February 23, 2018
Posted in rumors

Increasing chance that we might get a new Sony A7III on February 26


A7III rendering created by Valley Films

I am still not 100% sure about WHAT will be announced: But the chances are increasing that we will get a new A7III camera on February 26. This because we learned that many people got invited at big events in Las Vegas, London and Asia. I doubt they would do that for a new A6000mkII or A5300.
And you better hope that these A7III specs shared by a new source are correct. Because if he is than I can share the correct A7sIII specs too (Spoiler: The camera is not going to be unveiled at the CP+).

So let’s recap what we know so far:

99% reliable rumors:
– Sony announcement on February 26 (Las Vegas time)
– New “entry-mid” level camera will be announced

60% reliable rumor:
The “entry-mid” level camera is the A7III

35% reliable rumor on the A7III  specs:
24 mpx sensor.
7 fps.
425 contrast points.
167 phase detection.
Z batterie.
touch screen.
4k recording 24 .25 and 30 fps.
1080p 24.25.30 and 60.fps.
1899 us dollars.

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SR1=probably fake rumor
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SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!


February 23, 2018
Posted in news

Tamron says the 28-75mm FE is aimed to match the 24-70mm GM quality. And hints at possible wide angle FE zoom!


The image on top shows you the first real world image of the new 28-75mm f/2.8 FE lens. On the left you see their current 24-70mm f/2.8 for Canon. Tamron Hong Kong also unveiled some more interesting tidbits on their facebook page:

1. They aim to compete with 2470GM with this lens
2. They aimed to priced lower or near the 2470z
3. They would ship it as early as end of april, no later than May. (Might varied on region, i read some people claimed late may.
4. Brand new design, not directly from old 2875 2.8 from EF/Nikon F
5. This lens should designed with the hope to feed the a7r2/3 sensor, so it might mean it’s able to resolve 40M+ pixel sensors
6. This is not for certain: when asked about other zoom lens from Tamron, like “1530 2.8 is a great zoom lens, but i need an adapter”, they replied “Commiing soon….” or “Wait for further news”. I would like to gently ask you whether you have news on Tamron Native FE Lens rumors?

Thanks to the reader who sent me this!

February 22, 2018
Posted in news

New Tokina 20mm f/2.0 FE autofocus lens officially announced


Tokina officially announced the new 20mm f/2.0 FE autotofucus lens. This is the press text:


For Immediate Release
February 22, 2018

Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is proud to announce the new Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF, the second prime lens in Tokina’s premium lens series “FíRIN” for mirrorless cameras.

FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF is the long-awaited autofocus version of the existing FíRIN 20mm F2 FE super wide angle lens for full-frame Sony E-mount. Adopting the same optical design as in MF model, now we offer two options for end-users to choose according to the purpose and style of shooting.

Lens specifications:

Optical performance
Being optimized for full size camera sensors in terms of size and resolving ability, the optical design adopts 2 aspherical elements and 3 lenses molded from Super-low Dispersion glass to significantly reduce any type of aberration including spherical aberration, distortion and chromatic aberration while assuring high resolution and stunning performance even at wideopen aperture.

Keeping along with the basic development concept of the previous model FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF is made compatible to autofocus and other functions of the camera providing perfect functionality and usability for the photographer.

Ring-shaped ultrasonic autofocus motor
For AF drive system FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF adopts quick responsive and silent ring-shaped ultrasonic motor. Coupled with GMR sensor AF performs fast and accurate focusing.

Full compatibility to AF system
FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF is fully compatible with Fast Hybrid AF system and all AF function settings, providing the same AF performance as with common E-mount AF lenses. Fine manual focus adjustment is also possible.

MF Assist function
Accurate focusing is supported by compatibility to MF Assist function, when fine focusing adjustment is operated by manual rotation of the focusing ring with the simultaneous interlocking with image enlarging function and bar distance display on the monitor.

Optical correction
Due to the data transmittance ability via electric contacts the camera obtains necessary data from the lens chip to correct shading, distortion and lateral chromatic aberrations. Optical corrections can be done by the camera as well.

Image Stabilization
By transmitting focal length data FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF is able to get maximum use of In-Body Image Stabilization function of the camera.
* When in-built camera flash is used vignetting may occur. Please use external flash.

About sales release:
Sales release in Japan: end of April, 2018 (tentative)
Sales release worldwide: end of May, 2018 (tentative)

A prototype of Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF will be displayed at CP+2018
Kenko Tokina booth location: Exhibition Hall(1F), booth # G-57

February 22, 2018
Posted in news

Sony announces the new HVL-F60RM flash


Sony announced the new flash which is now listed for $599 at Adorama and BHphoto. There are also three new accessories:
Sony FA-EB1 External Battery Pack at Adorama and BHphoto.
Sony FA-RG1 Multi Interface-Shoe Rain Guard at Adorama and BHphoto.
Sony VMC-MM2 Release Cable for RX0 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Preorder start on Monday.

Here are all videos about the new flash:

February 22, 2018
Posted in news

Tamron announces the development of the 28-75mm FE lens!


Tamron officially announced the development of the new 28-75mm FE lens. This means our source was spot on and we have to send him a big Thank You for that :)

This is the official press text via Dpreview:

Tamron announces the development of a high-speed standard zoom lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras

28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036)

February 22, 2018, Commack, New York – Tamron announces the development of a new high-speed standard zoom lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras, the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036). This signals Tamron’s plans to further expand and improve its lens lineup for full-frame mirrorless cameras, in addition to its lenses for DSLR and other mirrorless camera formats.

Model A036 delivers superb optical performance, including both outstanding image quality and beautiful background blur effects (bokeh). Photographers may enjoy dynamic wide-angle expressions like never before thanks to a minimum object distance of 7.5 in at the wideangle zoom setting. Usefulness and versatility are enhanced by its compact size and light weight, measuring only 4.6 in and weighing 19.4 oz. Model A036 incorporates an all-new high-speed and precise AF driving system. The RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) stepping motor unit operates with remarkable quietness, making it perfect for video use. The lens also features Moisture-Resistant Construction that is helpful in outdoor photography, plus hydrophobic Fluorine Coating that is highly resistant to fingerprints and debris. In addition, A036 is compatible with the “Direct Manual Focus (DMF)” system feature of Sony cameras, enabling this new zoom to take full advantage of the advanced functions that ensure comfortable user experiences.


1. Superb optical performance, including both outstanding image quality and beautiful background blur effects (bokeh), provided by fast F/2.8 aperture.
2. Comfortably light weight (19.4 oz.) and compact (4.6 in).
3. Close-focusing; Minimum Object Distance: 7.5 in at wide-angle setting and 15.3 in at the telephoto position.
4. All-new “RXD” stepping motor AF unit is extremely quiet and therefore perfect for video capture.
5. Exciting next-generation design keeping the brand consistency that is ergonomically superb.
6. Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating for weather protection.
7. Compatible with the “Direct Manual Focus (DMF)” feature that enables Sony cameras to instantly switch between autofocus and manual focus.

* Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.

February 22, 2018
Posted in news

Note: Correction on a typo (camera announcement Feb 26)


It’s days now I am telling you a new “entry-mid” level Alpha camera will be announced on Feb 26 (Monday in USA). But yesterday I made a typo and wrote Feb 22 in one of my posts. Sorry for that.

The new camera will be announced on Monday afternoon in Las Vegas (Feb 26). It will be early morning of Feb 27 in Europe and Asia.

And I really think this is going to be the new A7III….

P.S.: If the rumored A7III specs list turn out to be correct well…same source told me the A7sIII specs …so let’s hope he is right :)

February 22, 2018
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Leaked image of the new Tokina 20mm f/2.0 FE autofocus lens


Today Tamron will announce the new 28-75mm f/2.8 lens. But also Tokina has a surprise for us! This is the first image of the new 20mm f/2.0 FE autofocus lens that will be announced tomorrow (Feb 23). This lens is an updated version of their current manual focusing 20mm Firin. Here are the specs google translated from Japanese:

  • Full size compatible AF lens for Sony E mount
  • Lens configuration: 11 groups of 13
  • Filter size: 62 mm
  • Shortest shooting distance: 0.28 m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 1: 10.29
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9
  • Size: 73.4 mm × 81.5 mm
  • Weight: 464 g
  • Expected release date: End of April 2018
  • Is the announcement on February 23?

via Nokishita


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