Sony Intros New FE Full-Frame Lenses, Four Converters

Sony has announced the arrival of new lenses and converters, with there being four lenses for its A7 lineup and a couple sets of coverters for both the already-available 16mm and 20mm APS-C E-mount lenses, as well as the new 28mm F2 full-frame FE lens. The new lenses meet a variety of needs, and include a full-frame zoom and wide-angle prime offering, among others. The first of these lenses will be arriving later this month, while there will be a bit of a longer wait for the others.

The four new lenses are comprised of the ZEISS® Distagon T FE 35mm F1.4 ZA wide-angle lens, the FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS lens, FE 24 to 240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS high magnification zoom lens, and the FE 28mm F2 wide-angle prime lens. The Zeiss Distagon is hailed as a compact offering, while the Macros G OSS is the E-mount lineup's first mid-telephoto macro lens. The FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS is said to be good for use while traveling, while the FE 28mm F2 is, among other things, good for shooting landscapes.

The converters, meanwhile, are broke down into two sets, with one being ultra-wide and fisheye options for APS-C, and the others being the same for FE.

The first to launch will be the Sony FE 24 – 240mm f3.5-6. OSS lens, which will be priced at approximately $1000. The Zeiss Distagon T FE F1.4 ZA wide-angle prime launches in April for about $1,600 USD. The FE 28mm F2 wide-angle prime will be priced at $450 and arrives in may, as well as both the ultra-wide converter and the fisheye converter, which will be priced at $250/$300 USD. The APS-C converters will also arrive in May, priced at $160 (ultra-wide) and $180 (fisheye). Finally, there's the 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS lens, which is set to arrive in July for $1100.

SOURCE: Business Wire