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).