Zeiss Full Frame Lenses in the Works for Sony NEX E-Mount

The next big thing for Sony E-Mount is full frame – particularly so, given that the Sony VG900 and Sony RX1┬áhave been making big waves as full frame cameras. Of course, the VG900 features is a NEX camera with an E-Mount; however, only Alpha-mount full frame lenses can take advantage of that sensor courtesy of an adapter. And then, there’s the RX1, which has a lens affixed to the camera in a rather compact package for a full frame shooter.

As SonyAlphaRumors points out though, full frame NEX options are coming and Zeiss is planning to deliver three new full frame prime lenses for Sony NEX E-Mount cameras.

While these lenses are purportedly on the road map, we won’t see them for over a year when they arrive in June 2014.



  1. Joe Ogiba says

    Am I the only person on the planet using non-Sony full frame lenses on the VG900 with the full frame sensor ? Even B&H is clueless about it and posted a video on youtube and Vimeo . 99% of the full frame and APS-C lenses out there work on the VG900 with low cost adapters since the VG900 has both full frame and APS-C modes. B&H sells full frame E mount Cine lenses from Samyang/Rokinon and Zeiss but the woman doing the VG900 video review for B&H was clueless about it.

    • Dmitri says

      Not to spoil the fun or anything, but aren’t those Zeiss lenses at $20k basically pointless for most purposes? I mean, with the VG900 you can just attach a Canon L lens and get vastly superior image (not that anyone cares, really, since you’re shooting at Full HD) for a fraction of the price. I mean sure, having smooth aperture changes might be nice, but only for a small number of situations.

      • Joe Ogiba says

        And the clueless posts just keep on coming. Wake up people, the VG900 is the only mirrorless with both full frame and APS-C modes that works with most full frame and APS-C lenses with low cost adapters. If you would have clicked the B&H link you first would have seen Rokinon full frame E mount Cine lenses that cost between $349 for the 85mm T1.5 and $699 for the 24mm T1.5.

        • Dmitri says

          Fixed focal lengths are practically useless for my purposes (recording events), which is why I looked at what Zeiss had, and the atrocious prices (are they built to order, or what?). The point I’m trying to bring accross is that as a VG900 user I’d rather have a Canon zoom lens (yes, without a smooth diaphragm or electronic zoom) than something exotic. Feel free to dissuade me.

    • Dmitri says

      These are equally meaningless. A 24-70 DSLR zoom lenses probably does all they do and more – provided of course that you don’t intend to zoom them or alter lighting conditions in process. Which doesn’t happen in most events, so I’m clear for the most part. Still, I’d prefer to have a declicked manual aperture control but not at a $20/40k price level.