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RUMOR: Tamron 70-180mm FE will be released on May 14 for $1199 !!!

I can now confirm via multiple sources (Thank you all!) that:

  1. The Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 USA preorders will open on May 14. Looks like preorders in Japan will open earlier.
  2. USA price will be $1199

This means the price of the Tamron is 46% of what you pay for the Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 GM lens :) And we know from the first review (read here) that the Tamron has super optical quality. So yes, I am pretty sure this is a Killer lens!

Will you buy the new $1,199 Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 FE lens?

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UPDATE: The preorders in Japan might start next week according to Nokishita:

RUMOR: Sony 12-24 f/2.8 GM lens announcement will be delayed. And lens price will be around $4,000!

Image on top shows the current Sigma 14-24mm FE
The same source whom correctly shared our first exclusive 20mm f/1.8 FE lens rumor also shared new details on the future Sony 12-24 f/2.8 GM lens:
1224GM announcement delayed by the Coronavirus outbreak.
the price could be around 4000$ !
lens can be equipped rear filter, maybe like 400/2.8.

The 12-24mm GM lens was previously rumored to be announced in Q2. I guess it’s no surprise the Covid19 outbreak will delay the launch of this lens.

What’s impressive is the high price tag! $4,000 for a wide angle lens is a lot. But from what I heard this is a superb quality lens and surely the fact that it might have the same 400mm GM rear filter system makes it clear this lens is made for landscape PRO photographers.

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Sony Product Announcement on April 20th at 9:00 am PST / 12:00 EST

There will be new Sony product announcements on April 20 at 9:00am PST / 12:00 EST

Sony ‘s Press Conference for NAB now Rescheduled to Monday April 20th 9:00 am PST / 12:00 EST

Sony Electronics – 03/12/2020

Sony continues daily monitoring of the evolving situation around the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) which has seen an escalation globally and, as such, is taking various precautionary measures.

As we place the utmost importance on the safety and wellbeing of our employees, partners and industry colleagues, we support the difficult but important decision from National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show 2020 (https://nabshow.com/2020/attend/onsite-services/coronavirus-update-and-resources/) to no longer hold the Las Vegas conference in April.

We are eager to share our innovations with the NAB community digitally via press conference time of 9:00am PST on Monday April 20, 2020.

Sony would like to thank the community of innovators for their understanding and ongoing support during these challenging times. Our thoughts remain with those who are suffering from this tragedy.

To stay updated, please follow @sonyelectronics and please visit https://pro.sony/event-nab for future update.

via Sony

Possible leaked spec sheet of the new Sony 43MP 8K APS-C sensor!


A7000 rendering

It would be about time for Sony to launch a proper High End model A7000 camera to compete against the Fuji X-T line. I know it’s unlikely this will happen :( but at least we might know Sony now has a sensor for this!

The IMX671AQR specs sheet leaked out. The APS-C sensor has 43MP and records 8K 12bit video too! It also has stacked DRAM and up to 16 bit depth for stills images:

Now dear Sony, would you listen to our community and make such a high end APS-C camera? :)

via Luke Driftwood

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: 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

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This is what Sony said about the future A7sIII: It will have 4k60p and 10bit 4:2:2 and exceed expectations!

I keep reading comments on the web saying Sony might not release the new A7sIII at all. Don’t worry folks it is coming this year! And if you still are worried keep in mind that Sony confirmed this multiple times ( Statement 1, Statement 2, Statement 3).

This is what the A7sIII will be according to Sony:

  • Definitely at least “4K/60, 10-bit 4:2:2″
  • Some features will go “beyond the expectations”
  • And “of course more battery power, increased AF accuracy – many things!”

So this is what Sony stated over and over again. The A7sII successor is coming this year and my personal guess is that we might see it at the NABshow in April.

As far as rumors go…

This is the little I got from one reliable source who saw the prototype:

  • The prototype camera recorder 4k120p (and had no 8K recording)
  • The prototype camera was much thicker and had a cooling vent
  • Same kind of A9II improvements (AF, build quality, weather sealing)

So that’s it about the A7sII successor. Now let’s hope Sony really delivers the BIG promise they made!

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2020 rumors summary:
– Sony will launch a new wide angle high quality lens (I suspect it will be announced during first half 2020)
– Sony might launch a new 300mm f/2.8 FE GM before the Tokyo Olympics
– Sony has officially registered a new camera code in Asia. It’s for a low end model (Unclear if it’s the RX10V)
– Sony is likely to have a new camera on market in March (I hope it’s the A7IV but got no solid confirmations yet)
– Sigma is going to launch a new 70-200mm f/2.8 FE lens

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RUMOR: Marks rumors that  are somehow more solid and likely to be true
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