Along with Sony RX10 III cyber-shot camera, Sony USA also announced two FE lenses for Sony a7 series full frame mirrorless cameras.
The Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 is a prime lens, giving photographers a considerably less expensive option compared to the Zeiss 55mm F1.8 currently on the market. This compact and lightweight lens is priced at $249 and will ship in May.
The Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS lens is the longest FE-mount tele-zoom available. It features four aspherical and two ED elements, optical image stabilization, and a Nano AR coating to reduce flare and ghosting. It’s also sealed against dust and moisture. The lens offers a minimum focus distance of 0.9m/3ft, and uses a linear actuator for smooth and silent autofocus. The 70-300 will also be available in May at a price of $1199.
|Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS||Sony FE 50mm F1.8|
|Lens type||Zoom lens||Prime lens|
|Max Format size||35mm FF|
|Focal length||70–300 mm||50 mm|
|Lens mount||Sony FE|
|Maximum aperture||F4.5 – F5.6||F1.8|
|Minimum aperture||F22.0 – F29.0||F22.0|
|Number of diaphragm blades||9||7|
|Special elements / coatings||Four aspherical and two ED elements + Nano AR coating||One aspherical element|
|Minimum focus||0.90 m (35.43″)||0.45 m (17.72″)|
|Motor type||Linear Motor|
|Full time manual||Yes||No|
|Focus distance limiter||Yes||No|
|Weight||854 g (1.88 lb)||186 g (0.41 lb)|
|Diameter||84 mm (3.31″)||69 mm (2.72″)|
|Length||144 mm (5.67″)||60 mm (2.36″)|
|Zoom method||Rotary (extending)|
|Filter thread||72.0 mm||49.0 mm|
|Hood product code||ALC-SH144||ALC-SH146|