Image of the new Opteka 28mm f/2.8 HD Multi-Coated Lens

Opteka will soon announce a new 28mm f/2.8 HD Multi-Coated E-mount Lens. Above you can see the first image. Features: 6 elements in 5 groups 9 aperture blades 9.8” (0.25m) minimum focus distance But there might be a chance that this is a re-branded version of the current Meike E-mount lens :( – Thanks Mistral […] The post Image of the new Opteka 28mm f/2.8 HD Multi-Coated Lens appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

(SR2) Some early unconfirmed A7sIII rumors

Today (6pm Los Angeles time) Sony will announce the new Cine Alta FF camera (early specs here). I am yet not sure if there will be something else. If reliable rumors is what you are looking for please stop reading here :) – Today I got this completely unverified rumor.

Panasonic firmware goes with 10-bit color with 400mbps ALL-Intra. Whats your answer Sony?

Panasonic announced the release of a major firmware update for the GH5. This one will add: – 400mbps All-I 4K/UHD and 200mbps All-I FHD – 72mbps LongGOP 10bit 4:2:0 HEVC – HLG HDR + HLG View Assist – HLG in 50/60p 10bit 4:2:2 over HDMI No Sony camera in the GH5 price range can even […] The post Panasonic firmware goes with 10-bit color with 400mbps ALL-Intra.

(SR5) New RX camera is coming (and it might be announced today?)

Last week I told you that the next Sony camera will be an RX. I can now confirm via multiple sources that this is the case. One of the sources sent me a message right now to tell me that this camera might be announced today at the IFA event in Berlin (1pm Berlin time […] The post (SR5) New RX camera is coming (and it might be announced today?) appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

(SR5) Leaked! First image of the new Samyang 35mm f/1.4 lens!

Back in June I told you that Samyang would announce one more autofocus FE lens. And well, here it is the new Samyang 35mm f/1. 4 FE autofocus lens! Those are the specs: So far Samyang has three autofocus FE lenses in their lineup: 50mm f/1.

Reports of a Canon Full Frame Mirrorless Camera System Continue to Come In

We still find it somewhat amazing that no one has yet challenged Sony in the full frame mirrorless market. It is to the point now that any serious contender to the FE system will need to be pretty great right out of the gate, as Sony has had many years not to perfect and work the kinks out of their system.

Sony will launch the new CineAlta full frame 36x24mm camera on September 6

Sony invited filmmakers on a big press event on September 6. They will finally unveil the new CineAta Full Frame cinema camera. The specswe know so far are: – Full Frame 36x24mm sensor exclusively designed for this Digital Motion Picture Camera – Aspect ratio-agnostic including Full Frame, Super35 4K 4-perf 4:3 Anamorphic and 4K […] The post Sony will launch the new CineAlta full frame 36x24mm camera on September 6 appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

Whats up next from Zeiss, Samyang, Tokina and Sigma

Sony is rumored to launch at least a new 135mm and a 400mm FE lens. And maybe (unconfirmed!) a new 16mm f/1.4 APS-C E-mount lens too. But also four more companies are rumored to launch new E-mount lenses: Tokina will release two Firin lenses (Super Wide and a fast wide FE autofocus lens) by end […] The post What’s up next from Zeiss, Samyang, Tokina and Sigma… appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

(SR1) The Impossible rumors (16mm f/1.4, A5300 and GH5 competitor)

This is a new chapter of the “impossible” rumors I received form anonymous source. Please read the note at the bottom to learn what those “impossible rumors” are. Source 1: I just received news of a new E lens today, and it’s a bit of a strange one.

Sony registered a new HDR-AS action camera at FCC

Image on top shows the curent AS50 and not the rumored new model Sony registered a new Action Camera model at the FCC. There are no pictures of the new camera and all the specs written on the test are these: Wire type: Wi-Fi (802.

Brand new Sony patent describes a new 8 pin mount terminal

The current E-mount cameras do have a 10 pin communication terminal on the mount. But this brand new Sony patent describes an 8 pin version. The big unanswered question is: 1) Is this for a modified E-mount camera? 2) Is this a completely new kind of mount (medium format) ? Maybe some patent expert can […] The post Brand new Sony patent describes a new 8 pin mount terminal appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

(SR3) First rumors about a new Sony A77III A-mount camera (Same A6500 sensor and 4K)

I got two info about a possible new Sony A77III A-mount camera: Source 1: the development for a77 mk3 is finished, it is now already in deep real-life testing cycle and it will be astonishing good and really, but really fast ;) A SAR reader had a talk with a Sony manager who told him […] The post (SR3) First rumors about a new Sony A77III A-mount camera (Same A6500 sensor and 4K) appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

An interesting Sony medium format development rumorand a poll for Sony engineers and managers.

Fuji GFX vs Sony A7rII So far all past Sony medium format rumors from non-verified sources were incorrect. But never the less I am going to publish this because it sounds a bit more “reasonable” and I would like to kickstart a discussion on this: Many cameras are tested and never brought to market, so […] The post An interesting Sony medium format development rumor…and a poll for Sony engineers and managers. appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

Competition rumors: Nikon D850 might be the first hybrid EVF/OVF DSLR

Anankhepi spotted something interesting on the soon to be released new Nikon D850. It very much looks like it has a hybrid EVF and OVF viewfinder. This would allow the Nikon to have the best of both world’s: The accurate and fast phase detection performance and the benefits of the mirrorless systems like focus peaking, […] The post Competition rumors: Nikon D850 might be the first hybrid EVF/OVF DSLR appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

(SR1) The Impossible rumors

This is a roundup of rumors I got from anonymous sources and with no single hint of reliability. Unlike FAKE rumors we are here not 100% certain ALL this info is wrong. A FAKE rumor is when we 100% know the source and we know that this source keeps posting false info or fantasies like […] The post (SR1) The Impossible rumors… appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

CEA-LETI Presents Full Frame Curved Sensor Prototype

Image Sensor World spotted this new 20.4MP curved sensor from CEA-LETI. It’s a prototype for astronomical applications: “By directly correcting the field curvature in the focal plane, curved detectors help saving about one third of the optics, usually used as field flatteners, and then avoids undesirable distortion effect either in the image and also on […] The post CEA-LETI Presents Full Frame Curved Sensor Prototype appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

What should Sony do to beat the next Nikon FF mirrorless?

This is just a rendering. More images via Mirrorlessrumors On the web I found many comments and suggestions on how Sony should improve their E-mount strategy to not give up market shares to the soon to be launched new Nikon FF mirrorless system camera.

7Artisans is going to release a 50mm f/1.0 E-mount lens

7Artisans is showing this image of a new 50mm f/1. 0 APS-C E-mount lens. It will be announced this summer (no pricing info). The Chinese company is selling a long list of their E-mount manual focusing lenses on Amazon.

Sigma CEO confirms they will keep developing APS-C E-mount and make new FF E-mount lenses

Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki confirmed the dual E-mount strategy (minute 9.26): They will keep developing APS-C E-mount lenses They are working on new Full Frame E-mount lenses Reminder What we know so far from Sigma’s FE plan: Sigma is preparing the launch of two new lenses The first lens is rumored to be a 35mm […] The post Sigma CEO confirms they will keep developing APS-C E-mount and make new FF E-mount lenses appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

(SR3) Sigma FE lenses probably will be delayed from Q3 to Q4

Zeiss 35mm f/1. 4 and the Zeiss 35mm f/2. 8 via Camerasize A trusted source “heard” about a small delay of the first Sigma FE lenses Sigma FE lenses probably will be delayed (not announced in summer but still this year) So we can expect the announcement to happen in Q4 instead of Q3.

Next FAKE rumor about an APS-C 36MP sensor

This is the second rumor I have to debunk this week. After other rumor sites reported an A5 teaser I had to debunk it by sharing the source of the designer who made it (Note: On those rumor sites this story has still not be marked as debunked) Today another so-called rumor site who NEVER […] The post Next FAKE rumor about an APS-C 36MP sensor appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

This is the source of the FAKE Sony A5 teaser

Just an update to yesterday: Other rumor sites keep NOT debunking this fake teaser. Here is the link to the creator of the teaser. It’s just a wishful thinking creation from a designer. So please stop taking this seriously when you read this on other blogs and forums ok? And remember I told you straight […] The post This is the source of the FAKE Sony A5 teaser appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

Fake A5 teaser makes its viral way on the web

This image is having its short viral live on the web. It’s a fake teaser image for a compact interchangeable FF camera. As you can see from the image below this is a photoshopped A6500 with dials.

(SR4) Sony will announce a new 400mm FE lens in Q3

This is the 100-400mm GM lens. The 400mm FE will be bigger! Some time I ago I reported about Sony developing a new 400mm lens. I ams still uncertain about the aperture of the lens (f/2. 8 or f/4.

Just a dream: Sony 150-600mm lens

An anonymous source created and sent me this image of a Sony 150-600mm A-mount lens. It’s a nice dream but it’s just that…a dream. I have to confess I have not heard of any possible upcoming new A-mount lens from Sony.

Specs comparison: Future Sony A7III versus the soon to be announced Canon 6DII

Sony’s next A7III camera will be announced in October-November. And it will be in the same pricing class of the soon to be announced new 6DmarkII (full specs and images at CanonWatch). So here is the question: Will the A7III trump the 6D mark II? Let’s compare the rumored specs: Sensor (A7III wins): The Canon […] The post Specs comparison: Future Sony A7III versus the soon to be announced Canon 6DII appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

(SR2) 400mm f/4.0 FE lens prototype specs?

To get an idea of the possible size of this lens: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens vs Sony 70-400mm lens (via CameraSize). – I am 90% certain Sony will launch 400mm FE lens during the second half of the year.

Tamron 24-70mm and 18-400mm lens specs (no A-mount yet)

A-mount owners will have to wait to get these lenses. Because according to Nokishita there will be Canon and Nikon version only. Usually Tamron does announce A-mount versions 6-9 months later but so far this is not confirmed.