Say hello to this new Sony A9II 36MP camera!

This is the first leaked image of the Sony A9II. The 36 MP flagship camera will be announced sometimes in October. This is the camera sports photographers will use at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. No specs are known yet (a part  of the 36MP sensor).

Somehow I got the feeling the A7IV will be announced soon too. Probably before the A7sIII launch…another way to drive crazy  all those waiting for the new A7s camera :)

Is this the new leaked Z-lens roadmap?

These are  the rumored lenses to be launched in 2020-2021:

Nikon Z-mount lenses 2020:

  • NIKKOR Z 13mm f/1.8 S Lens
  • NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S Lens
  • NIKKOR Z 28-70mm f/2.8-3.5 S Lens
  • NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S Lens

Nikon Z-mount Lens Roadmap in 2021:

  • NIKKOR Z 28mm f/1.8 S Lens
  • NIKKOR Z 28-280mm f/2.8-5.6 S Lens
  • NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.2 S Lens
  • NIKKOR Z 65mm f/1.8 S Lens
  • NIKKOR Z 100-300mm f/4 S Lens
  • NIKKOR Z 105mm f/1.8 S Lens

The  85mm f/1.2 and 35mm f/1.2 are quite impressive!

via Nikoneye, via NR

Phase One is teasing the launch of “something extraordinary”

Phase One just started a new teaser campaign for the launch of  a new camera. They  say it’s extraordinary. Now, what I would find extraordinary would be the launch of the first “real” medium format mirrorless camera. But I guess that’s  not the case  :)

Still, even if  it’s a new DSLR medium format camera I am sure it will have some new terrific Sony sensor  with incredible IQ.

Sony A9II is coming in October and those waiting for the A7sIII are close to going mental :)

Sony A9II mockup

SonyAlphaRumors reports  the Sony A9II will be announced in October. And the reaction of the SonyAlpha Community is to go onto the  streets all over the world to protest against it. Shouting ” We want the A7sIII, we wat the A7sIII
It’s reported they devastated entire blocks and various stores. The protest is going out of control and military is reported to soon intervene with tanks to stop the uncontrolled rage.

Sony’s managements is not going to give an inch to the protesters. ON the contrary, they decided to delays the launch by another couple of years to 2057.

New Nikon Z 24mm f/1.8 S lens announced

Nikon has announced the new Z 24mm  f/1.8 S lens. Image samples can be seen at The lens will ship in October for $1,000 and is available for preorder at BHphoto.

Press text:


The Versatile NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S Delivers Superior Optical Performance, Equipping Nikon Z Series Creators with an Incredibly Sharp, High-Resolution Lens to Explore Wide-Angle Perspectives

MELVILLE, NY (September 4, 2019 at 12:01 A.M. EDT) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the fast, wide- angle NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S, the latest addition to the ever-expanding NIKKOR Z lineup of lenses. The 24mm f/1.8 S is optimized for capturing everything from cityscapes to environmental portraits and is built to take advantage of Nikon’s large Z-mount, delivering the ultimate combination of fast, bright and sharp performance in nearly all lighting conditions.

“The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S continues our commitment to offering exciting prime lenses to Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 users, while also providing exceptional level of quality achieved by the S-Line of NIKKOR Z lenses,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “The combination of wide-angle perspective and a fast f/1.8 aperture is optimal for all types of photography including landscapes, making the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S a must-have lens to unleash the full potential of the Nikon Z series.”

The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S – A Storyteller’s Dream Lens:
The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S joins the S-Line of high-performance NIKKOR Z lenses, giving creators an essential focal length to add to their kit of fast prime Z-mount lenses. The lens takes advantage of the most advanced NIKKOR technologies to deliver optical superiority, exceptional sharpness, beautiful bokeh and high-resolution across the entire frame, even at maximum aperture.

The new NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S was designed for photographers and videographers looking to capture gorgeous wide-angle landscapes or vivid street photography, a travel adventure or a stunning starscape. For videographers and content creators, this popular focal length is a staple for production due to its natural perspective. Thanks to the advantages of the lens’ bright and fast f/1.8 maximum aperture along with the wider Z-mount, Nikon Z series users can capture exceptionally sharp images in dimly lit settings, with a lens that’s ideal for nighttime shooting and astrophotography.

The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S features 9 rounded aperture blades, allowing users to capture beautifully circular bokeh that adds a level of dimensionality to help capture compelling content. Users can confidently explore their creative potential in nearly any landscape thanks to the lens’ reliable dust and drip resistant design, ideal for tough weather conditions. The lens construction also consists of four Aspherical Lens Elements and one Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass element to combat aberration, while Nikon’s patented Nano Crystal Coat helps eliminate ghosting and flare. The 24mm f/1.8 S is further equipped with Nikon’s Multi-Focusing System, which uses two AF drives in tandem to deliver superior resolving power and achieve fast and accurate autofocus, even at minimum focus distance.

In addition to achieving the top-notch image quality that storytellers and content creators have come to expect from the S-Line of NIKKOR Z lenses, the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S is also optimized for video capture. As a popular cinematic focal length, the 24mm f/1.8 S will be a welcome addition to Z series shooters’ arsenals, boasting near-silent stepping motors for ultra-quiet performance, reduced focus breathing, a customizable control ring for smooth control of aperture and exposure compensation and the ability to take advantage of the in-camera 5-axis VR + eVR of the Nikon Z series cameras.

Price and Availability
The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S will be available in mid to late October 2019 at a suggested retail price (SRP) of $999.95. For more information on the latest Nikon products, including the new NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S and the full Nikon Z mount system, please visit