LEAKED: First images of the new Sigma 105mm f/2.8 macro lens

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Here comes the next SAR rumor that turns out to be correct: Nokishita leaked the images of the L-mount version of the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 lens that will be announced around September 30. There will be an E-mount version too.

Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO Art Lens specs:

  • lens configuration of 17 elements in 12 groups
  • minimum shooting distance of 29.5cm
  • maximum shooting magnification of 1: 1, 9 aperture blades
  • filter diameter of 62mm, and a size of φ74.
  • It will be x 133.6mm (E mount 135.6mm) and weigh 710g (E mount 715g).
  • The US price is around $ 799. 

 

 

 

 

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Updated: WILD RUMOR: Sony 8K E-mount camera in early 2021 and Sony A7IV in Summer 2021 ???

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Note: this post has been updated after learning who source of this rumor is

This morning I read this rumor on multiple websites that have no track of ANY reliable Sony rumors posted in the past. So I figured this would be again a wrong or made up rumor. But now I learned who is the real source of the rumor (I cannot disclose the forum member name publicly).

So while I am still very doubtful about this rumor…the source sometimes has posted reliable info about other companies like Sigma/Olympus. Not about Sony…this is his first time. So here is what he shared:

In Q1 2021 Sony will launch a new top of the line camera with the following specifications:

  •  Bigger and truly pro body
  •  9.44M dots EVF
  •  Newly developed sensor
  •  8K video recording with no overheating
  •  Dual card slots
  •  New menu systems from A7S3
  •  IBIS with Steady shot active mode
  • Everything about this camera is new
  • Price 5.999$.

Sony a7 IV will be launch sometime in 2021 (probably Q3) with the following specifications:

  • Slight bigger and more comfortable body than A7III
  • 3.68M dot EVF
  • 1.44M dot LCD
  • Newly developed 30 MP sensor
  • 4K 60p with no overheating
  • Dual SD and CFexpress Type A card slots
  • New menu system from A7S3
  • 5-axis in-body stabilization with Steady shot active mode
  • Price 2.499$

Again, I really doubt that a rumor saying the price of the camera up to one year ahead is correct! Still some pieces of it might be correct…particularly the A7IV info which sounds as an obvious good guess.

If you know more about this drop me a message at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com or use the anonymous contact form.

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Via: SonyErumors Source: Photorumors

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Sony says the market will recover and A7c will win over customers from the DSLR and APS-C world

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Preorders:
In the USA at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, FocusCamera. In Europe at Calumet DE. Foto-erhardt DE. Fotokoch DE. Wex UK. Park UK.
Sony HVL-F28RM External Flash at BHphoto.

Nikkei posted an interesting article about Sony’s overall view of the market and goal with the A7c launch:

  1. Sony’s goal with the A7c is to attract new customers particularly from the DSLR and APS-C world.
  2. Sony believes the mirrorless market has bottomed out and the market will stop shrinking
  3. Sony believes they will be number one in the market as DSLR sales are extpcted to shrink further the coming years (Sony is already number 1 in the mirrorless segment)

And here are the worldwide shipment data for 2019

Share of interchangeable lens cameras 2019

  1. Canon 4.16 million units
  2. Nikon 1.73 million units
  3. Sony 1.66 million units
  4. FUJIFILM 500,000 units
  5. Olympus 330,000 units
  6. Other 280,000 units

Mirrorless camera unit share 2019

  1. Sony 1.65 million units
  2. Canon 940,000 units
  3. FUJIFILM 500,000 units
  4. Olympus 330,000 units
  5. Nikon 280,000 units
  6. Other 240,000 units
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The world is changing: I bought my first photo gear with crytpo and you get up to 8% BNB cashback

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This might be interesting for our European readers (the card ins’t available for US citizens yet):

I bought my first photo gear (a lens) using the brand new Binance Card (click here to make an account to get one). The fee is about 1,5% to convert BNB to EUR or USD (and there are no other hiddden costs).
The good news is that there is an up to 8% cashback on every purchase (see image below). Althaugh realistically you will not spend 6,000 BNB in one month (that’s 130k in EURO). But a 4% BNB (about 4K per month) cashback is absolutely doable if you buy photo gear.

IMPORTANT: The one big problem dealing with crypto is the volatility. Be aware of that risk. A solution is to use the Binance Card with the BUSD stablecoin to to avoid the volatitly…but there is no cashback on that. And in general talk to a financial expert before doing crypto business to avoid mistakes and dumb errors :)

And please use my Binance affiliate link to create an account. I get a small commission and you pay 0% extra for that…Thanks!

 

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