Sony introduces two new full frame lenses


Sony introduced two new lenses at the Photokina exhibition this year for the Alpha E-mount camera systems. The first one is the FE PZ 28-135 mm F4 G OSS, the second one is the Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS. Sony’s short term goal is to release 20 FE lenses by the end of 2015.

FE PZ 28-135 mm F4 G OSS

The FE PZ 28-135 mm F4 G OSS offers a focal length of 42 – 202.5 mm (35 mm equivalent) range when attached to bodies with an APS-C sensor like Sony’s a6000 or a5000. The lens offers the user a constant aperture of F/4, the minimum focus distance is 0.4 meters while using a wide focal length and 0.95 meters while using the tele focal length. The filter diameter size is 95 mm. With a total weight of 1125 gram it’s not the lightest lens, but should not be any problem when used on a tripod of course.

If your interested in buying this lens, you can pre-order it already at www.sony.co.uk for 2379 pounds.

FE PZ 28-135 mm F4 G OSS
Sony’s FE PZ 28-135 mm F4 G OSS

Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS

Just as the previous lens, this one offers a constant aperture of F/4. It features five aspherical lens elements, including one large advanced aspherical element and three ED glass elements. According to Sony this helps to reduce the distortion and color aberration. It offers a focal length of 24- 52.5 milimeters (35mm equivalent) and a minimum focus distance of 0,28 meters. The filter diameter is a bit smaller then n the previous lens with 72 mm. Also it just weights 518 gram.

This lens will be released in November 2014, but pre-order has already started for 1289 pounds.

Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS
Sony’s Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS

What’s next

The next lens to come is the Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA for the Sony E-Mount. The 35 mm focal length is pretty neat, as well as the maximum aperture of F/1.4 (!!) which offers great possibilities for playing with the depth-of-field as well as boosting the light under bad conditions.

In march next year, Sony will ship the tele-macro lens 90mm F2.8 G OSS E-mount lens. Sony hasn’t made a tele-macro lens since 2006, and this was for the A-Mount. What’s also under development is the FE 28mm F2 prime which will most probably ship in march and the FE 24-240 mm F3.5-6.3 OSS.


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