Here is a Rumour for you

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phaedin
phaedin Senior Member • Posts: 1,634
Here is a Rumour for you

I was at my local Sonystyle store on Friday night and while talking to one of the Sales Reps and lenses, He mentioned that Sony was planning to release 28 new lenses in the near future.

18 of those new lenses are going to be "Sony made lenses built to Zeiss specifications"

Sony realises that it is lacking in the full frame lens dept and needs to add more to support the A99

Some of those will probably be E-mount lenses.

The Rep I was talking to was English - so it must be true

Anyway something to look out for

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Amateur Sony Shooter Veteran Member • Posts: 5,433
Re: Here is a Rumour for you

i doubt it. I was also in one of Sony Store (Vancouver Broadway location) and sad to see they are closing down. Every lens and accessories 30% off (I bought clip-on LCD monitor for little over $300), brand new A57 for $509.

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underxposed59 Contributing Member • Posts: 790
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If you consider 14 years to be the near future it's very believable

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splashy
splashy Senior Member • Posts: 2,578
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"The Rep I was talking to was English - so it must be true "

Why???

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phaedin
OP phaedin Senior Member • Posts: 1,634
Re: Here is a Rumour for you

Why not?

You missed the winking smilie BTW

Generally people who spread rumours give some source to make it sound legitimate. I believe him as much as any sales rep.
Until I see the product on the shelf I won't hold my breath. But if it I true then it will be something to look forward to.

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ArtiTO Forum Member • Posts: 67
it is not April 1st yet

but good joke anyway

phaedin
OP phaedin Senior Member • Posts: 1,634
Re: it is not April 1st yet

Who was joking?

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Clyde Thomas Senior Member • Posts: 1,198
Re: Here is a Rumour for you

Yes I heard the same rumor. But it's accomplished from Sony purchasing Nikon, and creating a AF AF hybrid mount, which of course is also compatible with E and V mount too. It's an amazing technology. Put a white A lens on Nikon body, and it turns black instantly. Put a black F lens on Sony body, and it turns white instantly... All Sigma lenses turn pink with green dots on both bodies.

But there are still problems. Sony lens on Nikon body transmutates a D800 into 24mp EVF camera. They can't seem to get over that technical hurdle. But the good news is that mounting Nikon lens onto a99 will transmutate it into a 36mp OVF camera with a real live working flash system.

Worst part is that neither company will provide firmware updates worth anything, or admit any problems with production recalls.  But heh... what do you expect... miracles?

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cplunk Senior Member • Posts: 1,834
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phaedin wrote:

The Rep I was talking to was English - so it must be true

Anyway something to look out for

Grandma told me to never trust the English.

(Grandma was Irish).

You'd better pay more attention to my Grandma than your English camera guy...

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Bart7D
Bart7D Veteran Member • Posts: 4,436
Re: Here is a Rumour for you

Clyde Thomas wrote:

Yes I heard the same rumor. But it's accomplished from Sony purchasing Nikon, and creating a AF AF hybrid mount, which of course is also compatible with E and V mount too. It's an amazing technology. Put a white A lens on Nikon body, and it turns black instantly. Put a black F lens on Sony body, and it turns white instantly... All Sigma lenses turn pink with green dots on both bodies.

Pink? Nonsense! Since Sigma bought Lamborghini in 2015 all their lenses turn yellow on Sony mount. And green on Hasselblad (due to sheer envy of Ferrari's bond with Hassi)

Bart

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digititus Senior Member • Posts: 1,599
Re: Here is a Rumour for you

phaedin wrote:

Why not?

..............I believe him as much as any sales rep.

Which is far more than you should!

Nordstjernen
Nordstjernen Veteran Member • Posts: 6,876
True, but not like this
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phaedin wrote:

He mentioned that Sony was planning to release 28 new lenses in the near future.

He for sure misunderstood the rumor. Sony is just moving on as usual:

Sony is releasing 28 new camera bodies in near future, and maybe a few kit zoom lenses.

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cosmonaut
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If you had said eight it would have been more believable. I hope for a 35mm I can afford.

Archer66 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,014
Re: Here is a Rumour for you

Amateur Sony Shooter wrote:

i doubt it. I was also in one of Sony Store (Vancouver Broadway location) and sad to see they are closing down

What does this have to do with new lenses ??

Jay557799
Jay557799 Junior Member • Posts: 35
Re: Here is a Rumour for you

"I heard the same rumor. But it's accomplished from Sony purchasing Nikon ... "

source?

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AllMankind
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Total BS (NT)
phaedin
OP phaedin Senior Member • Posts: 1,634
Re: Total BS (NT)

3 a-mount lenses and an e-mount lens have been announced already this year, so not total B.S.

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Clyde Thomas Senior Member • Posts: 1,198
Re: Here is a Rumour for you

Sony purchasing Nikon ... "

source?

Not sure you understood my comment clearly.  It should be obvious the source is the Wizard of OZ.

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GodSpeaks
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Re: Total BS (NT)

3 a-mount lenses and an e-mount lens have been announced already this year, so not total B.S.

So only 24 more lenses to go.

Yeah, Right.

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