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Rumors : Sony a9 III, FE 300mm f/2.8 GM Lens to be Announced on November 8th

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According to recent reports, there will be a big Sony announcement at Creative Space 2023, which will be held from November 8th. Based on previous rumors, Sony may announce the Sony a9 III, Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens and the Sony a1 Firmware Update.

Creative Space 2023 is an α universe event held in New York from November 8th to 9th. There will be photo walks, equipment rentals, and photo sets available. It is unclear at this time whether a new model will be announced. However, if you recall last year’s “Creative Space 2022”, the latest full-frame mirrorless camera “Sony a7R V” was announced at this time. It would not be surprising if new products in the α series were planned for this event.

Sony a9 III will be the successor of Sony a9 II, and it is set to compete with Canon EOS R5/R5 Mark II. On the other hand we already know that a new FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens from Sony is under development. This highly-anticipated Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens for Sony E-mount has been listed on B&H Photo and it is expected to come soon.

Major Sony A1 Firmware Update Rumors

Another Sony Firmware Update news on the stage. According to reports, Sony will release a new major firmware update for Sony a1 in December 2023. Details of what new features will be added are unknown but we hope at least some of the features available on the more affordable ZV-E1 and FX30 will be added, such as focus breathing correction, AF assist, and animal eye AF in videos.

However, unlike the Sony a7R V, it does not have an AI processing unit, so you may not want to expect AI functions such as subject detection. I’d love to see some surprise new features, but don’t have too high expectations.

Sony a1 body: $6,498 at (AmazonB&HAdorama).

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