Reading comments on SAR and on other forums many said the NEX FF rumor has to be wrong because it makes no sense (physically and from a strategy point of view) to develop a new range of native E-mount Full Frame lenses. The answer is easy, Sony will NOT do that!
The idea behind the E-mount FullFrame cameras is to be compatible with current E-mount lenses (in crop mode) with A-mount lenses (with special adapter) and very important, having an E-mount with Full Frame sensor (instead of a mirrorless A-mount) will allow you to use almost any kind of lens on the camera. Think [shoplink 13363 ebay]Leica M-mount lenses (here a list of them on eBay)[/shoplink], [shoplink 13362 ebay]Canon FD lenses (here a list of them on eBay)[/shoplink] and so on…Sony’s goal is to be “hybrid” or as “universal” as possible. If that will really work out well we will see in time only…
That said I know that “some official Sony news” should arrive soon, but there is no sort of NEX-9 with FF coming now….wait until 2013. There are also multiple FF mirrorless prototypes I heard of….some with E and some with A mount. But One native E-mount FullFrame camera is coming for sure!
It’s important you add this new lens info in ongoing discussions on forums and blogs. Otherwise it sounds like SAR is crazy on that NEX FF rumor :)
Something else about the definition of rumors:
1) Rumors are per definition non facts based on non official info. No company sends me info I am posting here. On SAR we are all like Alice in Wonderland :)
2) That said, Wonderland has different kind of rumors. There are rumors I am sure they are almost pure fantasy and rumors where fantasy can miraculously turn out to be truth. And below you can find the ranking of Wonderland rumors:
Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!
Enjoy the Sunday and spread the holy words of the fantasy rumor :)
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