Sony extends E-mount lenses
Sony has extended its range of E-mount lenses to include a new wide-angle and telephoto lens
The latest E 20mm f/2.8 pancake lens and the E PZ18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS telephoto lens add to the existing family of E-mount lenses, bringing it up to thirteen. The pancake lens has been designed for everyday shooting with its wide-angle reach, and the telephoto has an 11x zoom and can be used for video recording.
For more information please see the press release below from Sony.
Photographers and video makers are spoilt for choice with two additions to the range of E-mount interchangeable lenses for Sony α E-mount cameras and semi-professional camcorders.
E 20mm f/2.8 ‘pancake’ wide-angle lens:
Measuring approximately 20mm from front to back, this short focal length ‘pancake’ lens makes an ultra-slim yet tough ‘walkaround’ partner for your α E-mount camera.
With the 35mm equivalent of its 30mm wide-angle view and bright f/2.8 aperture, it’s perfect for a broad range of everyday shooting opportunities, from interiors to landscapes, street scenes and casual snaps. Excellent contrast and resolution are also augmented by enhanced clarity in corner areas to satisfy the most discerning photographer.
E PZ18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS powered telephoto zoom lens:
Offering a generous 11x magnification range, this high-quality telephoto zoom makes an ideal partner for shooting video with the E-mount interchangeable lens Full HD camcorders. The NEX-VG30EH is already supplied as a kit with the E PZ 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS power zoom lens.
A comfortably positioned zoom lever is partnered with a switch on the lens barrel, allowing zoom speed to be selected in six steps, from slow, beautiful shifts in perspective to dramatic crash-zoom effects. Thanks to a newly developed internal linear motor, power zoom is complemented by exceptionally smooth focusing and aperture operation. Zoom can also be controlled directly from NEX-VG900, NEX-VG30 and NEX-FS700. (A firmware update is required for NEX-FS700.)
Built-in Optical SteadyShot cuts the effects of camera shake, allowing handheld use of slower shutter speeds without image blur. Active Mode further enhances stabilisation at the wide end of the 11x zoom range – even when you’re walking along – making the lens a compelling choice for capturing smooth, stable video footage.
While optimised for video, it’s also a flexible choice for shooting stills with Sony’s α E-mount interchangeable lens, from expansive landscapes to high impact close-ups of wildlife and athletes
E-mount lens family keeps growing:
There’s now a family of thirteen E-mount lenses plus two converters, covering virtually any shooting situation with your Sony α E-mount camera or camcorder. Spanning ultra-wide angle, powerful telezoom, macro and fast, bright primes, the range includes premium optics by Sony and Carl Zeiss. Beautifully styled to complement your α E-mount camera, every E-mount lens offers refined performance and easy handling.
The new Sony E 20mm f/2.8 interchangeable lens will be available from March 2013, and the E PZ18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS lens from February 2013.
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