Lenses


Sony Adds a Pair of Wide-Angle Zoom Lenses to Full Frame Lineup

May 17, 2017

By Greg Scoblete

Fast on the heels of the a9, Sony has two new wide-angle zoom lenses to augment its full frame mirrorless system.

The new lenses include the FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM (model SEL1635GM) and Sony’s widest full frame lens to date, the FE 12-24mm F4 G (model SEL1224G). Both models are dust and moisture resistant with fluorine coating on the front lens element. They also feature a customizable focus hold button.

The new FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM is the company’s first wide-angle G Master model and features an 11-blade aperture with a near circular shape at all f-stops, the company says. It can focus on objects as close as .92 feet and stops down to f/22.

It’s due in August for $2,200.

The new FE 12-24mm F4 uses a linear motor for focus control and a direct drive SSM for quiet AF operation. It can focus on objects as close as .92 feet and stops down to f/22. It has seven aperture blades.

Look for it in July for $1,700.