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Stay tuned: Sony announcement within 48 hours!


Within the next 48 hours Sony will announce new E-mount lens(es). From what I heard the press event starts on Monday and ends on Tuesday. Not sure at what time exactly the announcement will be official.

Very good chance the 135mm f/1.8 GM will be announced. But I guess Sony will also give us some info about their future lenses which might include the 500mm and 600mm f/4.0 and a new 35mm f/1.8 G. These lenses could be “pre-announced” on roadmap or/and shows as prototypes.

Rumor recap:

Sony Cameras:
FACT: Sony registered a new RX0 camera model which should be announced within the next few months (article here)
FACT: Sony confirms professional APS-C cameras are on their roadmap (article here).
FACT: Sony confirms new APS-C E-mount gear will be announced in 2019 and “exceed” expecations (article here).
RUMOR: One more E-mount camera will be announced in Q2 (90% reliable – article here)
RUMOR: Sony A7sIII not going to hit the market in first half 2019 (70% reliable)
RUMOR: Sony 8k sensors and new codec specification (90% reliable – article here).

Sony Lenses:
PATENT: Sony patented new 100mm f/1.4, 135mm f/1.8, 500mm f/4.0 and 600mm f/4.0 FE lenses (article here and article here).
RUMOR: Next Sony E-mount lens announcement before the WPPI show in February (100% reliable – article here).
RUMOR: 135mm f/1.8 to be announced within Q1-Q2 (90% reliable)
RUMOR: New APS-C lens to be announced within Q1-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:
RUMOR: Samyang FE autofocus lens announcement within the next weeks (90% reliable)
RUMOR: Sigma will soon be ready to launch their first FE zoom lenses (70% reliable)
RUMOR: Sigma will launch the first proper mirrorless designed FE lenses in 2019 (70% reliable)
RUMOR: Yongnou is working on the first FE autofocus lenses and some info might be spilled out in March (90% reliable – article here)
RUMOR: New 50mm f/1.0 FE lens being developed by a chinese manufacturer (90% reliable – article here)

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

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