San Diego, CA—Sony Electronics introduced two full-frame lenses for its E-mount camera system: the FE 70–300mm f/4.5–5.6 G OSS telephoto zoom and the 50mm f/1.8 prime lens.
“We’re continuing to build out our FE lens lineup, offering more variety than ever for today’s imaging enthusiasts,” said Neal Manowitz, vice president of Digital Imaging at Sony Electronics. “Representing two of the most requested focal lengths by our customers, the new 70–300mm zoom and 50 f/1.8mm prime become ideal choices for those looking to expand and enhance their Sony a kits.
Sony FE 70–300mm f/4.5–5.6 G OSS
The first Sony a E-mount lens to reach a 300mm focal length, this telephoto zoom lens (model SEL70300G) features an optical design with four aspherical glass elements, two ED (extra-low dispersion) glass elements and Sony’s Nano AR coating. They all work to suppress spherical aberration, distortion and chromatic aberration—in both photos and video.
For tele-macro photography, the full-frame lens has a minimum focusing distance of less than 3 feet and a maximum magnification of 0.31x. And built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps reduce the effects of camera shake when shooting handheld. The lens also has a linear actuator designed for fast, smooth and quiet autofocus. It is also dust and moisture resistant. It retails for $1,200.
Sony FE 50mm f/1.8
Developed as an affordable, large-aperture prime lens, the 50mm f/1.8 lens weighs in at less than 7 ounces. It’s geared for hobbyist photographers and videographers looking to experience the benefits of a wide-aperture prime at an attainable cost.
The lens features a new optical design with an aspherical element to compensate for all forms of aberration. Additionally, it has a circular aperture with a maximum of f/1.8 to producing artistic bokeh in images, allowing the subject to stand out against a smoothly defocused background. For extended durability, the lens is built with a solid metal mount. It has an SRP of $250. sony.com