FAKE LEAK? First A9III image and specs


I am absolutely unsure if this image and specs are the real deal. I guess there is big chance it is fake because I got it from an anonymous message. The image shows a new A9 camera (top dials are same as A9II) with the new back of the A7sIII. The only real difference from a simple A7sIII+A9II collage image is that the supposedly A9III back has a Sony logo under the fully articulating screen (which the A7sIII has not).

The source also wrote this:

It will be called a9 III, sure, this model “replaces” current a9 models.
Under 50MP, but enough for 8k and a little record for virtual OSS. They can’t just put lots of MPx because it compromises the fast read out, for sure this camera uses a new RS sensor.
Lots of a7siii modes, but not all, and also not the bitrate that a7siii have.
Not more than 20fps, but it performs upto 20fps 14bit.
Uses CFexpress A and uhs-2 (dual) same as a7siii
Foldable screen
And more obvius things like, same evf, processor…

All we know for sure is that Sony wants to announce something “unseen” on January 26. An 8K A9III would certainly fit this description. On away more fantasy note also the officially Sony patented medium format cameras with curved sensors would be certainly  “unseen” :)


The Sony A7rIV reached the top of the K2 (first ever winter summit)


Our reader Wojciech spotted this image:

Not a rumor, but maybe will be interesting for you anyway. As you probably hear today sherpas successfully complete first winter summit of K2 mountain. On one of facebook Sony user group that I follow someone repost this photo (Check attachement) with information: “Photo from today: Sherps are pushing up! Sherp Chhang Dawa follows them. This is not only a test for humans, but also for electronics 🙂 I wonder how Sony will handle -40 C temperature 🙂”
PS. Best comment from this group: “They could take a Canon R5… at least there would be a chance that it would not overheat…”;)
LOL :)

Sony teases a super Alpha event on January 26! It’s a camera “never seen”…..likely the new A9 8K camera?


Hurray! Sony just launched the new teaser for a new Alpha announcementThe one never seen“. So its the new A9III with 8k sensor?

Rumored Sony A9III specs:

  • Sony will launch a new High End camera in Q1 2021.
  • It will be named as an A9x series camera and not A7x (not sure if it’s “A9s” or “A9III”)
  • It has a new ~50 megapixel sensor
  • 8k30p video confirmed with no overheating. It’s still an “infant” 8k mode…meaning it’s not 8k60 which would be crazy and there will be limitations in the quality you can record internally.
  • Other specs similar to A7sIII (EVF, autofocus, and so forth)
  • At least $1,500 more expensive than the EOS-R5 (but price hasn’t be finalized yet) Expect something like $4,999.

The sources will try to give me some more hints the coming weeks…stay tuned on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and chat with me live on Discord to not miss any rumors!


Sigma 35mm and 65mm f/2.0 review by Dpreview and Photographyblog


Dpreview tested the Sigma 35mm f/2.0 lens and writes:

In a nutshell, the Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN is a really solid lens for a reasonable price. You get exceptional build quality, sharpness that holds up well even on a 61MP sensor, and smooth bokeh.

Photographyblog also tested the same lens and writes:

Sigma have commendably put a lot of time and energy into making the 35mm F2 DG DN a uniquely designed, compact and discrete lens that doesn’t forget to be optically excellent. In a crowded market, it offers more than enough to make everyone’s shortlist of 35mm prime lenses.

They also tested the 65mm lens and concluded:

This unique lens doesn’t really have a main rival as such, other than the manual focus only Voigtlander 65mm F2 Macro APO Lanthar.
There are a large number of 50mm and 85mm prime lenses available for Sony E-mount – something like the lighter, cheaper Sony FE 50mm F1.8, for example – but they don’t really compete in the same ball-park as the rather uniquely compelling Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN.

Sigma 24mm f/3.5 at BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera.
Sigma 35mm f/2.0 at BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera.
Sigma 65mm f/2.0 at BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera.