(SR5) Tamron will announce the new 70-180mm f/2.8 FE zoom in October!

I already  reported that Tamron will announce one new zoom and three new prime FE lenses in October. We now got the specs of the zoom lens: 70-180mm f/2.8 FE!

That’s an approximate size comparison with the Sony 70-200mm f/2.8:

That 20mm shorter range makes a lot of difference in terms of lens size. I am willing to accept this trade off and you?

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(SR5) First leaked image of the new Sony A9II flagship camera!

This is the first leaked image of the new Sony A9II !!! The camera will be announced in October. UPDATE. It will NOT be displayed at the PhotoPlus show but on a separate event because Sony decided to NOT be present at the show this year.

I got three images of the new Sony A9II and I am now allowed to post this one only :) And yes:

The new Sony A9II looks exactly like the new Sony A7rIV but with the additional dial on the left.

This is not a photoshopped image and indeed there will be only one minor change to prove you this is the real deal:

– Gone is the “Focus mode dial lock release button” of the previous Sony A9

Now before you rant about the disappointment of this news :) I have been assured that all the WOW elements are INSIDE the camera. The sensor should be the most advanced one on the market yet! Hope to get some info about this soon :)

The only yet NON-confirmed info I got is that it uses a new generation 36MP sensor. But I repeat this is NOT confirmed yet!

Sony A9II rumor recap:
– The camera will be announced in October and displayed at the PhotoPlus show in NYC (October  23-25)
– The camera has the same A7rIV body with additional dial on the left.
– The big improvements are INSIDE the camera with a very new generation Sony sensor and improved autofocus
– Unconfirmed: The sensor could have 36MP resolution

Stay tuned on SAR!

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Sony has officially announced the new A6100 and A6600 cameras, 16-55mm f/2.8 and 70-350mm lenses

Sony has officially announced four new APS-C products! Here is all the info you need (post will be continually updated):

Preorders:
Sony A6600 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera. In EU at Calumet DE, Park UK, WexUK.
Sony A6100  at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera. In EU at Calumet DE, Park UK, WexUK.
E 16-55mm F2.8 G at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera. In EU at Calumet DE, Park UK, WexUK.
E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama , FocusCamera. In EU at Calumet DE, Park UK, WexUK.

Whats hot:
– Sony A6600 has 14 bit RAW!
– We got the very first GM classified APS-C lens!

Surprise:
There will be one more camera announcement soon…A7sIII?

Previews and hands-on:
Hands-on by Sony Ambassadors on Alphauniverse.
Sony A6100 vs A6400 vs A6600 – The 10 main differences (Mirrorlesscomparison).
Sony A6600 review so far (CameraLabs).
Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G Hands-on Photos (PhotographyBlog).
Sony A6600 hands-on photos (PhotographyBlog).
First look at Gizmodo.
Hands-on by Engadget.

Official press releases:
A6600/A6100 press release on SAR.
Lens press release on SAR.
A6600 product page at Sony.
A6100 product page at Sony.
E 16-55mm product page at Sony.
E 70-350mm product page at Sony.
Press on Explora.

Sony A9 firmware 6.0 will be available in September:

Difference between A6100, A6400 and A6500:

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Good news: Jim Kasson says a7RIV wont have the same PDAF banding the plagues the GXF 100 and the Nikon Z cameras

Jim Kasson tested the Sony  A7rIV files and writes:

From this data, I’m surmising that the a7RIV wont have the same PDAF banding the plagues the GXF 100 and the Nikon Z cameras. I’m relieved. I may have PDAF striping, but that’s the lesser of the two evils.

This is a preliminary conclusion but Jim Kasson has a high reputation of being accurate with his analysis…

Sony A7rIV and new accessories:
Sony A7rIV in USA/CA at BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera, Amazon, BuyDig, Henrys.
Sony A7rIV in EU at Calumet DE, ParkUK, WexUK, Calumet NL.
Sony A7rIV in Asia at Sony Japan. Sony Australia.
Sony VG-C4EM grip in USA at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, FocusCamera, BuyDig, ParkUK, WexUK.
ECM-B1M Digital Audio Shotgun Microphone at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, FocusCamera, BuyDig, Park UK.
XLR-K3M Mic at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, FocusCamera, BuyDig, Park UK.

Official Tamron teaser for the launch of four new Sony FE lenses!

And here it is the official Tamron teaser for the launch of FOUR new Sony FE lenses!

It’s pretty clear from the image that we should get a new zoom and three primes. The zoom looks to be something like a  70-200mm f/2.8 lens. I wonder how fast the primes will be…

Still from what  I heard it will  still take some time to see those four lenses announced. They will be displayed at the PhotoPlus Show in October and NOT before that!

 

Here are the six new next Sony Full Frame sensors. One of them has Quad Bayer Structure!

Sony has registered six new Full Frame sensors. Below you can find the full spec sheets. What’s particular is that the sensor named IMX521 uses the Quad Bayer Structure. Sony writes:

HDR function is available by dividing exposure time in the 4 same color pixels into long exposure pixels and short exposure pixels. or dividing conversion gain in the 4 same color pixels into LCG pixels and HCG pixels.
Quad Bayer RAW function makes it possible to readout 4 same color pixels without addition.
When normal operation. 4 same color pixels are added and made 1 pixel, and output as bayer pixel array. In addition, a group of divided 4 same color pixels is defined as 1 pixel unit in this product specification.

Here are the short sensor specs:
IMX311: 48,9MP (45° deg. square pix array)
IMX313: 48,9MP (16bit A/D, stacked 3:2, 30p at 16:9 FULL 8k readout. 60p at 6k with crop.)
IMX409: 55MP
IMX410: 24.6MP (24mpix, 19fps for photography. 6k 40fps, 4k crop 100fps.)
IMX521: 15MP with Quad Array
IMX554: 30MP

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Sony manager reassures: We are working to give you 4k60p and 10bit 4:2:2 on a Sony Alpha camera!

Sony A7rIV and new accessories:
Sony A7rIV in USA/CA at BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera, Amazon, BuyDig, Henrys.
Sony A7rIV in EU at Calumet DE, ParkUK, WexUK, Calumet NL.
Sony A7rIV in Asia at Sony Japan. Sony Australia.
Sony VG-C4EM grip in USA at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, FocusCamera, BuyDig, ParkUK, WexUK.
ECM-B1M Digital Audio Shotgun Microphone at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, FocusCamera, BuyDig, Park UK.
XLR-K3M Mic at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, FocusCamera, BuyDig, Park UK.

After the Sony A7rIV announcement there were some bloggers expressing concerns if Sony will ever release a new A7s camera. Well the answer is clearly yes! Sony managers confirmed in this interview that they are working to deliver a 4k60p and 10bit 4:2:2 Sony Alpha camera to their customers: