According to a Sony Alpha Rumors, Sigma is getting ready to release a new 85mm f/1.4 Art lens next week for the Sony E mount. Yup, that’s right. “But Sigma already has an E-Mount 85mm f/1.4 Art!”, I hear you cry. Well, yes, they do, but this one’s newly designed specifically for mirrorless use.
This is an odd leak. It’s from a retailer, but it’s not WEX, B&H or some random company that only the local townspeople have heard of. This time it’s Amazon.
Despite not yet having been officially announced, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV is now available to pre-order from Amazon Canada. The listing shows some of the specs of the camera along with a $900.45 (Canadian) price tag, a September 25th release date and a great big “Pre-order now” button.
The 919-page document (yes, nine hundred and nineteen pages) covers everything from the setup and basic operation to the different shooting and metering modes, autofocus, video and wireless features.
The Olympus 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 IS lens was added to the Olympus lens roadmap in November 2019, and in April of this year, an official release announcement was rumoured. It was rumoured again in July not long after it was announced that Olympus is selling up to JIP. While there still doesn’t seem to have been an official announcement, it seems like it’s well on its way.
Now, photos of the new lens have leaked, courtesy of 43Rumors, including at least one showing it in use in the wild. Several others are promotional images, and there’s also one image showing some specifications.
In a not surprising move, Atomos has announced that the Atomos Ninja V will support RAW over HDMI from the Sony A7S III in an update to the recorder next month. It will support ProRes RAW at 4K and up to 60 frames per second, simultaneously bypassing the 30-minute recording limit of 4K60 internal on the A7S III.
It won’t record the native 16-bit linear RAW of the Sony A7S III, as it will compress it down to the 12-bit Log RAW the Atomos Ninja V is famous for. And for when you don’t need RAW, it will also save to 10-Bit 4:2:2 Log or Rec.709 in Apple ProRes or Avid DNx codecs. Phillip Bloom has had a chance to play with the combo and produced a video showing off its capabilities.
The Desview R5 on-camera monitor is one of the new models in the latest wave of low-budget field monitors that packs in a number of high-budget features. It’s a 5.5″ touchscreen monitor that offers HDMI passthrough, DC power output and advanced features like LUT support, waveform and vectorscope.
Its main competitor is arguably the Feelworld F6 Plus (review here), which recently released a firmware update which also adds waveform and vectorscope. They’re both at a very similar price point and offer similar features, so how does the new Desview R5 stand up? Let’s find out.
You can relax. The leaks, rumours and whispers are over. Sony has now officially announced its new video-focused Sony A7S III mirrorless camera. Of course, with the complete B&H review and German press release leaked, there wasn’t much we didn’t already know about Sony’s new flagship mirrorless camera.
Yet, here we are. Final product photos, final specs, official everything. It shoots 4K 120fps, (finally) 10-bit 4:2:2 internally, it has RAW over HDMI that no device can apparently support yet (although maybe Atomos has something up their sleeve?) it has dual-format dual card slots that are the first to use CFexpress Type A, and there’s a new card reader, too.
With an official announcement only hours away, it seems like there isn’t really much that Sony can tell us that we don’t already know. Between the leaked B&H review and the German press release, just about everything has been revealed. But here are a few more leaked images showing features of the Sony A7S III, menus and accessories.
The images come via Sony Alpha Rumors, along with some screenshots of the menu system and other photos showing the camera in use. It seems that some of the screenshots and other photos have all been taken directly from the B&H review video, so if you want to see those will full commentary, best to check that post.
It’s been a minute since we’ve heard anything from Nokishita about the Sony A7S III, but it looks like they’ve delivered in good style by leaking the complete German press release for the Sony A7S III. It boasts many of the features that have been rumoured and highlights features such as 1080p recording at 240fps, 10-bit 4:2:2 video and data rates up to 500mbps.
One interesting bit of information, that was mentioned in the leaked B&H review is the RAW over HDMI feature. The A7S III features a full-sized HDMI socket, although there are no recorders out there that can support 16-bit RAW yet. The press release does specifically mention Atomos, though, so might they be getting ready to announce something, too?
Well, we knew a B&H video for the Sony A7S III would be coming as soon as the announcement was official, but it looks like it’s leaked out a little early. It’s been uploaded to the YouTube channel House of Intent, although they don’t say how they acquired the video and I wouldn’t like to make a guess, although it is only 720p resolution, so it’s unlikely they had access to the original source.
But it is the complete 16-minute review, going over just about every feature the Sony A7S III will have to offer. Obviously, there’s a big focus on video in the review, as it’s a video-centric camera, and while it doesn’t offer 8K RAW, it has no recording limits and a new passive cooling system means it’s far less likely to overheat.