These are the leaked images of the FIVE new Sigma lenses!

Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC APS-C E-mount lens

Sigma is going to make everyone happy by announcing a new set of lenses. The image on tops shows the Sigma 56mm f/1.4 which will be available for MFT and Sony E-mount users. Below you can find their new Full Frame lenses which I suspect will be made available for Sony FE too:

Sigma 28mm f/1.4


Sigma 40mm f/1.4


Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8



Sigma 60-600mm 4.5-6.3

via Nokishita

This is the 100% accurate sketch of the new GFX-50R

Fujirumors shared these 100% accurate sketches of the new GFX-50R. Rumored specs beside the alreayd known 50 Megapixel sensor:

priced around $4,500
dual SD-card slot
no more cooling box
EVF only
2 axis tilt screen
first real life leaked image

This could be the first Medium Format for the masses! I know, $4,500 is still a lot of money, but only a couple of years ago you had to pay $10,000+ for these kind of cameras. And maybe next year the GFX-50R will get some discount and get closer to the $4,000 price…

Sony will announce the new 24mm f/1.4 lens this week. Probably no new camera :(

Well, seems like Sony will hide their cards for a while longer. Sony will announce two new lenses on September 20…and that’s it. The new high End APS-C camera and the new A7sIII might be announced in one of the two next events taking place on September 25 and in mid October.

Still, some of you will be happy to know that Sony will fill the latest few gaps in their FF E-mount lens lineup by announcing the 24mm f/1.4 GM on Sept 20.

Canon managers interviewed by IR

Imaging Resource interviewed a bunch of Canon managers and engeneers:

About the 20mm flange distance: They said that their first consideration in choosing the flange structure was the physical ruggedness of the system, and they felt that 20mm was what they needed to meet their goals for overall strength.

RF lenses superior to EF lenses: They talked a lot about how much having a large element close to the sensor helped when it comes to correcting aberrations.

Overall the focus of this system was on autofocus performance and optical lens quality.

via CanonWatch.

Korean forums going nuts on rumors: Samsung partnership with Fuji and Ricoh/Pentax???

Seems like Korean forums like and SLRclub are going nuts on Samsung rumors. I don’t know if this is a collective illusionary thinking or if is there something real behind it. Anyway, the main rumor here is that Samsung made agreements with Japanese companies to sell APS-C and FF sensors to them. A Korean readers sent me this summary to explain what’s going on (Thanks!):

Samsung is going to make FF and APSC sensor for Japanese companies. FF might be manufactured soon for one company and it might be Panasonic.

APSC sensors were already developed and sent to Fuji and Pentax. The sensor is similar to NX1 but improved version. Fuji will get only sensors and Pentax will get ISP package too. Also, both Samsung and Fuji developed a new sensor together(There is an article)

For APSC samsung sensor, it has…
– 28,2mp
– 6k video
– 10 bit 120fps
– H. 265 codec

The price will be 70% of Sony sensor.

Be aware that nobody still didn’t beat Samsung NX1’s video performance and at that time, it can shoot 15 FPS and 4k video with H. 265 codec. In South Korea, it is well-known that Samsung is going to manufacture camera sensors. Sony considered them as a biggest rival. Does Sony support H. 265 codec? Nope. That was 4 years ago.

There is a rumor that Fuji X-T3 used Samsung sensor because it supports DCI 4K 60p 10bit 4:4:2 400Mbps H.265 like NX1 and it is very plausible since Fuji joined and developed a new Samsung sensor.

Sony will face the biggest rival ever.

I repeat it, I have no rumor from my own sources to back it up. But I thought it’s interesting to report what people in Korea is thinking about the future Samsung sensor strategy…

UPDATE: The only FACT is that indeed Samsung and Fuji are working together on sensor tech. Read here: (Thanks Mistral!).