What to expect at Cp+ (A5xxx and Sigma ART FE ?)

The next major photoshow is the CP+ show which starts on March 1. All manufacturers will announce new cameras/lenses and I expect the same to happen from Sony. First let’s start from two facts: 1) Sony registered a new camera code which usually means there will be a new camera launch within 3-4 months.

(UPDATE) Today Sony press event

UPDATE: Sony press conference is at 5:00 pm PST (Las Vegas time). And I will embed the live stream here on SAR! So far I got NO reliable info about a possible Alpha camera announcement. All we know for sure so far is that Sony had a new camera code registered in Asia.

The lenses we know are coming in 2018 and the lenses we might see coming

According to BHphoto the new Sony 400mm lens will ship in September 2018 In 2018 we will get a ton of new lenses! Here is the full roundup of what we will get and what we can hope to get: These are the lenses we are 100% sure will be released in 2018: Sony 400mm […] The post The lenses we know are coming in 2018 and the lenses we might see coming appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

(SR5) Zeiss will soon announce the Loxia 25mm f/2.4

Zeiss will soon announce a new Loxia 25mm f/2.4 lens. These are the psecs: Presentation is in the first half of 2018. Probably around February Filter diameter is 52 mm The shortest shooting distance is 25 cm (Test lens) Weighs about 393 g Price is rumored ot be around 1299 Euro List of current Zeiss […] The post (SR5) Zeiss will soon announce the Loxia 25mm f/2.4 appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

(SR5) Nokton 35mm f/1.4 FE to be released in Japan tomorrow!

Image via Chassimages The new Voigtlander 35mm f/1. 4 FE lens will be officially announced tomorrow in Japan. Estimated price is less than 100,000 yen (under $900). This lens will be visibly smaller than the current 40mm FE lens: The size will be about the same as the old Nokton 35mm f/1.

(SR5) Sigmas first FE lenses will be ART series

As you all know Sigma will launch new lenses designed for the Full Frame E-mount cameras. So far wit’s rumored the first FE lens (or lenses) could be announced in late February 2018. The first lens should be a 35mm f/1.

Rumored Sony roadmap recap: A7III, A7sIII and lenses (135mm, 20mm and 200-600mm FE)

Before we move on tonew 2018 rumors let’s recap what we have so far. This recap is based on sources who were right in the past, some new sources and stripped off the info from sources who were wrong in 2017: Sony cameras: 1) Sony A7sIII: 95% chance it’s shipping in Q2 2018 (between April […] The post Rumored Sony roadmap recap: A7III, A7sIII and lenses (135mm, 20mm and 200-600mm FE) appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

Tokina Super wide and Wide FE primes to be unveiled in 2018

Back in July I already told you that the next Tokina FE lenses would be on market in 2018 only. These will be the new Super Wide and a fast wide FE autofocus lens. Now Tokina US confirmed the lenses will be unveiled in 2018: The reaosn why it’s taking longer than expected is because […] The post Tokina Super wide and Wide FE primes to be unveiled in 2018 appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

Sony A6700 specs speculation by That1CameraGuy

The A6700 with “selfie screen” as designed by Narek on SonyAlphaForum 2018 will be surely an even more exciting camera year than 2017. And It’s easy to guess that Sony will release a new A6700 as a sort of “mini-A9” camera.

One SR1 source had it all spot on!

Back in July I posted one of my rare SR1 ranked rumors roundup (read the article here). Those are rumors I get from completely anonymous sources with no previous track of rumor sharing. Well it’s interesting to see that three of the four rumors were very accurate (with some minor errors) Particularly “Source 2” was […] The post One “SR1 source” had it all spot on! appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

(SR3) More A7III, A7sIII and telephoto lens rumor

First a disclaimer: The following rumors are from three trusted sources whom shared correct rumors in the past (STF rumor, 85mm FE rumors and Sept 12 RX rumor). But still, in the light of the recent misses I will rank this rumor with 50% chance of being true only.

(UPDATED) Sony registered another new camera with the code WW541200

A chinese reader just noticed that Sony registered a new camera code “WW541200” in Asia. This means we now have two new codes: WW541200 (no info on original registration country) WW940439 (Original registration in China) It’s important to note that cameras registered first in China are usually RX or compact cameras.

Sony registered another new camera with the code WW541200

A chinese reader just noticed that Sony registered a new camera code “WW541200” at http://miit.gov.cn/. This means we now have three codes: WW541200 (no info on original registration country) WW940439 (Original registration in China) WW940439 (registered a year ago with no info on original registration country) It’s important to note that cameras registered first in […] The post Sony registered another new camera with the code “WW541200” appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

Fool me once (A7III) fool me twice (A7sIII) you will not fool me now (Oct 25 event)

The last 12 months I posted a long set of correct rumors (Just click on those link to read them: Sony A9, 100-400mm FE, 85mm FE, 100mm STF, 16-35mm GM, 135mm Batis). But the last two announcement (Sept 12 and Oct 18) something happened with two sources whom shared some of the correct rumors I […] The post Fool me once (A7III) fool me twice (A7sIII) you will not fool me now (Oct 25 event) appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

Macphun answer to Adobe Lightroom will be launched in 2018. And here is the first teaser video!

Pissed off by the fact that Adobe killed the Lightroom standalone version? Well we have good news to report. Macphun (Click here)shared to us this new teaser video of their new Digital Asset Management platform that will be launched in 2018! After recent Adobe news about Lightroom updates, we received a lot of questions about […] The post Macphun answer to Adobe Lightroom will be launched in 2018.

Sony press announcement on October 25 at 10am NYC time!

Sony will have a major press event in New York City on October 25 at 10am local time. I probably will be able to embed the video live stream here on SAR. As usual it’s impossible to be 100% sure of what could be announced.

Confirmed Sony press event at Photoplus (Sony registered two new camera codes)

The NABshow did open today. The Sony teased “exciting new camera“ is actually the new HXC-FB80 camcorder and not a new A7sIII we were hoping to see. All I can give you as new information is that today more sources confirmed there is another Sony press event before the start of the Photoplus show on […] The post Confirmed Sony press event at Photoplus (Sony registered two new camera codes) appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

Update on the A7sIII (or A9s) rumor

The one source who correctly told me about the new RX camera announcement on Sept 12 (rumor here) just confirmed once more the new A7s is coming “soon”. I know the word “soon” is not helping us much but this is what he told me.

(SR4) Surprise: Two press announcements from Sony: One on Oct 18 and one on Oct 25-26?

I am 100% that on Wednesday (Oct 18) Sony will announce a new camera. But I just got a “hint” that there might be a second announcement at the PhotoPlus Show on October 25-26. UPDATE: We don’t know with 100% certainity if the camera coming on October 18 is the new A7sIII or a new […] The post (SR4) Surprise: Two press announcements from Sony: One on Oct 18 and one on Oct 25-26? appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

Sony PRO service is going to be expanded to Belgium, Sweden, Norway

Trusted sources told me that Sony will expand their PRO service to many other EU countries like Belgium, Sweden, Norway and so on. Some of these countries will get it already in November. The post Sony PRO service is going to be expanded to Belgium, Sweden, Norway… appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

Sony PRO service is going ot be expanded to Belgium, Sweden, Norway

Trusted sources told me that Sony will expand their PRO service to many other EU countries like Belgium, Sweden, Norway and so on. Some of these countries will get it already in November. The post Sony PRO service is going ot be expanded to Belgium, Sweden, Norway… appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

The unofficial talk on the Digital Splash show: Tamron ceased A-mount lens development and will make E-mount lenses only?

A SAR reader reported to me the unofficial talk he collected on the Digital Splash show. While this is just unofficial chatter it’s still interesting to know what managers are spilling out on those kind of events: News I took from sony at digital splash: The people at the sony stand told me either sony […] The post The “unofficial talk” on the Digital Splash show: Tamron ceased A-mount lens development and will make E-mount lenses only? appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

Speculating about the possible A7sIII specs

On October 18 (+1 or -1 day) Sony will announce a new camera. Of that I am 1000% sure. And the chances are good that this might be the new A7sIII. All we know from a reliable source is that it has the same A9 PDAF.