A Little Flurry of Sony News

Sonyalpharumors.com has upped the odds of the A7 III being announced tomorrow (26FEB2018) to 75%.  Of course the calculus of rumor mongering is far from an exact science, but in this case I think he’s probably right.  And just to sweeten the occasion Sigma has announced an FE mount lens.  It is an Art Series 105mm f/1.4.  And it looks like a beast with its own tripod mount.  Looking toward the horizon I hope after the announcement it won’t take long to learn if this new camera has good autofocus.  One interesting development in the rumor is the fact that the autofocus system has more contrast detect points than phase detect ones.  This continues a change in direction from the A9 which had many more phase detect than contrast.  I’ve always thought the contrast detect points were much less functional so I see this as a bad sign.  Time will tell.

 

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TomD
TomD
2 years ago

I dunno, the following quote is from LensRentals.com “The Sony a7R III boasts some killer specs. On the inside, it has a new Fast Hybrid AF System which is supposedly two times quicker than the Sony a7R II and more accurate. While the two cameras share the same amount of Phase Detect autofocus points (399) the A7R III has 400 MORE contrast detect points to aid in focusing. Using the cameras back to back, the A7R III is indeed noticeably quicker and more accurate.” From my limited reading, phase and contrast systems both have photo situations where is one type… Read more »

TomD
TomD
2 years ago

The Sony A V.III will probably come in 3 flavors same as the V.II: the R with a 42.4 MP sensor, the S such as you have now, optimized for video and low light and the A7, which will be full frame but with a smaller MP count than the R version.

Which are you thinking of?