Sony a9 III and Sony a7R V rumors


SonyAddict found some rumors on the Chinese social media platform Weibo about new Sony a9 III and Sony a7R V mirrorless cameras – the a9 III will have 24MP and shoots 60fps for $4,999 and the a7R V is expected in the fourth quarter of 2022:

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Samyang is teasing their new AF 135mm f/1.8 FE lens (first leaked pictures included)


Samyang released a new teaser on social media today for their upcoming AF 135mm f/1.8 FE lens that will be officially announced in the next two days with a price tag of around $700 (see leaked/rumored specifications). This will be Samyang’s first new lens for 2022.

Here are the first leaked pictures of the Samyang AF 135mm f/1.8 FE lens:

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What else is rumored for the Canon EOS Cinema product line


Here is what else is rumored to come to the Canon Cinema EOS product line:

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The latest BCN Ranking data

BCN Ranking published new reports on the latest sales data for the Japanese market – the first graph is the lens market share by lens mount (number of interchangeable lenses sold by mount) – it is interesting that Fujifilm X, Canon RF, and Nikon Z are currently at the same level in Japan (click for larger view):


The next graph is for the mirrorless market share in Japan – Canon dominates with over 40%:


BCN Ranking collects real sales data from approximately 40% of the Japanese retailers – this is not a worldwide market share report.

Previous BCNR reports can be found here.

Source: BCNR 1, BCNR 2

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Ricoh announced a new Theta X 360-degree camera with touchscreen and a new 48MP sensor

The previously rumored Ricoh Theta X camera is now officially announced with several new features and improvements – see the full details with some sample videos at PentaxRumors:

Ricoh Theta X camera announced

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The new Nissin MG60 Pro flash is already listed at B&H (for Nikon, Canon, and Sony)


It seems that Nissin quietly announced the previously rumored Nissin MG60 Pro flash for Nikon, Canon, and Sony – it is already listed at B&H and here are the technical specifications:

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What else is new?

Now available: DIY Funleader Helicoid for Contax G45 f/2 lens to Leica M-mount conversion

New: Rockstar 40mm f/5.6 lens for Leica M-mount

Leica M11 camera sensor measurements now available at PhotonsToPhotos

Godox AD200 Pro Firmware 1.3 Released

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Topaz Labs released DeNoise AI version 3.5


Topaz Labs released DeNoise AI version 3.5 with a refreshed interface, app refinements, and fixes – here is the full change-log (you can use coupon code RUMORS15 for an extra 15% off):

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