Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 & FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lenses Announced !

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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.

Lens specifications
Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS Sony FE 50mm F1.8
Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 70–300 mm 50 mm
Image stabilisation Yes No
Lens mount Sony FE
Maximum aperture F4.5 – F5.6 F1.8
Minimum aperture F22.0 – F29.0 F22.0
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9 7
Elements 16 6
Groups 13 5
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)
Maximum magnification 0.31× 0.14×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Linear Motor
Full time manual Yes No
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale 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)
Sealing Yes No
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock No
Filter thread 72.0 mm 49.0 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code ALC-SH144 ALC-SH146
Tripod collar No