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The image on top shows the final production version Sony FE lenses that will be released next week at CP+. The rumored lens price and launch date is:
Zeiss 35mm f/1.4: to ship in March 2015. 1399 Euro?
Sony 28mm f/2.0: to ship in February 2015. 499 Euro?
90mm f/2.8 G OSS macro: to ship in March 2015. 999 Euro?
24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS: to ship in March 2015. 1099 Euro?
converters for 229 Euro each?

Source: SonyAlphaRumors.

And there is new info about the new Olympus 8mm PRO, 7-14mm PRO, 300mm PRO and 14-150mm lenses via 43rumors.com:

8mm f/1.8 fisheye PRO lens:
– It’s watherproof
– made with high quality material
– will ship in Summer. Pricing to be announced in Spring
– very fast and silent autofocus system
– comes in Black only like any other PRO lenses in the range

14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 II ED lens:
– splashproof
– optical performance is improved over it’s predecessor
– costs 649 Euro
– 285g weight

7-14mm f/2.8 PRO lens pricing will be announced in Spring.
300mm f/4.0 PRO lens pricing also to be announced later (mid 2015 likely).

Image below shows the 14-150mmII lens:

 

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  • February 04, 2015 20:34, tony said:

    is it weather sealed or waterproof? haha

43rumors spotted a Tweet unveileing that another company will join the Micro Four Thirds system soon.

And Egami spotted a patent showing a new Tamron 28-320mm f/3.5-6.3 Full Frame E-mount lens design. Sounds very likely that Tamron will finally make FE lenses for Sony!

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  • February 02, 2015 11:50, Jean Pierre said:

    Great, Tamron give us the SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD as e-mount!!!! Or as SEL ..... and a high end 24-70/2.8 with 70-200/2.8 as e-mount as well.....

  • February 02, 2015 08:28, Pentax Cctv said:

    Indeed, the secret behind Tamron is that she OEM the lenses for Sony. It is not the first time that Tamron made lenses for Sony. You may find that the spec of Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC(B011) is identical to Sony SEL18200LE E 18-200mm F3....

CanonWatch leaked an info about a possible Canon-Sony partnership to develop a new 50,6 Megapixel sensor. One to be used for the Canon 5Ds and one to be used for the Sony A7rII. And today the image of the 5Ds leaked out via Digicameinfo along the sensor specs:

50.6MP full-size CMOS sensor
5DS R is a low-pass filter has been canceled
The body is magnesium alloy
Dust and water sealed
Dual processor DIGIC6
Regular sensitivity ISO100-6400
Continuous shooting 5 frames / sec.
High precision 61-point AF
EOS iTR AF
150,000 pixel RGB + IR photometry sensor
Added “fine detail” to the Picture Style
1.3x and 1.6x crop shooting mode
Customizable “Quick Control Screen”
Time-lapse movie
Anti-flicker
Interval Timer
Bulb timer

Now we will have to see if the mirrorless Sony A7rII will have similar specs!

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  • January 30, 2015 19:40, Andrew said:

    Actually, that website is wrong. MIL cameras do have TTL viewfinders, they're just electronic. And the sensors aren't "almost" as large as a DSLR's, in many cases they actually are the same sensors used in DSLRs. This is true of micro four thirds,...

  • January 30, 2015 12:30, John Jagnow said:

    That tells the difference between cameras not sensors

  • January 30, 2015 12:29, John Jagnow said:

    Nikon uses the A7r sensor in the D4 what do you mean by the sensor is meant for DSLR

Just like the A7 also the A7r will be replaced soon. At least according to a highly trusted source. The new A7rII will have a new High Resolution sensor of around 50 Megapixels!

I don't know yet if the camera will be announced at Cp+ or 1-2 months later in Spring...

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  • February 23, 2015 23:09, John Gaylord said:

    Oops, sorry, I think that's Tamron. (I get them mixed up.)

  • February 23, 2015 23:08, John Gaylord said:

    Tokina will not be making E mount lenses, according to a recent statement.

  • February 21, 2015 10:18, John Gary Whalen Jr said:

    "Hi, pls check source again, because FF can not be more than 36.6 mpix, simple physics 50 mpix can be on mid format frame.”

    Canon already makes a 50mp full frame sensor with the same level of dynamic range as the 5Dmk3. So please check how y...

SonyAlpharumors reports about a new entry level (A5?) Full frame camera that could cost 799 Euro only. It's not science fiction. There is also a Sony patent (image on top) showing the cam.

Leicarumors reports about a new Full Frame Monocrhome camera with 24MP CMOS sensor coming in February

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  • January 09, 2015 00:01, Mike F said:

    I can understand Sony wanting to make their FF bodies available to more people considering some may have been excluded with the A7 price tag. However, will an extensive library of excellent quality and affordable FF lenses be made available? The c...

  • January 08, 2015 10:41, Mk.82 said:

    No need at all.

    Take example a Olympus PEN E-PM2 and those are perfect by body size for small size. Then get a Olympus VF-4 viewfinder and the camera turns even better than most DSLR cameras because you gain a height to viewfinder so your no...

  • January 08, 2015 08:28, JLo said:

    FF Sony would be great if it was like a6000 shape but scaled up. Must have viewfinder built in and flash and hot shoe to be No 1.

Samsung, Sony and Panasonic confirmed they will announce new products on January 5th. But there will be almost certainly no new mirrorless system (photo)camera. They will announce new TV's camcorders and maybe compact and fixed lens cameras.

Samsung may be the only exception. There is a new NX400 (or NX500) coming soon. We just don't know yet if it will be announced at CES or CP+.

The brand new 5 axis stabilized Sony A7II is now in Stock in USA stores at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto and Sony US.

And it will ship next week in Sony Europe stores like Sony Germany, Sony UK, Jessops UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Spain, Sony Austria, Sony Switzerland, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Portugal, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Norway.

There are many reviews out there about the camera and the interesting info are:

1) It uses a completely different tech from the Olympus E-m1 5 axis stabilization. This because the Olympus version cannot work with the much larger sensor. And it would be too noisy and overheated

2) Manual third party lenses with no electronic contacts only get access to the 3 axis stabilization. This because Sony doesn't know where the exact focal point is.

3) The A7II start up time is much faster. And so is autofocusing (about 30% faster than on the A7).