Sony Adds Four New FE Lenses

March 5, 2015

By Greg Scoblete

Owners of Sony’s A7 camera series will have four new lenses to play with. Sony will ship the new glass between now and July. Here’s a look at what’s coming:

Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA: This 35mm prime lens features a minimum focusing distance of 12 inches and is the first FE lens with an f/1.4 aperture. It uses Zeiss T* coating to reduce flare and ghosting and features a Direct Drive SSM for quite focusing. The aperture ring can be set to smooth operation when filming motion or set to click-stop when shooting stills. The lens is also dust and moisture resistant. It will retail for $1,600 and is available for pre-order now. It will arrive in April.

FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS: The first mid-telephoto for E-mount cameras, the FE 90mm offers built-in optical image stabilization and a Direct Drive SSM. It stays the same length at all focal distances and uses a focus hold button and sliding focus ring so you can quickly switch between manual and autofocus. It’s also dust and moisture resistant and is available for pre-order now for $1,100. It will arrive in July.

FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS: A 10x zoom, the FE 24-240mm has built-in optical image stabilization, dust and moisture resistance and ED glass to reduce flare. It’s available for pre-order now for $1,000 and arrives this month.

FE 28mm f/2.0: This wide-angle prime lens has a 9-blade circular aperture and a linear actuator for quiet focus. Overall length remains constant during focusing. It arrives in May and is available to pre-order now for $450. 

The FE 28mm F2 wide angle prime lens can be combined with two new converters: the SEL075UWC Ultra-wide Converter ($250) or SEL057FEC Fisheye Converter ($300) to respectively increase angle of view to 21mm or 16mm fisheye with full 180 degree coverage. The maximum aperture of each converter when mounted on the FE 28mm F2 is f/2.8 and f/3.5, respectively. EXIF data for each adapter can now be generated when they’re attached to the lens (a first for Sony’s converters).