Rumor recap: Sony A9II, Sony A7sIII, A6500 successor and new lenses

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Time for a rumor recap:

Sony Cameras:
FACT: Sony confirms professional APS-C cameras are on their roadmap and said an enthusiast model is on the way (article here and article here).
FACT: Sony confirms new APS-C E-mount gear will be announced in 2019 and “exceed” expecations (article here).
FACT: Sony said the A7sIII will have more than people expect (article here).
FACT: Sony said A6500 successor is on the roadmap (article here).
RUMOR: Sony A9II to be released in September and have some revolutionary new features (article here).
RUMOR: Sony A7sIII is going to be announced this fall and feature a completely new kind of sensor (70% reliable – article here)
RUMOR: Sony 8k sensors and new codec specification (90% reliable – article here).

Sony Lenses:
FACT: Sony said f/1.2 FE lenses are a possibility (article here).
PATENT: Sony patented new 100mm f/1.4, 500mm f/4.0 and 600mm f/4.0 FE lenses (article here and article here).
RUMOR: New APS-C lens to be announced within Q2 (70% reliable)
RUMOR: New 35mm f/1.8 FE lens is on the roadmap (70% reliable – article here)
RUMOR: New 200-600mm FE lens is on the roadmap (50% reliable)

Third party lenses:
FACT: Sigma said first lens designed for Sony FF mirrorless will be announced whitin 2019 (article here).
FACT: Sigma said first compact lens primes (f/2.0?) designed for Sony FF mirrorless are in development (article here).
FACT: Tamron said a new FE zoom lens will be announced as next (rumored to be a 70-200mm f/2.8 FE – article here).
FACT: Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 E-mount lens to be announced soon (article here).
RUMOR: Yongnuo will also announce new 35mm f/1.8, 35mm f/2.0 and one 24-70mm FE lens this year! (90% reliable – article here)
RUMOR: New 50mm f/1.0 FE lens being developed by a chinese manufacturer (90% reliable – article here)
RUMOR: Samyang 45mm f/1.8 FE to be announced soon (99% reliable – article here).

One more thing:
PATENT: Sony patented a new drone camera (article here).

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You can now preorder the Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens

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If you plan to use this beast with an adapter on your Sony camera preorder it now at BHphoto or Adorama.

Sigma deals:

Full Frame:
$125 off on the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.
$100 off on the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.
$100 off on the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.

APS-C:
16mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon.
30mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon.
56mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon.

MC-11 autofocus adapter:
$100 off on the MC-11 Canon EF to Sony E-mount autofocus adapter at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

Sony US superdeals

Sony cameras:
$1000 off on the Sony A9 at Buydig, BHphotoAdorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera.
$400 off on the SonyA7rIII at BuyDig, BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, FocusCamera.
$400 off on the Sony A7rII at Buydig, BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$400 off ($600 off with kit lens) on the Sony A7II at Buydig, BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$150 off on the Sony 6300 at Buydig, Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$200 off on the Sony 6000 at Buydig, Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$150 off on the Sony 5100 at Buydig, Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$200 off on the A6000 dual kit at Buydig, Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Focuscamera.

FF E-mount lenses:
$100 off on the 12-24mm f/4.0 lens at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon.
$100 off on the 16-35mm f/4.0 Zeiss lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the 24-70mm f/4.0 Zeiss lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$200 off on the Sony 24-105mm FE at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, FocusCamera, BuyDig.
$100 off on the 24-240mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$25 off on the Sony 28mm FE lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sony 28-70mm FE lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the 28-135mm PZ lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto
$100 off on the Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 5omm f/1.4 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sony 50mm FE f/1.8 lens at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon, Focuscamera.
$50 off on the Sony 50mm macro at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.
$100 off on the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sony 85mm f/1.8 FE at Buydig, BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$100 off on the 70-200mm G lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 70-300mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 90mm macro lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sony Fisheye Conversion Lens for FE 28mm F/2 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sony Ultra-Wide Conversion Lens for FE 28mm F/2 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.

APS-C E-mount lenses:
$100 off on the 10-18mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the 16-50mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 16-70mm Zeiss lens at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.
$50 off on the 18-105mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 18-135mm lens at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, FocusCamera and BestBuy.
$100 off on the Sony E PZ 18-110mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto
$100 off on the 18-200mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 18-200mm PZ lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the 20mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$25 off on the Sony 30mm macro at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the 35mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the 50mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

Accessories:
$50 off on the LA-EA3 A-mount adapter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the LA-EA4 A-mount adapter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the HVL-F43M at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$100 off on the HVL-F60M at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the Sony VGC1EM Vertical Grip at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the Sony VGC2EM Vertical Grip at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the Sony VGC3EM Vertical Grip at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the Sony ECM-CG60 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
$50 off on the Sony RX100 underwater housing at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.

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For EU readers Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 for just 550 Euro at Amazon Italy (after cashback deduction)

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The Sony Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 sells for 658 Euro only on Amazon Italy (Click here). That’s 150 Euro less than the next best price I found in Germany. Moreover you get 100 Euro back with the new cashback action!

Read the full details of the cashback action on the special Amazon Germany page (Click here), on that Amazon UK page (Click here) and Amazon FR (Click below the camera name).

For a limited time you save nearly 80 Euro on the new Sony A6400 sold directly by Amazon Germany (Click here).

Thansk to the anonymous tipster!

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This week SAR readers photos selection

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Sony A9 + Sony 100-400GM
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