200). The seller writes:

There are no accessories or boxes. Good for parts replacement.

I bet is that this is a stolen prototype! If I am right the auction will be removed by yahoo soon after Sony’s official complain!


(SR4) Sony likely to announce a new new wildlife/sports lens on June 5/6!

I am no 90% certain that on June 5/6 Sony will announce at least one new E-mount lens. I still have no info about other possible new lenses or even a camera.

I am 80% certain that there might be a new FE wildlife/sports lens. I have no specs but we had some patents and previous rumors about 500 and 600mm f/4.0 lenses and a 200-600mm FE lens. But like I said I have no specs yet so this wildlife lens might have another focal range and aperture.

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Double Sony press events: on May 31 (no E-mount gear) and June 5/6 (with new E-mount gear)

Folks we have two Sony press events ahead of us:

May 31 event:
Sony will have a press event at the Cinegear show. But I  think there will be no new E-mount gear announced on that event. Seems like Sony’s focus is on their classic camcorder business and Venice ecosystem.
Don’t think there will be a video livestream for that. But if there is one I will post it on SAR

June 5/6 event:
With 100% certainty we will get one (or more?) new E-mount products. I should get some more details about what to expect in the next hours. I am 90% certain there will be no A9II or A7sIII announcement on that event.
There should be a live stream and I will embed it on SAR.


The future Sony A7sIII has to compete against those Panasonic S1H specs

On Friday (May 31) Panasonic will officially announce the new S1H Cine L-mount camera. This is the first direct Sony A7sII competitor. And the new Sony A7sIII which is rumored to be announced this autumn will have to at least match if not beat those specs leaked right now by

Panasonic Cine Lumix  S1H will be announced on May 31
It’s L-mount

New Full Frame sensors
Records 6K24p and 4k60p
Records 10bit 4:2:2 internal at 30p and external 60p
14 stops Dynamic Range

Cinematography dream gear
It’s built like a tank.
Slightly bigger than the S1-S1R for better heat dissipation
full built-in log settings
lot more epxensive than the S1R

My feeling is that the Sony A7sIII will be much better than this new S1H!