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Sony FE E-mount full frame lenses

introduction

  • all Sony FE lenses to date are weather-sealed
  • Sony G master series of lenses are premium pro quality lenses with resolution to a 50 lines per mm standard instead of 30mm or less and optimised bokeh, in addition, have dust and moisture resistance, and also dedicated control buttons like AF/MF and Focus Hold

AF lenses

  • Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G
    • announced May 2017
    • 'Direct Drive Supersonic Wave Motor' AF motor; no filter thread;
    • internal focus; fluorine coating on the front element of the large extreme aspherical element; 7 blades;
    • 565g
    • $US1700
  • Sony Vario-Tessar 16-35mm f/4 Carl Zeiss ZA OSS
    • 72mm filter; close focus 0.28m
    • $AU1600
      • Sharpness is good across the field even at maximum aperture but there’s some field curvature/astigmatism that’s more noticeable at the long focal lengths causing some image degradation, similar sharpness to the Canon equivalent but not as sharp as the Nikon f/4
      • Distortion is little higher than expected, not so much at the shorter focal lengths but at the longer-end, where the lens has noticeable pincushion distortion from around 24mm onwards
      • CA is most noticeable at 16mm, not only in the corners but as a donut-shaped ring in the center of the field, much more than the Canon and Nikon equivalent lenses
  • Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
    • announced May 2017
    • fluorine coating on the front element of the large extreme aspherical element
    • 11 blades; 82mm filter
    • two DDSSMs (Direct Drive SSM) AF motors
    • partial weathersealing “Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof”
    • 680g
    • $US2200
  • Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8:
    • announced April 2016
    • 11 elements in 10 groups, and four of those elements are aspheric on both sides
    • close focus 0.25m
    • 330g, 77mm filter
    • $US1499
  • Sony PZ 18-110mm f/4 G OSS
    • $AU5300
  • Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM
    • announced Feb 2016
    • Direct Drive Supersonic AF motor (SSM) for incredibly fast, accurate, and silent AF
    • $AU3300
  • 24-70mm F4 Carl Zeiss OSS
    • close focus 0.4m; 67mm filter;
    • 94.5mm x 73mm; 426g
    • $US1199
      • very soft away from centre at all focal lengths even on stopping down
      • minimal CA; 1.5EV vignetting; complex distortion pattern with both pincushion and barrel distortion being present within the frame at the same time
  • Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.5 OSS
    • $AU1350
  • 25mm f/2 Zeiss batis
  • Sony FE 28mm f/2
    • $AU640
  • 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
    • kit lens for the A7
    • $AU329
  • Sony FE PZ 28-135mm F/4 G OSS power zoom lens:
    • late 2015
    • $A3399
    • ‘Smooth Motion Optics’ design for video work
    • smooth and silent drive with Super Sonic wave Motor (SSM) for zooming and “double linear motor” for focusing
    • weathersealed
    • $AU2250
  • 35mm F2.8 Carl Zeiss
    • close focus 0.35m;
    • 61.5×36.5mm; 120g; 49mm filter;
    • $AU750
      • 0.7% moustache style pincushion; 1.4EV vignetting; 0.5px CA; significant long. CA wide open; slightly nervous bokeh;
      • soft corners; sharpest overall at f/5.6
  • Samyang 35mm f/2.8
    • announced June 2017
    • close focus 0.35m; 49mm filter; only 86g w/o lens hood and 33mm long!
    • 7 elements in 6 groups, contains 2 aspherical elements and one “High Refractive” element
    • 7 aperture blades; UMC coating; not weathersealed;
    • $US299!
  • Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss
    • $AU2300
  • Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 macro
    • $AU800
  • 55mm F1.8 Carl Zeiss
  • Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 G OSS
    • announced Feb 2016
    • 11 aperture blades
    • dual AF system: two focus groups at either end of the lens are driven by different actuators. A ring drive SSM drives the front AF group while dual linear motors drive a floating rear group. The result is fast continuous autofocus and silent AF for video, as well as in impressive minimum focus distance of <1m
    • $AU3888 still not available Jan 2017!
  • 70-200mm F4 Sony G OSS
  • Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 G
    • announced Feb 2016
    • 11 aperture blades
    • ring drive AF
    • $A2799
  • 85mm f/1.8 Zeiss Batis
  • Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 macro G OSS:
    • coming late 2015 and was voted lens of the year 2015-2016 at EISA
    • $A1300
    • 1:1 macro; internal focus
    • Nano AR coating
    • close focus 11“
    • Direct Drive Super Sonic Wave AF motor
    • 9 circular aperture blades
    • focus hold button
    • 3 range focus limiter: Full, infinity to 19.7” and 11“ to 19.7”
    • focus ring slides back to activate MF only
    • weathersealed
  • Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF
  • Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens
    • announced April 2017
    • close focus 0.98m giving 0.35x macro
    • Two Floating AF groups for Fast AF - both a Direct Drive SSM and a double-linear motor
    • Focus Hold Buttons
    • focus limiter 3m - infinity
    • zoom ring smooth/tight adjustment
    • compact, 49oz
    • compatible with Sony FE 1.4x and 2.0x Teleconverters
  • Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 APO Sonnar
    • announced April 2017;
    • OIS, CDAF optimised linear autofocus motor, dust- and weather-sealed
    • close focus 0.87m
    • 67mm filter; 81x120mm; 614g;
    • $US2000

manual focus E-mount full frame lenses

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