October 15, 2018
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Sony officially launched the new HX99 compact camera in the USA

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This camera was announced on August 30 in Asia and Europe but not in the USA. Today Sony announced the new HX99 in the USA. Preorders will open tomorrow at BHphoto.

And today also Amazon US added a preorder option on the new Sony TOUGH SD cards:

Sony 128GB TOUGH SD card at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera. In EU at Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
Sony 64GB TOUGH SD card at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera. In EU at Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
Sony 32GB TOUGH SD card at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera. In EU at Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.

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October 15, 2018
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Still no 100% confirmation about a possible product announcement coming any time soon…

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While I am confident the High End APS-C camera rumor is correct I still got no reliable confirmation about the possible announcement day. All I know is that this is the next camera Sony is likely to announce.

I only got anonymous tips and that means there is a statistically very high chance they are wrong. I am only posting them for your pleasure :)

Source 1.

Tomorrow (October 16th), Sony announces the FE 200-600mm f/5-6.3 G lens. Relatively light, priced 1499$. Note that it belongs in the G series, not GM. Sony also announces the development of 500mm f/4 and 600mm f/4 lenses. No other announcements for now.

Source 2:

New sony aps-c in the next few days:
– new pregius CMOS sensor
– new design with middle EVF
– 10bit 4k 30fps
– 8bit 4k 60fps
– internal ND filter

I ask people who are “serious” sources to please use some kind of nickname so that I can recognize them when they send me future rumors and I can ranke them properly. Thanks!

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October 15, 2018
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Sandisk 128 GB sandisk cards not working when used in Slot 1 on Sony A7III and A7rIII cameras

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On Reddit A7III and A7rIII owners reported a major bug. The Sandisk 128GB card is not working when you use them on Slot Number 1. IThe problem only appears with the 128GB card version and only with Sandisk.

Hendrixj92 pointed out:

I contacted Sony. After a quick explanation of the issue, the rep found other reports of this happening. It appears to be a firmware issue with 128gb cards. They are working on it.

I am sure Sony will soon fix this via FW update.

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October 15, 2018
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Sony Tidbits…

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Irix Lenses in Detail – 150mm F2.8, as well as 15mm and 11mm

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Voigtlander 21mm F3.5 E-mount Hands-on: Photokina Recap Part 3 (Phillip Reeve)
Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS review (Sonyalpha.blog).
Lowepro Announces New and Improved ProTactic Series (Explora).
Images of the new Laowa lenses at Photokina (DC.watch).
Sony 55mm f/1.8: The Best 50mmish Lens on Planet Earth (Onportraits).
Sigma 40mm F1.4 Art beta sample gallery (Dpreview).
Sony RX100 VI review (CameraLabs).

Personal photos and tests from SAR Admin Andrea on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and 500px.

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October 14, 2018
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You can now preorder the new Sony SF-G Tough cards in the USA and Europe

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The fastest and strongest SD cards ever made are now available through those stores:

Sony 128GB TOUGH SD card at BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera. In EU at Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
Sony 64GB TOUGH SD card at BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera. In EU at Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
Sony 32GB TOUGH SD card at BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera. In EU at Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.

 

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October 14, 2018
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Sony A7III and Tamron FE zoom in Stock at Amazon, Buydig, FocusCamera.

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The Sony A7III is now in Stock at Amazon, BHphoto, Buydig, FocusCamera,
The Tamron 28-75mm FE is in Stock at Buydig.

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October 14, 2018
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Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Review at ePhotozine: “has the sparkle that gives that emotional element”

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ePhotozine posted their full Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Review:

Quality, lack of compromise and elegance of design. These are the things that characterise the new lens, one which I have found very exciting to use. It also does not fall into the trap of being clinically sharp without having that indefinable character. It manages to be crisp and clean in terms of its images, but they also have the sparkle that gives that emotional element. Sometimes this is referred to as “pixie dust”, the magical extra ingredient that makes great lenses.

Thus the new Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF lens justifies its price tag and it has that extra quality that makes it an Editor’s Choice.

The new Zeiss Batis lens is available for preorder at Adorama and BHphoto.

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