Along with the new Sony RX10 III, which appeared out of nowhere and dazzled everyone with its fantastic optics, Sony introduced two more reinforcements in the field of optics - Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 and Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS lenses, which are aimed at full-frame Alpha and NEX MILC bodies (E-mount). The new G Master lenses now have company.
The Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 is an unbelievably compact and lightweight prime lens, with the weight of only 186g, and in combination with its standard range (50mm), wide aperture (f/1.8), but a low price ($250) as well, it represents a superb choice for all hobbyists who wish to make use of a wide aperture at a reasonable cost. As for its optical structure, the Sony 50mm f/1.8 consists of 6 elements in 5 groups, one of which is aspherical, and it is in charge of neutralizing all forms of aberration. The diaphragm comprises 7 blades, whereas the filter diameter is 49mm.
The second innovation is the Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS telephoto lens, which represents the longest-reaching E-mount lens produced by Sony so far, bearing in mind its telephoto range of 300mm. Its optics is superb, as it features as many as 16 elements in 13 groups, four of which are aspherical, two are ED, and they are all covered with the Nano AR coating. Thanks to its minimum focus distance of 0.9m, the Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS represents an excellent choice for capturing subjects in the flesh, and it is ideal for tele-macro photography. This all-around zoom telephoto lens also boasts built-in Optical SteadyShot (OSS) image stabilization, which keeps shakes under control and brings perfectly clear images, and there is also a linear motor, which is in charge of fast, smooth and silent autofocus. Above all, the new 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS is sealed, which makes it dust and moisture resistant - perfect for shooting in the open! The diaphragm of the longest Sony telephoto lens consists of 9 blades, while its filter diameter is 72mm.
The new Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 and Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS arrive in May, and their prices will be $250 and $1200, respectively.
The news is taken from SONY.