No Summer break for Zeiss: They will announce a new 40mm f/2.0 Batis next week and here are the first pictures!

Zeiss folks ain’t going to have a summer break. These are the leaked images of the new Batis 40mm f/2.0 Full Frame E-mount lens. It’s expected to be announced next week. Here are the full specs:

Distagon optical design
The shortest shooting distance is 0.24 m
With focus limiter (Full / ∞ ~ 0.4 m / 0.5 m to 0.24 m)
Filter diameter is 67 mm
Batis Size close to 85mm (40mm is slightly smaller)


via Nokishita

And here is the next new rumored set of Canon Full Frame mirrorless specs

For over a year now we keep seeing specs of Canon Full Frame coming and going and changing all the time. The latest one from Canonrumors says there are two cameras in the works:

Camera 1 has a 30.4mp sensor and Camera 2 has a 24 or 26MP sensor.

But my guess is that once these rumored specs will change. So take it with a grain of salt. Hopefully Nokishita will soon leak the final and real Canon (and Nikon) FF mirrorless specs!

Canon patent discloses a new 16-60mm f/2.0-5.0 lens for APS-C mirrorless

A new Canon patent application (P2018-106021A) discloses the design for quite an unusual APS-C lens for mirrorless cameras: It’s a 16-60mm f/2.0-5.0 lens. The lens is surprisingly fast at the wide end and comparatively slow at the long end. I don’t think I ever saw such a fast aperture on any Canon patent yet.

A patent is not a guarantee they will ever make this lens for real. But it shows they are playing with the idea to try out something new.

via Hi-Lows-Note

Sony A7sIII might be announced by end 2018 and feature 4k60fps recording

There is one last piece missing in Sony’s puzzle: We got the A7rIII and A7III and by end 2018 we shall get the A7sIII. According to SonyAlphaRumors the camera will have:

4K HDR 60P
The sensor is Exmor RS with new stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory
The number of pixels is unknown.
Sony is nervous about information leakage, it is difficult to obtain detailed specifications.
But according to sources, the A7S III is amazing, it is really amazing.
The sensor is technically superior to a9/fs sensor.

It’s likely this camera will also have the new Sony EVF with 5.76M dots of resolution.