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Sony unveils new lenses for its popular E-mount camera

by Jacob Kleinman | March 3, 2015March 3, 2015 8:00 pm EST

Sony just unveiled a whole batch of new lenses for its E-mount system and the Alpha 7 camera. There’s something for everyone with the company’s latest lineup, so lets dive right in.

First up is a new 35mm full-frame wide angle lens from Zeiss. The Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA offers a sleek compact design, and it’s the first E-mount lens to offer an aperture at F1.4. It’s also great for defocused bokeh portrait shots, and works well in everyday low-light situations. The new Zeiss lens will be available this April starting at $1600.

Next up is the FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS, designed for beautiful close-up photos and portraits. It features built-in SteadyShot stabilization and a dust and moisture-resistant design. This lens is available for $1100, and goes on sale in July.

Sony’s offering two more FE lenses. For $1100 you can pick up the FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS with full-frame zoom and a compact design that makes it great for travel, once it hits the market in March. There’s also the FE 28mm F2 wide angle prime, a lightweight lens that covers the basics for easy landscape shots and low-light settings; it launches in May for $450.

Finally, Sony is introducing four new E-mount converters. The VCL-ECU2 Ultra-Wide costs $250 and aims to improve ultra-wide angle shots, while the SEL057FEC Fisheye converter increases the angle to a full 180 degrees for $300. There’s also the VCL-ECU2 Ultra-Wide for $160 and the VCL-ECF2 Fisheye, which lets you create exaggerated perspective in your photos for $180. All four converters launch in May.

As an extra bonus, the company is pushing out a software update for some of its current E-mount lenses. The SEL35F28Z, SEL2470Z, SEL55F18Z, SEL70200G and SEL2870 should all start up quicker once the update hits, while Sony says improved lens performance is also coming later this month with a second update.

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...