HOT: First leaked images of the new Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 FE lens!!!

Here are the leaked images and specs of the new Tamron 150-500mm F / 5-6.7 Di III VC VXD lens that will be announced on April 22:

  • 25 elements in 16 groups
  • minimum shooting distance 0.6m (wide angle) /1.8m (telephoto)
  • maximum shooting magnification 1: 3.1 (wide angle) / 1: 3.7 (telephoto)
  • filter diameter 82mm, size φ93×209.6mm
  • weight 1725g
  • tripod mount 155g. 

That’s a nice lens and surely cheaper than the Sony 200-600mm FE.

 

via Nokishita

Sony vs Canon: After the 8K battle we might get the 100MP sensor battle in 2022!

The Canon vs Sony 8K battle has ended with the launch of the Sony A1. So what’s coming next? It’s rumored that both companies might race to be the first to offer a 100+ Megapixel Full Frame camera in 2022. Last year I shared the specs of this new Sony 102MP FF sensor with 6K video capability. So I guess this sensor (or a variation) could be used inside the future A7rV. I hope it has the same new sensor tech of the A1….which means very fast readout, same high resolution EVF and why not….the same fully articulating screen of the A9II.

I am actually an owner and big fan of the entire A7r series. I can’t wait to buy the new version and you?

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Sources:
Canon rumors CR via CanonWatch

RUMOR: Is this the new Sony 14mm f/1.8 GM lens?

Three months ago I told you Sony might launch a new 16mm f/1.8 lens in 2021. One month ago the same source told me that Sony actually decided to make it a bit wider: 14mm f/1.8. And today I might got the firs evidence that indeed we will get a new 14mm f/1.8 lens. Another source sent me two images. The on on top shows the aperture ring of this lens. He also sent me an image sample I will not share now. But the EXIF shows this:

I have no info yet about when this lens will be announced.

P:S.: At the moment we have a 14mm f/1.8 FE lens form Sigma. But it’s an enormous lens :)

Impressive: Sony now has a total of five registered new cameras in Asia. Many announcements coming soon?

Nokishita spotted some new additions of Sony camera registrations in Asia. In total we now have five! Here they are:

  1. “WW447485” with 5GHz Wi-Fi (means it’s a Higher End camera)
  2. “WW728473” 5GHz Wi-Fi (means it’s a Higher End camera)
  3. “WW356015” 2.4GHz
  4. “WW186333” 2.4GHz
  5. “WW111327” 2.4GHz

Usually once a camera is registered it will be announced within the next 2-3 months. This means there is a lot to come! We know about a new RX and of course the nw A7IV (rumored specs here). But what could be the other three new cameras? Place your guess in the comment system ;)

The source of the correct Sony A1 specs also shared the A7IV specs and two more camera info :)

Sony A1 Preorders:
Sony A1 at BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. Focuscamera.
Sony XPeria 5G PRO at BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon.
Sony A1 in Europe at FotoErhardt DE. Calumet DE. Fotokoch DE. Park UK. WexUK.

Sony A1:
Join the Sony A1 Facebook group here.

Sony A7IV, RX and one more camera!
Back on on September 24 a source shared to me the correct Sony A1 specs (here is the article). So now that we know he is right I can also confirm that his Sony A7V specs below might be right too. Moreover he confirmed the rumored Sony RX is indeed coming too and also another third camera….more about that soon on SAR!

Sony A7IV specs:

  • A74 will have a new sensor with faster readout and will not recycle the 24 MP one. My source told me it will be in the 30-32 MP region
  • The EVF will have 3,69 Mdots and not 5,76 Mdots
  • Most probably the LCD will also be on the cheap side but the image quality and AF will be top notch
  • The video will certainly be 4K 60p and will feature the new menus.
  • The price will be in the $2499 region

Private note…burnout :(
Back in November a good friend of mine that works as a nurse in a COVID-19 unit was personally attacked on social media by negationists saying she was only acting as there was a pandemic. To help her I decided to make a short story about her. My intention was only to go at her workplace 1-2 times. But once I started people asked me to stay longer to tell their stories. I live in the middle of nowhere in the alps and no photographer or journalist never went inside their ICU station to follow their work. Since November 30 I am there 2-3 times a week. Moreover I use a lot of time to edit short movies and pictures. This is burning me out :(
The intention of my work is simple: I am not here to talk about that damn Corona or to discuss if the political and health measures are right or wrong. I am only there to talk about the people working as “Wavebreakers” inside the ICU station…to defend what should be really a common ground for society: The respect for health care workers.
This is also why the last days were a bit messy with rumors. I was in the ICU all time and working from there. So apology for the hiccups. I have a ton of videos and photos and only started very recently to tease some of these on my website andreapizzini.com, on my Instagram channel, Flickr and 500px. Feel free to follow me there!

I hope this struggle with the pandemic will get better soon (thanks to vaccines) and I can have back more time for SAR!

 

Sony A1 officially announced: 50MP and 8k monster!

Sony A1 Preorders:
Sony A1 at BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. Focuscamera.
Sony XPeria 5G PRO at BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon.
Sony A1 in Europe at FotoErhardt DE. Calumet DE. Fotokoch DE. Park UK. WexUK.

Info:
Sony. Press release at SAR. Press text at Explora. The specs we rumored on September 24 were spot on. Join the Sony A1 Facebook group here.

Key specs:

  • 50 MP at 30fps
  • 8k30p and 4k120p
  • New Bionz XR (8times faster)
  • Pixel Shift Multi Shooting (199MP)
  • 5.5 stops sensor stabilization

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Poll:

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