Sony has released details of two FE lenses, the FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS telephoto zoom and 50mm f/1.8 prime lens. both designed for its mirrorless cameras.


The new FE 70-300mm f/4.5-F5.6 G OSS zoom lens. (Source: Sony.)
The  FE 70-300mm f/4.5-F5.6 G OSS zoom lens (model SEL70300G)  is the first ? E-mount lens to reach a 300mm focal length and is the longest reaching E-mount lens to date. It features a state-of-the-art optical design including four aspherical glass elements, two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements and Sony’s Nano AR coating. The minimum focusing distance is 90 cm, with a maximum magnification of 0.31x, making it ideal for tele-macro photography.  Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation is provided to enable users to capture clear images when shooting handheld.   This lens also has a linear actuator for fast, smooth and quiet autofocus and is also dust and moisture resistant. It is compact and affordably priced, with a US MSRP of $1199 and is due for release in May.


The FE 50mm f/1.8 prime lens. (Source: Sony.)

Weighing only 192 grams, the lightweight FE 50mm f/1.8 prime lens features a new optical design with an aspherical element that effectively compensates for all forms of aberration. It has been designed for hobbyist photographers and videographers who want a fast ‘normal’ lens with a competitive price tag. To ensure durability, this lens has a solid metal mount. It is scheduled for release from April at a US MSRP of   around $250.

No details of the new products were available on Sony’s Australian website when this announcement was posted.