3 New Sony A-Mount Lenses

by on February 28, 2013

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 Sony 70-400mm

Alongside the new A58, Sony also unveiled a trio of new lenses two of which are pro-level and one is a revised kit lens for entry-level cameras like the A58.

 Zeiss 50mm

The Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II and Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM are the high-end models with full frame coverage, priced at $2200 and $1500, respectively.

The new 70-400mm lens offers improved optics over its predecessor, including Sony’s new Nano AR coating to reduce flare and ghosting. It also an improved and more responsive AF system. The 70-400mm lens is expected to be available in July.

The new Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZA lens joins the Distagon 24mm, Planar 85mm and Sonnar 135mm lenses in Sony’s A-mount line. It is expected to ship in May.

Sony 18-55mm

The Sony DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM II lens is a new kit lens with a redesigned rear element to reduce flare and ghosting, as well as upgraded mechanical elements for smoother operation. It will be available in May for around $220 retail. It is also packaged with the new Sony A58 as its kit lens.

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